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    Two new RTE bike factories, new target groups


    In addition to the foundation of RTE Poland , previously communicated in our sister publication SGI Europe , the bicycle manufacturer RTE is also expanding its activities at its headquarters in Portugal. A new e-bike factory is already in the final stages. The new factory, which will operate under ...

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    Good start of the year for Mammut


    The Conzzeta Group ’s revenues reached 337.8 million Swiss francs (€306.6m-$367.2m) in the first three months of 2021, which corresponds to an increase of 18.0 percent from the year-ago quarter on an organic basis and in constant currencies. The Outdoor segment of the group, which only includes Mammut Sports ...

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    Canada Goose sees itself well on track to achieve sustainability goals


    In its second sustainability report, Canada Goose has provided an overview of the progress for the social and environmental responsibility agenda set in 2019 and introduces a few future projects. The detailed 33-page report ( link for direct PDF download ) provides insight into all relevant areas, from ...

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    Adidas and Parley team up for sustainable Mountains To Oceans outdoor capsule


    Adidas has reunited with Parley for the Oceans , an environmental organization founded in 2012 by Cyrill Gutsch to fight ocean degradation with a focus on plastic pollution, to introduce a new collection of weatherproof outdoor apparel made from sustainable materials. Adidas first collaborated with Parley in 2015 ...

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    U.S. companies demand climate action from Biden administration


    310 U.S. businesses have signed an open letter demanding that the Biden Administration makes every effort to achieve a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. The open letter was organized by the We Mean Business Coalition , a global coalition of nonprofits working with businesses around the ...

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    In a global FMCG comparison, Germans, French and Danes are more reluctant to buy online than others


    In its latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods ( FMCG ) Report 2021 , London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19,000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behavior. The study reveals differences between the various markets, but also similarities. A 59 percent ...

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    Lower losses in JD’s outdoor retail operations


    JD Sports Fashion Plc managed to report generally good results for the year ended Jan. 30, 2021, in spite of the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, “which have severely tested all aspects of the business,” the management said. The company’s profit before tax and exceptional items of ...

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    Pierer Mobility with new sales and revenue records in Q1


    Listed Austrian company Pierer Mobility , a specialist in motorized two-wheelers, sold 87,197 motorcycles and 19,256 e-bikes in the first three months of the year despite global supply chain problems. The result was also driven by high global demand for individual mobility, triggered in part by Corona. Compared to the ...

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    GfK survey in the USA sees brand loyalty as payoff for intelligent consumer approach


    In a survey of 1,000 U.S. residents, market research institute GfK asked consumers about their brand loyalty and trust in brands and retailers in relation to data security, as well as soft parameters such as CSR and political issues. According to the study, one of the social changes ...

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    HDE calls for new retail regulations; retailers fear 60% loss with compulsory corona testing


    In view of the amendment to the Federal Infection Protection Act announced for next week, the German Retail Federation (HDE) is calling for targeted measures to effectively contain the third wave of Corona currently affecting the country. The HDE is critical of a possible further lockdown with store closures ...

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    Hama Group acquires majority stake in Messingschlager


    With retroactive effect as of Jan. 1, Hama , a leading international supplier of accessories for consumer electronics, has acquired a majority stake in Messingschlager , one of the world’s largest importers of bicycle accessories. With Hama’s entry, Messingschlager intends to set the course for future growth in good time. ...

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    Italian tanners issue warning about rising raw material costs


    The Italian tanners’ association, Unic , is warning about the “destabilizing” impact of a sharp increase in the price of raw materials. In recent weeks, the cost of raw hides and skins has increased in “a generalized and almost unreasonable way,” while tanneries face a sharp decrease in demand, ...

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    Vietnam predicts $20 billion in leather and footwear exports in 2021


    Vietnam’s Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (Lefaso) expects its industry to achieve exports of more than $20 billion this year after suffering from a decline last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on supply chains, consumption and trade. Last year, Vietnam’s export turnover of ...

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    Outdoor companies’ stocks up by 18.9% in Q1


    The average stock market value of 31 selected public companies in the outdoor sector saw a sequential improvement of 18.9 percent between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by the strong performance of stock markets across the globe, fueled by recovery hopes. This ...

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    Former TNF innovation expert becomes CEO of new company to commercialize advanced textiles from Stanford Univ. lab


    EEnotech , a California clean tech foundry, has unveiled LifeLabs™ , a new company dedicated to commercializing textile patents from Stanford University ’s advanced materials lab. Founded by Professor Yi Cui , director of Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy and a 15-year veteran of Stanford’s Department of Materials Science ...

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    ​Hervis with new flagship stores focusing on bike and outdoor


    Source: Hervis Nina Kronberger, sales manager Vienna region, and bike store manager Thomas Radon At the end of March, Austrian sporting goods chain Hervis Sports , which belongs to the Spar group, opened a new bike flagship store after transforming a regular multi-category store ...

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    Teva works to divert products from landfills with new sandal recycling initiative


    U.S. company Teva , founded in 1984 and part of Deckers Brands , has partnered with international recycling company TerraCycle to launch the TevaForever program to give worn-out Teva sandals a new life. The recycling program underscores Teva’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and keeping waste out ...

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    ​Recent studies show mixed picture of Covid-related shopping behavior


    According to recent studies by the Association of Swiss Sports Retailers ( ASMAS ), based on credit card data from Worldline , along with the latest data from Mastercard , the outlook for brick-and-mortar retailers is moderately optimistic, albeit very mixed across the EU. In general, a slow return of ...

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    VF’s new fulfillment center in the U.K. begins operations


    VF Corp. , through its local subsidiary VF Northern Europe Limited , has begun operations at its new fulfillment center in Bardon, Leicestershire, which will employ about 250 people at peak times. The new 55,800-square-meter center will have “state-of-the-art automation capabilities putting it at the forefront of the footwear and ...

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    Global bicycle stocks Q1 2021: The soaring continues


    While most of the existing problems caused by the Corona crisis have yet to be resolved, the global stock market is relying on hopes — hopes for a bright post-Corona future. Instead of going into crisis mode, it is simply bypassing all the economic killers that are piling up. Supported by further stimulus packages and the open money floodgates of central banks, the stock market remains high. Our cycling stock chartists are ahead of the curve. They rely on another serious advantage: the bicycle and e-bike sales boom pushed by Corona led to excellent business figures last year. These were announced in the first quarter of this year. Some of the record results were a good impetus for the development of the share value in Q1 2021.