Did you hear?... JanSport honored with The Sports Authority’s 2001 Victor Award

JanSport Inc. has been honored with The Sports Authority’s 2001 Victor Award.

JanSport Inc. has been honored with The Sports Authority’s 2001 Victor Award. According to Todd Spaletto, vice president of sales for JanSport, the two companies worked closely together to develop a fresh product mix for The Sports Authority that included JanSport's products in the daypack, technical pack and travel categories, as well as Eastpak daypacks. JanSport also provided materials and expertise for in-store merchandising, co-op advertising and other tools that helped The Sports Authority maximize the product lines' sales. The result was a 27-percent increase in retail sales for those products over the previous year, with margin increases across the board. SNEWS® View: This award marks the third time in the past 12 months that JanSport has been recognized by its vendors (JC Penny and REI were the other two) for playing well with others and being a company that seeks to maximize its own sales by enhancing and developing the sales opportunities for its retailers. Any company that can help a retailer sell more products at a higher margin leading to increased profit is going to receive positive attention. And they don't run with scissors either.


Did you hear?... REI wins a 2001 National Preservation Honor Award

REI wins a 2001 National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historical Preservation, recognizing the company for their restoration of the 1901 Denver Tramway Building. Once the power plant for Denver's trolley system and later a transportation museum, the ...read more

Did you hear?…The Sports Authority to go private

In a $1.3 billion cash-and-debt deal, The Sports Authority (NYSE: TSA) said it plans to go private after agreeing to be acquired by an investor group led by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners and members of Sports Authority's senior management team. Shares will be acquired ...read more

Did you hear?... Kevin Karch hired by JanSport Inc.

Kevin Karch has been hired by JanSport Inc. to head the company's Eastern U.S. sales operations for its JanSport and Eastpak product lines.Prior to joining JanSport, Karch served as an independent rep for the company for five years, and was named rep of the year in 2000. In ...read more

Did you hear?... REI announces its 2001 Vendor Partnership Awards

REI has announced its 2001 Vendor Partnership Awards, with the overall Vendor Partner of the Year grand prize recognition going to Cascade Designs. The annual award serves to pay tribute to three vendors and one overall best vendor that REI believes represent the best of those ...read more

Did you hear?... Timberland awarded by 2001 Annual Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards

Timberland has been recognized as one of two award winners of this year's 2001 Annual Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, which annually recognizes philanthropic corporations that exhibit "exemplarily practices," gave ...read more

Did you hear?... The Explorers Club to honor climbers with Lowell Award

The Explorers Club will honor Sir Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn, Ed Viesturs, and Polish climber Krzysztof Wielicki with its prestigious Lowell Award, Oct. 29 at the Essex House Hotel in New York City. The award is named after Lowell Thomas (1892 - 1981), the famed war ...read more

The Sports Authority records 3rd Q net loss

The Sports Authority Inc. has reported a net loss of $4.2 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the third quarter ended Nov. 2. In the comparable period of the prior year, the company recorded a net loss of $4.5 million or $0.14 per diluted share. Sales for the third quarter ...read more

Did you hear?... Tribal DDB earns Jansport's web-design business

The Vancouver offices of Tribal DDB -- www.tribalddb.com -- has earned Jansport's web-design business and will be revamping Jansport's Web site -- www.jansport.com -- to incorporate the company's new line of teen packs, travel gear and other equipment. Scheduled to launch this ...read more

Did you hear?... Winter 2001 issue of Forbes' ASAP has a story on REI's internet operations

The winter 2001 issue of Forbes' ASAP has a story called Web Trails on REI's internet operations."A half-decade into the internet era," writes author Ken Yamada, "highly touted Web-based retailers, like Amazon, still struggle to achieve profits, while others like Webvan, have ...read more