A household name in the outdoor industry, Gert Boyle has passed away at the age of 95. Still active on Columbia's board, she also represented the brand in marketing campaigns. Her son is CEO of the group.
The American active and footwear company announced solid revenue and earnings gains for the third quarter on Wednesday, as its Sorel brand saw accelerated growth thanks to strong demand for its fall fashion styles.
For the first quarter, Columbia Sportswear said both its net sales and income witnessed strong growth for the three months ending March, prompting the U.S. outdoorwear firm to increase its full-year outlook for 2019.