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US: Columbia Sportswear shows Q4 sales momentum Richard Woodard | 19 Feb 14

Columbia Sportswear recorded a 7.1% reduction in fourth quarter profit, with a small gain wiped out by a $5.6m non-cash asset impairment charge.


Cambodia and Bangladesh count the cost of disruption Lee Adendorff | 15 Jan 14

Cambodian garment factories are to sue over recent strikes, while those in Bangladesh are counting the cost of three months of political turmoil.


CAMBODIA: Labour groups urge brands to back wage rise Leonie Barrie | 10 Jan 14

Labour rights groups and trade unions are calling on global clothing brands to support a rise in the minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers, and to look at the long-term implications of their purchasing practices.


CAMBODIA: Apparel brands urged end to violence Richard Woodard | 8 Jan 14

In the run-up to the end of a two-week garment worker strike in Cambodia this week, a group of leading apparel brands joined together to call for "peaceful negotiations".


CHINA: Columbia Sportswear venture poised for growth Leonie Barrie | 2 Jan 14

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has begun its new joint venture with Swire Resources, which is designed to act as a springboard for growth in the Chinese market.


US: Columbia Sportswear files patent lawsuit against Seirus Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has filed a lawsuit against Seirus Innovative Accessories for infringement on its patent for insulating Omni Heat reflective material.


US: Columbia Q3 income down as footwear slips Richard Woodard | 25 Oct 13

Columbia Sportswear Company posted a double-digit decline in third quarter net profit, with sales falling 4% on the back of a slump in demand for footwear.


NEW ZEALAND: Koppes to head Icebreaker global product design Katie Smith | 22 Oct 13

Former Columbia Sportswear and Nike executive Mark Koppes has been named vice president of product at New Zealand-based outdoor merino wool apparel firm Icebreaker.


US: Fogliato exits Billabong to join Columbia Sportswear Katie Smith | 26 Sep 13

Billabong's general manager for Europe, Franco Fogliato, has been named the latest executive to leave the Australian surfwear company, and is headed to outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear.


US: Woolrich to launch first footwear collection Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 13

Outdoor clothing company Woolrich has hired footwear licensing group Portland Product Werks (PPW) to launch its debut footwear collection.


US: New social responsibility toolkit for outdoor firms Leonie Barrie | 10 Sep 13

The first of a three-part updated Social Responsibility Toolkit has been released to help brands and suppliers start, and improve, their social responsibility programmes.


US: Outdry files patent infringement case against Geox Katie Smith | 14 Aug 13

Columbia Sportswear-owned OutDry Technologies has filed a patent infringement case against Italian footwear brand Geox relating to its waterproofing leather technology.


INDIA: Columbia Sportswear to enter India Petah Marian | 8 Aug 13

Columbia Sportswear is set to enter India through a distribution agreement with Chogori India Retail (CIRL).


US: Columbia Sportswear narrows Q2 losses Katie Smith | 26 Jul 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its second-quarter losses, after warmer weather improved sell-through of its spring merchandise.


CHINA: Columbia Sportswear sets up JV with Swire Petah Marian | 18 Jun 13

Columbia Sportswear is shifting to a joint venture model in China through a partnership with distributor Swire Resources.


US: Columbia Sportswear names Cox to lead retail Katie Smith | 30 Apr 13

Outdoor apparel footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has appointed former Mexx executive Shawn Cox to the newly-created position of senior vice president of retail.


US: Columbia lowers FY sales outlook despite Q1 growth Petah Marian | 26 Apr 13

Columbia Sportswear has lowered its full year sales outlook, despite first quarter net income soaring as cold weather helped it to liquidate additional fall season inventory.


US: Columbia Sportswear heated clothing lawsuit withdrawn Katie Smith | 18 Apr 13

A lawsuit that was filed against outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear Company over its heated clothing has been withdrawn.


US: Columbia unveils sweat-activated cooling technology Petah Marian | 5 Apr 13

Columbia Sportswear Company has introduced a sweat-activated cooling technology, called Omni-Freeze Zero.


US: Columbia Sportswear EMEA general manager resigns Katie Smith | 8 Mar 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear Company has named Doug Morse as interim general manager of its Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region following the resignation of Christian Finell.


US: Columbia Sportswear books 8% rise in Q4 profit Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear Company has managed to offset falling fourth quarter sales to post an 8% rise in profit.


US/CANADA: Columbia Sportswear jackets recalled on burn risk Richard Woodard | 30 Jan 13

Seven models of heated jackets made by Columbia Sportswear have been recalled because of a burn hazard caused by a potentially overheating inner cuff.


US: Columbia lowers Q4 sales and earnings expectations Richard Woodard | 17 Jan 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear business Columbia Sportswear lowered its fourth quarter sales and earnings forecasts, blaming reduced customer traffic and mild weather.


UK: Columbia inks global sock license with Delta Galil Leonie Barrie | 11 Jan 13

Delta Galil Industries is to be the exclusive licensee of Columbia Sportswear's global sock business beginning with the autumn 2013 season.


US: Columbia Sportswear recalls more battery packs Katie Smith | 10 Jan 13

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has recalled more of the battery packs sold with some of its electrically heated jackets, over fears they could overheat and pose a fire hazard.


SINGAPORE: Luen Thai to buy Ocean Sky apparel ops for $55m Petah Marian | 8 Jan 13

Singapore-based apparel company Ocean Sky is set to be acquired by Luen Thai Holdings for US$55m.


US: Columbia Sportswear recalls battery packs on overheating risk Katie Smith | 4 Dec 12

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has recalled a number of battery packs sold with certain electric jackets because they could overheat, posing the risk of burns injuries or fire hazard.


WORLD: Heated and insect repellent apparel growth markets Textiles Intelligence | 22 Nov 12

The markets for heated garments and clothing which offers protection against insects are set to grow, according to new research.


US: Columbia Sportswear lifts FY view as Q3 profit slips Katie Smith | 26 Oct 12

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has raised its full-year operating margins target despite posting a 4.7% decline in third-quarter net profit.


US: Columbia Sportswear exec McCormick resigns Katie Smith | 16 Aug 12

Michael McCormick, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear, has resigned for personal reasons.

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