Business Journal


Ted Manning tells OBJ his plans for Ibex, where he recently took the post of CEO

OBJ takes an in-depth look at the growing business with its effect on retail, the latest strategies, and how brands are attempting to walk the fine line between vendor and competitor

In reporting its quarterly results Friday, Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) revealed previously undisclosed financial details of its recent Jetboil acquisition

Another day, another acquisition in the outdoor industry. On Wednesday, Jetboil became the latest of more than a dozen outdoor brands to be scooped up this year. Find out how the brand fits in with its new owner Johnson Outdoors

Black Diamond lifted the veil on its closely guarded, initial line of apparel, giving its top dealers, investors and OBJ an exclusive first look at the products in Salt Lake City

Black Diamond Inc. continued in its acquisition mode, announcing plans Monday to acquire Austria-based Pieps, best known for its avalanche transceivers, probes, and other winter safety gear. OBJ has the first interview with Black Diamond CEO Peter Metcalf, plus details on why winter safety is a top bright spot for the wintersports market

How to pronounce Nau, Teva, Mammut and 14 other commonly butchered outdoor company and brand names

OBJ has the exclusive first look at Stio, a new outdoor apparel brand being launched by Cloudveil founder Stephen Sullivan this fall

The parent company of Black Diamond and Gregory Mountain Products added protective gear brand Poc Sports to its team Thursday, acquiring the Swedish business for about $43.5 million. Black Diamond Inc. CEO Peter Metcalf talked first to OBJ about the deal

PrimaLoft will become its own independent company as its parent firm Albany International has agreed to sell the insulation brand for $38 million to its current management team in partnership with Prudential Capital Partners. Michael Joyce is the new company's president and CEO

Trekking, ski and Nordic pole company Leki lost its passionate owner and CEO Klaus Lenhart on Monday following his death in a plane crash