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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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Apple Stores to Begin Selling Deeper Fish Finder
Watch out Humminbird, Apple began selling a fish finder at its stores in Europe Wednesday, according to to Friday Lab, a Lithuanian company that makes the cue ball shaped device. Friday Lab said the product, Deeper, is the first fish finder to work on the iOS operating system...(9/17/2014)

Arctic Ice Now Distributed Through WYNIT
Arctic Ice, LLC has now partnered with WYNIT for distribution of its current product lines to the wide array of customers supplied by the Syracuse based corporation...(9/17/2014)

Lafuma Group Returns to the Black in the First Half
Lafuma Group of France returned to the black in the first half of 2014, according to Calida Group, which acquired control of the outdoor and action sports apparel company last year. Thanks to the acquisition, Calida reported consolidated sales more than doubled year-on-year to CHF197.4 million ($221 mm), while the operating result (EBIT) and net result were also much higher...(9/17/2014)

Oboz Launches Mobile-Friendly Website
Oboz has launched a new website that makes getting info about Oboz shoes and boots fast and easy...(9/17/2014)

Topo Athletic Hires Five New Sales Agencies
Topo Athletic, the maker of natural-fit performance footwear, announced that Chilton Military Marketing Co., Clear Creek Reps, Orban Athletic Sales, Pacific Sierra Group, and Sig Lee have joined the company’s sales team...(9/17/2014)

Dick's Sporting Goods' COO and Chief Merchant to Retire
In a regulatory filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. announced that Joseph H. Schmidt, its president and COO, plans to retire at the close of the year. The filing also noted that John G. Duken, EVP, global merchandising, plans to retire at the end of November... (9/16/2014)

361 Readies for U.S. Launch
361, the second largest athletic brand in China, announced its expansion into the United States with 361 USA. To launch the brand, 361 has hired Jim Monahan, former vice president of footwear for Asics America, as president of 361 USA. Rich Bourne, past president and COO of Asics America, is serving as a strategic business advisor...(9/16/2014)

Boardworks Picks European Distributor for SUP Brands
Boardworks Surf has partnered with System X Distribution of the United Kingdom as to distribute Boardworks Inflatable SUP’s and Badfish SUP products to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Finland, marking the first time Badfish SUP will be available in Europe...(9/16/2014)

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