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    Pro Days in Paris getting bigger


    Pro Days, the professional bike trade show in Paris, will be hosted in halls 4 and 6 at Expo Porte de Versailles on a total exhibition area of 30,000 square meters. Last year, the event only took hall 4 of the Porte de Versailles facilities. The upcoming edition of the ...

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    Mountain Planet was held again in Grenoble after a four-year break


    The 25th edition of Mountain Planet, the international meeting place for mountain professionals in Grenoble, France, which was held at Alpexpo Grenoble on April 26-28, attracted 16,972 visitors from 71 countries and showcased the products of 981 exhibiting brands. The event made its comeback after four years of absence. Mountain ...

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    Mountain Planet returns after four years of absence


    The 25th edition of Mountain Planet, the international meeting place for mountain professionals, will be held at Alpexpo Grenoble, France, on April 26-28 and will showcase 900 exhibitors from 25 countries across 17 industry segments. The show is expected to attract 18,000 visitors. Mountain Planet has been held every two ...

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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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    Portugal adopts new and stricter rules for the labeling of leather substitutes


    The Portuguese government adopted new regulations (Decreto-Lei n.o 3/2022) at the end of January 2022 to label all textile products that are man-made to replace genuine leather and also established fines for companies that do not comply. The new law defines the term leather and specifies its use. Accordingly, the ...

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    France is Inov-8’s newest direct market


    Source: Inov-8 Emmanuel Fedon U.K.-based running, hiking and fitness brand Inov-8 has added France to its portfolio of European direct markets, led by Emmanuel Fedon as sales manager. Fedon lives in Annecy and brings two decades of sports industry experience to the role. He previously worked for ...

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    Bike24 launches online shops in Italy and France


    As part of its international expansion, Bike24, a Germany-based e-commerce bike platform listed on the stock exchange since mid-2021, has launched country-specific webshops in France and Italy, two major European cycling nations. “These new shops give our customers a shopping experience tailored to them without any language barriers,” said Andrés ...

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    Eastman to invest up to $1 billion in plastics recycling facility in France


    French President Emmanuel Macron and Mark Costa, Eastman Chemical Company’s board chairman and CEO, jointly announced on Jan. 17 that the U.S.-based specialty materials company plans to invest up to $1 billion in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. The facility would use Eastman’s polyester renewal technology to recycle ...

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    ​The winners of the French Outdoor Awards 2022


    Source: OSV Gignoux Mountain, winner of the FOA Innovation Award 2022 The jury of experts appointed by the French trade association Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) announced the four winners of the French Outdoor Awards (FOA) 2022 on Jan. 15 in Chamonix. While the competition is open to ...

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    Who’s Next to contain a space for outdoor


    The forthcoming edition of Who’s Next – scheduled for Jan. 21-24 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris – will feature a space devoted to the outdoor market, with the aim of putting outdoor brands into contact with new retailers, promoting the experiential retail and highlighting the two-way ...

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    Oberalp opens “Mountain Showroom” in Annecy, targets Southern European growth


    The Oberalp Group has officially opened a new showroom in Annecy, France, together with around 100 invited guests (customers, journalists, French athletes and employees). On an area of 200 square meters, Oberalp will use the new “Mountain Showroom” to present the new collections of its Dynafit, Salewa, Pomoca, Evolv and ...

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    Izas Outdoor opens its first store outside of Spain


    Izas Outdoor , a Spanish outerwear specialist headquartered in Zaragoza, has opened a pop-up store in Chamonix, France. It is the company’s first store outside of Spain. The 180-sqm pop-up will be in place until the end of October. Izas Outdoor has also recently inaugurated a new store in Bilbao, ...

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    Leon Cycle is expanding into France


    German bike retailer Leon Cycle has opened its first shop in France and has plans to expand further in the country. The new French store, opened in late June, is located in Lille, in the north of the country, at 12 rue de la Vieille Comédie. Two more stores ...

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    Decathlon France offers marking and engraving for bicycles to prevent theft


    In France, legislation was recently passed that makes it mandatory to mark bicycles to protect them from theft. All new bicycles sold in the country since January 1, 2021, must bear an engraved “ Bicycode ” identification number and be registered in a national registry. This measure will also be ...

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    Surfrider Foundation hosts OSV Activ’ of May event near Annecy


    On May 20, the Surfrider Foundation will offer an educational evening for the employees of Outdoor Sports Valley ( OSV ) member companies with a focus on environmental protection. The Surfrider Foundation, which works internationally to protect rivers and waterways, will meet with attendees at the water’s edge ...

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    Annecy Days Summer to take place this June


    Annecy Days Summer , the French trade event for outdoor and snow sports products, will take place on June 21 and 22, according to Union Sport Cycle and Outdoor Sports Valley ( OSV ). Brands will open the doors of their showrooms in the market village ...

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    French bicycle sales record double-digit growth


    According to figures from UNION sport cycle , the French sporting goods industry association, the bicycle market (bicycles, parts and accessories) reached the milestone of €3 billion in value for the first time in 2020, representing a 25 percent increase over the previous year. Overall sales of all ...

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    Delays in Covid-19 vaccinations could cost EU €123 billion


    According to credit insurance company Euler Hermes , the delay that the European Union is experiencing in its Covid-19 vaccination campaign may cost the bloc €123 billion in lost economic activity in 2021. According to the company, the EU is currently seven weeks behind its vaccination program, compared with a ...

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    Europe’s patchwork of Corona regulations


    Daily changes to local Corona safety regulations for retail stores make it difficult to stay on top of things as the pandemic situation heats up again in most European countries. Here is an overview (as of March 25, subject to change and with regional variations) of the status of non-essential ...

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    EuroSIMA and UNION sport & cycle announce strategic alliance


    The European Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (EuroSIMA) and UNION sport cycle , which represents 1,400 France-based businesses in the sports industry, have joined forces to give their combined 2,200 member companies more leverage, especially as these businesses deal with the current crisis. Through the new alliance, the two ...