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    EOG asks for participation in survey on Covid-19 impacts


    The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ) is conducting a survey on the impact of Covid-19. The main focus of the survey is to get an up-to-date overview of how companies in the outdoor sector were affected during the pandemic and to learn more about how to act in the ...

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    European Outdoor Group urges authorities to support outdoor activities


    The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ) is calling for authorities across Europe to do more to promote participation in outdoor activities, now that the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to ease in many countries. Mark Held , the EOG president, addressed an open letter to ...

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    Ortovox launches new online appearance with stationary retail integration


    With the “Support Your Local Dealer” campaign, 25 percent of the sales of the Ortovox online shop went to local retailers during the Covid-19 store closures, which was only made technically possible by the recent relaunch of the Ortovox website and online shop. The decision to relaunch was made ...

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    Lifts in Austria are allowed to operate again (Video)


    After the Austrian federal government announced that cable cars in the mountains would be able to reopen on May 29, glacier ski resorts have also resumed lift operations for skiers and snowboarders, including the Kaunertal and Hintertux glaciers in Tyrol and the Kitzsteinhorn in Salzburg. The founder and owner of ...

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    Suunto Heatmaps technology can help respect social distancing


    Suunto said that its Heatmaps technology, featured in the Wear app , can be of use in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Optimized for the outdoors, the Heatmaps visualize where others have trained so that one can follow the most popular routes. This technology can similarly help ...

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    WGSN sees three major consumer groups emerging from the crisis


    The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated societal changes and is forcing industries worldwide to adapt to the resulting changes in consumption. Thus, WGSN has set out to predict what consumers will be looking for in the next couple of years. In its annual Future Consumer white paper, the ...

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    New antibacterial, no-touch towel for sweaty faces


    ProSane Wear , an apparel company based in New York, is launching a reversible antibacterial microfiber towel hoodie, designed to make it possible to wipe sweat from the face without touching the towel directly with the hands. This special design helps minimize bacterial transfer from potentially contaminated surfaces, objects and ...

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    Temporary layoffs stop at XXL in Norway and Finland


    A recovery in the demand for sporting goods products in Norway and Finland has led XXL to cancel all the temporary layoffs that it had announced on March 23 due to a considerable sales decline caused by the Covid-19 situation. Sales normalized in April and have picked up recently ...

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    Burton cancels 2021 U.S. Open


    Burton Snowboards announced that due to ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, the company had canceled the 2021 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships scheduled for March 1-6, 2021 at Vail Mountain Resort in Colorado. Burton’s chief executive, John Lacy , explained that it was a difficult decision as ...

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    ​Russian outdoor company eyes re-shoring


    Versta , a producer of outdoor garments based in Novgorod, announced plans to build two factories in Russia, one to produce woven fabrics and another to produce nonwoven fabrics. The company has been importing those items from China, but supply disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the company to ...

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    Fjällräven launches Fjällräven Classic TV


    Starting this summer, Fjällräven will introduce Fjällräven Classic TV, a solution to the current situation that immerses people in the experience of trekking through an online stream from a trekker’s point of view. Fjällräven Classic TV will digitally transport viewers from all across the globe to the locations of ...

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    Eurobike Award gets adapted to Covid-19 situation


    Bicycle and mobility companies, designers and developers have been submitting their product innovations for the Eurobike Award 2020 since April. Following the postponement of the Eurobike trade show until November, the organizers are now relying on tried and tested mechanisms for the award process, which are adapted to ...

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    Virtual Thin Air Outdoor Media Show opens up to retailers


    Conceived initially as a virtual media show to fill an important information gap in the American market following the cancellation of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, the ” Thin Air Virtual Media Show ” is now also aiming at retail buyers. The new U.S. virtual outdoor trade ...

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    Canada Goose to cut staff

    2020-05-25T16:46:00Z reports that Canada Goose is laying off 125 of its employees, which is about two percent of its total 5,000 employees. The Canadian parka specialist described the decision as difficult, but said the measure was necessary to offset the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its business. ...

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    Ispo measures the pandemic’s effects on sports retail


    Ispo has released the results of a survey it launched on April 9 to determine the effects of the pandemic on European sports and outdoor retailers. Among other interesting points, the survey indicated that Covid-19 began to strike their businesses early, that many resorted to home deliveries and ...

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    Successful virtual sales meetings by Schöffel, Oberalp and others


    According to the two companies, the first virtual conventions organized by Schöffel and Oberalp went well. Schöffel’s 100-percent digital sales meeting was held on May 19 and 20, involving roughly 130 participants from about 15 different countries in all the major markets, more than originally expected. A total ...

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    2020 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc canceled


    After having carefully examined all the options in compliance with the government’s regulations, but also after having consulted with the runners, local authorities and partners, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ( UTMB ) organization team announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition, which was scheduled to take ...

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    P.A.C. supports brick-and-mortar retailers


    P.A.C. , a German producer of multi-functional neckwear, is supporting the stationary retail trade with an online campaign in Facebook and Instagram that is tailored to local stores. The aim of the campaign is to bring customers into the reopened sports, outdoor and bicycle shops. The brand from ...

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    Icebreaker works on temperature-taking armband


    Icebreaker , a brand of VF Corp., is partnering with a start-up on the development of a smart armband designed to monitor the wearer’s temperature, which could become a key tool in the post-coronavirus world. Nightingale MedTech , the company behind the armband idea, was only formed on May 1. ...

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    Arc’teryx urges politics to include climate among post-Covid 19 priorities


    Arc’teryx Equipment has joined 155 multinational companies in a statement jointly issued by the Science Based Targets Initiative, the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition that urges governments to include climate action in their strategies to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus epidemic. ...