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Compass Vol 14 n°8-1

Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 8

2021-04-16T07:20:00+01:00

Outdoor companies’ stocks up by 18.9% in Q1 | Global bicycle stocks Q1 2021: The soaring continues | Lower losses in JD’s outdoor retail operations | Pierer Mobility with new sales and revenue records in Q1 | Hervis with new flagship stores focusing on bike and outdoor | HDE calls for new retail regulations; retailers fear 60% loss with compulsory corona testing | Adidas and Parley team up for sustainable Mountains To Oceans outdoor capsule | Teva works to divert products from landfills with new sandal recycling initiative | Taiwan’s 2020 exports: It’s all about e-bikes | LifeStraw receives B Corp certification | Hama Group acquires majority stake in Messingschlager | VF’s new fulfillment center in the U.K. begins operations | Former TNF innovation expert becomes CEO of new company to commercialize advanced textiles from Stanford Univ. lab | U.S. companies demand climate action from Biden administration

Compass Vol 14 n°7-1

Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 7

2021-04-02T07:20:00+01:00

Fenix Outdoor unveils its 2021 goals | Thule sets new sustainability targets | Anta reportedly quits Better Cotton Initiative to continue sourcing cotton from Xinjiang | Rip Curl still an engine of growth for Kathmandu | Fila lifts Anta’s results while Amer posts losses | Giant Group sets further sales and profit records in 2020 | European Outdoor Summit and OutDoor by ISPO merge in 2021 | BSI calls on German government to revise Supply Chain Act | Shimano turns 100, appoints new president and makes executive changes | Swiss referendum in June on new CO2 law | Keen turns its process for PFC-free footwear open-source | European carbon bike frame factory opened in Portugal | MTB cycletech manufacturer Velobaze calls it quits | Zweirad Union unveils production plan for Sangerhausen factory

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Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 5+6

2021-03-19T11:28:00+00:00

Mammut online sales climb | Conzzeta in transformation | PAI retains control of A.S. Adventure | Calida may divest outdoor brands | Clarus sees strong growth | Accell reports strong results | Online retailer Bergfreunde continues to grow | Adidas ends 2020 with a small plus | Ecco had a challenging 2020 | Cycling demand boosts Dorel | A difficult year for Gregory and High Sierra | Bogs continues to perform well | Inline skating compensates for Covid-19 impact on Tecnica results | Record quarter for Fox | Eurobike still on course for physical event in September | Will IAA Mobility become the new bicycle platform? | Lenzing ends in the red | VF Foundation releases first Impact Report | SAC and Higg release a new value-chain tracker | Lightspeed acquires Vend to drive global retail expansion | U.S. bike dealers association supports The Big Gear Show | It’s Great Out There Coalition launches Outdoor Activity Days | The North Face launches campaign and collection celebrating women

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Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 3+4

2021-02-26T09:12:00+00:00

Wolverine sees weak results, remains hopeful for 2021 | Europe helps drive VF Corp’s momentum | Jack Wolfskin’s parent records higher losses on higher sales | Rip Curl continues to support Kathmandu’s performance | Columbia bounces back in Q4 | Fenix ends 2020 in the red | Boa helps drive strong Q4 at CODI | Robust sales and earnings for Thule | Polygiene records best quarterly sales ever | Haglöfs reports stable sales in 2020 | Vista Outdoor’s momentum continues | Garmin’s outdoor and fitness sales surge | Shimano reports a good year | Record sales for Deckers Brands | E-commerce lifts Canada Goose’s sales | GoPro Q4 revenue misses estimates, subscriber numbers soar | SRAM buys Time Sport’s pedal business from Rossignol Group | New CEO for Arc’teryx, plans to accelerate DTC | ISPO and EOG announce phygital Outdoor by ISPO Global Summit Edition in July | Moncler’s annual sales down 12% despite good 4th quarter | Apex Global Brands to be sold to Galaxy Universal | VF expands the role of equity in its labor policy | Record result for Craft’s parent company | Delivery problems take their toll on Rose Bikes | Yeti’s sales and profits rocket | Newell’s sales up by 2.5 % | Messe München sees first ISPO Munich Online as a success | Mips: Bicycle boom boosts bike helmet sales | Ampler Bikes continues to expand after doubling sales in 2020 | VF plans to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by 2025 | Johnson Outdoors sees good results in Q1 | 2020 another record year for Pierer Mobility | Rapala bounces back in the second half of 2020 | Safilo’s Q4 sales growth driven by North America and Asia-Pacific | Unifi ends 2020 on a higher note | Tecnica launches ski boot recycling project | Bike Exchange: IPO on Australian Stock Exchange | Bike helmet brand Catlike acquired by Polisport | Swedish DTC brand RevolutionRace with new chairman | Vertical Pro trade show secures second important partner | The ISPO Award 2021 winners | Winners of the French Outdoor Awards Winter 2021

