Columbia's Organic Sales Up 14 Percent in Third Quarter
Columbia Sportswear Company reported strengthening sales of Columbia branded product by its European direct-to-consumer business, incremental sales from its new China joint venture and newly-acquired prAna turbo-charged its 14 percent organic growth in the third quarter to push its top line to a record $675.3 million, up $152.2 million, or 29 percent, compared with the same period in 2013...(10/30/2014)
ATK Revisiting Plan to Spin Off Outdoor Sports Unit
Tuesday's spectacular explosion of a space rocket in Virginia could kill ATK's plans to spin off its Outdoor Sports segment to shareholders as a new, publicly traded company that would be called Vista Outdoor Inc. ATK reported Wednesday that sales at its Sporting Group grew 26 percent to $533 million in the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 28, as results from Bushnell more than offset a drop in firearms sales from last year's peak levels...(10/30/2014)
Shimano Sees Brisk Bike Components Sales in North America
Shimano Inc. reported sales for the nine months ended Sept. 30 were up nearly 21 percent compared with the same period last year thanks in part to a weaker yen. Sales of of Bicycle Components were brisk in North America, while sales of Fishing Tackle were brisk in Europe and Oceania. Shimano nudged up its full-year revenue and earnings forecast for the second time this year and now expects sales to...
Sturm, Ruger Q3 Profits Tumble
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. reported net earnings tumbled 76.3 percent to $6.78 million, or 34 cents a share. Revenues fell 42.5 percent to $98.3 million. The sales decline was attributed to the reduction in overall consumer demand as well as retailers buying fewer firearms than they were selling in an effort to reduce their inventories and generate cash...(10/30/2014)
Female Participation in Outdoor Recreation Rose in 2013
The Outdoor Foundation’s eighth annual Outdoor Recreation Participation Report shows participation among teenage girls increased by three percentage points in 2013, making up some of the ground lost in 2012. Participation rates among girls and young women increased by two percentage points — bringing young women’s participation to the highest rate since 2006. Participation among male youth, on the other hand, either fell or remained steady...(10/30/2014)
H&G Marketing Partners with Eagle Imports, Inc.
H&G Marketing will now cover the TALO region of US supporting Bersa, Metro Arms, Comanche and the new Grand Power brand of handguns, all imported by Eagle Imports, Inc...(10/30/2014)
New RSM Joins Crimson Trace
Crimson Trade, a manufacturer and supplier of laser sighting systems and tactical lights for firearms, has selected Dustin Gimmy as the regional sales manager (RSM) for the Midwest States of Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and Kansas...(10/30/2014)
Outtech Named to Represent AirForce Airguns
AirForce Airguns, manufacturer of a production pre-charged pneumatic airgun, announces a strategic partnership with Outtech, Inc. to enhance domestic sales and marketing at all levels...(10/30/2014)