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Wearables Fuel Sport Chek's Impressive Q4 Sales Growth
Wearable technology helped drive up same-store sales at Canada's Sport Chek chain 9.4 percent in the fourth quarter, executives reported last week...(2/27/2015)
Backcountry, Bodybuilder Grew Sales and Margins in 2014
Online retailers Backcountry and Bodybuilding grew sales and operating income in 2014, according to financial results released by Liberty Interactive Corp...(2/27/2015)
Super Retail Group Shutters Kiwi Chain to Focus on Australia's Evolving Outdoor Market
Super Retail Group's (SRG), which is Australia's largest sporting goods retailer, began liquidating its three-year-old FCO Fishing-Camping-Outdoors retail chain in New Zealand Jan. 26 as part of a major restructuring of its $500 million-a-year Leisure Retailing division...(2/26/2015)
Sierra Trading Post to Open Northeast Location This Year
The TJX Companies Inc. plans to open its next two Sierra Trading Post stores in the Northeast after sales exceeded plan at two locations it opened in the Denver area during the fourth quarter...(2/26/2015)
Tentative Agreement Clears Way for West Coast Ports to Resume Normal Operations
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said that West Coast port operations would return to normal Saturday evening after port employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached a tentative five-year agreement late Friday...(2/21/2015)
Black Diamond to Shutter China Campus as It Sheds Hardgoods SKUs
Black Diamond Equipment has closed a ski factory it opened at its Asian headquarters in Zhuhai, China a little over two years ago and will completely shutter its campus in the Southern Chinese city as part of a realignment that is shifting manufacturing jobs to the United States and Europe, The B.O.S.S. Report confirmed last week...(2/20/2015)
Vivofit Saves Garmin’s Fourth Quarter
Garmin Ltd. reported revenues at its Fitness segment soared by nearly 70 percent and grew from 15 to 25 percent of it revenue in the fourth quarter. However, big increases in advertising needed to launch the Vivofit activity tracker, declining sales at the aging Automotive and Outdoor segments and a loss at the Marine business limited the impact on the bottom line and resulted in a muted 2015 outlook...(2/19/2015)
Chinese Brand Leads Q4 Rebound in Sun Business at Essilor International
The acquisitive French optics company Essilor International reported sales at its Sunglasses & Readers segment grew 35.6 percent in the fourth quarter thanks to the addition of the Costa and Native brands and strong organic growth at its Chinese brand Bolo...(2/19/2015)