The B.O.S.S. Report is the only trade newsletter servicing the Bicycle, Outdoor, and SnowSports markets.
BOSS, as it has become to be known in the industry, provides comprehensive coverage, in-depth analysis, and
unique insight into the the trade news of the week.
The B.O.S.S. Report is delivered each week via e-mail in Adobe PDF format and can also be downloaded directly from this site
by clicking on the "Download Past Newsletters" link to the right.
You may also click any of the archive tabs above for more news by category of interest.
Archived BOSS articles and the newsletter download function are restricted to current BOSS subscribers only.
For more information on subscribing to The B.O.S.S. Report, or to request a Free Trial, just go to: BOSS Subscriptions.
REI and Scott Bicycle End 10-Year Partnership
REI will stop selling bicycles from Scott Sports after a decade-long partnership as the two companies' strategies diverge...(5/28/2015)
Super.natural to Exit North America
Super.natural LLC will cease the wholesale distribution of its apparel in North America after just two seasons, The B.O.S.S. Report has learned...
Goldwin Inc. Profit Growth Slowed in 2014
Goldwin Inc. reported its profit growth slowed substantially in the fiscal year ended March 31 and expects growth to slow further in fiscal 2016...(5/20/2015)
Lafuma Turnaround More Than Doubles Calida Group Profits in FY15
Switzerland's Calida Group reported net income more than doubled in 2014 thanks to a quicker than expected turnaround at the French outdoor and action sports businesses it acquired with its December, 2013 acquisition of Lafuma Group of France...
TJX CEO Reiterates Major Expansion Possible at Sierra Trading Post
The TJX Companies Inc. CEO Carol Meyrowitz reiterated her interest last week in developing Sierra Trading Post into the company's fourth major U.S. retail brand behind its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods chains...(5/20/2015)
Kelty Aims to Keep Spot on Pack Wall
A major marketing campaign kicked off by Kelty last month is aimed as much at its wholesale partners as consumers. The year-long "Kelty Built" campaign is designed to build excitement around the brand ahead of a Spring 2016 product launch that Kelty will debut to the trade at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in August...(5/18/2015)
Surftech's New Parent Makes Bid for Second Surf/SUP Company
Surf Technicians LLC (Surftech) parent company Triple D Corporation of Thailand has made a conditional offer to acquire full control of Global Surf Industries (GSI), which manufactures and distributes Tom Carroll SUP, 7S, Hayden Shapes, Modern, Walden and Meyerhoffer surfboards internationally...(5/15/2015)
Descente Ltd. Profits Surge in Q4
Descente Ltd. reported net income rose nearly five times faster than sales in the fourth quarter ended March 31 thanks to currency effects that made it more competitive in Korea and favorable winter weather in its home market of Japan...(5/15/2015)