Sporting Goods Industry News for April 20, 2018
A retail landscape persistently dominated by poorly trafficked malls and consumers who can’t be bothered to look up from their smartphones long enough to appreciate a well-set window display, has sporting goods companies looking to digital sales to offset flagging comps.
CHKE is now running the Hi-Tec brand strictly as on a licensed royalty model, and International Brand Group led by Ed van Wezel has taken over the legacy Hi-Tec distribution business in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe.
Cabela’s family and some former executives are working on a hunting-focused online retailer startup, according to theoutdoorwire.com.
The Ugg parent is suing Gildan for infringing on its Bailey Button Boot trade dress with certain styles in its Gold Toe line sold through Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers.
The two helmet makers reached a settlement and intend to jointly develop helmets combining technological innovations from POC and MIPS.