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Industry News Archive for dates of Friday, December 21, 2018 thru Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Big Rock Sports Outdoor Expo Will Be App-Driven Event 01/03/2019  sgbonline.com - Big Rock Sports Outdoor Expo Nashville attendees will be able to guide themselves through the massive national event via the company’s mobile app. For those attending the Outdoor Expo between January 7–9,...
  • Notes from the Weirdest Fitness Classes We Could Find 01/03/2019  outsideonline.com - Knowing that Afitness routines get a little boring with fitness routines, outsideonline.com tested out six of the most unusual classes in the New York City area.
  • What Thule’s Acquisition of Tepui Means for Overlanding 01/02/2019  outsideonline.com - Late last year, the biggest name in roof racks acquired one of the most recognizable makers of rooftop tents. Does this mean high-end car camping—often called overlanding—is poised to become a mainstream...
  • Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Closing in Buyout of China Joint Venture with Swire Resources Limited 01/02/2019  businesswire.com - Columbia Sportswear Company, active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, announced that effective January 2, it has closed its buyout of the remaining 40 percent interest in Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company,...
  • Chaos unfolds in national parks amid government shutdown 01/02/2019  snewsnet.com - It's been nearly two weeks since the start of the government shutdown on national parks. Each national park is handling the shutdown differently, but overall nearly one-third of more than 400 national...
  • SFIA Elects Officers, Directors For 2019 01/02/2019  sgbonline.com - Chris Clawson, former president, Life Fitness, has been re-elected as the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) chairman of the board, while Dan Arment, president and CEO, Riddell and BRG Sports, has...
  • Toyota Grows Olympic Involvement With Six New Partnerships 01/02/2019  frntofficesport.com - Branding itself as a mobility company, Toyota is set to partner with the National Governing Bodies of six new sports for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo – skateboarding, surfing, wheelchair basketball,...
  • Christy Sports Rolls Out ERP Program 12/30/2018  sgbonline.com - Christy Sports plans to implement a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) program to support its expansion. The first phase of the implementation is complete with Financials, Merchandising, POS, Mobile, Gift Card and...
  • The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America 12/29/2018  outsideonline.com - The ski trail map at your local mountain was probably painted by James Niehues. Now you can see his life's work in one beautiful book.
  • Mindbody To Be Acquired By San Francisco-Based PE Firm For $1.9 billion 12/25/2018  sgbonline.com - Mindbody, providing technology platforms for fitness and wellness studios, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on software, data...
  • Alex Honnold Becomes Brand Ambassador for Rivian Adventure Vehicles 12/21/2018  adventureblog.net - Alex Honnold is the new brand ambassador for Rivian, the electric vehicle start-up with outdoor adventurers in mind. One of the best climbers on the planet, Alex is an environmentalist and sustainability...
  • Probar Signs On as Official Energy Bar And Energy Chew Partner Of U.S. Ski and Snowboard 12/21/2018  sgbonline.com - U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Probar announced their global partnership, making Probar the official Protein Bar, Nutrition Bar, Energy Bar, Energy Chew and Nut Butter of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Athletes will...
  • Amer Sports buyout has begun 12/21/2018  bicycleretailer.com - The investor group acquiring Amer Sports has begun to buy up the company's outstanding and issued shares through a voluntary recommended public cash tender. The consortium, named Mascot Bidco Oy, includes Anta...

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