- Russell Buys Assets From Spalding. Feitelberg, Rosemary // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;4/18/2003, Vol. 185 Issue 80, p5
Reports on Russell Corp.'s agreement to buy the non-golf operations of Spalding Sports Worldwide. Expected increase in Russell's earnings as a result of the deal; Expansion of scope beyond apparel; Background on Spalding.
- BRIEFCASE. // BusinessWest;May2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p64
Reports business developments as of May 2003. Acquisition of Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. by Russell Corp.; Details on the launching of the Center for Emergency Preparedness by UMass-Amherst company; Expansion of Big Y Foods Inc. in Massachusetts.
- New name reflects Spalding's focus on golf balls. Boyd, Justin // Rubber & Plastics News;6/30/2003, Vol. 32 Issue 24, p19
The former U.S.-based company Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. has renamed itself Top-Flite Golf, reflecting its exclusive focus on golf balls and equipment and the recent sale of its other sporting goods businesses. Spalding Sports Worldwide officially ceased to exist in May 2003 when U.S.-based...
- The Shift Toward Big-Box Stores Spurs Sports Equipment Makers to Merge. Harrison, Joan // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Sep2003, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p13
Reports on merger and acquisition activities in the sporting goods equipment industry. Merger of Sports Authority Inc. and Gart Sports Co.; Purchase of Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. by K2 Inc.; Acquisition of Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. by Russell.
- Berkshire Hathaway Subsidiary Completes Russell Acquisition. // Textile World;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 156 Issue 5, p12
The article reports on the completion of Fruit of the Loom Inc.'s acquisition of Russell Corp. based in Atlanta, Georgia, an athletic and sporting goods manufacturing company. Fruit of the Loom Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s subsidiary, completed the acquisition amounting to $18 per share or...
- Irons in the Fire. O'Brien, George // BusinessWest;Apr2003, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p81
Reports on the operations and financial performance of the Massachusetts-based sports equipment manufacturer, Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. Marketing strategies; Competition with other companies; Range of products offered; Business strategies.
- A New Ball Game. // BusinessWest;Apr2003, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p84
Reports on the golf ball manufacturing operations of Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc. Operations in its golf manufacturing facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts; Efficiency of production; Standards and methods for ensuring product quality; Competition with other golf ball manufacturers.
- Huffy Keeps Spinning Its Sale Wheels. Cohen, Judy Radler // Mergers & Acquisitions Report;8/2/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 31, p1
Presents information on sales of small-capitalization stocks by Huffy Corp., as of August 2004. Acquisition of Huffy Sports Co. by Russell Corp.; Comparison of the revenue posted by Huffy in 2002 and 2003; Strategic actions taken by Russell regarding acquisitions; Factors that contributed to...
- Getting Pumped. Bednar, Joseph // BusinessWest;Mar2002, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p9
Examines how sporting goods manufacturer Spalding Sports Worldwide combats its challenges through new product development. Features of the Spalding Infusion ball; Number of balls ordered by Wal-Mart; Price; Impact of competitors' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings on the company.