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    Breaking News: Ispo Munich 2021 will be digital only


    Messe München has announced today that Ispo Munich 2021 , originally scheduled for Jan. 31 - Feb. 03, will be held entirely digital from Feb. 1 - 5. “As a digital edition,“ the website says, “ Ispo Munich Online offers the proven advantages of the trade ...

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    Kathmandu benefits from Rip Curl and online; publishes sustainability report


    It was the acquisition of Rip Curl that helped Kathmandu Holdings to raise its total sales by 48.7 percent to 801.5 million New Zealand dollars in the “transformational” financial year ended on July 30, with the action sports brand contributing sales of NZ$ 315.7 million (€178.2m-$210.6m) in the ...

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    Schöffel Foundation uses German VAT reduction to support tree plantations


    The Schöffel Foundation , founded in 2011 by Hubert and Peter Schöffel , which promotes and initiates social and ecological projects, is supporting tree planting and forest redevelopment in state forests in the German state of Bavaria. German online shoppers can donate the 3 percentage point reduction in value-added ...

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    ​Fjällräven Polar dates postponed


    Due to the current development of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven has adjusted the schedule for its Fjällräven Polar . The 2020 event has now been postponed to 2022 and there will be no global online campaign in 2021, which means that the global application process for ...

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    “German Outdoor Brands” retail training goes digital


    In 2019, the German brands Deuter , Lowa and Leki launched joint training courses for their retail partners under the name “ German Outdoor Brands .” Since the planned 2020 roadshow with corresponding clinics at eight locations throughout Germany could not take place due to the pandemic, video ...

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    Norspomessen is canceled


    The Norwegian trade show Norspomessen Vinter 2021 , which was originally scheduled to take place Jan. 10-11 at X Meeting Point on Hellerudsletta, was canceled due to uncertainties about the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. Norspomessen hopes that this early announcement will give suppliers and retailers time to find ...

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    December Performance Days go fully digital


    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the December 2020 edition of the Performance Days will not take place at the Messe München trade show center as initially planned, but as a fully digital event on the original dates of Dec. 09-10. Back in April 2020, Performance Days ...

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    U.S. online retailer introduces Buy Now, Pay Later with Klarna


    Klarna, the leading global payment provider and shopping service from Sweden, has teamed up with , the largest online retailer of premium outdoor sports equipment and apparel in the U.S. and owner of German online outdoor retailer , to offer customers flexible “buy now, pay later” solutions. ...

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    Mammut kicks off digital brand convention


    Chief executive Oliver Pabst kicked off Mammut ’s Digital Brand Convention on Monday, Oct. 19 at 1 pm CET, with a public event. The convention will continue throughout the week. Normally, the Mammut community meets in person for the convention, but due to Covid-19, it was moved online. ...

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    OR Winter Market will be digital only


    Outdoor Retailer ( OR ), the largest U.S. trade show for the outdoor industry, is launching Outdoor Retailer Winter Online , a “digital marketplace and enhanced online experience” designed to bring the winter sports and outdoor communities together online to network, learn and discover what’s new in the industry. ...

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    VF back to profits


    After recording a loss and steep declines in revenues during its first fiscal quarter, VF Corp. bounced back in the second quarter, ended on Sept. 26, with a smaller decline in sales and a return to profits. The management said that year-to-date results have surpassed its expectations across all ...

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    SOG is climate positive, will focus on circular economy and turns 20 in 2021


    The Scandinavian Outdoor Group ( SOG ), comprising 74 Scandinavian outdoor brands, had its Fall Networking Day at the beginning of October. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held digitally, with a total of 85 participants. Sara Wänseth , who has been the general secretary of ...

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    ÖSFA to be split across two dates in 2021


    To ensure the safety of the visitors and to meet the Covid-19 pandemic-related requirements of the Austrian government, the Austrian Association of Sports Goods Manufacturers and Suppliers ( VSSÖ ) and organizer Brandboxx will split the annual Austrian sporting goods show ÖSFA across two dates. ÖSFA Start ...

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    Eurobike Spezial 2020 canceled


    Organizer Messe Friedrichshafen has canceled the Eurobike Special 2020 event scheduled for Nov. 24 - 26 due to the current situation and the resulting restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Messe Friedrichshafen will automatically reimburse visitors for purchased tickets via the payment method chosen at the time of ...

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    Bergzeit to publish bouldering survey; launches online clinics


    Bouldering has experienced a greater increase in popularity than almost any other sport. “This is due to the general fitness and movement trend, which we, as a mountain sports company, have also been feeling for some time. Mountain sports today no longer mean just spending time in the mountains, but ...

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    Wolverine takes its buyers conference digital


    Because of Covid-19 and its related safety measures, Wolverine Worldwide has expanded its partnership with Envoy B2B and taken its buyers conference digital. The American company was obliged to cancel its Global Brand Conference for this year, depriving its 12 brands of a means to introduce their new ...

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    EU agrees on common rules for pandemic-related travel restrictions


    The European Council has adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The council comprises the heads of state or government of the countries forming the European Union, as well as the president of the council and of the European ...

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    The winners of the French Outdoor Award 2020


    Since 2017, Outdoor Sports Valley ( OSV ) has been presenting the French Outdoor Award in summer and winter to promote innovative French products and services in the outdoor sports sector. Usually, the winners are announced during OutDoor by Ispo in summer and Ispo Munich in ...

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    Oberalp Virtual Convention to focus on women; introduction of new brand expected


    As the first ” Oberalp Virtual Convention ” in May 2020 was extremely positive for the Italian company and its brands Salewa , Dynafit , Wild Country , Evolv and Pomoca with more than 37,000 clicks, and as ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 ...

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    Hydro Flask bounces back in Q2


    Helen of Troy’ s houseware segment, which includes drinkware brand Hydro Flask , returned to growth in the second fiscal quarter ended on Aug. 31, after a difficult spring due to the pandemic. Sales in the segment soared by 20.2 percent from the year-ago quarter to $201.9 million, as more ...