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PFB, industry leaders visit Capitol Hill to support Recreation Not Red Tape Act

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes led a group of 12 industry leaders to Capitol Hill this week in support of the Recreation Not Red Tape Act. which aims to improve and break down the barriers to recreational riding opportunities on public lands.

Vista Outdoor to sell Bell, Giro and Blackburn, along with firearms brands

CEO says canceled orders over firearms controversy had little effect on the company and that its plan was in development long before the dispute. FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc.

REI suspends orders of Vista Outdoor brands, encourages Vista ’to lead’

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI, like its Canadian co-op cohort MEC has decided to suspend orders of Vista Outdoor products because of the company’s connection to the firearms industry.

In response to pressure, MEC suspends business with Vista Outdoor

Canadian outdoor retailer carried Bollé, Bushnell, CamelBak, Camp Chef and Jimmy Styks and will sell through remaining inventory. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Five days after Mountain Equipment Co-Op publicly acknowledged that thousands of members had asked it to stop selling Vista-owned outdoor and bike brands, the Canadian retailer said it is suspending further orders and selling through existing inventory.  Vista Outdoor is the parent company of Bell, Giro, Blackburn and CamelBak.

Vista Outdoor’s sales down 6.5% organically in its outdoor products division

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor’s sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter. Only the addition of sales from newly acquired Camp Chef drove the division’s non-organic sales up to $290 million in the quarter, 0.9 percent up from the same quarter last year. The company said the organic sales decline was driven by sales decreases across most of its brands

Vista Outdoor’s sales down 6.5% organically in its outdoor products division

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor’s sales in its Outdoor Products division — which includes Bell, Giro, CamelBak and Bollé sales — were down 6.5 percent organically in the first quarter.

MIPS hires Shapleigh, Lowgren and Pietrzak

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN) — MIPS, the maker of a system intended to reduce brain injury from rotational impacts, has hired three long-time helmet industry executives. Greg Shapleigh, who worked with the Giro brand from 1990 until leaving the brand’s current owner, Vista Outdoor, earlier this year , is joining MIPS as a strategic advisor and will work from California. “This is a signi?cant time in the evolution of helmets and I’m very happy to be in a position to contribute to making them better meet the needs of all users,” Shapleigh said.

Vista Outdoor lays off 57, citing the need to ‘improve efficiencies’ and ‘right-size’ its workforce

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor, which owns several bike-related companies including Bell and Giro, has laid off 57 employees across its portfolio of more than 50 outdoor brands. The reduction affects marketing, sales, supply chain and customer service staff, including four salaried positions at Giro, two salaried employees at Bell and two employees at Bollé

Vista Outdoor reports sales increase due to acquisitions

The owner of Bell, Giro and CamelBak sees a drop in organic sales and profits. FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. sales hit $654 million in its fiscal quarter than ended Jan.

Senate passes Outdoor REC Act

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S.