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SGB UPDATE is the only continuously updated source for news for the Sporting Goods, Athletic Footwear, and Athletic Apparel markets.  This archive area is updated by our editorial team throughout the day as news breaks in the industry.  The SGB UPDATE newsletter is delivered each business morning via e-mail in either TEXT or HTML format.

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Sportsman’s Guide Launches Brand Campaign
Sportsman’s Guide has launched a major brand campaign and redesign centered around a “Share The Thrill” rally cry that unites sportsmen both through their love of the outdoors and finding great deals on gear. At the core of the extensive rebranding effort is a new, fresh and distinct Sportsman’s Guide logo...(8/20/2014)

Vestis Retail Group Completes Sport Chalet Acquisition
Vestis Retail Group, owned by funds advised by Versa Capital Management and operating Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Sport Chalet, the full-service specialty sporting goods retailer with 50 stores in the Western United States. Mark Walsh, Vestis CEO, said, "Sport Chalet strengthens our position in the active lifestyle and outdoor categories, provides scale from which to grow, and diversifies our geographic footprint"...(8/20/2014)

Shock Doctor Acquires XO Athletic
Shock Doctor has acquired XO Athletic, based in Union, NJ. The strategic acquisition provides access to patented technologies owned by XO along with retail distribution efficiencies that will benefit both brands. Shock Doctor intends to maintain the XO Athletic brand...(8/20/2014)

World Skateboard Grand Prix Coming to US Next Summer
World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) will expand in the US next summer, bringing at least three qualifying events to cities across the US, culminating in the first-ever US Skateboarding Championships...(8/20/2014)

Dick's SG Q2 Net Drops After Golf Restructuring Charges
Dick's Sporting Goods reported second-quarter earnings slid 17.5 percent but reached the high-end of its guidance. The quarter included pre-tax charges totaling $20.4 million related to the restructuring of its golf business. Consolidated same store sales increased 3.2 percent. Same store sales for Dick's SG chain increased 4.1 percent, while Golf Galaxy decreased 9.3 percent... (8/19/2014)

BRG Sports Promotes Dan Arment to EVP
BRG Sports, Inc., formerly Easton-Bell Sports, promoted Dan Arment to executive vice president of BRG Sports. In addition, Arment has also been named president of Bell Cycling Products and has assumed a position on the BRG Sports board of directors. He will also continue to serve as president of Riddell Sports...(8/19/2014)

TJX Companies Beats Second Quarter Guidance
The TJX Companies Inc. reported net sales and consolidated comparable store sales increased 7 and 3 percent respectively in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. The off-price retailer reported solid merchandise margins, improved performance at its apparel businesses and raised its full year adjusted earnings per share guidance to reflect its above-plan second quarter results...(8/19/2014)

MapMyFitness Offers Gear Tracker Powered by
MapMyFitness has partnered with to offer a Gear Tracker to its mobile apps that tracks usage and reminds users when it’s time to replace their gear...(8/19/2014)

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