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Industry News Archive for dates of Wednesday, May 8, 2019 thru Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Fox Racing Appoints Jeff McGuane As CEO 05/20/2019  sgbonline.com - Fox Racing, the maker of motocross and mountain bike gear and apparel, announced that Jeffrey McGuane will be joining Fox as chief executive officer, effective June 3. Paul Harrington, operating partner of...
  • Trump proposes tariffs on all imports from China; public comment period starts in June 05/16/2019  snewsnet.com - President Donald Trump followed through with his plan to impose a fourth round of tariffs on $300 billion worth of products, which covers nearly all remaining imports from China. Hiking boots, trail...
  • DJI Unveils ‘Osmo’ Action Camera, Sights Set on GoPro Market 05/15/2019  gearjunkie.com - Drone-maker DJI punts into a new market, and its main competitor is the very camera brand that established the industry standard and the form factor: GoPro. The rugged 4K camera has state-of-the-art...
  • There Might Finally Be a Cure for Overtraining 05/15/2019  outsideonline.com - Figuring out how to reap the benefits of functional overreaching without tipping over the edge is one of the great challenges of training. Some athletes resort to ketone drinks as an endurance...
  • Harassment Led to Murder on the Appalachian Trail 05/14/2019  outsideonline.com - After one hiker was killed and another wounded after a weekend attack on theAppalachian Trail, many are asking why something wasn't done about James Jordan, a seemingly mentally disturbed hiker accused of...
  • Spartan and CRAFT Sportswear to Launch First-In-Sport High Performance Obstacle Course Racing Footwear 05/14/2019  mudrunguide.com - Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand and CRAFT Sportswear, a performance apparel and footwear brand have created the Spartan RD PRO by CRAFT, an OCR shoe...
  • REI Wants to Buy Your Used Bike 05/14/2019  gearjunkie.com - REI wants to make it easier to sell your old bike. For the next 3 months, the co-op will pilot a bike buyback program in partnership with The Pro’s Closet, a leading...
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Could Get a Cable Car If Controversial Plans Materialize 05/13/2019  gearjunkie.com - Ride a cable car to the top of Africa’s highest mountain? A plan revealed by Tanzania’s deputy minister of tourism could make this a reality.
  • Wolverine World Wide Tops Guidance In Q1 05/13/2019  sgbonline.com - Wolverine World Wide reported earnings in the first quarter were down slightly on an adjusted basis but exceeded guidance as its top-five brands, including Merrell and Saucony. Reported revenue of $523.4 million...
  • Patagonia joins Plastic Impact Alliance, now 153 companies strong 05/10/2019  snewsnet.com - Just this week, Patagonia joined the Plastic Impact Alliance to save the home planet by tracking waste during the booth build and throughout the three-day Outdoor Retailer event, with a goal of...
  • Darrell Denny exits Emerald Expositions 05/10/2019  snewsnet.com - Darrell Denny is leaving his post as executive vice president of Emerald Expositions after the company underwent a restructuring. Denny led the sports and e-commerce trade shows, such as Outdoor Retailer and...
  • Vista Outdoor Q4 Profits Miss Plan 05/09/2019  sgbonline.com - Vista Outdoor Inc. reported fourth-quarter profitability was lower than expected as a result of increases to reserves for customer credit risk and product liability litigation. Sales were $515 million, down 10% from...
  • Xceed Acquires Peaks Apparel 05/09/2019  insideoutdoor.com - Mexico-based custom activewear company Xceed has rapidly expanded its brand through the acquisition of U.S.-based Peaks Apparel. The financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed but sources have confirmed the...
  • Adidas Teams Up with 1Climb to Introduce Climbing to 100,000 Kids 05/09/2019  adventureblog.net - Adidas Outdoors has announced that it is teaming up with 1Climb - a nonprofit dedicated to introducing kids to climbing - to build new climbing walls in ten Boys and Girls Clubs...
  • GoPro’s Q1 Revenues Climb 20 Percent 05/09/2019  sgbonline.com - GoPro Inc.’s revenues topped Wall Street’s targets, driven by strong demand for its new range of cheaper action cameras from flagship brand, Hero. Revenue for Q1 2019 was $243 million, up 20%...
  • Canada Goose Promotes Ana Mihaljevic To Chief Commercial Officer 05/08/2019  sgbonline.com - Canada Goose announced the promotion of Ana Mihaljevic to chief commercial officer. Rick Wood, who previously served as chief commercial officer, will move into a new role, serving as executive adviser on...

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