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    ​Swedish sports retail sales decreased by 7.5 percent in Q4


    The quarterly Sportindex by Svenskt Sportforum shows that Swedish sports retail sales decreased by 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, making it the fourth consecutive quarter with negative development for sports retail. For the full year 2022, sports retail sales development landed at -5.8 percent.

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    Gorpcore: Where fashion and sportswear meet

    2023-01-20T08:58:00+00:00By Victoria Woollven

    Gorpcore: the trend you may have missed and the huge potential it holds for performance brands. We explain it and evaluate its potential.

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    Greenwashing: The tide and the law are turning

    2023-01-15T15:02:00+00:00By Rutger Oldenhuis

    When does an environmental claim become greenwashing? We outline the current legal position on using environmental claims to market products

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    2022 bicycle stock chart development proves you can always do worse


    Five are up, the majority are down. Compare your brand’s performance with our analysis of the 2022 bicycle stock market.

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    Circular economy in the textile industry explained in pictures


    The circular economy is counter to the current linear “take-make-waste” economy; exploiting resources for manufacture, finite product life, and one which ends with disposal.

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    ​Swedish sports retail sales decreased by 4.7 percent in Q3 2022


    The Sportindex, a Swedish industry index produced by the Swedish Sports Forum in cooperation with HUI Research, shows that total sales in sports retail decreased by 4.7 percent in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year, making it the third consecutive quarter with negative development ...

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    Analysis: Global outdoor stock index falls by double-digits again in Q3

    2022-10-12T10:02:00+01:00By Bob McGee

    According to the latest Outdoor Industry Compass quarterly study of 37 select stocks which sell products into the outdoor recreation market, the segment Index fell by a double-digit percentage for a third consecutive period but by less than in the first (-17.84%) or second (-21.18%) quarters. Only four stocks – ...

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    Bicycle Stocks Q3 2022: Weighed down by fear of global crash, yet 1/4 buck the downward trend


    The Russian war against Ukraine is having such a major global impact that other issues, such as Covid, seem to be taking a back seat. The energy crisis forced by the war, combined with rising interest rates, inflation, and consequently weakening consumer demand and spending, could lead to a global recession – and even a global stock market crash.

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    E-Commerce: Secondhand marketplaces on the rise


    Cross-border marketplaces are developing fast, and the C2C trend is one of the drivers.

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    U.S. outdoor industry study examines recreation and outdoor companies’ hiring challenges


    The Oregon State University’s center for the outdoor recreation economy, with support from Basecamp Outdoor, Path to Peak education and consulting and the Confluence of States, has conducted a new Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment for the American Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. The study aims to ...

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    Adventure tourism market to reach $1.009 trillion in size by 2030


    According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc, a U.S. market research and consulting firm, the global adventure tourism market – valued at $282.1 billion in 2021 – is estimated to reach $1.009 trillion by 2030, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 of 15.2 ...

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    Analysis: Outdoor industry stocks fell more than 21% in Q2

    2022-07-08T07:36:00+01:00By Bob McGee

    Outdoor industry stocks fared worse in the second quarter than in the first period of 2022, declining an average of 21.18 percent compared to a 17.84 percent sequential drop in the average stock prices of companies primarily involved in the outdoor and bicycle sectors. This time around, our quarterly analysis ...

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    Bicycle Stocks Q2 2022: Russia’s invasion causes market low


    After the stock market booster called hope catapulted the OIC Bicycle Stock Chart 2021 to new heights and seemed to defy all realities, the high flight ended with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The chart of the first quarter of 2022 already showed a steep decline, which now also continued in the second quarter.

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    Bain survey shows fast growth of sustainable thinking in Asian countries affected by pollution


    The consulting firm Bain & Company has released the outcome of a new study conducted among 16,000 consumers in eleven countries across seven product categories. The interesting results: Most fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets have larger environmentally and socially conscious and health-conscious segments than mature markets like North America or Europe. The ...

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    Outdoor and bike industry stocks fall nearly 18% in Q1

    2022-04-07T13:29:00+01:00By Bob McGee

    Our quarterly analysis of the outdoor stock market shows a 17.84 percent sequential decline in the average stock prices of 31 public companies primarily involved in the outdoor and bicycle sectors between Jan. 1 and March 31. Broader market conditions weighed on the sector, which had posted stock price increases ...

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