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BIG Adventures Hustles to Dial in Synergies
When a 40-foot container headed for the Netherlands landed at the loading dock of BIG Adventures rotational molding, or rotomolding, factory in Fletcher, NC last week, it was all hands on deck...(10/2/2015)
Pricey Franc Prompts Cuts at Mammut
Mammut Sports Group AG eliminated 25 sales jobs at its corporate headquarters in Switzerland and will outsourcing rope manufacturing in a bid to cut costs amid declining sales and margin pressures created by adverse currency effects...(10/2/2015)
BPSA Spearheads Unprecedented Response to Trek Recall
The U.S. bicycle industry launched an historic recall last week of 1.3 million bicycles that use the same type of quick release that led to Trek Bicycle Corporation's voluntarily recall of nearly 1 million bicycles in April...(10/2/2015)
Crocs’ Near-Term Pressures Continue
While noting major progress on its transformation efforts at its annual analyst meeting last week, Crocs Inc. also lowered its guidance for revenues in the third quarter. The revision was attributed to unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates and the company's decision to hold back orders to select China distributors in the third quarter...(10/2/2015)
OIA Says Intense Lobbying Needed to Save LWCF
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) - the single largest source of funding for parks, trails and other public recreational infrastructure in the United States - ceased to exist Sept. 26 after Congress failed to reauthorize it for the first time since its creation 50 years ago...(10/2/2015)
Skateboarding, Climbing, Baseball Make Short List for 2020 Olympics
The Tokyo organizing committee recommended five additional sports - baseball/softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate and climbing - for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bowling, squash and wushu failed to make the cut from among eight finalists...
The North Face Launches First Global Campaign
The North Face, the first brand in VF Corp.'s portfolio to reach $2 billion in annual revenue, unveiled its first global campaign last week in a bid to bolster its brand in 10 markets spanning five continents...(10/2/2015)
Vail Resorts E-commerce Exit Boosted FY15 Retail Margins
Gross margins improved 190 basis points at Vail Resorts Inc. Retail/Rental operation in the year ended July 31 thanks largely to its decision to shutter an e-commerce platform in that was dragging down margins...(9/29/2015)