Did you hear?... Salomon announces plans to open an Australia subsidiary

Salomon has announced it will open a Melbourne-based Australia subsidiary on Jan. 1, 2003.

Salomon has announced it will open a Melbourne-based Australia subsidiary on Jan. 1, 2003. Adidas-Salomon AG is establishing the wholly owned subsidiary because Bursill Sports Gear and Salomon have mutually decided not to continue with the present distribution agreement. Bursill will continue to rep Salomon skis, boots, bindings, and in-line skates to the regions.


Did you hear?... Troy Ballard to leave Salomon

Troy Ballard's last day at Salomon is this Friday. He has accepted a position with a company called Ripcurl and will be moving to Australia in January where he will be the company's Chairman of Mountain Wear -- a global position overseeing its ski and snowboard outerwear ...read more

Fitness: Did You Hear?…

>> Life Fitness founder Augie Nieto will introduce a new business venture at the IHRSA conference in San Francisco, IHRSA has announced. Calling him an "industry legend," IHRSA said in a brief announcement that Nieto will develop a nationwide system of medically based weight-loss ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 >> The outdoor specialty retail buying group, Retailers of the Outdoor Industry (ROI), has added three new members to the group as of the first of the year. Casual Adventure in Arlington, Va., Elephant's Perch in Ketchum, Idaho, and Pack Rat Outdoor Center ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Wild Country, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for approximately 1,000 Helium carabiners sold under the following model names -- Helium Dyneema, Helium DYN QD 5 X 13, Helium Clean Wire, and Oxygen-Helium. They are marked with ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Montrail is rocking the house in Europe with sales up nearly 350 percent over last year. While we can't report sales figures to you, we can assure you we've verified the numbers, and they are as stated. Part of the increase is attributed to the addition of sales to Russia. ...read more