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Sierra Designs Seeks New Brand Manager After Glavin Departs
Sierra Designs and its brand manager Mike Glavin have parted ways. The specialty outdoor brand, now owned by Exxel Outdoors, is seeking a new leader...
Retailers Spreading Out Holiday Promotions
While consumers have become accustom to Christmas decorations in stores the first week in November, they’re also now seeing earlier holiday promotions and discounts, previously reserved for Black Friday...(11/20/2015)
Trade Groups Find No Surprises in Full TPP Text
A week after the Obama Administration released the full text for the Trans Pacific Partnership, industry trade groups say they’ve discovered no surprises...(11/20/2015)
Duluth Trading Co. IPO Prices Below Expectations
Duluth Holdings Inc. priced its IPO at $12 a share Friday morning, below the $14 to $16 range the company was targeting two weeks ago. Unlike many tech companies, however, the workwear and casual lifestyle brand got 'er done...(11/20/2015)
Sports 2000 Buying Group Expands Reach in Italy
Sport Alliance International, which buys for 265 stores in Italy, has become the newest member of Sport 2000 International GmbH, which is Europe's second largest purchasing cooperative of independent sports dealers...(11/20/2015)
Smart Fitness Apparel Gets a $35.5 Million Boost
Smart fitness clothing got a boost this past week as upstart Athos secured a $35.5 million investment led by Social Capital...(11/19/2015)
New Presidents For Chaco, Lifestyle Group at Wolverine
Wolverine World Wide Inc. named Richie Woodworth as president of the its Lifestyle Group, which includes the Sperry, Stride Rite, Keds, and Hush Puppies brands. And it named Seth Cobb president of its Chaco brand...(11/19/2015)
Accell Group's Premium Bike Boom Skipped U.S. in Q3
Accell Group reported strong European demand for high-end sports and e-bikes that fueled its growth in the third quarter, but the trend was largely absent in the United States, where Raleigh continues to reposition itself as a premium brand and e-bikes remain a modest business...(11/18/2015)