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Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 1+2

2021-01-22T08:55:00+00:00

Outdoor industry stocks among the winners of 2020 | Michael White quits as president of Salomon | Record sales for Polygiene in Q4 | Pon sells stake in Accell | Hydro Flask struggles due to soft back-to-school season | ISPO Munich Online with more than 500 exhibitors and 5-day event program | Emerald acquires software company PlumRiver | Germany extends lockdown, France to impose curfew | Wolverine announces two executive appointments | Herrmans Group: Increasing investments in team and machinery | EOG and EDM intensify cooperation | Salewa introduces new “Committed” label for sustainable products | Deuter publishes social report 2019/20 | Oeko-Tex carries out its annual standards revision | EDM survey: How Covid-19 has impacted companies’ trade show budgets | Partner Page: A view from the European Outdoor Group

Compass Vol 13 n°23+24-cover

The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 23+24

2020-12-18T08:46:00+00:00

Open Air Group invests in fast-growing Swedish outdoor brand Garphyttan | German bike company Canyon bought by Belgian Adidas shareholder | Jack Wolfskin has found a new CEO | New outdoor brand Artilect to hit stores next year | Outdoor stands out at Schwan Stabilo | Kathmandu’s revenues keep surging thanks to surf label Rip Curl | HeiQ now listed on the LSE | Arc’teryx aims for Fair Trade certification | EOCA surpasses “Plastic Free” target | Åre Skidfabrik invests for the future | FESI welcomes new EU Work Plan for sport in light of post-pandemic recovery | Germany’s BSI calls for European supply chain regulations | Zumiez posts good results in Q3 thanks to Blue Tomato and Fast Times | Apex’s sales down by 17% | Strong finish to a challenging year for Johnson Outdoors | Market for fishing gear to grow by 4% CAGR 2021-2027 | Rapala rolls out 13 Fishing to over 25 countries | Vaude presents new “Detox” CSR | Ortovox publishes fifth Social Report | Gore and Bionic Yarn collab to develop textiles made from ocean-bound plastics | Skylotec receives government funding for protective mask production facility

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The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 21+22

2020-11-20T08:17:00+00:00

Columbia posts lower sales and earnings | Mixed results for Fenix | Goldwin’s profits dwindle | Jack Wolfskin’s owner Callaway up on golf momentum | Black Diamond sales improve but remain below last year | A glimpse into next year’s Ispo shows | Changing of the guard at Rossignol | Black Friday, and how the industry deals with it in times of Covid-19 | Craft’s parent can feel the pandemic, recovers a bit in Q3 | Gregory dropped by 13% in Q3, in group that fell by 65% | Canada Goose posts unexpected profit | Hoka One One helps Deckers Brands grow in Q2 | Canadian Tire’s retail business grows in Q3, Helly Hansen recovers | GoPro’s DTC approach drives profits | Wolverine’s revenues decline but exceed expectations | Outdoor, marine and fitness drive record Q3 for Garmin | Unifi reports improved demand in Q1 as recycled fibers find favor | Yeti sees strong Q3 | Arc’teryx opens first Icon Store with flexible DTC services | Columbia restructures senior leadership to support omni-channel, digital plans | Canada Goose wants to keep the planet cold and the people warm

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The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 19+20

2020-10-23T09:23:00+01:00

Kathmandu benefits from Rip CurlThule posts strong results | Moncler reports a 14% drop in Q3 | Mammut’s results beat expectations | VF back to profits | Hydro Flask bounces back in Q2 | Outdoor industry stocks rose in Q3 | Houdini and Vaude share their know-how | Fire in Ukrainian ski factory | VF’s management fits new business model | Ryan Gellert will run Patagonia Works | Rainer becomes Oberalp’s CSO | Anta’s president will run Amer Sports | New owners for 4FRNT | SOG is climate positive, will focus on circular economy and turns 20 in 2021 | YKK wants to be climate neutral by 2050 | Oberalp Virtual Convention to focus on women; introduction of new brand expected | TÜV Süd issues warning regarding harmful substances in outdoor clothing | ABK is closing down | Fischer lays off 150 workers | New brand identity for avalanche airbag pioneer ABS | Bob Gore, inventor of Gore-Tex, has died

