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Industry News Archive for dates of Sunday, July 8, 2018 thru Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Thule Posts Double-Digit Increase In Q2 Earnings, Revenue 07/19/2018  sgbonline.com - Thule Group AB reported first-quarter earnings improved 10.7 percent to SEK 385 million as revenue increased 10.2 percent to SEK 2.2 billion. The company’s operating income was SEK 523 million, a 10.4...
  • Sea To Summit Brings Andy Palmer On Board As General Manager 07/19/2018  sgbonline.com - Sea to Summit, a supplier of backpacking, camping, paddling and adventure travel gear, welcomed Andy Palmer to the company’s North American executive team as the team’s general manager. Prior to Sea to...
  • CamelBak hires Greg Williamson as president 07/19/2018  bicycleretailer.com - CamelBak has hired Greg Williamson as its new president, effective July 16. Before joining CamelBak, Williamson was the chief marketing officer for EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours, and the CMO for...
  • How L.A. Became the World’s Deadliest City for Cyclists 07/19/2018  outsideonline.com - While other cities’ Vision Zero programs have demonstrated marked improvements, Los Angeles’ project has struggled to rein in rising death totals. Studies showed the most dangerous intersections and streets tended to fall...
  • Boa Opens Denver HQ 07/18/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Boa Technology recently opened the doors of its new global headquarters located in Denver’s RiNo Art District at 3575 Ringsby Court. With the larger space, Boa is accommodating its growing workforce and...
  • To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test 07/18/2018  nytimes.com - Should we stretch before exercise? A thought-provoking new experiment with athletes suggests that the answer could depend on how we feel about stretching and what kind of exercise — and stretching —...
  • Kathmandu Appoints Bill Chandler as Vice President of Sales and Marketing North America 07/16/2018  outdoorindustry.org - Kathmandu, the outdoor brand from New Zealand, announced the appointment of Bill Chandler to the newly created position of VP of Sales and Marketing, Kathmandu North America. Prior to Kathmandu, Bill Chandler...
  • The North Face Names Hilaree Nelson Captain of Global Athlete Team 07/16/2018  snewsnet.com - The North Face, outdoor equipment, apparel and footwear, announced that ski mountaineer and long-time athlete Hilaree Nelson will serve as Captain for the Global Athlete Team. Nelson, a The North Face athlete...
  • GoPro Celebrates Two Milestones 07/12/2018  sgbonline.com - GoPro Inc. has sold more than 30 million Hero cameras since the debut of the company’s first HD model in November 2009. GoPro has been the best-selling camera of any type for...
  • Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders. 07/12/2018  nytimes.com - Some small studies, many conducted in Japan and Korea, suggest that spending time in nature, specifically in lush forests, might decrease stress and blood pressure (especially in middle-aged men), improve heart-rate variability...
  • Scarpa North America Names Melanie Hood Marketing Manager 07/11/2018  sgbonline.com - Scarpa North America, maker of footwear for the full range of mountain sports, has named Melanie Hood as the company’s marketing manager. Hood worked as the marketing and development director at the...
  • Ortovox Recalls Avalanche Transceivers 07/11/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Ortovox and the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a recall of the company’s avalanche transceivers due to a software error that resulted in a failure to transmit the position of survivors of...
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Pain 07/11/2018  nytimes.com - Worrying and giving attention to pain ultimately increases it. Staying active and moving is better than rest when it comes to chronic back and neck pain.
  • Hydro Flask Growth Boosts Helen Of Troy’s Q1 07/10/2018  sgbonline.com - Established and raised in the Western U.S., Hydro Flask has successfully migrated eastward and even to Europe, an expansion that has helped drive parent company Helen of Troy Ltd.’s solid growth in...
  • Reservations May Soon Be Required at Arches National Park 07/10/2018  gearjunkie.com - Big changes might be coming to Arches National Park. A recently proposed Traffic Congestion Management Plan aims to limit the number of vehicles entering during peak times.
  • NDP Group: U.S. Outdoor Industry Sales See Decline 07/10/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Sales within the core U.S. outdoor industry spanning outdoor equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories were $18.9 billion in the 12 months ending April 2018, a decline of 4 percent over the prior...
  • Vista Announces Sale of Bollé, Cébé, Serengeti Brands 07/09/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Vista Outdoor Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the legal entities operating its Bollé, Cébé and Serengeti brands to an entity controlled by a significant European...
  • Adidas Files Objection To Rockport Bankruptcy Sale 07/09/2018  sgbonline.com - Adidas and its subsidiary Reebok International Ltd.—the former parents of The Rockport Group LLC—have filed an objection to the forthcoming bankruptcy sale of Rockport due to outstanding debts stemming from the companies’...

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