MARCH 12, 2004 -- Martin Coles, who recently headed Reebok's international business, has surfaced. He will now head Starbuck's international unit.
Bass Pro Shops will open in the 500,000-square-foot Branson (MO) Landing retail project. The new specialty branch will only be 40,000-60,000 square feet and will open in March 2006. The project will sport a full-service. The store will display artifacts, photos, record fish mounts and a tribute to long-time fishing-guide legend, including former Branson Mayor Jim Owen, who opened the town's first theater in 1936.
First Albany Capital adjusted its 2004 EPS estimate on Dick’s to $2.50 from $2.48 on revenue of $1.719 billion. By quarters, FAC's 2004 estimates are: Q1: $0.37; Q2: $0.72; Q3: $0.23; and Q4: $1.18. For FY 2005, the estimate is $3.00 on a revenue estimate of $1.995 billion. There is a buy rating on the stock…Banc of America Securities started coverage of Columbia Sportswear with a buy.
ispo, the world's largest sports trade fair, is accepting entries for this summer's ispo BrandNew Award, with a deadline of April 2. A unique start-up competition for innovators in the sports industry, it provides an unparalleled opportunity for exposure in the international marketplace, and is one of the most coveted honors in the sports manufacturing world. Winners in seven categories will receive all-expense paid booths and other benefits at ispo summer, July 4-6, 2004, in Munich, a EUR100,000 value ($125,000 US). In addition, as this will be the 10th staging of the BrandNew Award, the 1,000th registrant (in the award’s history) will receive a $1,000 Euro travel voucher to attend ispo summer 04. Companies, brands or individuals worldwide with a new, ingenious product can go online to www.ispo-brandnew.com to download an entry form or get more information for mailing entries. An international jury of sports business professionals will evaluate the products for design, marketing and innovation to select winners. Companies must be no older than four years old and a first-time exhibitor at ispo to qualify. Entries must be received by April 2, 2004. Contact information is available at [email protected], or editors may contact On the Horizon Communications at (805) 773-1000, or ispo BrandNew project manager Esther Herold at [email protected]