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Acquisitions help Sportsman’s Warehouse confound Wall Street

Strong performances from its eight newly acquired Field & Stream stores helped Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings – a top US supplier of fishing tackle – beat Wall Street predictions to deliver a 6.4% increase in sales in its fourth quarter. The company posted net sales of $258.2m compared to $242.7m in the comparable period last year. “We […]

Coronavirus: AFFTA welcomes passing of CARES Act

The body that represents the fly fishing industry in the US has welcomed legislation aimed at protecting Americans and the country’s economy through the COVID-19 crisis. The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) says it is ‘excited’ to support the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which has funds allocated within it for […]

Coronavirus: Super Retail Group cancels interim dividend

The Super Retail Group, owner of Australia’s leading fishing tackle retail chain, has cancelled its interim dividend to shareholders in a move that will keep $43m of cash within the business. The group says that the decision has been taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It said: “In the present environment the Board believes […]

Heybo Outdoors refreshes brand with new logo

South Carolina company, Heybo Outdoors, the producer of fishing and other outdoor lifestyle apparel, has refreshed its brand with a new logo. The modern design, which features an upper case ‘H’, is intended to better reflect the company’s increasingly fashionable approach to product and complement its more technical clothing line. “As we’ve moved into more […]

Former ASA show director returns to fishing industry

Jonathan Sauers, who was the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Show Director from 2006 to 2011 and producer of its  Easter Consumer show, has returned to the industry with SEiGLER Fishing Reels. His role as a Director for the Virginia company will see him oversee national and international sales, distribution and dealer relations and media relations, as […]

Coronavirus: Dick’s Sporting Goods execs waive salaries

As Coronavirus ravages much of the retail sector worldwide, the two top executives at one of the biggest suppliers of fishing tackle in the US have opted to forgo their salaries. Edward Stack and Lauren Hobart, CEO and President respectively of Dick’s Sporting Goods will receive no payment from March 29, other than amounts covering […]

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