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USA: Columbia Sportswear 3Q Profit Up 8% just-style.com | 29 Oct 04

Columbia Sportswear Company on Thursday said third quarter profit was up 7.9 per cent on the same period last year, driven by strong sales in its sportswear and footwear product categories.


USA: Columbia Names GM Europe And Sorel President just-style.com | 28 Oct 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Company on Wednesday said Paul Gils has been appointed general manager Europe and Mike Prendergast has been promoted to president of its Sorel division.


USA: LL Bean Appoints New Company Execs just-style.com | 14 Oct 04

Outdoor apparel retailer LL Bean has announced the appointment of two new company executives.


USA: Management Changes At Columbia Sportswear just-style.com | 29 Sep 04

Ed Howell has left his post as global president of Columbia Sportswear's Sorel division with immediate effect.


USA: Colombia To Sell In South Africa, The Philippines just-style.com | 19 Aug 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Company has extended its worldwide distribution strategy to Southern Africa and the Philippines.


USA: Management Changes At Columbia Sportswear just-style.com | 23 Jul 04

Outdoor clothing and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Company has named Mark Sandquist as vice president - Columbia Sportswear Apparel and Doug Prentice as vice president - Global Outerwear Integration.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Reports Record Q2 Net Sales just-style.com | 22 Jul 04

Apparel and footwear company Columbia Sportswear has reported record second quarter net sales of $171.1 million, a 12.5 per cent rise from last year’s sales of $152.1m.


USA: Columbia Uncovers More Fake Apparel In China just-style.com | 30 Jun 04

Outdoor clothing and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Company has uncovered more counterfeit apparel in its ongoing campaign to protect its brand in China.


USA: Columbia Shifts VP Davis To Governmental Role just-style.com | 20 May 04

Outdoor apparel company Columbia Sportswear has shifted vice-president and general counsel Carl Davis to the position of vice-president of governmental affairs.


USA: Columbia Signs Norway And Iceland Distributor just-style.com | 13 May 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear has signed an agreement with Portland Norge AS to distribute its products in Norway and Iceland.


USA: Outdoor Wear Cos Urge Retention Of Anti-Logging Law just-style.com | 12 May 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear makers have urged the Bush administration not to open roadless areas of national forests to logging in an attempt to protect business.


USA: Columbia Q1 Profit Jumps 34% just-style.com | 30 Apr 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Co has reported a 34 per cent jump in first quarter profit to $20 million, up from $14.9m in the same period a year earlier.


USA: Columbia Raids Malaysian Counterfeiters just-style.com | 14 Apr 04

Outdoor apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Company joined forces with Malaysian authorities last week for a series of raids on factory outlet stores in Kuala Lumpur selling counterfeit Columbia clothing.


USA: Columbia Signs Licensing Deal With CO Lynch just-style.com | 13 Apr 04

Outdoor apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Company has signed a licensing agreement with outdoor footwear maker CO Lynch Enterprises for the design, production and marketing of a new line of hunting and fishing waders and ankle-fit rubber boots.


Antimicrobial fabrics help fight war against germs just-style.com | 5 Mar 04

Demand for antimicrobial-treated clothing is surging as consumers become increasingly aware of hygiene and of the potentially harmful effects of micro-organisms. And as the number of apparel end uses for antimicrobial products has increased, so too has the number of companies supplying such products.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Swoops On Chinese Counterfeiters just-style.com | 18 Feb 04

Outdoor apparel group Columbia Sportswear Company has joined forces with southern Chinese authorities to raid a factory producing counterfeit Columbia jackets.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Q4 Income Up 10.5% just-style.com | 30 Jan 04

Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Co has posted a fourth quarter income rise of 10.5 per cent to $32.2 million, up from $29.1m in the same period a year earlier.


