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PEP Reauthorization Clears Senate Committee

The U.S. Senate Education Committee has unanimously approved the “Every Child Achieves Act,” which includes a re-authorization of the PEP Program through 2021. PEP grants are used to support innovative physical education methods at school districts nationwide. Industry lobbyists said they see growing appreciation in Congress for the importance of school fitness programs, but... Click for Full Story >>>

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Under Armour reported earnings in its first quarter declined 13 percent, as expected, and came in a penny ahead of Wall Street's target. Revenues jumped 25 percent with apparel running ahead 21 percent and footwear surging 41 percent. The company raised its revenue outlook for the year...(4/21/2015)


Essilor International reported strong sales of the Costa sunglasses in the United States and its Bolon brand in China helped drive sales to €1.66 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, up 12.7 percent in currency-neutral (c-n) terms...(4/21/2015)


The sports and fitness industry grew 3.5 percent in 2014, representing $84.3 billion in wholesale sales in the United States, according to the 2015 Manufacturers’ Sales by Category Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)...(4/20/2015)


Iconix Brand Group reported that Seth Horowitz, its COO, had tendered his resignation on Apr. 13, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The company does not intend to seek a new COO at this time...(4/20/2015)


Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. reported that preliminary data indicate season pass and frequency product sales at its six North American mountain resorts grew 17.0 percent for the 2014/15 winter season through April 9, 2015, relative to the same time last year...(4/20/2015)


The North Face expects all its polyester fabric, which accounts for 80 percent of the material used in its apparel, to be made from recycled content by 2016 and expects all its down products to use Responsible Down Standard-certified down by 2017, according to its fourth annual corporate responsibility report...(4/20/2015)


1% for the Planet, one of the world’s largest environmental networks, said Kate Williams, the network’s director of partnerships, will step into the role of CEO, effective May 1, 2015...(4/20/2015)


Escalade, Inc. announced that net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2015 was $3.5 million, or 25 cents per share, compared to net income from continuing operations...(4/20/2015)


Foot Locker, Inc. debuted its first smartphone mobile application for iOS and Android. The Foot Locker App also exclusively introduces the world to Shoemoji, the world's first sneaker replica emoticons...(4/20/2015)


The North Face announced the expansion of its Clothes The Loop recycling program to all of its retail and outlet stores in the U.S. in tandem with an in-store and social media campaign to encourage consumers to recycle unwanted apparel and footwear from any brand in any condition...(4/20/2015)


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