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Sequoia Capital Invests in Strava
Strava, the social fitness app that has become popular in the road cycling community, has raised $18.5 million in a Series D funding round with help from Sequoia Capital, a venture capital fund whose more recent successes include Instagram, WhatsApp and Square...(10/30/2014)
Trademark Issue Complicates GoLite's Chapter 11 Reorganization
Coupounas LLC is striving to find investors willing to buy it as a going concern by Nov. 10, despite losing rights to use the GoLite trademark it sold to Timberland in 2006, according to an Oct. 24 motion filed in the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case...(10/30/2014)
Big 5’s Q3 Net Down; Sales Trends Improving
Big 5 Sporting Goods reported a modest decline in third-quarter earnings due to continued softness in demand for firearms, ammunition and related products and the promotional retail climate. But sales turned positive in the second half of the quarter and earnings came in ahead of its guidance...(10/29/2014)
Timberland and VF Outdoor Americas President Frisk Departs for Aldo Group
Timberland President Patrik Frisk is leaving VF Corp. to take a position as CEO of the Canadian fashion footwear retailer Aldo Group, according to wire reports...(10/26/2014)
West Marine's Lifestyle Sales Up Double Digits in Third Quarter
West Marine Inc.'s will accelerate a store revitalization program to accommodate more of the apparel, footwear, paddle sports, personal electronics and other lifestyle products after sales of those categories grew at double-digit rates in the third quarter. The company has expanded its selection of such merchandise in a bid to evolve from a supplier of boat parts and accessories into a retailer catering to the broader lifestyle needs of those who recreate on or near the water...(10/26/2014)
Jarden Outdoor on Pace to Flatline in 2014 After Tepid Third Quarter Growth
Jarden Corp. reported revenues at its Outdoor Solutions (JOS) segment, which owns Coleman, K2, Marmot and 24 other sporting goods brands, grew just 1.3 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, putting it on pace for flat sales this year...(10/24/2014)
Ugg Rediscovers its Groove for Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands reported fiscal second-quarter results that beat analysts expectations with sales and earnings growth of more than 20 percent, prompting the parent of Uggs, Teva, Sanuk and Hoka One One to raise its estimates for its fiscal year...
Unifi Inc. to Invest $40MM to Boost Capacity in CAFTA/NAFTA Region
Unifi Inc. said it will increase its yarn texturing capacity in the U.S. and Central America to serve growing demand for its Repreve and other premium synthetic yarns from Hanesbrands, Patagonia, The North Face, DC, Quiksilver and other brands and retailers determined to maintain a supply chain for synthetic apparel in the region...(10/24/2014)