January 15, 2019
With no negotiations scheduled and the partial government shutdown already the longest in history, outdoor industry leaders are becoming increasingly vocal about the impact it is having on the national parks and the many businesses that are dependent on those resources for their livelihoods.
Pointing out that its unit sales of guns rose 8.4% against a backdrop of an 8.5% decline in NICS checks in its markets, SPWH told the ICR conference its new omni-channel platform expanding its gun offerings to 8,000 SKUs as well as moves by key competitors that have alienated hard core gun buyers will enable it to continue gaining share regardless of the overall market for firearms and ammunition.
Its turnaround substantially complete, Crocs told the ICR conference it plans to get to a double-digit EBIT margin by growing e-commerce sales and keeping gross margins in the low-50s and SG&A in the low-40 percent range.
Fox Factory Holding sales increased 30% to $462 million through the third quarter of 2018 and the company said it plans to expand its specialty sports and powered vehicle markets in a presentation at the ICR Conference.
DLA expects sales of about $101 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 29, a 12% increase from prior year sales of $90.3 million.
Golf sales increased 8% in the 12 months ended Nov. 2018 to $2.6 billion, NPD Group reported, with all product categories showing gains and an 8% rise in overall ASP.
LaserLyte’s assets are being acquired by AOBC’s Electro-Optics Division under Crimson Trace, and its laser training and sighting products will be added to the existing lineup of laser sights, tactical lights, and optics.
The eyewear maker says that Third Coast’s iLumen8 UV safety glasses, which it sells mostly through Amazon and other online retailers, are a nearly identical copy of its design patent No. D659,180.