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Outdoor Business UPDATE

Outdoor Business UPDATE is the only continuously updated source for news for the Bicycle, Outdoor, and SnowSports markets.  This archive area is updated by our editorial team throughout the day as news breaks in the industry.  The Outdoor Business UPDATE newsletter is delivered four times a week via e-mail in either TEXT or HTML format.

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Lululemon Partners with Dalai Lama Center
Lululemon Athletica Inc., synonymous in some quarters with the "corporatization of yoga," got a powerful, albeit implicit endorsement Wednesday from none other than the Dalai Lama. In a presentation following an address by His Holiness at a heart and mind summit, Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin announced the apparel company will contribute CAD$250,000 annually over the next three years to support the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education. Both the center and Lululemon are based in Vancouver, BC...(10/22/2014)

OIA Appoints Eagle Creek Founder Steve Barker Interim Executive Director
The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors appointed Steve Barker, founder and former owner of Eagle Creek, as interim executive director for the organization, effective immediately. As interim executive director, Steve will provide a stable and consistent leadership presence for OIA staff while the board conducts a national search for a permanent OIA executive director...(10/22/2014)

Super Retail Says Outdoor Stores Continue to Struggle
Super Retail Group, which is the largest sporting goods retailer in Australia, reported comparable stores sales at its Sports Retailing business increased 3 percent during the 16-week period ended Oct. 18, but declined 8 percent at its Leisure Retailing business, which sells hunting, fishing, camping, paddling and other outdoor leisure gear through Ray's Sports, FCO and BCF stores...(10/22/2014)

Hawley Scouting Northeastern US for Next Distribution Center
Hawley, the Lexington, SC-based bicycle parts and accessories (PB&A) distributor, plans to open a new distribution center in the Northeastern United States that will enable it to offer next-day ground delivery across much of the Eastern U.S...(10/22/2014)

Rocky Brands Q3 Profit Increases Slightly
Rocky Brands, Inc. reported third quarter net sales increased 3.6 percent to $72.7 million versus net sales of $70.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. The company reported third quarter net income of $3.1 million, or 42 cents per diluted share as compared to net income of $2.9 million, or 39 cents, in the third quarter of 2013, a gain of 6.9 percent...(10/22/2014)

SIA Industry + Intelligence Briefing to Occur on Eve of Snow Show
SnowSports Industries America plans to host its first-ever Industry + Intelligence gathering. The daylong industry-only event, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28th, will prep Snow Show attendees with educational offerings, market intelligence, networking opportunities, keynote speakers and social gatherings all before the doors open to the 2015 SIA Snow Show, which runs Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2015...(10/22/2014)

Osprey Packs Teams with IMBA to Fund Four Grants
Osprey Packs Inc. has awarded four cash grants through the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) "Let's Build Trails" Program to support the growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States...(10/22/2014)

Sportsman's Warehouse Announces Two More 2015 Store Openings
Sportsman's Warehouse plans to open new stores in Heber City, UT and Klamath Falls, OR next spring. These locations will be the fifth and sixth stores out of eight or nine new locations scheduled to open next year. The Heber City location will be the seventh store in Utah and the Klamath Falls location will be the sixth store in Oregon...(10/22/2014)

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