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Musto, the offshore sailing apparel and accessories brand, is collaborating with CenterStone Technologies, a leader in B2B e-commerce, to launch “Navigate.” Navigate is a customer interface tool that allows sales representatives, distributors and retailers live access...(4/17/2014)

 

Former New York mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg announced that he will spend $50 million to promote gun control efforts. Bloomberg told The New York Times that he plans on spending $50 million to build a “grass-roots network” to push for more restrictive gun laws. His plan involves the merger of two of the nation’s most well-known gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...(4/16/2014)

 

Amer Sports said Bill Kirchner, VP-US Sales for Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been promoted to the VP sales-Americas for Amer Sports. In this new position, Kirchner will add Canada and Latin America to his Wilson brand responsibilities while adding Amer Sports Winter, Outdoor & Cycle brands Salomon, Arc’Teryx, Atomic, Sunnto and Mavic...(4/16/2014)

 

USA Track & Field (USATF) and Nike, Inc. announced an expansion of their partnership that will significantly increase support of USATF programs, athletes and competitive groups. The new partnership marks an ongoing commitment from Nike to the sport in a sponsorship that extends from 2017 through 2040...(4/16/2014)

 

PrimaLoft, Inc. has hired 30-year textile and apparel industry veteran Chris Sentementes to lead its Performance Fabric and Fleece unit. As business development manager for the unit, Sentemenets will leverage more than 30 years in the industry to increase sales to global outdoor brands, some of which have shifted toward using Merino wool in more of their base and mid-layer apparel in recent years...(4/16/2014)

 

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. said it expects to raise approximately $70.3 million from its initial public offering after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and our estimated offering costs, is expected to be approximately $70.3 million. The offering of 12.5 million shares was priced Wednesday at $9.50 per share, below the projected price range of $11.00 to $13.00 a share...(4/16/2014)

 

Vans announced that Fara Howard has joined Vans as global vice president of marketing, reporting to Vans President Kevin Bailey. Howard joins Vans from Dell...(4/16/2014)

 

The Adidas Group published its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report, an annual overview of achievements and challenges as well as a progress update on its 2015 sustainability targets. As part of the report, the Adidas Group announced that all Adidas Sport Performance footwear newly created for 2013 used sustainable components such as environmentally preferable materials...(4/16/2014)

 

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country will host Set Your Sights events April 25-27, 2014...(4/16/2014)

 

Bass Pro Shops announced plans for a new store in Spartanburg County, S.C., its third in South Carolina The Bass Pro Shops retail attraction will be located between Greenville and Spartanburg on Interstate 85 at Highway 101...(4/16/2014)

 

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