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Specialty Outdoor Channel Facing Wave of Store Openings
Despite all the moaning about showrooming, the biggest challenges to specialty retailers in the human-powered outdoor space may come from bricks-and-mortar retailers in coming years...
Burton Snowboards Founder Recovering From Medical Crisis
Burton Snowboards disclosed that its founder and chairman Jake Burton spent nearly two months on full life support this spring after being diagnosed with an extremely rare disease, but is expected to recover fully...(6/26/2015)
Congress Sends Obama Trade Bills Expected to Save Industry Millions
Both houses of Congress approved key trade legislation this week that will refund millions of dollars in duties incurred by the sporting goods industry since 2013 and could lead to savings of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in the footwear industry, according to industry lobbyists...(6/26/2015)
Did VF Corp. Just Anoint Their Next CEO?
Steve Rendle took a step closer to being named the top executive at VF Corp. last week when he was promoted to president and COO and became only the second member of the company's senior management team elected to the company's board of directors...(6/26/2015)
Yakima Shifts ORSM Budget to Direct Event
Yakima Products made it official over the last two weeks that it would not be exhibiting at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City in August...(6/26/2015)
Startup Licenses Loudmouth Patterns for Cycling Jerseys
What do road cycling and golf enthusiasts have in common? More than you'd think, actually. They tend to earn above average incomes, are often out of the house early on the weekends and are known for sporting loud colors on the course. So it made perfect sense when Loudmouth, formerly known as Loudmouth Golf, announced it had licensed some of its top selling patterns to a Minnesota cycling apparel startup called Wowee Wear...(6/26/2015)
Intel Acquires Recon Instruments
Intel Corp. has acquired heads up display manufacturer Recon Instruments in an affirmation of its commitment to the smart eyewear category that Google abandoned earlier this year...(6/19/2015)
NBDA Executive Director to Step Down, Focus on Special Project
The National Bicycle Dealers Association has begun searching for a candidate to replace long-time Executive Director Fred Clements, so he can pursue a special project for the organization later this year...(6/19/2015)