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    Osprey strengthens distribution in Austria and Italy


    California-based backpack specialist Osprey, a Helen of Troy brand since late 2021, has hired two distribution agencies to support direct sales and increase market share in two important European markets. Starting June 1, sales agency B-Factory will support Osprey’s Italian Spring 23 product sell-in. Founded in 1995 by Pietro Colturi, ...

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    Big Agnes opens new European headquarters


    Colorado-based outdoor equipment brand Big Agnes has opened its new European headquarters in Amsterdam, from which it will directly serve its core European markets, including the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, the U.K. and France. By the end of next year, five employees will be working there in customer and dealer service, ...

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    eVent expands its sales team


    eVent strengthens its sales department with employees in North America, China and Southern Europe.

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    Exped steps into new distribution partnerships in Austria and France


    Zurich-based company Exped is expanding its brand presence in Austria and France and altering its distribution model for Austria. As of Sept. 15, 2022, the Austrian market will be served by Exclusiv Sportartikelvertrieb GmbH, which also carries Italian footwear specialist Scarpa as a sales agency. Thomas Miedl will be the ...

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    Columbia Sportswear to expand distribution center in Kentucky


    Columbia Sportswear announced it will expand the capacities at its Robards, Kentucky, distribution facility. The company has operated a distribution center in the state since 2004 and plans to invest approximately $4 million in the facility and create more than 175 full-time jobs for employees and supervisory staff in the ...

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    Uvex Sports takes over distribution of Hiplok


    Starting May 1, Uvex Sports will take over the distribution in Germany and Austria of the British brand Hiplok, provider of high-quality security and storage solutions for cyclists and other sportspeople. The Hiplok range includes portable chain locks and U-locks, as well as cable locks and lockable wall and floor ...

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    Canada Goose strengthens presence in Japan


    Canada Goose Holdings and its longtime Japanese partner Sazaby League Ltd. have reached an agreement to establish the Canada Goose Japan joint venture to accelerate DTC expansion, including retail stores. The agreement will replace an existing exclusive national distribution agreement between Sazaby League and the Canadian luxury outdoor brand. Beginning ...

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    ​HD Wool and Rudholm Group form partnership to grow HD Wool Apparel Insulation in Europe


    To expand its growing customer base in Europe and Scandinavia and develop sustainable opportunities between its HD Wool Apparel Insulation and European outdoor, lifestyle and fashion brands, U.K.-based HD Wool Ltd. entered into a partnership with Sweden-based Rudholm Group, a global provider of sustainable apparel accessories, sustainable packaging, digital solutions ...

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    MAAP opens European base in London


    MAAP, the Melbourne-based cycling apparel brand, has opened its first London office. The opening follows the launch of its U.K. webstore and warehouse in December. The new office will also serve as the brand’s base for its European marketing and sales staff. MAAP Instagram

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    Industry spotlight: New target groups, supply chain challenges and retailer relationship in focus


    25 brands presented their new products at the Sport & Outdoor Media Day in Munich. The event organized by Mandel PR in the ”Kohlebunker” near the MOC (Munich Order Center) was one of the first major industry gatherings in Germany since the start of the Covid crisis. We took the ...

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    Angling Direct’s new distribution hub in the Netherlands opens for business


    Angling Direct, the British omnichannel fishing tackle and equipment retailer, has announced that its new European distribution center is now fully operational. The 3,940-square meter facility, located in Venlo, in the southeast of the Netherlands, is already dispatching to customers across the European Union. In addition to boosting the company’s ...

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    Beal takes its Spanish distribution in house


    As of April 1, Beal will be handling its own distribution in Spain from its headquarters in the French city of Vienne, CMDsport reports. According to the climbing brand’s sales director, Toni Morales, the objective is to pay closer attention to retailers and deal with them more personally. The change ...

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    Aquapac opens EU distribution center in France


    London-based Aquapac Group Limited has established Aquapac Europe SAS, based near Chartres in France, as a new EU distribution hub for its Aquapac, Carradice and UPSO brands, as well as the group’s French distribution arm. Shipments from the new French office and warehouse will begin on March 14. The group ...

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    UWHK opens European headquarters primarily for its IBD brands


    To boost the expansion of its independent bicycle dealer brands Niner Bikes and Vaast Bikes in Europe, United Wheels Hong Kong Ltd. (UWHK) has appointed Duncan McCann as IBD sales manager. At the same time, European headquarters for the two brands were opened in Ampthill (a small town in Bedfordshire, ...

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    Darts will distribute Big Bite Baits in Scandinavia


    Big Bite Baits has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Darts of Sweden for Scandinavia. Darts will be responsible for all sales and marketing of Big Bite branded products in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Based in Eufaula, Alabama, Big Bite offers a wide range of plastics and jigs for ...

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    British retailer Ardblair Sports recruits Hanwag brand manager


    Ardblair Sports Importers Ltd, the British distributor of Leki and Aku, has hired Chris King to replace sales manager Lilian Sullivan, who will leave the company on March 31. King joins from Fenix Outdoor UK Ltd, where he was Hanwag brand manager for the U.K. He will report to Kirsten ...

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    Oberalp becomes distributor for 2117 of Sweden in 13 countries


    The Italian Oberalp Group has taken over the exclusive distribution of the Swedish outdoor clothing brand 2117 of Sweden for Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Spain, Andorra and France as of the beginning of this year. The agreement between the parties took place early last ...

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    Hövding with distributor for Norway


    Swedish company Hövding, maker of an airbag for bicyclists, is investing in the Norwegian market by forming a partnership with Hartmanns Oslo AS, a sports and fashion distributor catering to the Scandinavian markets. Hövding expects the partnership to increase the brand’s presence in Norway and facilitate sales in the market. ...

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    Ex Vango-distributor Sport-Tech starts distribution of new tent brand Tambu


    Sport-Tech/Rui-Yi-Lin, a company based near Heidelberg, Germany, and established as a sales agency as well as a supplier of non-branded tents (for buying groups such as Intersport and Sport 2000) and their own tent offerings under the brand Tentastic, has taken over distribution of the new tent brand Tambu. Coming ...

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    Messingschlager acquires long-standing U.S. partner Cycle Force Group


    Effective Dec. 31, 2021, Europe’s leading bicycle accessories importer, Messingschlager GmbH & Co. KG, has acquired its long-standing U.S. partner Cycle Force Group, LLC. No information was given about the transaction price. Cycle Force Group and its distribution subsidiary North America Cycles have worked with the German importer for over ...