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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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Pro Nine Sports Acquired by Private Investor
Pro Nine Sports, Inc., a wholesaler of high-performance baseball and softball sporting goods including balls, helmets, catcher's gear, bats, and field equipment, was acquired by a private investor...(10/22/2014)

Safilo to Phase Out Smith Optics HQ, Open Portland Office in Quest for Growth
Safilo Group will relocate Smith Optics' product design, marketing and e-commerce functions to a new global design center in Portland, OR and phase out the company's headquarters in Ketchum, ID by 2018 in a bid to take the brand global. Manufacturing and dealer services will relocate to Smith's manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City while administrative positions will be folded into Safilo North America in New Jersey...(10/21/2014)

Crocs Names New Execs for Americas, China, Supply Chain and Global Transformation
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
Finish Line Brand President Samuel M. Sato has been named president of The Finish Line Inc. and elected to the company's board to fill 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)

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