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Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor Brands Outperform in First Quarter
Sales at Amer Sports flagship Winter & Outdoor business grew 14 percent in currency-neutral terms in the first quarter thanks to double-digit growth in five of its six segments...(4/24/2015)
Lack of Winter Inventory, Port Delays Hamper Jarden Outdoor in Q1
Organic sales declined at Jarden Corp.'s Outdoor Solutions segment in the first quarter due to lack of winter closeout sales and late deliveries of fishing products caught in-transit due to congestion at West Coast ports...(4/24/2015)
After 16 Years Without Incident, Trek Recalls Nearly 1 Million Bikes
After its own investigation showed improper use of a front wheel quick release it used on its bikes since 1999 could result in dangerous crashes, Trek Bicycle Corporation last week initiated the largest voluntary unit recall in its history...(4/24/2015)
Unifi Poised to Break Ground on Second PET Recycling Plant in NC
Unifi Inc. is on the verge of investing $28 million to expand its PET bottle recycling capacity by 75 percent in response to growing demand for its Repreve polyester yarn from environmentally minded brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Quiksilver and even Ford Motor Co...(4/24/2015)
Port Congestion Snags Jarden's Q1 Fishing Sales
Organic sales declined at Jarden Corp.'s Outdoor Solutions segment in the first quarter due to lack of winter closeout sales and late deliveries of fishing products caught in-transit due to congestion at West Coast ports...(4/23/2015)
A Little Spandex Helps Mountain Khakis Snap Its Stretch Goals
When sales of Mountain Khakis new Camber pants with stretch twill took off last fall, President Ross Saldarini figured he could stretch his goals for the apparel brand in 2015. So he told his teams in Charlotte, NC and Jackson Hole, WY to plan for 25 percent sales growth...(4/20/2015)
Bicycle Leadership Conference Leads Out Sea Otter Classic for Industry Brass
A who’s who of bicycle industry executives, managers and other influencers met in Monterey, California, last week to discuss market growth at the Bicycle Leadership Conference, the annual gathering of the industry trade group Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).
Athleisure Trend, European Expansion Drove Record Results at UK's JD Sports Fashion in 2014
JD Sports Fashion Plc reported sales from continuing operations grew 25 percent to £1.52 billion ($2.0 bn) in 2014 as its Sports Fashion segment rode the athleisure trend and European expansion to impressive growth that more than offset weather related discounting at its much smaller Outdoor segment...(4/17/2015)