Sporting Goods Industry News for December 05, 2016
The long-rumored deal will begin in 2020 and extend for 10 years, replacing VF Corp.’s Majestic as the official on-field supplier of uniforms.
Fortitude International, which bills itself as a producer making commercially successful director-driven movies, has greenlighted an as yet unnamed movie about the early years of Adidas and Puma when the Dassler brothers, Adi and Rudolph, split up during the 1930s as Nazi Germany was on the rise.
Fitbit’s share of the wearables market hit 23.0% in the third quarter up from 21.4% as units shipped rose 11% to 5.3 million according to market tracker IDC.
National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers named Brad Burney of L.M. Burney Distributors its new chairman, taking over from Pete Brownell.
National parks had 16,591,322 visitors in November, off 2% from last year, while year-to-date visits rose 5% to 306,230,822.
He has been with the trade group as president since 2009.