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Specialty Snow Sports Channel Foresees Modest Sales Gains
Thanks to good conditions in the Northeast, Midwest and Colorado, snow sports retail sales are likely to approach if not surpass last winter, executives of the nation's most prominent snow sport retailing organizations told The B.O.S.S. Report in recent weeks...(3/5/2015)
CamelBak Set Pace at CODI's Consumer Business in Q4
Double-digit growth in sales and operating income at CamelBak and Ergobaby more than offset a $5.5 million loss at Liberty Safe in the fourth quarter, according to financial results filed by Compass Diversified Holding Company Inc...(3/4/2015)
Bogs Revenues Surge in Q4
Bogs wholesale revenues in North America jumped 69 percent the fourth quarter, driven by increased sales of women's and children's boots in the U.S. and Canada, according to its parent, Weyco Group, Inc. “The surge in shipments reflected in part an early consumer reaction to winter participation,” said Tom Florsheim, Weyco’s chairman and CEO...(3/3/2015)
Wearables Fuel Sport Chek's Impressive Q4 Sales Growth
Wearable technology helped drive up same-store sales at Canada's Sport Chek chain 9.4 percent in the fourth quarter, executives reported last week...(2/27/2015)
Backcountry, Bodybuilder Grew Sales and Margins in 2014
Online retailers Backcountry and Bodybuilding grew sales and operating income in 2014, according to financial results released by Liberty Interactive Corp...(2/27/2015)
Super Retail Group Shutters Kiwi Chain to Focus on Australia's Evolving Outdoor Market
Super Retail Group's (SRG), which is Australia's largest sporting goods retailer, began liquidating its three-year-old FCO Fishing-Camping-Outdoors retail chain in New Zealand Jan. 26 as part of a major restructuring of its $500 million-a-year Leisure Retailing division...(2/26/2015)
Sierra Trading Post to Open Northeast Location This Year
The TJX Companies Inc. plans to open its next two Sierra Trading Post stores in the Northeast after sales exceeded plan at two locations it opened in the Denver area during the fourth quarter...(2/26/2015)
Tentative Agreement Clears Way for West Coast Ports to Resume Normal Operations
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said that West Coast port operations would return to normal Saturday evening after port employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached a tentative five-year agreement late Friday...(2/21/2015)