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<br /> INSIDE:<br /> Industry Profits are level on<br /> higher input costs, choppy<br /> consumer environment.<br /> John Horan’s Deep Intelligence<br /> looks at Unequal Technologies.<br /> Female partipation is helping offset<br /> waning male involvement in sports.<br /> VOLUME 4, NUMBER 36 Nike reportedly set to become IOC<br /> SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 sponsor through 2016.<br /> SGMA will become Sports & Fitness<br /> Industry Association.<br /> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=1"> INSIDE: </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=2"> John Horan Publisher jhoran@sginews.com </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=3"> HIGHER COSTS LEAD TO FLAT EARNINGS IN Q2 Hi</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=4"> Europe still struggling economically and the U.S.</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=5"> Women's </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=6"> on price increases for high-tech footwear than fo</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=7"> </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=8"> Sporting Goods Intelligence Industry Scorecard </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=9"> </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=10"> THE MAN WHO MIGHT SAVE FOOTBALL If t</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=11"> “Garmont is committed to producing innovative </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=12"> on our market with Exo Skeleton, various protecti</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=13"> ENGINEEREDFOR THEPERFECTFIT The Sof Sole® Fit Ser</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=14"> U.S. TEAM SPORTS BOLSTERED BY FEMALES, ‘NICHE’ SP</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=15"> </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=16"> the number of 18+ male players fell 13% to 23.5 m</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=17"> volleyball and roller hockey (-10%), paintball (-</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=18"> NIKE READY TO STEP IN AS IOC SPONSOR The E</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=19"> The most breathable waterproof fabric ever. Polar</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=20"> SGMA REBRANDS, LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVES Th</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=21"> more brand-specific activities. Too, it has negot</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=22"> DESPITE SOFT JULY, IBD SALES SHOULD RISE 7-8% IN </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=23"> represented the best results while road (33%) mod</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=24"> NEW BALANCE STATES ITS ‘MADE IN USA’ CASE TO U.S.</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=25"> NRF PLANS TO FIGHT SWIPE FEE DEAL The Natio</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=26"> FTC SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON APPAREL CARE LABELING</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=27"> RETAIL CONTAINER IMPORTS SHOULD RISE THROUGH DECE</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=28"> JUDYSPIES... FOOTBALL HELMET MAKERS TACKLE NEXT-</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=29"> Poron XRD material in two major ways. “We have a </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=30"> JUDYSPIES... Now more than ever before, fo</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=31"> RAWLINGS Among football players, coaches a</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=32"> JUDYSPIES... To absorb and disperse impact, the </a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=33"> RIDDELL The company is largely seen as the</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=34"> JUDYSPIES... Earlier this year, in conjunc</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=35"> SCHUTT SPORTS The Litchfield, IL-based equ</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=36"> JUDYSPIES... XENITH Staying true to its m</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=37"> In addition to helmet safety, Xenith firmly</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=38"> E-VENTS UNDER ARMOUR SWEATS THE DETAILS IN WOMEN</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=39"> Under Armour’s Women’s messaging, which inc</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=40"> RETAIL AUG. RETAIL SALES rose 4.7% year-ove</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=41"> quarterback for Tampa Bay; Dwight Freeney, defens</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=42"> judgments. Other key trade creditors are Broder B</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=43"> order levels could lead to inventory shortages th</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=44"> COMPANIES CROCS names Dale Bathum, chief pr</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=45"> OBITUARIES ROGER DUNN, the former pro golf</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=46"> SHORT STOPS • Russell Athletic extends its “Toge</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=47"> • Hardware Distribution Warehouses, a Shreveport</a> <a title="SGI Weekly Intelligence - September 17, 2012 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/18ff4be2?page=48"> CATALOG OF CATALOGS Click on the logo to view the</a>