"Every Child Achieves Act" Gains Support
The U.S. Senate Education Committee has unanimously approved the “Every Child Achieves Act,” which includes a re-authorization of the PEP Program through 2021..
Escalade Reports 55 Percent Q1 Profit Hike
Escalade, Inc. announced that net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2015 was $3.5 million, or 25 cents per share, compared to net income from continuing operations...(4/20/2015)
Sports and Fitness Industry Surpasses $84 Billion in Wholesale Sales
The sports and fitness industry grew 3.5 percent in 2014, representing $84.3 billion in wholesale sales in the United States, according to the 2015 Manufacturers’ Sales by Category Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)...(4/20/2015)
Lids Introduces Limited Edition "20th Anniversary Platinum Collection"
Celebrating its 20th year, Hat World Inc., which operates Lids, has introduced a 20th Anniversary celebration that includes special product launches and events, including a launch of the inaugural style of its "20th Anniversary Platinum Collection" headwear series: Flawless...(4/20/2015)
Trade Promotion Authority Bill Introduced in Both Houses of Congress
Leaders from both parties introduced Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in both Houses of Congress Thursday that President Obama needs to consummate a new trade deal in Asia that is widely supported by athletic and outdoor brands...(4/17/2015)
Report: Nike Close to NBA Deal
Nike is near a deal to replace Adidas as the uniform provider for the NBA, according to a report in The SportsBusiness Journal. In early March, Adidas said it would not extend its deal as the official apparel sponsor of the NBA after the 2016-17 season, when it's 10-year contract expires. Both Nike and Under Armour have reportedly expressed interest in becoming the next official apparel sponsor...(4/16/2015)
Mizuno Names Agency of Record
Mizuno USA has appointed 22squared as its agency of record (AOR) in the Americas region, following a competitive review...(4/16/2015)
New Balance Launches Fitness Challenge
In partnership with New Balance and Playworks, Curtis Granderson and the Grand Kids Foundation announced the creation of the New Balance Fitness Challenge, a six-week program to help promote healthy lifestyles for youngsters...