January 06, 2021
Sporting goods companies’ hard won Section 301 tariff exclusions expired as of Dec. 31, as the United States trade representative has not taken any action to extend them, despite lobbying from industry groups and members of congress.
The U.K. retail conglomerates JD Sports and Frasers Group have tucked in two small retailers, men’s apparel store Wellgosh, and fashion clothing seller Psyche, respectively.
EEX, owner of Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo along with many other shows, has acquired the wholesale buying software company, which already counts a number of industry brands among its customers.
The 23-year company veteran is adding the title of president, global operations group, to his current role as president, international group, and will remain an EVP of Wolverine Worldwide.
The outdoor brand’s new chief comes from apparel licensing company WP Lavori, which took a 10% stake in Filson last year.
Academy Sports is recalling about 6,000 Ozone 500 Density bicycles because the locking hardware on the front wheel can become loose resulting in front wheel instability.