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US: Columbia Sportswear narrows Q2 net loss Michelle Russell | 25 Jul 14

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its net losses in the second quarter, despite incurring costs from its acquisition of prAna.


US: Columbia Sportswear fined for mislabelled clothing Richard Woodard | 23 Jul 14

Columbia Sportswear Company has agreed to pay a US$100,800 penalty after it admitted distributing mislabelled clothing containing insect repellent.


US: Columbia Sportswear closes PrAna deal Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 14

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has closed its acquisition of lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living.


ITALY: Patent ruling favours Columbia Sportswear's OutDry Leonie Barrie | 6 May 14

A court in Italy has ruled in favour of Columbia Sportswear Company in its ongoing dispute over a patent used to create waterproof-breathable footwear.


US: Columbia Sportswear to buy prAna Living for $190m Katie Smith | 30 Apr 14

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has agreed to acquire lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living, for US$190m, in a deal that will help it expand and reduce its dependence on cold-weather items.


US: Columbia Sportswear doubles Q1 profit Katie Smith | 30 Apr 14

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Co has raised its full-year sales guidance, after more than doubling its first-quarter net profit, driven by "robust" demand for its namesake and Sorel brands.


High inventories at US retailers is causing concern Leonie Barrie | 29 Apr 14

Stung by unseasonably cold spring weather that blanketed many parts of the US just as they were rolling out their spring merchandise, retailers have not only been hampered by sluggish sales but are also battling high levels of inventory, analysts warn.


US: Apparel president Sandquist exits Wolverine Worldwide Katie Smith | 7 Mar 14

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has confirmed the departure of its global apparel president Mark Sandquist earlier this year.


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.

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