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US: Heated clothing lawsuit hots up Petah Marian | 10 Aug 12

A US court is set to decide later this month whether to go ahead with a lawsuit involving Columbia Sportswear and Innovative Sports over technology used to produce heated clothing.

CHINA: Columbia Sportswear inks Mountain Hardwear JV Katie Smith | 8 Aug 12

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has signed a joint venture deal with Swire Resources to expand the company's Mountain Hardwear brand in China.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 6 Aug 12

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at global technical textiles, a report on the clothing and footwear market in Russia, and a company profile on Foot Locker.

US: Columbia Sportswear losses narrow in Q2 Petah Marian | 27 Jul 12

Outdoor wear brand Columbia Sportswear has reported narrower net losses during the second quarter on the back of rising sales.

US: Columbia Sportswear urges court to dismiss lawsuit Katie Smith | 23 Jul 12

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has urged Lane County Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the company used Innovative Sports' technology to produce heated clothing.

US: Columbia Sportswear's new approach to cooling down Katie Smith | 12 Jun 12

A new apparel cooling technology described by its developer Columbia Sportswear as "groundbreaking" and a "game-changer", is set to launch next spring after a four-year development effort.

US: Egeck named as Eddie Bauer president and CEO Petah Marian | 5 Jun 12

Eddie Bauer today (5 June) named Michael Egeck as president and CEO of the company, replacing interim CEO David Chamberlain who will remain a member of the company's board.

US: Columbia Sportswear Q1 hit by restructuring charges Petah Marian | 27 Apr 12

Columbia Sportswear yesterday (26 April) recorded a decline in first-quarter profit, hit by restructuring charges and muted sales due to warmer weather and continued economic weakness in Europe.

NORWAY: Altor coy on Helly Hansen sale plans Petah Marian | 3 Apr 12

Private-equity firm Altor has remained coy on reports that it plans to put outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen up for sale this week.

US: Columbia Sportswear in "heated" lawsuit Katie Smith | 28 Mar 12

A lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Sportswear by Eugene-based Innovative Sports over heated clothing.

Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 16 Mar 12

Top stories on just-style this week included news that a coalition of industry groups is calling for an to end violent unrest in Cambodia, the Indian government's plans to partially roll back its cotton export ban, and Marks & Spencer's launch of a tailoring line in collaboration with Richard James.

CAMBODIA: Apparel coalition calls for end to violent unrest Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 12

Brands and retailers including Puma, H&M, Gap Inc, Columbia Sportswear, American Eagle Outfitters, The Jones Group, Warnaco Inc and Lululemon Athletica have joined a coalition of industry groups calling for an end to the violent unrest that continues to plague Cambodia's garment sector.

SOUTH KOREA: Columbia Sportswear names unit head Richard Woodard | 28 Feb 12

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed Hyung-Rae (HR) Cho as the new general manager of its wholly owned Korean subsidiary, with immediate effect.

US: Columbia Sportswear Q4 profit soars on sales boost Richard Woodard | 3 Feb 12

Double-digit sales growth helped outdoor apparel business Columbia Sportswear to record a 40% surge in net profit in 2011 – but the company expects slower growth in 2012.

US: Columbia appoints Moser as apparel VP Petah Marian | 1 Feb 12

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced the appointment of Adrienne Moser as vice president of global apparel merchandising and design for the Columbia brand.

US: Tradecard network grew by 36% in 2011 Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 12

TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.

US: Columbia Q3 profit soars on international growth Richard Woodard | 26 Oct 11

Strong growth in international markets helped apparel group Columbia Sportswear Company to report a 29% surge in third quarter profit and double-digit sales growth.

US: Columbia Sportswear expands global e-commerce Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 11

Outdoor apparel, footwear firm Columbia Sportswear Company has expanded its online presence with the launch of new Columbia and Sorel branded e-commerce sites in Canada and eight European countries.

US: Nike taps Michael Egeck as CEO of Hurley Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 11

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has hired Michael Egeck, the former president of True Religion Brand Jeans, as the new CEO of its skateboarding and surfing division Hurley International LLC.

Global news roundup Leonie Barrie | 13 Sep 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

US: Brown Shoe adds to ASG leadership team Katie Smith | 11 Aug 11

US footwear firm Brown Shoe Company has shuffled its American Sporting Goods (ASG) leadership team with the appointments of four vice presidents.

US: Columbia Sportswear posts wider Q2 loss Leonie Barrie | 29 Jul 11

Higher costs have offset higher sales at Columbia Sportswear Company, pushing the outdoor apparel and footwear firm to a wider second quarter loss.

US: Columbia teams up with Jeffrey New York | 8 Jul 11

US outdoor apparel firm Columbia Sportswear Company has teamed up with Jeffrey Kalinsky, founder of Jeffrey New York and EVP of designer merchandising for fashion retailer Nordstrom, to launch a collection of men's outerwear and footwear.

CHINA: Columbia counterfeiters jailed | 21 Jun 11

Three counterfeiters have been jailed in China after the authorities seized fake goods worth US$2.7m, including items labelled as Columbia Sportswear products.

US: Columbia complains to EU about W L Gore | 15 Jun 11

US business Columbia Sportswear and Italian subsidiary OutDry Technologies have complained to the European Union about alleged violation of competition laws by W L Gore & Associates.

US: Lawmakers introduce bill to cut sportswear tariffs | 6 Jun 11

The reintroduction of a bill that would eliminate tariffs on imports of some recreational performance apparel into the US has been welcomed by trade groups representing outdoor, apparel and footwear firms.

US: Columbia Sportswear posts 38% Q1 sales growth | 3 May 11

Outdoor footwear and apparel firm Columbia Sportswear Company has boosted its first quarter profit on the back of double-digit sales growth during the period.

US: Columbia Sportswear expands e-commerce network | 21 Apr 11

US outdoor apparel firm Columbia Sportswear Company has announced plans to expand its e-commerce operations to Canada and up to eight key markets across Europe in Fall 2011.

Speaking with style: Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard Leonie Barrie | 31 Mar 11

There's plenty of talk about the uphill battle confronting apparel supply chains in the face of cautious consumer spending and the pressure on margins from rising raw material, labour and transportation costs. What's needed are constructive ways to counter these pressures. Kurt Cavano, CEO of the TradeCard supply chain platform, believes technology has a key role to play.

JAPAN: Lazzari takes over at Columbia Sportswear | 2 Feb 11

Apparel business Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed Massimo Lazzari as president of its wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, with immediate effect.









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