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    New Cycle becomes shareholder and partner in Freebike


    Oldenburg, Germany-based New Cycle GmbH (formerly Cycle Union) has joined Dutch e-bike provider Freebike B.V., based in Rosmalen, as a minority shareholder. Details of the acquisition, what minority stake New Cycle is now holding in Freebike and what was paid for it were not disclosed. With New Cycle, the Freebike ...

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    Trerè’s Titici bicycle brand opens US subsidiary


    Premium bicycle brand Titici opened its first US subsidiary in Boston, Massachusetts, in August. The brand, under the umbrella of Italian textile supplier Trerè lnnovation (manufacturer of technical apparel brand UYN Sportwear, among others), aims to score points in the US with its road, gravel, mountain and e-bike products. Thanks ...

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    Columbia appoints Tom Gyles as SVP, global distribution network


    Columbia Sportswear has appointed Tom Gyles as its new Senior Vice President, Global Distribution Network. He will oversee North America and Europe wholesale, retail, and e-commerce company-owned distribution operations, which means an overall staff of 2,000 employees. He will also oversee the global third-party logistics network, strategy and operations. Gyles ...

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    Canadian heated apparel brand expands to the U.S.


    ewool, a Canadian brand specializing in heated apparel, has announced its entry into the U.S. market. ewool was founded to redefine the way people experience cold weather. The brand aims to change the perception of cold weather through the use of leading technologies. The company’s products provide warmth and comfort ...

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    RevolutionRace opens up in three new markets


    RevolutionRace is expanding its international presence by opening up for customers in three new markets: Canada, South Korea, and Japan. RevolutionRace will now be available in approximately 40 countries. “We are very excited to continue our journey of growth by opening up for customers in three new exciting markets. We ...

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    R&M switches to reusable packaging for e-bikes and small parts


    German e- and cargo-bike manufacturer Riese & Müller GmbH (R&M) has announced it is soon to be one of the first manufacturers in the bike industry to use reusable packaging for shipping e-bikes and small parts.

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    Sea freight market easing but orders are also down


    Freight rates for sea freight containers from the Far East have fallen to a stable low level, but retailers are placing fewer orders with their suppliers than in the previous year. This is according to supply chain experts at Setlog, a software company based in Bochum, Germany, who carried out ...

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    Trove expands brand resale operations across North America, targets Europe


    Trove, a leading, U.S.-based branded resale and trade-in company for brands and retailers including Canada Goose, Lululemon, Patagonia, REI, Levi’s, Arc’teryx, Carhartt and others, announced the expansion of five Trove Recommerce Powered Partner facilities across North America, including the U.S. and Canada, with expansion into Europe already in the planning ...

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    Hydro Flask makes progress in nearshoring strategy


    Hydro Flask, the US-based bottle company and part of the Helen of Troy group, has said it has made good progress in implementing its nearshoring strategy. The brand is said to have successfully relocated some production of Hydro Flask bottles to the Western Hemisphere. The move is part of Project ...

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    Oberalp Group continues distribution of Fischer in Italy, adds One/Way


    After having been the distribution partner of the Austrian ski brand Fischer in Italy since 2012, Oberalp Group now announced that this will continue to be the case for another five years. This includes the entire Fischer range, from alpine to cross-country skis as well as the associated collection of ...

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    Rad Power Bikes withdraws from the European market


    On July 10, Rad Power Bikes Inc. announced on its European website that it would withdraw completely from Europe and focus entirely on North America in the future: “We are sad to say goodbye.” This is a radical shift in course for the largest US B2C e-bike provider. According to ...

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    Eddie Bauer launches UK website


    American outdoor brand Eddie Bauer has launched a new UK website. The move is part of a planned expansion into the European and British markets, with the brand stating on LinkedIn before this year’s Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), ”We are planning direct to consumer, retail stores and wholesale partners to ...

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    Santini replaces Benelux distributor


    On July 5, Italian premium bikewear supplier Santini S.p.a. (Santini Cycling Wear) officially parted ways with its Benelux distributor RA-Company BVBA and appointed the Belgian sales agency ARW NV as its new partner for the three countries instead. “Santini has been transformed deeply in the last years, and we feel ...

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    Storck goes China


    A distribution partnership between German premium bike supplier Storck Bicycle GmbH and China’s Golden Wheel Group (also known as Tianjin Golden Wheel Bicycle Group) was officially signed at this year’s China Cycle Show (May 5-8) in Shanghai. A key aspect of the cooperation is the distribution of Storck’s racing and ...

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    Olpro brings in sales expert to support international growth


    Camping and campervan brand Olpro has brought in Johanna Grzonka as a sales expert to support its growing international trade. She works as part of the growing operational team at Olpro, working with the UK but focusing on European sales. Grzonka will use her experience working with major camping retailers ...

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    Authentic acquires intellectual property of Hunter, new key partners in Europe and USA


    After several weeks of negotiations, Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) has acquired the intellectual property of Hunter, the British brand known for its iconic Original Wellington boots. With more than 160 years of heritage, the Hunter brand has evolved from a rubber boot to a lifestyle brand offering an extensive footwear ...

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    Aspire Sports expands distribution of Cannondale and GT to more European countries


    Source: Aspire Sports Central and Eastern European countries served by Aspire Sports Czech wholesaler and importer Aspire Sports S.R.O. is expanding the distribution of U.S. premium bicycle brands Cannondale and GT Bicycles, which belong to Dutch mobility group Pon Holdings B.V. and its subsidiary Pon.Bike since early ...

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    The Outdoors Company partners with Canadian brand Stormtech


    British trade supplier The Outdoors Company is adding to its portfolio of brands the Canadian performance apparel brand Stormtech, making it available to the B2B market in the UK and Europe. The latest Stormtech corporate range includes a wide range of styles, including insulated, softshell and recycled fleece jackets, vests ...

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    Sherpa and Artilect get sales support in Austria


    Georg Dorfer The sales team of Sherpa Adventure Gear and Artilect around European Sales Director Wolfgang Jahn is to be boosted: Georg Dorfer has taken over the Austrian representation of the Nepalese outdoor and travel wear label Sherpa Adventure Gear and the young high-performance outdoor brand Artilect; ...

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    Timberland with new sales structure in parts of Europe


    Under the leadership of Alwin van Dijk as Sales Director, DACH, Scandinavia and Benelux now form the new superordinate sales region Central/North at Timberland. This step creates new synergies and competencies within the team to meet the changing market conditions and further push the qualitative growth in the region with ...