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Maurice Sporting Goods, a major distributor of fishing tackle across the United States, has changed its name and added to its product offering following the acquisition of a major supplier of hydration and portable cooling products, Its parent company, Middleton Partners, has purchased O2COOL and plans to leverage the synergies of the two companies to […]The post Maurice Sporting Goods changes name after acquisition appeared first on Angling International.
Big 5 Sporting Goods, a major supplier of fishing tackle across North America, saw its third quarter net sales down from the same period last year. The group reported sales of $266.4m (2017: $270.5m) and same store sales decrease by 2%. Gross profit came in at $82.5m ($87.5m). For the 39-week period ended September 30, […]The post Big Five Sporting Goods sees sales dip in third quarter appeared first on Angling International.
Leeda, the UK’s leading distributor of fishing tackle, is looking to recruit country agents to continue to expand the presence of its brands in the global market. The company offers a complete portfolio, including market-leading brands like Wychwood, MAP, ICON and Profil, and was the first UK supplier to launch a business-to-business website through which […]The post Leeda looking to recruit country managers across the globe appeared first on Angling International.
Costa Sunglasses, a major supplier of eyewear to anglers across the world, is celebrating its 35th anniversary by hosting clean-up operations on 35 beaches across the US. “We were born on the water, so it makes sense for us to celebrate this milestone protecting what we love,” said Holly Rush, Costa CEO. “Since 1983, Costa […]The post Costa celebrates 35th anniversary with beach clean-ups appeared first on Angling International.
Japanese bait manufacturer Marukyu has withdrawn its operations within the UK, blaming poor trading conditions, uncertainty caused by Brexit and turmoil within the angling trade in the region. Widely regarded as the world’s biggest supplier of bait, Marukyu, under then Chairman John Loftus, entered the UK in 2010 and in 2015 bought Chapel Baits to […]The post Marukyu Europe withdraws from UK market appeared first on Angling International.
Norwegian-based Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics – has today announced a merger with C-MAP, the leading supplier of digital navigational products. It has joined a stable of strong brands in the Navico line-up that includes Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. “This merger is an incredible opportunity to drive innovation in the marine industry […]The post Navico Group announces merger with C-MAP appeared first on Angling International.
JD Sports, the UK-based retailer of fishing tackle and outdoor sports equipment, has taken a ‘momentous’ step in its global expansion with the acquisition of Finish Line, the US, supplier of sports apparel and athletic gear. Based in the North West of England, JD Sports is the owner of Go Outdoors, a significant supplier of […]The post Go Outdoors owner takes ‘momentous’ step in global expansion appeared first on Angling International.
Bass Pro Shops is being sued by one of its former suppliers for allegedly copying patented lure designs. Huddleston Deluxe, of Las Vegas, has filed a patent infringement, copyright infringement and unlawful competition lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the giant fishing tackle and outdoor sporting goods retailer. […]The post Bass Pro Shops sued by former supplier in lure dispute appeared first on Angling International.
Ockert returns to China Fish this week with a strong focus on an OEM fishing lines business designed specifically to meet the wide-ranging needs of visitors from around the world. The German company has positioned itself as the perfect supplier of tailor-made solutions for customers who want to set their products apart from the rest. […]The post OEM fishing lines are the focus for German specialist Ockert appeared first on Angling International.
Market conditions and poor exchange rates have forced the closure of a long-established UK wholesaler and supplier. WSB Tackle, based in Redruth, Cornwall, will cease trading at the end of January and is selling its inventory at heavily discounted prices. The company was founded in 1972 and originally supplied baits in the South West under […]The post Leading UK wholesaler to shut down this month appeared first on Angling International.