Fleet Feet, Incorporated, the nation’s leading franchisor of running specialty stores, announced a franchise partnership with John Dewey today, owner of Off ‘n Running stores in Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina. This is the first partnership of its kind for the company and one of the key strategies to expand its retail footprint in the coming years...(6/19/2013)
HanesBrands, the parent of Champion, Hanes and Gear for Sports, promoted Gerald W. Evans Jr. to chief operating officer effective Aug. 1...
Icebreaker has hired Cathy Quain as its first global vice president of retail, where she is responsible for strategically developing and directing Icebreaker’s global retail business strategy, with an emphasis on growing the brand’s own retail stores, called TouchLabs. Her initial focus will be in North America.(6/19/2013)
Jetboil, which was acquired by Johnson Outdoors in 2012, has hired Ken Avery as its brand manager. A former pro mountain biker, Avery has 12 years of product development experience, including stints with two bicycle tire manufacturers...(6/19/2013)
According to the National Sporting Goods Association's latest Sports Participation report, participation lagged in basketball, baseball, ice hockey and soccer in 2012, while it increased in lacrosse, softball and volleyball. The largest drop in team sports took place in tackle football, which experienced a nearly 13 percent decline in participation since 2011...(6/19/2013)
Brooks Running Company recognized the amazing acts of 26 high school track and cross country coaches nationwide by naming them finalists for its 2013 Inspiring Coaches award. In its third year, the Inspiring Coaches program honors high school track and cross country coaches who motivate their teams and communities...(6/19/2013)
Nathan, the maker of hydration, visibility, and performance gear accessories, hired Kevin Kelly as its first tech rep, as well as a comprehensive website redesign...(6/19/2013)
Easton Technical Products is recalling 20,700 of its Axis arrows in the United States and about 1,800 in Canada because they can break when fired and hit unintended targets, including the user and bystanders...
Skechers USA, Inc. announced a multi-year partnership with the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. under which the Skechers Performance Division will become the official footwear and apparel sponsor for the Chevron Houston Marathon...(6/19/2013)
Smith Optics has added three people to its marketing department since late May, including the former U.S. marketing manager for Scott Sports...(6/19/2013)