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Johnson Outdoors Q3 results reveal significant cost of COVID-19 pandemic

US-based outdoor leisure products supplier Johnson Outdoors highlighted the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business as it reported a 21.5% decline in revenue and 41.6% slump in profits in the third quarter of its financial year. Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and CEO of the award-winning ICAST exhibitor, told investors: “As expected, the Coronavirus […]

Super Retail Group experiences ‘strong rebound’ as lockdown eases

Australia’s Super Retail Group – the country’s leading supplier of fishing tackle – has reported a ‘strong rebound’ in sales in the fourth quarter of its financial year following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The group says that due to the stronger than expected sales performance it expects to deliver annual revenue for 2019/20 […]

Big 5 Sporting Goods reports 31.9% surge in July sales

Big 5 Sporting Goods – one of North America’s biggest suppliers of fishing tackle – has reported a 31.9% surge in same-store-sales in July. Reporting its COVID-19 affected second quarter performance this week, which saw sales decrease by 4.2% compared to the same comparable period in 2019, Steven G. Miller, the company’s Chairman, President and CEO, told […]

The Big One Farnborough cancelled for second time this year

This year’s The Big One in Farnborough, has been cancelled for the second time this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The tackle extravaganza – which draws up to 20,000 visitors and showcases products from the sport’s biggest manufacturers – was originally due to be held in March, but was postponed shortly before lockdown restrictions were put in place and rescheduled for October […]

Bass Pro and Cabela’s to reward staff for efforts during pandemic

Staff at two of North America’s most iconic fishing and hunting chains have been rewarded with bonus payments for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s says that it is making payments ranging from $250 to $1,000 to hourly-paid workers in its retail, distribution centres and manufacturing plants […]

Abu Garcia and Shakespeare underline Pure Fishing youth commitment

Two of the world’s best-known tackle brands have announced initiatives targeting young anglers.  Abu Garcia and Shakespeare, both part of the Pure Fishing portfolio, have added products to their line-ups designed to encourage youngsters to take up and stay with the sport. Abu has enlisted the services of pro bass angler Mike Iaconelli to develop […]

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