June Outdoor Product Sales Growth Accelerates


Sales of outdoor products look to be picking up steam this summer as sales of outdoor footwear, apparel and hardgoods increased 6.8 percent to $1.18 billion in the five-week fiscal month of June, according to the latest figures from OIA. The growth trend for the month represented an acceleration from the low-single-digit trend seen in […]

LaCrosse Footwear Acquires White’s Boots 

LaCrosse Footwear has acquired the White’s Boots Inc., which makes custom boots for logging and other commercial applications. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “This is a union of two great Pacific Northwest companies,” said Craig Cohen, a LaCrosse Footwear vice president, in a news release. “White’s tradition in U.S. manufacturing complements the Danner brand. […]

Deckers to Establish pan-European Brand Units

Deckers Corporation, parent company of Ugg, Teva and Hoka One One, among other brands, is putting each of these brands under a European brand manager. The structure was different in the past, as all the group’s brands had a joint territorial manager for all of them. As previously reported, Rob van der Vis, who was […]

“Rec-tech” On Display at OR Summer Show

More than a dozen companies making cutting-edge smartphone accessories will band together to promote their goods at next month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show. The companies – manufacturing items as varied as Bluetooth speakers, protective & waterproof cases, action cams, headphones, and solar chargers – will staff the newly created “Tech Zone” at the […]

Wigwam Mills Offers Manufacturing Apprenticeships


Wigwam Mills has partnered with an area technical college to offer apprenticeships designed to attract high school graduates to manufacturing careers. The of Sheboygan, Wisc.-company is participating in the Sheboygan Area Youth Apprenticeship program, which offers students in high school the opportunity to explore future careers while receiving school credit and pay for the work they are performing. The […]