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    Haglöfs Restored is back on track


    After an unexpected closure last spring, the second-hand website Haglöfs Restored is now back up and running. A new partnership with Belfast, Ireland-based apparel refurbishment service provider and advocate of the Responsible circular economy allows the company to continue. Haglöfs Restored is one of several initiatives aimed at extending the ...

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    ORCC announces integration into the European Outdoor Group, publishes first annual report


    The Outdoor Retailer Climate Commitment (ORCC), a network of European outdoor retailers engaging in climate protection in the outdoor industry, will be integrated into the European Outdoor Group (EOG) as a working group. With more than 100 members from the entire value chain of the outdoor industry, EOG is the ...

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    Outnorth joins second-hand marketplace


    Swedish retailer Outnorth, one of the strongest Nordic e-commerce players in the outdoor segment, is participating in a plug-and-play platform for circular trading of secondhand products, reports. Participating retailers can offer their customers and their own stores to resell previously purchased goods through the app and on the integrated ...

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    Bike24's impressive sales growth in new markets cushions rising costs


    Despite all the current macroeconomic challenges, Bike24 Holding AG, the online retailer of bicycles, running and swimming sports, achieved total sales of €72.62 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. Compared to Q3 2021, this is an increase of 12.9 percent. However, both gross profit (€18m, down 8.3 ...

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    ​Customer loyalty programs help western brands attract Chinese consumers


    According to Alibaba, brands are investing more than ever in loyalty programs to attract and retain Chinese consumers during this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. According to the report, well-known brands such as The North Face are relying on membership programs to encourage repeat purchases. They offer early access, hard-to-match ...

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    RVRC experiences improving trends in September


    RevolutionRace (RVRC), the Swedish outdoor DTC company, which installed Paul Fischbein as its permanent CEO Oct. 7 following the mid-August resignation of founder and former CEO Pernilla Nyrensten, reported a 31 percent drop in first quarter operating income to 49.8 million Swedish kronor (€4.7m) from SEK 72.7 million. Net profit ...

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    Kathmandu launches in Europe and the UK


    Following an appearance at Paris Fashion Week in late March and a collaboration with renowned Paris retailer Leclaireur to launch its FW 2022 collection, Kathmandu, the New Zealand-based outdoor apparel and gear brand, has now launched country-specific online stores in the U.K., France and Germany, in addition to supplying select ...

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    Bergzeit Re-Use expanded to include outdoor clothing for kids


    Bergzeit is expanding its “Re-Use” online store, launched earlier this summer, to include second-hand outdoor clothing and footwear for children. The store now offers jackets, pants, sweatshirts, shoes and even equipment such as hiking backpacks or bike bags for the whole family from well-known brands such as Patagonia, Ortovox, Maloja, ...

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    ​Shopify exceeds expectations


    E-commerce platform Shopify, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, has released excellent third-quarter results, posting a 22 percent year-over-year revenue increase to $1.4 billion. “Shopify is the central nervous system that powers millions of businesses around the world. During Q3, merchants continued to recognize Shopify’s exceptional value and increased their adoption of ...

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    Ortlieb and Driver Berlin cooperate on upcycling


    Source: Ortlieb Scrap material is generated during production at Ortlieb, which the company is now handing over to Fahrer Berlin for upcycling. Both the German pioneer of waterproof outdoor and bicycle bags and backpacks Ortlieb Sportartikel GmbH and the comparatively young bicycle accessories brand Fahrer Berlin GmbH ...

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    Angling Direct experiences revenue growth despite headwinds


    Angling Direct, the British omnichannel fishing tackle and equipment retailer, saw group revenues increase by 1.3 percent in the first half ended July 31, 2022, against the first half of the previous fiscal year, with revenues reaching £38.9 million (€44.8m). Sales on a same-store basis increased by 4.6 percent. Store ...

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    RevolutionRace gets boost from new markets, products


    RevolutionRace (RVRC), in its first full year as a publicly traded company, realized 48 percent revenue growth to 1,331.5 million Swedish kronor (€121.0m) and 50 percent profitability expansion to SEK 288.0 million (€26.1m). The Swedish company, now headed by CEO Paul Fischbein, attributes its steady progress over the last four ...

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    Staff changes at POC for DACH region


    Maximilian Werda is the new online account manager for the DACH region at POC, the Swedish winter and cycling specialist for helmets, goggles, clothing and protective equipment, effective Sep. 1, 2022. He is now responsible for the further development of the strategically most important e-tailers in the DACH region from ...

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    Bergzeit puts automated shuttle warehouse into operation


    After a construction period of around 20 months, German online retailer Bergzeit has put a logistics annex with a new warehouse system featuring modern shuttle technology into operation at the company’s headquarters in Otterfing near Munich in September. Covering an area of 2,072 square meters, the warehouse is controlled and ...

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    Fischbein is RVRC’s new permanent CEO


    The board of directors of RVRC Holding AB (RevolutionRace) has appointed Paul Fischbein as the company’s permanent CEO. He previously served as CEO of RevolutionRace and assumes his permanent position effective immediately. Fischbein has extensive experience working as CEO and serving on boards, both as chairman and as a member. ...

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    Bergfreunde adds new data and finance specialists to management team


    German retailer Bergfreunde is expanding its management team: In October 2022, Christopher Barth joined the company to fill the newly created position of head of data and analytics at the online outdoor retailer. Barth, who most recently worked as an executive at Hugo Boss in the CRM, customer data and ...

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    E-Commerce: Secondhand marketplaces on the rise


    Cross-border marketplaces are developing fast, and the C2C trend is one of the drivers.

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    Montane launches initiative to promote more sustainable consumer choices


    The British outdoor clothing specialist Montane has launched its new “More Sustainable Choice” initiative. It is part of the brand’s strategy to improve transparency for consumers. Under the initiative, products that use at least 50 percent more sustainable materials, including recycled content, organic cotton, RDS down, non-mulesing wool and Tencel, ...

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    After the boom: How e-tailer Bergzeit is dealing with dwindling demand


    The last few years have been a successful but difficult time for online retail, especially in the outdoor business. Now, in the face of war, inflation, rising energy costs and the climate crisis, the strong demand of the Covid period is turning directly into a reluctance to buy. It’s not exactly easy to absorb those surges. Nevertheless, Bergzeit, which belongs to the South Tyrolean Sportler AG since 2012, has an appetite for new projects. In June, the retailer launched its first, purpose-built secondhand online store called “Bergzeit Re-Use,” where customers can buy and sell outdoor clothing in good condition. Martin Stolzenberger, co-CEO of Bergzeit, explains the current situation and further goals.

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    Evans Cycles and Cube to restart their U.K. retail partnership


    Evans Cycles, part of Frasers Group, will soon restart its retail partnership in the U.K. with German bike brand Cube. The partnership had been put on pause during the pandemic due to supply chain issues, and is expected to resume later this year. It will see Evans Cycle’s physical and ...