CLIFF KEEN ENTERS MARKETING DEAL WITH INTERNATIONALLY RANKED ALEC PANTALEO

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (July 18, 2022) – Cliff Keen Athletic announced it has entered into a marketing deal with 2022 U.S. Open Champ and internationally ranked Cliff Keen Wrestling Club (CKWC) Wrestler, Alec Pantaleo. Pantaleo was a 3-time NCAA All-American and 2018 Big Ten champ from the University of Michigan and joins team Cliff Keen after … Continued

OUTDOOR CAP TAPS JERMAINE OLDHAM TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS (July 11, 2022) – Outdoor Cap, one of the world’s largest providers of headwear, has enlisted Jermaine Oldham to lead technology and transformation efforts as the new Head of Technology for the company. Oldham joins Outdoor Cap to provide executive technology leadership and enable accelerated growth for each of its businesses in Retail, Team … Continued

INNOVATION EXHIBIT HONORS SPORTS BRA INVENTORS, WOMEN WHO CHANGED WORLD

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (June 22, 2022) — From world-famous photos from the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup to gyms worldwide, the sports bra has helped provide sports equity, health and quality of life for women and girls worldwide. In recognition of this invention and the contributions of women innovators, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum, in … Continued

FLEET FEET ACQUIRES JACKRABBIT

CARRBORO, NORTH CAROLINA (November 5, 2021) – Fleet Feet, the largest franchisor of locally owned and operated running stores, announced it has agreed to acquire JackRabbit, the second-largest running specialty retailer in the U.S., from affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital. The transaction is expected to close in early December 2021 and includes all JackRabbit locations across 15 states and its … Continued

FRISK STEPS DOWN AS UNDER ARMOUR PRESIDENT AND CEO

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (May 18, 2022) – Under Armour announced that Patrik Frisk will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and as a member of the Board of Directors (board), effective June 1, 2022. The board has initiated a comprehensive internal and external search process to identify a permanent President and CEO. Until a successor is named, the board … Continued

SPORTS INC., PARTNERS WITH BYRNA TECHNOLOGIES

ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS (May 17, 2022) — Byrna Technologies Inc., announced that the Sports Inc. buying group is now offering the full line of Byrna products to its independent retailer members.  In February of 2022 at the Sports Inc. “invitation only” vendor consideration event, Byrna’s sales team successfully presented the full line of Byrna products to a group of … Continued

ADIDAS, FOOT LOCKER ANNOUNCE ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP

HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY and NEW YORK, NEW YORK (May 5, 2022) – Adidas and Foot Locker announced a new and enhanced partnership built around product innovation, elevated experiences, and deeper consumer connectivity. This enhanced relationship will establish Foot Locker as the lead partner for adidas in the basketball category, accelerate energy and hype launches, as well as include the development and … Continued

PEARL IZUMI JOINS UNITED SPORTS BRANDS

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA and LOUISVILLE, COLORADO (May 5, 2022) – United Sports Brands announced it has acquired PEARL iZUMi, a manufacturer and retailer of cycling apparel and accessories. PEARL iZUMi will join USB’s portfolio of protective and performance  sports equipment sold under the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, NATHAN, and Glukos brands.  PEARL iZUMi was founded in Tokyo in 1950 and entered the … Continued

ASICS LAUNCHES SUBLIMATION OFFERING FOR TEAM SPORTS

ASICS has partnered with the largest sublimation manufacturer in theWestern Hemisphere to offer sublimation to consumers BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (April 7, 2022) – ASICS America announced it has relaunched its sublimation offering for team sports. Through a new partnership with the largest sublimation manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere, ASICS has enhanced the customization process for its athletes … Continued

HIBBETT PROMOTES TWO TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT LEVEL

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (March 30, 2022) – Hibbett, Inc., announced two industry veterans have been promoted to the Senior Vice President level. Mike McAbee has been promoted from VP, Supply Chain & Store Development to SVP in the same department and Stephani Smith has been promoted from VP/GMM of Women’s to SVP, Merchandising. “I am proud to announce the promotions of … Continued