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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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Safilo to Disperse Smith Optics Idaho HQ Staff in Quest for Growth
Safilo Group will relocate key functions of Smith Optics from Ketchum, ID to a new global design center in Portland, OR and Safilo's North American headquarters in Parsippany, NJ in a bid to take the brand global. Safilo CEO Luisa Delgado said the moves will be phased in from 2015 to 2018 to minimize the impact on employees and the Ketchum community...(10/21/2014)

Crocs Makes Senior Management Changes
Crocs Inc. appointed Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior vice president of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior vice president of global product creation and merchandising...(10/21/2014)

Finish Line Appoints Sam Sato President
The Finish Line, Inc. announced that Samuel M. Sato, formerly president, Finish Line Brand, has been named as president, The Finish Line, Inc. The board of directors also elected him to the board, filling the Class II director position previously held by Bill Kirkendall...(10/21/2014)

Implus Acquires TriggerPoint Performance
Implus has acquired TriggerPoint Performance, Inc., a sports performance, self-care brand concentrating on innovation, education and products that optimize muscular performance and personal empowerment. The acquisition comes as Implus continues to expand its current product offerings in the company’s Fitness and Specialty Divisions...(10/21/2014)

Responsible Down Standard Gains Wide Adoption
Textile Exchange announced that H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Mammut, Helly Hansen, Outdoor Research, DownLinens, Down & Feather Co. and other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted its Responsible Down Standard (RDS) – a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl-based supply chain to help ensure humane treatment of animals from gosling to end product...(10/21/2014)

Stio Secures Lease for Chicago Store
Stio, a mountain apparel brand that only sells direct-to-consumers, has secured a lease to open its next Stio Mountain Studio in Chicago’s flourishing Bucktown neighborhood...(10/21/2014)

Element Announces Four New Hires, Key Promotion
Element, the skateboard brand, announced several key appointments to their U.S. leadership team, including Donavon Dartez as VP of sales, Candice Betancourt-Scott as director of lifestyle marketing, and Marc Falkenstien as branch brands director...(10/21/2014)

PaddleExpo Reports Higher Attendance
Stand-up paddling remained the hottest category at PaddleExpo 2014, which drew more exhibitors, brands and buyers from more countries to Nuremberg Exhibition Hall in Germany last month, according to Horst Fürsattel...(10/21/2014)

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