This section includes the Executive Edition of The Outdoor Industry Compass (10-15 pages) - released every month, it is the trusted source of business intelligence and market knowledge for industry leaders and professionals. Based on extensive research and analysis the premium executive briefing summarizes essential information on big and small players including news of acquisitions, mergers and other strategic moves, financial results, market statistics, changes in management and distribution, retail development and strategy, marketing and legal issues.
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
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
Kathmandu benefits from Rip Curl | Thule 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
The industry’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic | The industry stock value dips by 39.8% | Gregory continues to outperform | Wolverine wants to save $500 million | Anta has a strategy for loss-making Amer | No pressure for the sale of Mammut | Lenzing focuses on specialty fibers to ...
Covid-19 infecting the industries | Assosport‘s statement on coronavirus | Outdoor market looking a bit brighter | Montane has found an investor | Vista Outdoor may be turning a corner | Yeti’s multi-channel efforts paid off | Disappointing end-of-year for Fenix | EuroShop 2020 retail trends | New EOG team ...
Outdoor industry stocks outperform | New managing director at Bergzeit | Amer is focusing on brand management | Sinoff new managing director of Evolv | Ispo study: sustainability on the rise | Outdoor brands help Australia | Mountain Warehouse’s sales are up | Adidas launches a skiwear line | Mountaineering ...