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    WGSN sees three major consumer groups emerging from the crisis

    2020-06-01T23:01:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated societal changes and is forcing industries worldwide to adapt to the resulting changes in consumption. Thus, WGSN has set out to predict what consumers will be looking for in the next couple of years. In its annual Future Consumer white paper, the ...

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    Tecnica Group performs better than expected

    2020-05-26T09:47:00Z

    Tecnica Group reported better-than-expected results for 2019, adding that e-commerce and sales of outdoor products and inline skates were positive in the first quarter of 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The net turnover of the group went up by 6.4 percent to a record €424 million in 2019, ...

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    Virtual Thin Air Outdoor Media Show opens up to retailers

    2020-05-25T17:52:00Z

    Conceived initially as a virtual media show to fill an important information gap in the American market following the cancellation of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, the ” Thin Air Virtual Media Show ” is now also aiming at retail buyers. The new U.S. virtual outdoor trade ...

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    Preliminary analyses of first virtual sales conventions

    2020-05-25T16:46:00Z

    The first virtual sales conventions organized by Schöffel and Oberalp went well, according to the two companies. Schöffel’s 100-percent digital sales meeting was held on May 19 and 20, involving roughly 130 participants from about 15 countries in all the major markets, more than originally expected. According ...

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    Ispo measures the pandemic’s effects on sports retail

    2020-05-25T16:09:00Z

    Ispo has released the results of a survey it launched on April 9 to determine the effects of the pandemic on European sports and outdoor retailers. Among other interesting points, the survey indicated that Covid-19 began to strike their businesses early, that many resorted to home deliveries and ...

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    myclimate presents new record figures for 2019

    2020-05-25T16:01:00Z

    myclimate , the international carbon offset foundation, has published its annual results for 2019. The international non-profit organization with Swiss roots was able to significantly increase the total revenue from its three business areas of education, consulting and solutions, as well as the offsetting of CO2 emissions. In 2019, ...

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    Schöffel organizes first digital sales meeting

    2020-05-20T10:38:00Z

    Outdoor brand Schöffel held its first virtual sales meeting on May 19 and 20. The family-owned company from Schwabmünchen in southern Germany quickly created an extensive program with product presentations, video contributions, webinars, discussions and live broadcasts across national and continental borders. The venue for the digital sales meeting, ...

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    The North Face, Patagonia amongst brands to support U.S. Public Lands Defense Fund

    2020-05-19T10:49:00Z

    In the U.S., outdoor brands Velocio , Patagonia , and The North Face are supporting The Conservation Alliance ’s effort to preserve and defend the integrity of the American public lands system in 2020. Thanks to the support of these companies, The Conservation Alliance, founded in 1989 to ...

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    VF claims it can hike through the Covid storm easily

    2020-05-15T19:50:00Z

    In releasing its financial results for the fourth quarter ended on March 31, the management of VF Corp. insisted that the company is in a better position than some of its competitors to navigate through the “storm” caused by the coronavirus pandemic for several reasons, including good liquidity, a ...

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    Odlo has a new owner

    2020-05-14T10:43:00Z

    Monte Rosa Sports Holding AG , a company based in Switzerland, has acquired Odlo International , the Swiss producer of functional sports underwear, together with all its national subsidiaries, from Herkules Fund III . The transaction was completed on Wednesday, May 13, for an undisclosed price. Odlo was founded ...

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    Inuheat appoints Thiel, Schmid and Wennerholm to the board

    2020-05-13T15:07:00Z

    Johan Thiel has been appointed chairman of the board of Inuheat Group , a Swedish developer of novel solutions for embedding wearable heating into clothing. Thiel served as chief executive of MIPS AB from 2013 to 2019. In 2017, he successfully guided MIPS to a public offering ...

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    Divestitures helped Vista Outdoor

    2020-05-13T14:59:00Z

    The Outdoor Products division of Vista Outdoor , which groups brands such as Bell, Giro, Camelbak, Camp Chef and Bushnell Golf , recorded a 9 percent drop in sales to $132 million in the fourth quarter ended on March 31, largely due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

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    Yeti offers more shares after a good Q1

    2020-05-13T11:16:00Z

    Yeti has announced a secondary offering of 15 million shares by the Seiders family and some of its shareholders. It’s the third time that insiders have sold large batches of shares since the American maker of camping coolers and drinkware went public in 2018. The latest offering came ...

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    Houdini releases whitepaper for a sustainable post-Covid-19 world

    2020-05-13T05:00:00Z

    A year ago, when Swedish brand Houdini Sportswear launched the project to explore regenerative lifestyles that could support the goals of the Half-Earth Project , no one was expecting a coronavirus pandemic with all its consequences. With Covid-19, the world has changed in profound ways and in just ...

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    Store closures end Black Diamond’s strong growth

    2020-05-12T12:23:00Z

    Store closures due to the pandemic pushed Clarus Corp. ’s sales for the first quarter down by 12 percent to $53.6 million. The parent company of Black Diamond , Pieps and Sierra Bullets saw its net income tumble to $36,000, compared with $3.8 million for the three months ...

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    Hi-Tec’s weak international sales weigh on Apex’s revenues

    2020-05-09T06:18:00Z

    California-based Apex Global Brands , previously called Cherokee Global Brands , saw revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended on Feb. 1, 2020 fall by 10 percent to $5.5 million, as Hi-Tec and Magnum royalty revenues declined internationally. The management blamed this on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit ...

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    Callaway’s sales and profit plunge

    2020-05-08T11:26:00Z

    (SGI) Callaway Golf Co. saw sales for the first quarter decline by 14 percent to $442.3 million, weighed down by the impact of Covid-19 on its golf equipment and softgoods businesses, including the recently acquired Jack Wolfskin brand. Currency fluctuations negatively affected revenues by $4 million. The gross margin ...

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    Fenix Outdoor banks on e-commerce after a weak quarter

    2020-05-08T11:25:00Z

    Martin Nordin, chief executive of Fenix Outdoor International, expressed optimism about a recovery in the outdoor industry after the coronavirus pandemic is over, considering that it has outperformed other industries during past recessions, especially in Europe. He added that the epidemic’s negative effect on travel should lead people ...

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    The 2018/19 ski season was this millennium’s best

    2020-05-08T07:23:00Z

    The numbers for the 2019/20 snow sports season are not in yet, but it was not good apparently, partly because it was cut short by the coronavirus epidemic. However, the 2018/19 season was the best in 20 years or more in terms of visits to the ski resorts, according to ...

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    Store closures weigh on Johnson Outdoors’ sales and profits

    2020-05-07T18:31:00Z

    Johnson Outdoors ’ earnings for its second fiscal quarter, ended on March 27, declined by 7 percent from the year-ago period to $20.4 million. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the group has cut travel and non-essential spending, deferred capital expenditures and scaled operations down to match demand. ...