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  Oct 21, 2014
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VF Corp's Outdoor Brands Help Drive Q3 Growth

VF Corp. said Timberland, Vans, The North Face, Kipling and Wrangler drove a 7 percent increase in revenues and an 11 percent increase in earnings per share in the third quarter ended Sept. 27, 2014. In the Americas, revenue were up low double-digits at The North Face, high single-digits at Vans and 15 percent at Timberland. VFC also upped its earnings guidance for the year and says it expects Timberland's full year sales to grow 13 percent, up from 12 percent... Click for Full Story >>>

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Safilo Group will relocate key functions of Smith Optics from Ketchum, ID to a new global design center in Portland, OR and Safilo's North American headquarters in Parsippany, NJ in a bid to take the brand global. Safilo CEO Luisa Delgado said the moves will be phased in from 2015 to 2018 to minimize the impact on employees and the Ketchum community...(10/21/2014)

 

Crocs Inc. appointed Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior vice president of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior vice president of global product creation and merchandising...(10/21/2014)

 

The Finish Line, Inc. announced that Samuel M. Sato, formerly president, Finish Line Brand, has been named as president, The Finish Line, Inc. The board of directors also elected him to the board, filling the Class II director position previously held by Bill Kirkendall...(10/21/2014)

 

Implus has acquired TriggerPoint Performance, Inc., a sports performance, self-care brand concentrating on innovation, education and products that optimize muscular performance and personal empowerment. The acquisition comes as Implus continues to expand its current product offerings in the company’s Fitness and Specialty Divisions...(10/21/2014)

 

Textile Exchange announced that H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Mammut, Helly Hansen, Outdoor Research, DownLinens, Down & Feather Co. and other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted its Responsible Down Standard (RDS) – a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl-based supply chain to help ensure humane treatment of animals from gosling to end product...(10/21/2014)

 

Eagle Creek was the sole recipient of the Supplier of the Year Award for 2013-14 from Globetrotter Equipment, the largest outdoor retailer in Germany...(10/21/2014)

 

Element, the skateboard brand, announced several key appointments to their U.S. leadership team, including Donavon Dartez as VP of sales, Candice Betancourt-Scott as director of lifestyle marketing, and Marc Falkenstien as branch brands director...(10/21/2014)

 

Stand-up paddling remained the hottest category at PaddleExpo 2014, which drew more exhibitors, brands and buyers from more countries to Nuremberg Exhibition Hall in Germany last month, according to Horst Fürsattel...(10/21/2014)

 

Twenty percent of American adults already own a wearable device and the adoption rate – on par with tablets in 2012 – is quickly expected to rise, according to PwC's Consumer Intelligence Series – The Wearable Future report – an extensive U.S. research project that surveyed 1,000 consumers, wearable technology influencers and business executives, as well as monitored social media chatter, to explore the technology's impact on society and business... (10/21/2014)

 

Redington, maker of performance fly rods, reels, waders, apparel and accessories, has hired Josh Prestin as its brand manager...(10/21/2014)

 

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