+++ Creating a new position, Footway, the international Swedish e-tailer that recently bought Sportamore, has appointed a chief financial officer, Maria Carlson, who previously worked with KPMG, Ernst & Young, Dobermann and the Red Cross

+++ After spending 18 years with Hoyt Archery, most recently as vice president of operations, Zak Kurtzhals is promoted to the role of president of the 90-year-old American bowmaker, succeeding the retiring Randy Walk



+++ Slinger Bag has signed a five-year distribution deal for the Hong Kong market with Tennis Bot



+++ Bluesign Technologies has released revised lists for its standard restrictions on chemical sustances used in textile production and the related supply chains (more in the Outdoor Industry Compass)



+++ Adidas has extended its sponsorship of Benfica, the Portuguese Primeira Liga football club, for six years until the end of the 2026/07 season



+++ Japanese government officials are proposing a plan for a six-week state of emergerncy to be declared in Tokyo from July 12 to Aug. 22, indicating possible new restrictions on attendance at the Olympics, which are due to start on July 23