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  • Compass Vol 13n°19+20-cover
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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 19+20


    Kathmandu benefits from Rip CurlThule posts strong results | Moncler reports a 14% drop in Q3 | Mammut’s results beat expectations | VF back to profits | Hydro Flask bounces back in Q2 | Outdoor industry stocks rose in Q3 | Houdini and Vaude share their know-how | Fire in Ukrainian ski factory | VF’s management fits new business model | Ryan Gellert will run Patagonia Works | Rainer becomes Oberalp’s CSO | Anta’s president will run Amer Sports | New owners for 4FRNT | SOG is climate positive, will focus on circular economy and turns 20 in 2021 | YKK wants to be climate neutral by 2050 | Oberalp Virtual Convention to focus on women; introduction of new brand expected | TÜV Süd issues warning regarding harmful substances in outdoor clothing | ABK is closing down | Fischer lays off 150 workers | New brand identity for avalanche airbag pioneer ABS | Bob Gore, inventor of Gore-Tex, has died

  • Compass Vol 13 n°17+18-1_Cover
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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 17+18


    Clarus expects Black Diamond and Sierra to grow | JD Sports Fashion outdoor unit narrows losses | Apex widens losses | Triple-digit growth in Zumiez’ profits | Lloyds Fonds acquires 2.4% of Polygiene AB | Russian online retailers report record-breaking outdoor sales | German bicycle and e-bike industry defies the Corona crisis | Ispo Munich: New hybrid concept for 2021 | Pentland Brands announces executive changes | Thule Group is changing its senior management | Icebreaker plans to be plastic free by 2023 | Timberland announces ambitious sustainability goals | Companies are starting to switch from sea and air to rail to ship to and from China | New Higg tool assesses environmental impact of finished products | Shopify moves Canadian head office, shifts to more permanent remote work | Klarna becomes the most valuable financial start-up in Europe | Tretorn strengthens management team in efforts to accelerate DTC transition | Hyosung provides environmentally friendly yarn for Osprey’s Talon and Tempest series

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 15+16


    Executive Survey: Sports and outdoor brands are pushing DTC | Growth of 7.0% for branded outdoor shoes in 2019 | Antiviral technology helps Polygiene to thrive during pandemic | Anta switches to new DTC business model in China | Gregory and High Sierra could not resist the pandemic | Currency headwinds weigh on Helly Hansen’s results | Josef “Pepi” Fischer is dead | Canada Goose to cut production as Covid-19 hits Q1 sales | Sluggish sales for Black Diamond | Vista Outdoor benefits from resurgence in outdoor recreation activities | Direct sales lifts Yeti’s results | GoPro widens losses | Callaway’s profit plunge due to Jack Wolfskin writedown | Wolverine’s online sales jump by 96% | Lenzing’s H1 sales collapse due to Covid-19 | Johnson Outdoors tries to keep up with post-lockdown demand | Newell sales drop by 20% | Despite very difficult Q1, VF expects improvement | Moody’s and S&P forecast 15% sales decline at Amer Sports | Mammut struggles amid restructuring | Bradshaw Taylor repositions Le Chameau | Intersport and Stadium are closing stores in Sweden | Omni-channel retail specialist to become new president of Wolverine Worldwide | Rossignol to sell Raidlight except for Outdoor Experiences division | EOG supports Germany’s plans for a Supply Chain Act

  • Compass Vol 13 n°13+14
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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 13+14


    Outdoor industry stocks rebound in Q2 | Columbia ends Q2 with a loss | Hoka saves Deckers’ quarter | Lafuma Group hit by Covid-19 | Fenix’s recovery driven by Europe | Thule gets late sales rebound | Anta Sports issues warning on first-half profits | Hydro Flask recovers | Online supports Kathmandu and Rip Curl | XXL is back on track | Opinion: The new distribution landscape | Ispo’s first digital conference inspires | Some brands stop sourcing in Xinjiang | French are outdoor passionate | New EU Platform-to-Business regulation | State of Trade: Outdoor industry has grown in 2019

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 11+12


    Patagonia CEO Marcario is stepping down | Melody Harris-Jensbach to leave Jack Wolfskin | PrimaLoft dismisses European managers | Apex’s revenues drop by 20% | Wolverine performs better than expected | Worn Again Technologies raises €8 million investment | The new outdoor business map after Covid-19 | Conference program of Ispo Re.Start Days | Outdoor activities essential to well-being, EOG study reveals | Outdoor brands stop ad campaigns on Facebook and Instagram | Gore presents new sustainability framework | Laurent Boix-Vives has passed away

  • Compass Vol 13 n°9+10-1
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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 09+10


    Fenix banks on e-commerce | Odlo has a new owner | VF hikes through the pandemic easily | Columbia’s results hit by Covid-19 | Tecnica performs better than expected | Black Diamond’s growth slows down | Outdoor weighs down Callaway’s profits | Hi-Tec impacts Apex’s revenues | First virtual sales events | Virtual Thin Air Show opens up to retail | Ispo sports retail survey | Myclimate presents record figures | Houdini releases sustainability whitepaper

  • Compass Vol 13 n°7+8_Cover
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    The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 07+08


    The state of the Corona pandemic | Thule grants warrants | Callaway ’s shares rise | Vista ’s earnings top guidance | Stadium ’s online and rental initiatives | Poland headed for “new normal” | Wolverine ’s Q1 results | VF lowers outlook, plans refinancing | Kathmandu ...

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass PDF Newsletter: Vol 13 - No 05+06


    The industry’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic | The industry stock value dips by 39.8% | Gregory continues to outperform | Wolverine wants to save $500 million | Anta has a strategy for loss-making Amer | No pressure for the sale of Mammut | Lenzing ...

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass PDF Newsletter: Vol 13 - No 03+04


    Covid-19 infecting the industries | Assosport ‘s statement on coronavirus | Outdoor market looking a bit brighter | Montane has found an investor | Vista Outdoor may be turning a corner | Yeti ’s multi-channel efforts paid off | Disappointing end-of-year for Fenix | EuroShop 2020 retail ...

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass PDF Newsletter: Vol 13 - No 01+02


    Outdoor industry stocks outperform | New managing director at Bergzeit | Amer is focusing on brand management | Sinoff new managing director of Evolv | Ispo study: sustainability on the rise | Outdoor brands help Australia | Mountain Warehouse ’s sales are up | Adidas launches a skiwear line | ...

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass PDF Newsletter: Vol 12 - No 25+26


    Pelican acquires Confluence | Conzzeta is divesting Mammut | Bergans makes a push into e-commerce | Berghaus expands its product team | Is Pentland readying new acquisitions? | BlackYak opens technology center | VF sets new social and green targets | Ortovox , Deuter get FWF status | EOG invites ...

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    The Outdoor Industry Compass PDF Newsletter: Vol 12 - No 23+24


    Lafuma sells Eider | Decline in South Korea | Management changes at Haglöfs , Salomon and VF EMEA | Down is green | Jack Wolfskin helps Callaway | Salomon , Patagonia , others go circular | An updated Higg Index | Green twist to Singles Day ...