USA: Sorel And Crescent Sign Winter Sock License Agreement just-style.com | 19 Dec 03

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Sorel Corporation has signed a licensing agreement with hosiery maker Crescent Inc for the design, manufacture and marketing of men's, women's and children's socks.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Enjoys Solid Q3, Lifts View just-style.com | 24 Oct 03

Leading producer of outdoor clothing and footwear, Columbia Sportswear Co, on Thursday posted a double-digit rise in third quarter sales and profit growth from the year-ago period and lifted its view for the current quarter. The Oregon-based company said net income in the 13 weeks ended September 30 rose 11.8 per cent to $63.6 million, or $1.56 a share, from $56.9m, or $1.42 a share, in the same period of the prior year.


USA: Columbia To Open New Distribution Centre In Kentucky just-style.com | 8 Aug 03

Leading outdoor apparel firm Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday said its new $40 million footwear distribution centre in the Mid-West will be based in Henderson, Kentucky.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Names Tung Global Sales Chief just-style.com | 30 Jul 03

Active outerwear and footwear giant Columbia Sportswear Co on Tuesday named William Tung as its new director of international sales and operations to replace the retiring Greg Barron. The Oregon-based firm said Tung will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an international distribution and licensing network for the sale of its apparel and footwear around the world.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Posts Q2 Profit, Sales Leap just-style.com | 24 Jul 03

Leading outerwear designer and manufacturer Columbia Sportswear Co on Wednesday posted a 25.3 per cent jump in second quarter profit as it was boosted by favourable exchange rates and strong overseas sales. The Oregon-based firm said its net income for the 13 weeks ended June 30 rose to a record $9.4 million, or 23 cents a share, from $7.5m, or 19 cents a share, in the year-ago period.


NEW ZEALAND: Arthur Ellis Buys Survival Apparel just-style.com | 8 May 03

Outdoor apparel company Arthur Ellis Ltd on Thursday revealed it has acquired Survival Apparel, owner of the well-known Everwarm thermal brand, for an undisclosed sum. Ellis, headed by apparel entrepreneur Hugo Venter, owns brands such as Fairydown Bedware, Fairydown Adventure, Columbia Sportswear and The Great Outdoors. It has an annual turnover of $50 million.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Posts Q1 Profit, Sales Jump just-style.com | 25 Apr 03

Apparel producer Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday posted a sharp rise in first quarter net profit to $14.9 million from $9m in the year-ago period on the back of solid sales growth.


USA: Columbia Completes $36m Mountain Hardwear Buy just-style.com | 2 Apr 03

Leading apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday announced it had completed its acquisition of outdoor clothing firm Mountain Hardwear Inc for around $30 million in cash and assumed $6m debt.


USA: Columbia Pays $36m For Mountain Hardwear just-style.com | 14 Mar 03

Leading apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire outdoor clothing firm Mountain Hardwear Inc for about $30 million in cash and assumed $6m debt.


USA: Columbia Sportswear Says Q4 Profit Up 20% just-style.com | 31 Jan 03

Outdoor apparel and shoe firm Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday posted a 20.2 per cent climb in fourth quarter net profit to $29.1 million from $24.2m in the year-ago period on the back of higher profit margins and sales.


CANADA: Columbia Sportswear Wins Anti-Dumping Case just-style.com | 9 Jan 03

Apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Co on Wednesday said it had prevailed in an anti-dumping case concerning the sale of boots in the Canadian market.


USA: Strong Sales Boost Columbia Q3 Profit To $57m just-style.com | 25 Oct 02

Leading outerwear and footwear manufacturer Columbia Sportswear Co on Thursday reported a 15 per cent year-on-year jump in third quarter net profit on the back of strong sales.


Hang tags: connecting to consumers just-style.com | 16 Sep 02

With consumers being inundated with messaging, from signage to television to radio to print, how are top outdoor/active brands getting their high-performance benefits across to today's somewhat techno-savvy consumers? Through smart, well-executed use of hang tags that educate shoppers in simple, clear ways about the benefits of using the product, not the chemistry and technology behind the features. Read on to see what top fibre, fabric and apparel makers are doing to sell benefits and brands.

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