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JANUARY 11, 2006 -- Pierre Ryser, passed away at age 75. A Swiss citizen, he was the first general secretary of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ('78).


ispo is starting with an experimental re-tracking of visitors at ispo winter 06. Please be aware of the following points: You need your pass/ticket to enter and leave the grounds of the fairgrounds. Be sure to have your pass/ticket on you at all times. You have to log out your pass/ticket leaving the fairgrounds at one of the turnstiles or gates. Only passes/tickets that have been logged out at one of the turnstiles or gates when leaving the grounds will be permitted to re-enter the next day.


Deckers Outdoor reported that based on the continued strong demand for its UGG product line and the solid retail sell-through, it now expects to exceed the high-end of both its previous 4Q EPS guidance range of 60¢-64¢ on sales of $72-$75 million. It also remains comfortable with its previous guidance for FY06 of net sales of $255-265 million and diluted EPS $2.00 to $2.15. Lazard Capital raised the stock to a buy from hold.


Fleet Feet made two management promotions. Luke Rowe was promoted to VP/business development, and Joey Pointer was promoted to director of franchise operations. Rowe will oversee new store development, vendor relations, and all other business development initiatives, including Fleet Feet's proprietary Personal FIT Process. He will have responsibility for all of Fleet Feet's vendor relations, including its newest brand management partnership with Brooks Sports, as well as the ongoing partnerships with New Balance Athletic Shoe, Superfeet, Moving Comfort, Champion and Balega Sports International. Rowe has served as New Balance brand manager for the franchisor since '03. Pointer will oversee UFOC compliance, store policy and procedure, information technology, financial and inventory management, and ongoing store business reviews and analysis. He has served as financial manager for the franchisor since '04.


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World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry
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