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    Alpinmesse Innsbruck is canceled, Alpine Forum to take place


    For the second consecutive year, the Austrian Curatorship for Alpine Safety (Österreichisches Kuratorium für alpine Sicherheit) has to suspend the Alpinmesse in Innsbruck due to lack of predictability of the pandemic situation. However, based on the current state of knowledge, the organizers assume that it will be possible ...

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    New anglers help Rapala reel in strong H1 sales rise


    Finnish tackle company Rapala VMC reported a sharp rise in first-half net sales driven by strong demand for fishing gear from new anglers and faster-than-expected implementation of its restructuring strategy. Sales for the six months to June 30 increased 36 percent to €159.6 million as fishing’s popularity as a ...

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    New sustainable fashion research center in Sydney


    The University of Technology Sydney ( UTS ) has joined forces with TAFE NSW , a vocational education and training provider, to set up a new Centre for Fashion and Textiles Sustainability in Sydney. The center, initially backed by an AU$200,000 (€126,000-$149,800) grant from the government ...

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    Outdoor company stocks continue to gain ground in Q2


    From the first quarter to the second quarter of 2021, the 32 outdoor stocks we track were up 13.82 percent. Neither the bike nor the retail companies had a major impact here, but rather a few of the large groups such as Anta Sports , Vista Outdoor and ...

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    German e-commerce grows strongly, marketplaces on the rise


    Berlin-based e-commerce and mail order trade association, bevh , has released its market figures for the second quarter of 2021, seeing an unbroken overall trend towards e-commerce and marketplace sales for all types of goods in Germany. After strong recovery effects earlier in the year, e-commerce revenue in the ...

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    ​Covid mobility study: Germans travel more on foot and by bike


    The Covid-19 pandemic has led many Germans to rethink their own mobility: just under 40 percent said they wanted to change their mobility behavior as a result. The trend is clearly toward more pedestrians (+64 percent) and cyclists (+50 percent). The respondents also want to fly less frequently in the ...

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    Pentland’s report on modern slavery exposes critical supply chain practices


    Source: Hermes Rivera on Unsplash In its Modern Slavery Report 2020 , Pentland Group – with its core business, Pentland Brands , managing a portfolio of owned brands including Berghaus , Endura , Speedo , Canterbury , Mitre and KangaROOS , among others ...

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    EDM Interview Series #02-2021:
    Stellar Equipment AB


    In part 2 of EDM’s new Interview Series, we spoke with Stellar Equipment’s COO, Mikael Janerås.

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    Dorel Industries closes new $450 million credit facility


    Earlier this year – and after lively discussions between Dorel Industries Inc. and its shareholders – the Canadian conglomerate pulled out of the announced going-private transaction. With shareholders clearly expressing confidence in Dorel’s future and the greater potential for Dorel as a public company, the Canadians now announced that ...

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    ​Wolverine Worldwide expects strong second quarter


    Ahead of investor meetings to be held during the virtual Baird 2021 Global Consumer, Technology, and Services Conference on June 8, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. today provided a business update stating that the company expects second-quarter 2021 revenue to exceed second quarter 2019. The company noted that its ...

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    Schöffel launches first fully digital sell-in tool for summer 2022


    Following a major digitalization effort, Schöffel Sportbekleidung is using a new digital Schöffel Brand Space for its sell-in. The sales tool offers information, training and ordering options as well as assets for everyday business after the pandemic. In the three-dimensional digital space, Schöffel retail partners can explore the ...

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    Fully booked View Premium Selection in Munich canceled


    Munich Fabric Start Exhibitions GmbH has optimistically started planning its trade fair dates for the fall/winter 22/23 season in summer 2021, with the clear goal of finally being able to realize physical events for the fashion industry again. Against the backdrop of falling infection figures in Germany as well ...

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    Buff reports 63% growth in fiscal 2020-21


    Buff closed its fiscal year on April 30 with record sales of €85 million, a growth of 63 percent compared to the previous year (€52 million). The Spanish company attributed the good performance to the boom in outdoor sports and the production of protective equipment during the pandemic. In ...

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    Ecco Leather’s Hot-Shop event starts Aug. 31


    Ecco Leather , the leather manufacturing division of the Danish footwear company Ecco , is holding its Hot-Shop event from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. ”This time around we will be exploring the notion of bringing low-fi ingenuity into a virtual and non-defined future,” the company said without giving ...

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    Swiss lift operators start the 2021 summer season


    The Swiss mountain lift operators report that the 2021 summer season starts on schedule, with all protective measures against Covid-19 infections in place. Some Swiss resorts are already in operation. The lift operators have taken the necessary precautions to implement all the requirements of the authorities for the safety of ...

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    Aerosol researcher advises against abolishing compulsory masks in stores


    Germany’s Handelsblatt reports that German aerosol researcher Gerhard Scheuch , former president of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine , believes mandatory masks should first be removed outdoors and in large halls before tackling retail stores. To be sure, he said, masks are not a universal remedy ...

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    Japan prolongs state of emergency to June 20


    The Japanese government has extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic to June 20, just over a month before the planned start of the Toyko Olympics on July 23. The restrictive measures currently in place, which are less ...

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    Spanish bike sales hit the 1.5m milestone


    In 2020, Spain surpassed for the first time in history the milestone of 1.5 million bicycles sold in one year. According to figures by Ambe , the Spanish bike industry association, released in collaboration with Cofidis , a French telecredit company that is the main sponsor of a road cycling ...

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    ​India’s Covid crisis threatens cotton supplies


    Inside Outdoor reports that India’s Covid-19 crisis, with an average of 295,000 people falling ill with a new variant of the virus every day since the end of April, could lead to future cotton shortages. India is the world’s largest cotton supplier, which means the crisis in the country ...

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    Myanmar: a cheap hotspot getting even hotter


    Production in Myanmar has almost never been easy due to political circumstances. After the country experienced a boom in textile manufacturing with the beginning of the democratic process in 2012, the situation has worsened since the military coup on February 1 of this year to such an extent that a ...