Compass Vol 13 n°17+18-1_Cover

The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 17+18

2020-09-18T07:55:00+01:00

Clarus expects Black Diamond and Sierra to grow | JD Sports Fashion outdoor unit narrows losses | Apex widens losses | Triple-digit growth in Zumiez’ profits | Lloyds Fonds acquires 2.4% of Polygiene AB | Russian online retailers report record-breaking outdoor sales | German bicycle and e-bike industry defies the Corona crisis | Ispo Munich: New hybrid concept for 2021 | Pentland Brands announces executive changes | Thule Group is changing its senior management | Icebreaker plans to be plastic free by 2023 | Timberland announces ambitious sustainability goals | Companies are starting to switch from sea and air to rail to ship to and from China | New Higg tool assesses environmental impact of finished products | Shopify moves Canadian head office, shifts to more permanent remote work | Klarna becomes the most valuable financial start-up in Europe | Tretorn strengthens management team in efforts to accelerate DTC transition | Hyosung provides environmentally friendly yarn for Osprey’s Talon and Tempest series

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The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 15+16

2020-08-28T13:12:00+01:00

Executive Survey: Sports and outdoor brands are pushing DTC | Growth of 7.0% for branded outdoor shoes in 2019 | Antiviral technology helps Polygiene to thrive during pandemic | Anta switches to new DTC business model in China | Gregory and High Sierra could not resist the pandemic | Currency headwinds weigh on Helly Hansen’s results | Josef “Pepi” Fischer is dead | Canada Goose to cut production as Covid-19 hits Q1 sales | Sluggish sales for Black Diamond | Vista Outdoor benefits from resurgence in outdoor recreation activities | Direct sales lifts Yeti’s results | GoPro widens losses | Callaway’s profit plunge due to Jack Wolfskin writedown | Wolverine’s online sales jump by 96% | Lenzing’s H1 sales collapse due to Covid-19 | Johnson Outdoors tries to keep up with post-lockdown demand | Newell sales drop by 20% | Despite very difficult Q1, VF expects improvement | Moody’s and S&P forecast 15% sales decline at Amer Sports | Mammut struggles amid restructuring | Bradshaw Taylor repositions Le Chameau | Intersport and Stadium are closing stores in Sweden | Omni-channel retail specialist to become new president of Wolverine Worldwide | Rossignol to sell Raidlight except for Outdoor Experiences division | EOG supports Germany’s plans for a Supply Chain Act

Compass Vol 13 n°13+14

The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 13+14

2020-07-31T11:45:00+01:00

Outdoor industry stocks rebound in Q2 | Columbia ends Q2 with a loss | Hoka saves Deckers’ quarter | Lafuma Group hit by Covid-19 | Fenix’s recovery driven by Europe | Thule gets late sales rebound | Anta Sports issues warning on first-half profits | Hydro Flask recovers | Online supports Kathmandu and Rip Curl | XXL is back on track | Opinion: The new distribution landscape | Ispo’s first digital conference inspires | Some brands stop sourcing in Xinjiang | French are outdoor passionate | New EU Platform-to-Business regulation | State of Trade: Outdoor industry has grown in 2019

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The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 11+12

2020-06-26T10:11:00+01:00

Patagonia CEO Marcario is stepping down | Melody Harris-Jensbach to leave Jack Wolfskin | PrimaLoft dismisses European managers | Apex’s revenues drop by 20% | Wolverine performs better than expected | Worn Again Technologies raises €8 million investment | The new outdoor business map after Covid-19 | Conference program of Ispo Re.Start Days | Outdoor activities essential to well-being, EOG study reveals | Outdoor brands stop ad campaigns on Facebook and Instagram | Gore presents new sustainability framework | Laurent Boix-Vives has passed away

Compass Vol 13 n°9+10-1

The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 09+10

2020-05-26T11:05:00+01:00

Fenix banks on e-commerce | Odlo has a new owner | VF hikes through the pandemic easily | Columbia’s results hit by Covid-19 | Tecnica performs better than expected | Black Diamond’s growth slows down | Outdoor weighs down Callaway’s profits | Hi-Tec impacts Apex’s revenues | First virtual sales events | Virtual Thin Air Show opens up to retail | Ispo sports retail survey | Myclimate presents record figures | Houdini releases sustainability whitepaper

Compass Vol 13 n°7+8_Cover

The Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 13 - No 07+08

2020-04-29T14:38:00+01:00

The state of the Corona pandemic | Thule grants warrants | Callaway’s shares rise | Vista’s earnings top guidance | Stadium’s online and rental initiatives | Poland headed for “new normal” | Wolverine’s Q1 results | VF lowers outlook, plans refinancing | Kathmandu’s sales jump by 52% | GoPro ...

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  • Analysis and rankings of the major outdoor brands and retailers
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