Did you hear?... Merrell just keeps rolling in the accolades

Merrell just keeps rolling in the accolades.

Merrell just keeps rolling in the accolades. On page 10D of today's USA Today, columnist Olivia Barker wrote, "Sure, the official gear comes from Roots. But Olympic visitors queuing up to buy Team USA Togs are first slipping on shoes from Merrell -- the Games' unofficial footwear." SNEWS® View: Ummm, Jacques? Can you spread some of that good Karma around please?


Did you hear?... Merrell honored with Brand of the Year Award

It's been a very, very good year for Merrell and company president Jacques Lavertue. Today, the company was honored with the Brand of the Year award presented by Footwear Plus magazine. In addition, Merrell won an award for its innovative use of Gore-Tex fabrications in a variety ...read more

Did you hear?... Merrell continue to expand a kids footwear program

Merrell continue to expand a kids footwear program begun two years ago by adding "My First Merrells" targeting newborns ages 3 to 6 months. Set to hit store shelves for Holiday 2002, the new footwear will feature a Merrell soft, silky pigskin upper with removable footbed, elastic ...read more

Did you hear?... Merrell established as separate operating unit of Wolverine

Merrell Performance Footwear has been established as a separate operating unit of Wolverine World Wide. The new business structure will be headed by Merrell President Jacques Lavertue, who will report directly to Tim O'Donovan, Wolverine's president and CEO. ...read more

Did you hear?... Merrell boosts the sales of Wolverine to record levels

Under the guidance of company president Jacques Lavertue, Merrell boosted the sales of Wolverine World Wide Inc., to record levels -- $720.1 million, up 2.7 percent from $701.3 reported in 2000. In fact, for 2001, Merrell's sales alone increased 35 percent to $137 million, making ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The business marketplace in Germany took another downturn in March, according to that country's economic measures, suggesting that not only that country's but also the entire European Union's downturn hasn't reached bottom yet. This is from Germany's IFo index, and came just ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Two long-time VNU trade show employees are leaving the Outdoor Retailer and Fly-Fishing Retailer fold. Beth Gordon, national sales manager, and Summer Williams, special events manager, each gave notice in late April. After more than six years, Gordon is joining Czarnowski ...read more

Did you hear?... Florida's Gyms to Go buys Georgia's Just for Fitness

Busy Body/Gyms to Go, based in Florida and owned by Carlos Vazquez and Jon Larkin, have finalized the purchase of Just For Fitness in Savannah, Ga. "It was more cost effective for us to buy them versus signing our own lease," said Vazquez, who added that his company had pulled ...read more

Outdoor: Did You Hear?...

>> Indigo Equipment has added veteran designer and outdoor athlete Pete Hill to the Indigo design group. Hill, who is responsible for designing Indigo’s current line of backcountry packs, will formally join the company as a third partner beginning March 1. Hill's 25 years of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> New data from the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) reported that hiking boot sales declined 8 percent between October 2003 and March 2004. Retail sales of athletic footwear rose 0.2 percent during the six-month period. Sales for the six-month reporting period were ...read more