Sport Chalet, Inc. reported year-to-year comparable store sales growth of 6.8 percent for the fourth quarter ended March 31, enabling it to post its first fiscal year of comp growth since 2007. Revenue grew 23.1 percent at the Team Sales Division and 23.1 percent online...(5/23/2013)
Bogs Footwear has tapped Kelly Wallrich, former VP of product at Keen Footwear, as its new VP of product. She will oversee product design, development and product marketing...(5/23/2013)
Running Specialty Group (RSG), which is a joint venture between Finish Line and Gart Capital Partners, Ltd., has acquired six BlueMile running stores to bring the total number of stores in its portfolio to 35...
Shoe Carnival, Inc. reported net sales increased 4.3 percent in the first quarter, to $232.3 million, driven by a net increase of 27 stores over the first quarter last year. Comparable store sales decreased 0.8 percent. Earnings declined 13.6 percent...(5/23/2013)
Sof Sole, a division of Implus Corporation based in Durham, NC, appointed Drew Davies as manager of national accounts. Most recently, he was a key account manager at Reebok Footwear for Hibbett Sports for two years, and prior to that he was an independent sales rep for Kittredge & Associates...(5/23/2013)
Zumiez Inc. reported earnings in its first quarter slid 44.4 percent to $2.5 million, or 8 cents per share, compared to net income of $4.5 million, or 14 cents, a year ago. The latest quarter include costs of approximately $1.7 million, or 5 cents per share, for charges associated with the acquisition of Blue Tomato...(5/23/2013)
Altrec Inc., the outdoor specialty retailer that began online in 1999 and opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in 2011, raised $1.75 million earlier this month by selling debt and options, according to a document it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission...(5/23/2013)
Cascade Designs, Inc. named Lathrop Associates as sales agency of record for its seven flagship outdoor brands in the New England region...
Icebreaker, the New Zealand merino wool apparel company, will open its first “TouchLab” store in Chicago, IL. This is the company’s first Midwestern location and its tenth North American retail store...(5/23/2013)
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced the hire of Christie Hickman as vice president of market insights. Hickman brings more than 20 years of experience in research, insight and strategy to her new role...(5/23/2013)