Did you hear?... Brunswick Corporation sells Igloo

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has sold its last outdoor business, the company announced.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has sold its last outdoor business, the company announced. Westar Capital, a private investment firm in Costa Mesa, Calif., has bought the Igloo cooler business from Brunswick. "With this transaction, we have essentially completed the planned divestiture of our outdoor businesses," said George W. Buckley, Brunswick's chairman and chief executive officer. "This will allow us to totally focus on building our market-leading brands in marine engines, pleasure boats, fitness equipment, bowling and billiards."


Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> We thought it was pretty hilarious that one of the largest booth crowds we saw at The Super Show was at the booth of a legal firm specializing in intellectual property called Fish & Richardson. No really. Of course, it helped that these were lawyers with an attitude. "Want a ...read more

George T. Neill Joins Brunswick as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

AKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 26 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that George T. Neill, 41, has joined the company as its vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. Neill, most recently was ...read more

Did you hear?... Schoeffel sells Klepper

Germany's Schoeffel has sold its women's brand Klepper, as SNEWS® recently said it was considering. Schoeffel, based in Schwabmuenchen, bought the brand in 1996 and as late as February was stating its full support of it as a part of the Schoeffel family. Times change. The new ...read more

Did you hear?... Mikal Belicove sells Outdoor Network

Mikal Belicove, owner and publisher of the Boulder, Col.-based Outdoor Networkwww.outdoornetwork.com) has sold the company to The Institute for Creative Education (ICE), also of Boulder. Belicove is moving on to become the Director of Knowledge Resources for the American Camping ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> A note about the Southern California fires: In Orange County -- the home of the likes of Iron Grip, Star Trac, VersaClimber and other fitness companies -- the fires north and south of them has so far meant not much more than smoke and ash everywhere … and some scary moments ...read more

Did you hear?... VF Corporation posted a $448.3 million net loss for its first quarter

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) the parent company of The North Face (TNF), JanSport, and Eastpak, posted a $448.3 million net loss for its first quarter, but still felt performance was better than expected because of reductions in inventory and a strong cash-flow. Inventories were ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Icon Health & Fitness for the first quarter of its 2004 fiscal year has reported increased net sales of 16.2 percent over the same quarter a year ago. For the three-month period ended Aug. 30, Icon reported net sales of $197.8 million, compared to $170.2 million for the ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Settling into our seat last week on a flight home from D.C. for National PE Day lobbying (look for our upcoming story the week of May 11), we hear a hustle and bustle at the door. Olympic gold-medalist sprinter and long-jumper Carl Lewis is rushing in at the last second, also ...read more

Did you hear?... Bob Hurley sells company to Nike

The rumors that have been swirling for several weeks now were confirmed this morning as Hurley International owner and surfwear icon Bob Hurley announced he'd sold his company to -- gasp -- Nike. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. But in acquiring Hurley International, ...read more