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Mountain Biking Gets Boost From State Parks’ Seeking Self Sufficiency
National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) agreements to establish high school mountain biking leagues in Alabama and Virginia marked several milestones for the non-profit and mountain biking at large...(4/19/2014)
Newly Named BRG Sports Inc. Poised to Grow Remaining Helmet and Cycling Brands
Easton-Bell Sports Inc. closed the sale of its baseball and softball business to Bauer Performance Sports, refinanced its debt and officially changed its name on Tuesday in a series of move that position it to invest more in its remaining helmet and cycling brands...(4/19/2014)
Scandinavia’s Largest Ski Resort Operator Enters E-Commerce
The largest operator of ski resorts in Scandinavia is launching an online store for mountain sports products as part of a full blown multi-channel retailing strategy. SkiStar AB said the new online store will have much lowering marketing costs because it will be integrated with the company's booking site which is already drawing significant traffic...(4/19/2014)
Sportsman’s Warehouse IPO Prices Below Target Range
Shares of Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. began trading at $9.50 a share Thursday on the NASDAQ, or below the $11 to $13 range the company was shooting for with the initial public offering...(4/19/2014)
JD Sports Reports Turn Around at Outdoor Banners
UK-based retailer JD Sports Fashion PLC said its Outdoor Division broke even in the six months ended Feb. 2 and that it expects the trend to continue...(4/15/2014)
European Companies Take Lead in North American eBike Market
Europe clearly emerged as the leader in North America’s nascent eBike market last week with a pair of announcements aimed at lowering barrier to entry for independent bike dealers...
Europe clearly emerged as the leader in North America’s nascent eBike market last week with a pair of announcements aimed at lowering barriers to entry for independent bike dealers.
Accell Group NV and Robert Bosch GmbH both said they are establishing support systems for North American eBike dealers this year. (4/13/2014)
VF Corp. Promotes Key Execs
VF Corporation appointed Steve Rendle to the newly created role of SVP, Americas, and split its Outdoor & Action Sports Americas coalition into two segments: Outdoor Americas and Action Sports Americas...(4/11/2014)
Adventure 16 Wholesale’s New Owner Vows to Help Mom and Pops Compete
With the acquisition last week of Adventure 16 Wholesale, New York-based Summit Distribution LLC transformed itself into one of the largest distributors of outdoor specialty products in the United States...(4/6/2014)