Posts tagged as Columbia

  • columbia_m_right

    Thursday, May 14th 2015

    Change of guard at Columbia in South Korea

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear Company has named Han-Bo Shim as new general manager of the U.S. outdoor group’s fully owned subsidiary in South Korea. His predecessor since 2012, HR Cho, will remain on the board for a while to provide a smooth transition. 53-year-old Shim has a long record of experience in top positions in the local […]

  • A long way to go: the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. (C) UTMB/Michel Cottin

    Friday, November 28th 2014

    Columbia brands to sponsor the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

    by Markus Huber

    Starting with next year’s mega trail running event, Columbia and its affiliated brands Mountain Hardwear and Montrail will sponsor the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). In 2015, the trail running contest will again be held in Chamonix, France from Aug. 24-28. It also passes through Italy and Switzerland. The three brands will outfit the organizational […]

  • Friday, October 31st 2014

    Columbia performs well, while Europe remains flat

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear managed to increase net sales by a stunning 29 percent to $675.3 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Operating income was up by 28 percent to $98.3 million compared with the previous year. Excluding expenses related to the acquisition of the Prana brand last April, profits reached $97.7 million. Net profit was […]

  • Friday, September 26th 2014

    Columbia appoints new top managers

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear has announced the appointment of two top executives. Steve Woodside is to take up the newly created position of vice president in charge of global manufacturing and supply chain. Woodside most recently acted as vice president at VF Corporation from Hong Kong where he oversaw the group’s footwear sourcing and manufacturing. Before joining VF, he […]

  • Cowboys Chiefs Football

    Tuesday, August 26th 2014

    Columbia strikes football deal with Dallas Cowboys

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear is going new ways in sports sponsoring having sealed an agreement with football team Dallas Cowboys, one of the franchises of the National Football League (NFL). The two new partners have agreed on joint marketing a co-branded line of sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men, women and young people. The collection is set […]

  • Sunday, July 27th 2014

    First half of 2014 shows most large retailers are doing fine

    by Markus Huber

    Over the past few days, some financial results for larger vendors and retailers have been published for the first half of 2014. Here is an overview of performance figures for the first six months – see graph below. Accell Group to spin off fitness division The flat sales for large Dutch bicycle manufacturer, the Accell Group, were mainly caused […]

  • Monday, May 5th 2014

    OutDry and Columbia reach preliminary injunction against Geox


    A court based in Milan, Italy, has granted a preliminary injunction to Columbia Sportswear and its Italian subsidiary, OutDry, against footwear company Geox. The case is about Geox’ sales of Amphibiox-branded shoes sold in Italy which allegedly infringe a patent owned by OutDry on waterproof and breathable footwear. The injunction rules that further sale of […]

  • Wednesday, April 30th 2014

    Columbia acquires Prana and reports strong Q1


    Columbia Sportswear has announced the acquisition of outdoor lifestyle apparel brand Prana for $190 million in cash. The group said that Prana enjoyed a compound annual growth of 30 percent between 2010 and 2013 and is expected to reach a turnover beyond $100 million in 2014. Prana’s operating margin is said to be in the […]

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

    Columbia, Nike and other Oregon companies oppose same-sex marriage ban

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear, Nike and 34 other Oregon-based companies have asked the US District Court to overturn Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban. They say that their businesses are disadvantaged by the legislation as it restricts them in finding the best employee talent possible to compete at both a national and international level. The companies expressed their point […]