Pohlad Denies Claims Twins Are Cheap Twins' Search For Baseball Ops Leader Moving Along Betty Jane France Leaves Assets For Children Twins Try To Soften Blow Of Difficult Season M&M's Back As NASCAR's Official Chocolate NASCAR Seeks New Superstars Darlington Throwback Theme Benefiting Many NASCAR's Betty Jane France Passes Away Twins Restructuring Baseball Operations Liberty Mutual Sponsoring NASCAR Spotters
SBD/31/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published March 31, 1995
Anthony Industries, Inc. has announced that it has acquired Speed Zone, the creative outlet for Sam Bass Original Artwear and a manufacturer of officially licensed NASCAR merchandise. The new company will be called Speed Zone Race Gear (NASCAR Properties)....The cover story in today's USA TODAY Money section is the "sliding" baseball licensing revenues: Cap-maker Twins Enterprise reports retailers such as KMart are not ordering; baseball card production is at its lowest in 30 years; Starter blames some of its $5M loss in '94 on the lack of baseball sales; other goods -- miniature wood bats, wall clocks, figurines and balls -- are also affected (USA TODAY, 3/31)....Designer Nicole Miller and her famous sports-themed ties are profiled in the current issue of INSIDE SPORTS. "In the final analysis, maybe men go for Miller's ties because they prove there's at least one women out there who thinks it's attractive that men are sports fans" (INSIDE SPORTS, 5/95).