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5 Things You Didn't Know About Columbia
- Company chairwoman Gert Boyle, age 86, has been the subject of numerous Columbia ad campaigns and commercials, which depict her as "One Tough Mother."
- In addition to appearing in company ads, chairwoman Boyle has written a book, entitled "One Tough Mother: Taking Charge in Life, Business, and Apple Pies."
- Prior to taking over the running of Columbia, Gert Boyle had no business experience and claimed she had never worked a day in her life.
- In 2010, Boyle was the subject of a kidnapping and burglary attempt. The attempt was unsuccessful, as she tripped a silent alarm.
- Columbia sponsors a number of humanitarian relief efforts including Mercy Corps, a group helping refugees in Lebanon, the Philippines and Sudan.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Columbia.com
In order to redeem a coupon, click the large button within the coupon itself. Then click the Copy button next to the Promo Code number, or copy down the number manually. (If there is no Promo Code, move on to the next step.)
When you're ready to use the coupon, go to the Columbia.com website and select the items you want to order. Put each item in your Shopping Cart. When it's time to check out, click on the Shopping Cart icon in the upper-right corner. On the checkout screen, click the "Have a Promo Code?" link beneath the Payment Methods section. A box will appear that allows you to Paste or type in your Promo Code. Click "Apply" to have it apply to your order.
Columbia operates more than 60 outlet stores in the U.S., in addition to more than 7,500 retail locations worldwide. However, note that Columbia sometimes locates its regular stores in outlet malls to give the impression to consumers that those stores are discount stores when they are not.
Columbia offers men's, women's and children's products for sale on its website, both under the "Sale" section and within the "Men," "Women" and "Kids" sections.
For both the outlet stores and its website, Columbia offers "Greater Rewards points" program that gives you lower prices when you have saved enough points. When you join, you will be notified by email of special sales at the Outlet stores. Members of the program also get free shipping from the website!
Columbia Sportswear is a maker of outerwear, sportswear, footwear, skiwear, headgear, camping equipment and accessories, many of which are used in rugged environments. In 2014, the company made $2.1 billion in revenue.
Columbia was founded in 1938 by Paul Lanfrom, the father of the current chairwoman, Gert Boyle. Jewish immigrants, the Lanfroms escaped Germany in 1937, and once in Portland, they purchased a distributorship for hats. They named their company after the Columbia River, which separates Oregon from the state of Washington.
In 1948, Gert married Neal Boyle, who later became the president of Columbia. As the company grew, the Lanfroms decided to start manufacturing their own merchandise. In 1960, the company's name was changed from the Columbia Hat Company to the Columbia Sportswear Company, reflecting the new breadth of their product line.
In 1970, Neal Boyle died from a heart attack. Gert and their son Tim took over the company and brought it out of bankruptcy. New waterproof fabric technology and jacket liner and wearing options strengthened sales tremendously. In 1978, sales passed the million-dollar mark. In 1983, all manufacturing was moved overseas. In 1986, the company introduced its signature "Bugaboo" ski jacket, and sales exploded. In 1998, the company went public.
In 2001, the company moved its headquarters from Portland to the Cedar Mill area just outside Beaverton. That same year, the company sold more skiwear than any other company in the U.S. did.
It acquired Sorel Corporation and Mountain Hardwear in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2004, the company reached one billion dollars in sales. In 2006, it acquired Pacific Trail and the Montrail brands.
In 2008, the company decided to sponsor both a team for the Tour de France. In 2009, cellphone maker HTC joined the sponsorship, and today it is known as "Team Columbia-HTC," and it incorporates men's and women's teams.
In 2010, the company purchased Italian company Outdry, a manufacturer of footwear, gloves and an innovative waterproof fabric that Columbia was using in some of its jackets. In 2014, the company bought PrAna, a maker of yoga apparel. In 2015, Bryan Timm took over the role of company president from Tim Boyle, who remains Columbia's CEO.
Today Columbia products are sold in more than 100 countries and over 13,000 retail locations. Columbia also operates its own stores, with a flagship store located in downtown Portland.
Columbia competes with other outdoor wear makers such as Patagonia, The North Face and Timberland. As with Columbia, many of the company's competitors now make their products outside the United States, in China and other countries, whereas at a certain point in time many of these companies were much smaller and had U.S.-based factories. Columbia is one of the older brands in the marketplace and one of the only companies of its age that is still operated by the same family that founded it. The North Face and Timberland are currently owned by VF Corporation, a textile conglomerate that also owns Lee Jeans, Fruit of the Loom and many other apparel brands. Patagonia is a higher-end manufacturer that was founded by Yvon Chouinard, who still runs the company, in 1973. Although their sales are roughly a quarter of Columbia's, their price points are much higher and the company focuses more on environmentally sound manufacturing processes.
This Columbia technology video introduces the OutDry Extreme waterproof breathable jacket and provides a look at Columbia's technology lab for producing such products.
Columbia Social Media Links
Twitter — Columbia's official Twitter account features commentary about Columbia products, photos of models with Columbia gear in action, and encouragement to go outdoors.
Facebook — Columbia's Facebook page features posts of Columbia products and links to their website or to sports videos and event pages.
Google+ — Columbia's official Google+ account features photo posts of people showing off their Columbia wear and engaging in outdoor activities.
YouTube — The Columbia YouTube channel features video clips with facts about Columbia products, outdoor tips and tricks and commentary with sportsmen and women and their Columbia gear. In-depth looks at specific waterproof fabrics offered in Columbia products can be found here as well.
Pinterest — The official Pinterest page of Columbia features boards with product shots, trip suggestions and healthy food ideas.
Instagram — Columbia's Instagram features pictures of natural landscapes and models sporting Columbia clothing.
Tumblr — The official Tumblr page of Columbia is called "No Service." It's about going places where cell phone service can't be found, which are places that Columbia products are made for. On this page, outdoor tips, tricks and videos mix with pictures and commentary from sportsmen and women.
LinkedIn — Columbia's LinkedIn page features company news, job opportunities and posts about notable Columbia fans.
Columbia Contact Info
14375 Northwest Science Park Drive
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 622-6953 or +1 (503) 985-4000