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  • FEBRUARY 18, 2013ISSUE 1307

    The Weekly Digital Magazine for the Sporting Goods Industry

  • FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL SGB 40 UNDER 40

    AWARDS*

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    FINALISTS WILL BE HONORED IN THE MAY ISSUE OF SGB MAGAZINE

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    THE AWARDS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 40 ACTIVELY WORKING IN THE SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY.

    NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

    *To be eligible, candidates must be born on or after January 1, 1973 and work in the sporting goods industry. Candidates can represent suppliers, distributors, agencies, manufacturers, or trade associations. They can be CEOs, key retail executives, buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, managers, marketing/PR agents and/or sales reps.

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  • FOR 45 YEARS WEVE BEEN DRIVING INSOLE TECHNOLOGY FORWARD. Theres no question that gel insoles provide great comfort. But even though they feel great,

    there are trade-offs: flat gel insoles are often bulky and just dont have the deep heel cupping

    and arch support needed for lasting comfort. That is until now. Using the contours of our

    best-selling TOTAL SUPPORT Insole, weve built a gel insole your customers will love:

    Spenco ProForm Gel. Ultra-Thin Gel cushioning with flexible arch support.

    Maximum margins for you and fantastic value for your customers.

    Yes, This is Spenco

    Find us online!

    For more info or to request a sample, call 1-800-877-3626 or visit spenco.com

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    Look for Spenco at the following shows!Outdoor Retailer Booth #60FN PLATFORMBooth #62135

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  • FEBRUARY 18, 2013 | SGBWeekly.com 5

    FOR 45 YEARS WEVE BEEN DRIVING INSOLE TECHNOLOGY FORWARD. Theres no question that gel insoles provide great comfort. But even though they feel great,

    there are trade-offs: flat gel insoles are often bulky and just dont have the deep heel cupping

    and arch support needed for lasting comfort. That is until now. Using the contours of our

    best-selling TOTAL SUPPORT Insole, weve built a gel insole your customers will love:

    Spenco ProForm Gel. Ultra-Thin Gel cushioning with flexible arch support.

    Maximum margins for you and fantastic value for your customers.

    Yes, This is Spenco

    Find us online!

    For more info or to request a sample, call 1-800-877-3626 or visit spenco.com

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    Charlie Lunan, Matt Powell

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    FEBRUARY 18, 2013ISSUE 1307

    NEWS 6 PUMAS New Cradle to Cradle Collection Boasts Sustainability8 MOVERS & SHAKERS WOOLRICH Vows to Boost Domestic Manufacturing10 BY THE NUMBERS ASICS Becomes Title Sponsor of the LA Marathon11 WRESTLING Dropped From 2020 Olympics

    FEATURES12 KEEN Opens Innovative Retail Space Beneath New Headquarters in Downtown Portland16 UNDER ARMOUR Defines WILLpower20 ADIDAS LOOKS BEYOND EVA Adidas Introduces Energy Boost Cushioning Technology

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  • 6 SGBWeekly.com | FEBRUARY 18, 2013

    NEWS

    Puma announced the launch of InCycle, the brand's first closed-loop collection of footwear, apparel and accessories, all of which have earned the "Cradle to Cradle Certified [CM] Basic" certification. Puma's InCycle products are, according to the company, all entirely biodegradable or recyclable.

    The introduction is a step toward the company's mission to become a sustainable and desirable Sport-lifestyle brand and the InCycle Collection was born from Puma's challenge to produce a fully recyclable or biodegradable collection as part of the learning journey to improve the sustainability of its products.

    All products in the collection have been certified by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, whose mission is to provide a continuous-improvement quality program to guide manu-facturers and designers in making safe and healthy products.

    Cradle to Cradle has created a rigorous certification program that rates products against five sustainability factors:

    1. The use of environmentally safe and healthy materials 2. Design for material reutilization including recycling and composting 3. Renewable energy and management of carbon 4. Water stewardship 5. Social fairness

    "We are delighted to have Puma, such a powerful global brand, showing consumers and industry peers exactly what is possible through the adoption of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program," said Bridgett Luther, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

    A precondition of biodegradable products is that they must be made only of biodegradable materials including organic fibers without toxic chemicals, and they have to follow certain international standards for composting. Puma's recyclable InCycle products include the Puma Track Jacket and the Puma Backpack, which use homogenous materials to ensure they are fully recyclable at the end of their lifespans. The Puma Backpack is made of polypropylene, which can be broken down to the original substance and used again to make new backpacks. The recyclable Puma Track Jacket is made from recycled polyester deriving from used PET bottles. To fully ensure the homogeneity of materials, the Track Jacket's zipper is made from recycled polyester, as well.

    To aid in the product collection and recycling process, Puma has launched the "Bring Me Back" program globally within Puma Stores and Puma Outlets. Puma has installed recycling bins in-stores where customers can return used shoes, clothing and accessories of any brand. Puma's InCycle collection will be available in stores in March and online at puma.com. For more information about the InCycle Collection and the Bring Me Back Program, visit puma.com/bringmeback.