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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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Patagonia to Hold Clothing Swap Events on Black Friday
On Black Friday, Patagonia will be encouraging customers "to take a break from the consumer madness" and drop by eight of its stores for one of its Patagonia Worn Wear Swap events. Customers will be allowed to bring in their used Patagonia clothing "and swap it with something off the rack." The company also partnered with Yerdle...(11/26/2014)

VF Achieves Best-Ever Score on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 Climate Change Report
VF Corporation has achieved its highest-ever score - 90 out of 100 - on the 2014 S&P 500 Climate Change Report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international, non-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. VF's score on the CDP's annual report has improved three consecutive years...(11/26/2014)

Brown Shoe's Q3 Profits Climb 21 Percent
Brown Shoe Company reported third quarter earnings rose 21.2 percent to $33.1 million, or 75 cents per share. Revenues rose 3.8 percent. Wholesale segment sales jumped 18.2 percent with both Healthy Living and Contemporary Fashion contributing strong double-digit sales improvement. Famous Footwear's comps were ahead 1.6 percent, driven by continued strong growth in canvas and aided by an increase in both sandals and boots...(11/25/2014)

RECALL: 10,000 Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and 120 Battery Packs
Goal Zero LLC has recalled about 10,000 of its Sherpa 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs because they can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, posing a fire hazard and risk of property damage...(11/25/2014)

Timberland Announces Q3 2014 CSR Performance
Timberland reduced its use of volatile organic compounds in the third quarter, although factory compliance was off slightly, according to its latest Corporate Social Responsibility performance update...(11/25/2014)

BackJoy Gains Minority Investment
BackJoy Orthotics, LLC. has received a minority investment from Sandbridge Capital, which recently took a stake in Rossignol. BackJoy is best known for its SitSmart Pro seat accessory that supports the back but has expanded into footwear, sports bras, sports apparel and pillows that work to improve posture...(11/25/2014)

Columbia Opens First PFG Store in Texas
Columbia Sportswear Company opened its first Columbia Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) concept store in Texas at Southlake Town Square near Dallas in time for Black Friday...(11/25/2014)

DSW Exceeds Street Guidance in Q3
DSW Inc. reported third-quarter earnings declined 9.8 percent to $49.6 million, or 55 cents a share. But earnings came in better than Wall Street estimates and sales in all major categories accelerated compared to the first half. Comparable sales increased by 2.6 percent...(11/25/2014)

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