Latest ISsue - December 5, 2019

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Augusta Sportswear Brands Launches Freestyle Sublimation

Illustrating just how important sublimation technology has become to the team sports business, Augusta Sportswear, one of the industry’s largest and most important brands, last month launched its highly sophisticated but user-friendly sublimation design platform, called FreeStyle Sublimation.  Read the full story.

OrderMyGear Unveils Live Inventory Feed, Promotes Kaplan

OrderMyGear, which late last month announced a groundbreaking technology partnership with the Sports Inc. buying group, used he occasion of the groups’ Fall Meeting in Las Vegas last week to launch its Live Inventory feed built from partnerships with five of the biggest brands in the team dealer industry... Read the full story.

A Canvas for Good: SanMar’s Charitable Giving Provides Hope

It’s the holiday season so it is nice to put a feel-good article in this issue of Team Insight Extra. As part of its “A Canvas for Good” initiative highlighting the company’s belief that “business is personal,” last month SanMar held a fundraiser for Virginia Mason Hospital’s Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. Read the full story.

On My Mind: Sports Inc. 2019 Team Dealers Fall Show

Every year at this time – right before the holidays hit full stride – we head to Las Vegas for the Sports Inc. Team Dealers Fall Show and we always look forward to getting an up close and personal look at the state of the independent team dealer. Read the full story.

NSGA Offers Annual Report On Rules Changes

As it does every year as a service to its members, NSGA recently conducted its annual check on rule changes by contacting more than 40 sports governing bodies in the United States and Canada. Read the full story.

Two-Minute Drill

Delta Apparel is doubling the size of its Clinton, TN, distribution center that will enable the company to service its expanded product line. Delta intends to add retail packaging operations to service its Direct-to-Retail business and integrate its... Read the full story.

Archives - November 21, 2019

Sports, Inc. and OrderMyGear Form Strategic Technology Partnership

Illustrating just how far the role of technology is playing in the world of team sports, OrderMyGear and Sports, Inc. have entered into a first-of-its-kind official technology partnership. Read the full story.

Sports Illustrated Publishes Unflattering Article on Football Helmet Business

Do you sell football helmets? Then you have to read one of the best articles on the challenges this multi-billion dollar industry faces in the November 18-25 issue of Sports Illustrated where, in a story entitled “When Helmet Safety Meets Capitalism,”... Read the full story.

NFHS Promotes Its Role as High School Sports Rule Maker

When it comes to writing playing rules for major sports in the United States, it’s all in the acronyms. In football, you have the NFL, NCAA and NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations)... Read the full story.

Stahls’ Unveils Spirit Stores

The garment decorating experts at Stahls’ have launched Stahls’ Spirit Sale to allow team dealers and apparel decorators to create online stores to sell more custom shirts to groups, schools, causes, teams and businesses. Read the full story.

On My Mind: BSN Sports Sales Meeting

Our little world of team sports has certainly changed significantly in the past few years and no where was that more evident than at the BSN Sports annual sales meeting in Phoenix, AZ, last week. Read the full story.

Two-Minute Drill

Spalding is launching a collection of limited-edition basketballs and equipment, including collaborations with SLAP, BAPE, Just Don, Kobe Bryant and Damian Lillard on Nov. 24. Read the full story.