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Industry News Archive for dates of Sunday, January 5, 2020 thru Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • The 25 Best Accessible Trails in America 01/15/2020  outsideonline.com - There’s stiff competition to get onto any “best of” trail list in the United States. But with sweeping views of towering rock features, ruins of historic railroad towns, and some of the...
  • Timberland President Jim Pisani Steps Down 01/15/2020  footwearnews.com - Jim Pisani is stepping down as Timberland’s global brand president, VF Corp. announced today. Pisani assumed the post at Timberland in August 2016. The search for Pisani’s successor is underway and...
  • Spartan Pushes Tough Mudder Toward Chapter 11 01/13/2020  mudrunguide.com - The saga continues with Tough Mudder, its co-founder, the companies it owes money to, and Spartan, who wants to acquire them. Spartan has filed a statement in support of an emergency motion...
  • U.S. to probe Fitbit, Garmin, other wearable devices after Philips complains 01/13/2020  reuters.com - U.S. trade regulators said on Friday they will investigate wearable monitoring devices, including those made by Fitbit Inc (FIT.N) and Garmin Ltd (GRMN.O), following allegations of patent violations by rival Koninklijke Philips...
  • The Big Gear Show taps Kenji Haroutunian as show director 01/13/2020  snewsnet.com - Outdoor industry longtimer Kenji Haroutunian was just appointed show director of The Big Gear Show (BGS), a new paddling, cycling, climbing, and camping gear hardgoods-only buying event staging in Salt Lake City...
  • Hydro Flask Shines In Helen Of Troy’s Q3 01/09/2020  sgbonline.com - Powered by strong gains for Hydro Flask, Helen of Troy Ltd. reported sales in its Housewares segment jumped 28.5 percent in the third quarter ended November 30. Overall, Helen of Troy’s consolidated...
  • Fitness device upstart takes on Apple, Peloton, Fitbit at CES 2020 01/09/2020  investors.com - China-based Huami (HMI) already has set its sights on being the innovation leader in the wearable fitness device market. Now the ambitious company, little known in the U.S., is making a splash at CES...
  • Tough Mudder creditors try to put race company in bankruptcy 01/08/2020  theguardian.com - From swimming the Channel four times to outrunning every man, The Guardian reports on the women at the top of their game
  • Backpacker’s Pantry president Rodney Smith dies after ski accident near Boulder 01/07/2020  snewsnet.com - The outdoor community is mourning Rodney Smith, the president and owner of American Outdoor Products who died on Jan. 2 after a tragic ski accident at Eldora Mountain, just north of Boulder,...
  • Kyle McLaughlin Steps Down As CEO Of Tough Mudder 01/06/2020  obstacleracingmedia.com - Kyle McLaughlin, was hired as Senior VP of North America by Tough Mudder on June 1, 2018. He was named President on February 1 of last year, and then promoted to CEO...

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