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    Wolverine gets Standard & Poor’s upgrade


    Standard Poor’s has upgraded its outlook for Wolverine Worldwide to stable and confirmed its BB issuer credit while raising the rating on its senior secured credit facility to BB+. This came after Wolverine repaid a $171 million, 364-day loan contracted because of the coronavirus pandemic and ...

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    Jack Wolfskin celebrates 40th anniversary


    The German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin , owned by the U.S. company Callaway Golf since the beginning of 2019, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021. To mark the occasion, protagonists as well as customers will be featured throughout the year on , who have shaped and accompanied ...

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    Bafang invests in subsidiary for battery pack production in Suzhou


    China’s e-bike powerhouse Bafang Electric has just invested in a new subsidiary in its hometown of Suzhou to ensure timely delivery and compatibility of battery packs with Bafang’s products. As a result, the company’s board of directors has decided to establish its third wholly-owned subsidiary, Bafang New Energy ...

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    Möve Bikes files for insolvency, search for investors in full swing


    German bike manufacturer Möve Bikes filed for insolvency on Feb. 5. Attorney Marcello Di Stefano of the Erfurt-based law firm Diligens Rechtsanwälte Insolvenzverwalter was appointed as provisional insolvency administrator. Business operations are currently continuing, and employees’ salaries have been secured through the advance financing of ...

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    Ampler Bikes continues to expand after doubling sales in 2020


    After doubling its sales last year, young B2C e-bike company Ampler Bikes is looking to simultaneously expand into other national markets this year while maintaining a high growth rate in Germany (currently the company’s most important market). For 2021, the Estonians have their sights set on Switzerland and the ...

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    Wayne Edy buys back Inov-8 from Descente


    Wayne Edy is back at the helm of Inov-8 , the British footwear, apparel and equipment brand he founded in 2003. As the company prepares to launch a new graphene-based running shoe, Edy reportedly already bought back the 80 percent stake in the company last year that he sold ...

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    Garmin opens manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Poland


    Garmin has opened a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Wroclaw, Poland, to serve automotive and CE customers throughout Europe. The BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certified facility includes nearly 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution space dedicated to the production and supply of infotainment ...

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    Volkswagen enters bicycle leasing and financing business


    On February 18, Volkswagen Financial Services , a wholly-owned subsidiary of German automaker Volkswagen ( VW ), announced an expansion of its broad range of mobility services to include leasing and financing of bicycles and e-bikes. The new business will be generated through VW Volkswagen Financial Services’ investment in ...

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    Moody’s responds positively to Vista’s $500m debt offering


    Moody’s has upgraded the rating of Vista Outdoor ’s new senior unsecured notes from B2 to B3 after the company expanded their offering from $350 million to $500 million in response to strong demand from the financial community. The new notes will bear an interest of 4.500 percent and ...

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    Niche e-bike brand Nox Cycles launches crowdfunding campaign


    German-Austrian bike brand Nox Cycles , which set its course towards e-bikes in 2015 and founded Nox Cycles Austria GmbH based in Zillertal two years later, is currently attracting attention. Last year saw the launch of the construction of “Fort Nox”, a state-of-the-art, sustainable and resource-saving administration and production ...

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    Decathlon plans to produce bicycles in Romania


    The cycling boom has prompted Decathlon , a major player in the segment with its private-label lines, to increase its production capacity in Europe. While expanding production in France and Portugal, the company is working with a partner in Romania, Sport Mechanical Workshop , to build a new factory near ...

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    Haglöfs reports stable sales in 2020


    Despite the prevailing pandemic and turbulent market conditions, Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs reported that it managed to deliver net sales for 2020 in line with last year’s strong performance. The company did not provide any figures. According to CEO Fredrik Ohlsson , the ability to mitigate the crisis is ...

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    Dorel Group terminates going-private transaction


    Canadian Dorel Industries has terminated the going-private agreement between itself and an affiliate of funds managed by Cerberus Capital Management as buyer by mutual consent. As a result, the planned going-private transaction is a thing of the past. The agreement provided that the above-mentioned buyer would pay Dorel ...

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    Delivery problems take their toll on multichannel supplier Rose Bikes


    After an extremely successful 2020 fiscal year with a 34 percent increase in sales, the Corona pandemic’s economic effects are now hitting German B2C bicycle supplier and retailer Rose Bikes . The Bocholt-based company speaks of a “lack of delivery reliability on the part of Asian component manufacturers. This has ...

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    VF expands the role of equity in its labor policy


    In line with its Council to Advance Racial Equity (CARE) and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action (IDEA) initiative, VF Corp. is implementing a number of new measures in its labor policy. “All VF employees will participate in a foundational inclusion and diversity learning journey to ensure they share ...

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    ​New agenda, new board member at ZEG


    Source: ZEG Fred Schierenbeck In order to continue offering customers high-quality, state-of-the-art products in the future, the supervisory board and management board of Europe’s largest bicycle dealer group and cooperative, ZEG ( Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG ), have launched a holistic, long-term corporate strategy. An important part ...

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    Pierer and Kiska set up development center for Husqvarna E-Bicycles


    Europe’s leading motorcycle manufacturer Pierer Mobility , together with its young and wholly-owned e-bike division Pierer E-Bikes (brands Husqvarna E-Bicycles , GasGas and R Raymon ) and Pierer Mobility’s long-time strategic brand development and design partner from Austria, Kiska , is establishing its own development design ...

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    Brand relaunch for Pyua


    The German brand Pyua , which has stood for sustainable outdoor clothing since its inception in 2008, has unveiled a new brand identity that is intended to stand even more uncompromisingly for its sustainability mission. For the brand relaunch, Pyua has focused on three principles: Purity, Versatility and, above all, ...

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    Vista Outdoor is one of Forbes’ "Best Midsize Employers in America" for 2021


    The Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers” for 2021 has named Vista Outdoor , the U.S.-based owner of several ammunition and outdoor sporting brands, including Bell , Giro , Camelbak , Camp Chef and Bushnell Golf , one of “America’s Best Midsize Employers.” The Forbes list was ...

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    Bike Exchange: IPO on Australian Stock Exchange


    Source: Bike Exchange The Australian company behind Bike Exchange , Rpro Holdings Limited, went public with its “world’s leading digital bike marketplace.” Since Feb. 9, the marketplace has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney under the name Bike Exchange Limited ...