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Sanitas Sales Group

Sanitas Sales Group is a full service sales agency serving the Western US. We focus on the outdoor industry, bike, snow sport, hunt/fish, travel and footwear channels. Sanitas not only gets products placed on the sales floor but we partner with the staff to move the product to ...read more

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Merrell, Patagonia Footwear 2Q sales slip, but revenue up for parent Wolverine on acquisitions

Performance footwear sales at Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW), which include Merrell, Chaco, Patagonia Footwear and Cushe, fell 4.8 percent as a group in the second quarter 2013, the company reported Tuesday. Good thing for Wolverine it acquired and added Saucony to the category ...read more

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Global exchange hurdles: Why The North Face, Timberland 1Q sales don’t look so hot

That strengthening dollar you’ve been hearing about — giving Americans more buying power of foreign goods, from cheaper oil to electronics — it has a flip side to it. The strong dollar effectively weakens foreign currencies, meaning when U.S. businesses sell more overseas, they ...read more

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Lucky 13: The North Face, Timberland and rest of VF Outdoor group see combined 2014 sales up 13 percent

Another strong earnings report from the outdoor industry as VF Corp (NYSE:VFC), parent to The North Face, Timberland, Vans and SmartWool, Eagle Creek, Jansport and others reported 13 percent growth both for the fourth quarter (to $2.16 billion) and full year 2014 (to $7.2 ...read more

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In Memoriam: Lock Miller, founder of Marmot Mountain Works

Steve Christie, director of sales at Backcountry Access, reflects on the life of Lock Miller. Lock Miller passed away peacefully on Sept. 30, after a four-year bout with prostate cancer. For those not familiar with Lock, he can best be described as an outdoor industry business ...read more

Patagonia took the "1% For the Planet" initiative to the next level this Black Friday. | Photo courtesy of Patagonia

Patagonia will donate 100 percent of sales this Black Friday

The brand will expand on a popular initiative, giving proceeds to local environmental groups. Black Friday—normally a bastion of consumerism and profits—is quickly turning into a podium for a activism and change, at least for the outdoor industry. As REI plans for its second ...read more

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Black Diamond explores sale of Gregory assets

Black Diamond Inc. CEO Peter Metcalf told Wall Street investors Tuesday that the company is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its Gregory Mountain Products business, which could including selling the brand. Metcalf, who was reporting preliminary fourth quarter results for ...read more

VFOutdoor

The North Face, Timberland, Vans 1Q sales all up double digits as direct-to-consumer sales soar

VF Corp., parent to The North Face, Timberland and Vans and numerous other outdoor brands, continues to up is direct connections with consumers, and signaled higher confidence for the outdoor industry in 2014. The company’s Outdoor & Action Sports segment reported first-quarter ...read more

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The North Face sees 1Q sales up, but slowing; profits strong

It’s hard to stop a freight train, but eventually it slows down. VF Outdoor, parent to The North Face, Timberland, Vans and SmartWool, reported a healthy 10 percent increase in sales for the first-quarter 2013, but those gains slowed from a year ago. While the cool spring ...read more