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    Ski mountaineering is a potential Olympic sport

    2020-06-03T17:54:00Z

    As Diffusion Sport reports, ski mountaineering, or ski touring, may be on its way to the Winter Olympics . Dating back to the early 20th century, the sport combines mountain climbing, on or off skis, with alpine skiing on the way back down. Its governing body is the International ...

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    Schöffel-Lowa starts new store concept with Intersport Adventure in Tübingen

    2020-06-03T10:31:00Z

    With the opening of a new Schöffel-Lowa store in the German city of Tübingen, the retail joint venture of the two independently operating German outdoor specialists Schöffel and Lowa is launching a new store concept. With immediate effect, the two brands will be presenting their outdoor ranges ...

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    Ferrino promotes a scientific-photographic exhibition in Turin to mark its 150th birthday

    2020-06-02T14:42:00Z

    Ferrino ’s 150th anniversary is being celebrated by a special exhibition at the Museo Nazionale della Montagna (National Mountain Museum) in Turin. The exhibition is entitled “ On the Trail of the Glaciers ,” which is the name of an international project that combines science and photography around the ...

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    Primus enters the sharing economy in the U.S.

    2020-06-02T13:08:00Z

    The Swedish outdoor equipment brand Primus has partnered with the U.S. consumer goods rental platform The Shed to provide outdoor enthusiasts with the chance to rent camp cooking equipment in the Denver, Colorado, and Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan areas. The rental service enables users to rent Primus cooking equipment ...

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    Timberland continues to invest in regenerative agriculture

    2020-06-02T05:31:00Z

    Timberland has partnered with the Savory Institute , a non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, to build a regenerative leather supply chain. This new initiative builds on the brand’s announcement, in November 2019, of a collaboration with Other Half Processing to build a leather ...

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    Alpine skier Anna Veith retires from racing

    2020-05-29T10:40:00Z

    Austrian Anna Veith , until recently sponsored by Head , Bollé and Komperdell among others, has announced her retirement from alpine ski racing. In her 10 years in the alpine ski World Cup, she won one Olympic gold medal, two Olympic silver medals, three world championship titles, ...

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    American Outdoor Brands prepares spin-off

    2020-05-29T09:47:00Z

    American Outdoor Brands Corporation will change its name to Smith Wesson Brands on June 1 as it prepares to focus on firearms, spinning off its business with outdoor products and accessories. The spin-off is set to take place in late summer through a tax-free distribution of ...

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    Lafuma sells its surfwear brand

    2020-05-29T09:01:00Z

    The Lafuma Group has finalized the sale of Oxbow , its brand of surf-inspired sportswear. The move will allow the French company to concentrate on the outdoor sector with two brands, Lafuma and Millet . The group had previously sold its Eider brand to K2 ...

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    Ortlieb offers free dropshipping

    2020-05-29T08:31:00Z

    Ortlieb , the German company that specializes in bicycle bags and backpacks, is waiving the service fee for dropshipping orders from its partner retailers until further notice. Customers can order together with their local dealer on the Ortlieb retail partner portal. The order is paid in the store and Ortlieb ...

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    New owners want to expand Planet Sports

    2020-05-29T08:06:00Z

    (SGI) A German-Swiss investment company, Invision , and the founding team of a German online specialist, TonerPartner.com , have announced that they have taken over Planet Sports , the pioneering German multi-channel action sports retailer, with the consent of the German Cartel Office, retroactive to May 1. Oliver Garnier ...

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    GoPro’s VP of design steps down

    2020-05-29T08:06:00Z

    According to Bloomberg , GoPro ’s vice president of design, Danny Coster , departed “earlier this year” after four years with the company. As reported earlier , GoPro had a turnover of $119 million in its first quarter of this year, down from $243 million in the year-ago period. ...

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    Karstadt Sports headquarters move in with SportScheck

    2020-05-29T08:06:00Z

    (SGI) Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof , the new holding company formed in 2018 from the merger of the Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt department stores, has decided that the management of its sporting goods business will move from Karstadt’s head office in Essen to the headquarter of SportScheck in ...

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    Hervis appoints Roland Jegle to the management

    2020-05-29T06:06:00Z

    (SGI) Hervis Sport is expanding its management: From June 1, Roland Jegle , 43, will be supporting the international Austrian-based sporting goods chain’s current managing director, Martin Weber . The goal is a “strategic realignment of the company,” according to its announcement. Jegle will lead the purchasing ...

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    New management for U.S. outdoor specialist Orvis

    2020-05-28T04:40:00Z

    Simon Perkins has been appointed as the new president of Orvis , the 160-year-old American supplier and retailer of fly-fishing equipment, clothing and footwear. Starting immediately, he will take the place of Bill McLaughlin , who will work as an adviser during a transition period. Perkins is the son ...

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    Teva and Hoka help limit the damage for Deckers

    2020-05-23T19:23:00Z

    Despite headwinds from Covid-19, robust sales at Hoka One One and Teva helped limit the damage for Deckers Brands ’ revenues in its fourth fiscal quarter, ended on March 31. The group’s quarterly sales declined by 4.9 percent to $374.9 million, or by 4.5 percent in constant currencies, ...

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    Houdini endorses the 1.5°C Business Playbook

    2020-05-22T10:02:00Z

    The 1.5°C Business Playbook was first presented at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos as a spin-off of the world’s leading Exponential Roadmap co-founded by Johan Falk of the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC). The Playbook is based on four different pillars. Each of the ...

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    Oberalp releases handbook for consumers

    2020-05-22T10:02:00Z

    Source: Oberalp Group The Oberalp Handbook Italian Oberalp Group has just released its annual sustainability report , sharing the initiatives and main achievements of the group as well of its brands Salewa , Dynafit , Wild Country , Pomoca and Evolv . ...

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    Rebranded Thule Tepui rooftop tents available in the U.S.

    2020-05-22T10:02:00Z

    Thule has begun selling its Tepui rooftop tents in the USA. In late 2018, Thule acquired the Tepui brand and integrated the products into its own portfolio under the ” Thule Tepui ” brand name. The tents previously offered by Tepui were now re-introduced under the new brand, ...

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    GoPro’s newest product is not a camera

    2020-05-22T10:02:00Z

    Source: © GoPro GoPro Zeus Mini The latest product from GoPro is not an action camera, but a magnetic, waterproof multi-purpose light, the Zeus Mini . The rechargeable light features a robust magnetic swiveling clip and is compatible with the full range of GoPro ...

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    Polartec’s enhanced fleece in Salewa’s jackets

    2020-05-22T04:04:00Z

    Polartec has contributed an enhanced version of its high loft fleece made from merino wool to a new product line by Salewa , the Italian mountain sports brand. In the newly designed fabric, the layers of merino wool are connected to both sides of a synthetic core. This is ...