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    Pentland Brands Germany undergoes restructuring, Berghaus with comeback


    Source: Pentland Brands Germany Michael Schupp With the restructuring of Pentland Brands Deutschland GmbH, founded in 2020 in Gmund in southern Germany, which as an offshoot of the British Pentland Group also distributes the group’s Endura and Speedo brands in the DACH region, the well-known British mountain ...

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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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    Oberalp Group takes over German distribution for 2117 of Sweden


    The Italian Oberalp Group has been responsible for the distribution of the brand 2117 of Sweden in nine European markets since the fall of 2021. Since October 2022, the group has added Germany as an important market. Oberalp has already set up a new sales team comprising freelance sales representatives, ...

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    Dispute in Germany over “Black Friday” trademark ends


    The trademark “Black Friday” was declared revoked by the Berlin Appellate Court on Oct. 14, 2022, with retroactive effect from April 25, 2019. The court thus confirmed the trademark cancellation for all goods and services that had not already been canceled by the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG). The German ...

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    Exports up and projects underway at Spain’s Capri Bikes


    Seeing its exports expand from 40 to 60 percent of sales over the past half-year, Capri Bikes is raising its projection for annual revenues from €1.76 to €2.2 million, according to CMDsport. This would raise the total sold of its 1970s-themed bikes from last year’s 5,000 to 7,000. Last year ...

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    Schöffel hires new sales manager for Germany


    Ann-Katrin Schlemmer Source: Schöffel Schöffel’s German sales will be headed by Ann-Katrin Schlemmer from October. In her new role, she will drive the quantitative and qualitative expansion of the Schöffel brand and be responsible for the field sales force and the key account team in Germany. Schlemmer ...

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    A colder, darker winter: Reducing energy costs in European retail


    With energy prices skyrocketing and the need to replenish gas reserves before winter, everyone is doing their part, and global energy conservation measures have already been taken in the retail sector. While customer service and satisfaction are top priorities in retail, stakeholders may be reluctant to engage in actions that ...

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    VSF and BICO jointly expand support for the specialist bicycle retail trade in Germany


    The board of directors of the German bicycle industry association VSF (Verbund Service und Fahrrad e.V.) and the supervisory board of the purchasing association Bike&Co (BICO) have signed a cooperation agreement at Eurobike to work more closely together. This covers the areas of product supply, training and education, and politics. ...

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    Vaude’s sustainability manager appointed to the German Federal Ministry’s advisory board on environment and sport


    For the second time, Hilke Patzwall, Vaude’s sustainability manager, has been appointed as a subject matter expert to the “Environment and Sport” advisory board of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV). Initiated in 1994, the advisory board is an important advisory body to the federal government and consists ...

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    ​Specialized to establish European innovation center in Germany


    Specialized has announced the merger with Denk Engineering, an independent design office in the cycling industry from Freiburg, Germany. “This merge is an important part of a larger strategy to develop our European Innovation Hub,” Scott Maguire, CEO of Specialized, said. “We will build a new state-of-the-art innovation center facility ...

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    Outdoor continues to grow for Sport 2000


    Sport 2000 Germany continues to expand its outdoor segment. In 2021, outdoor sales of €929 million were generated via the affiliated retailers, according to the retail group. Currently, the outdoor share of Sport 2000 total sales is 34 percent (2019: 22 percent). The forecast for 2022 indicates a further increase ...

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    First Norrøna Store opens in Germany


    Norwegian outdoor brand Norrøna opened its first German flagship store on July 15, with 400 sqm of space on Sendlinger Straße at the entrance to the Asamhöfe in downtown Munich, previously home to Geox, the shoe brand. The Norrøna store opening is part of a large-scale sales and marketing initiative ...

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    Evoc takes over its distribution in Germany from BikeAction


    Evoc Sports, specializing in protective bags and bike packs, will take over the distribution of its product in Germany from its current agency BikeAction, in charge since 2008, as of September 2022. The agency will continue to provide support, deliveries and customer care until Aug. 31, 2022. The German market ...

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    Folding kayak start-up wins Globetrotter as distribution partner


    With its kayak VIK 3.8, made of one piece and completely foldable, the German start-up CLR Outdoor GmbH has now secured Globetrotter as its exclusive distribution partner for the 2022 season. Sales start is June 1. As part of its InnoLab start-up support program, Globetrotter had already assisted CLR Outdoor ...

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    E-bike development center Munich is now called Kiska


    The international brand and design agency Kiska is expanding to Munich. For this purpose, the EBDC (E-Bike Development Center), founded two years ago by Kiska and Alexander Thusbass in 2020, has been renamed Kiska Munich. Thusbass, who was already a senior designer at Kiska from 2004 to 2007, is the ...

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    German Automobile Club now also assists with bicycle breakdowns


    All members of the German automobile club ADAC now receive roadside assistance if their bicycle breaks down due to a defect. The service is available around the clock for bicycles of any type and at any location that the roadside assistance teams can reach with their emergency vehicles in accordance ...

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    Munich bike retailer Alpha Bikes parts ways with Specialized, opens Giant flagship


    Since founding Alpha Bikes in 1992, owners and CEOs Gerhard Wagner and Daniel Castro have worked hard to create an indispensable bike community in the German city of Munich. When they teamed up with Specialized in 2008, they even gave up their own brand. That was the year they opened ...

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    ​McTrek to offer parcel shipping and pickup


    Customers of 22 branches of the German outdoor retailer McTrek can now drop off their DPD parcels or have them sent directly to the branch or redirected there, in addition to their usual outdoor product shopping. As part of a new cooperation between McTrek and the parcel service provider DPD, ...

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    Study: Germans want to continue to invest in outdoor equipment


    Three-quarters of Germans want to buy outdoor equipment in the next 12 months. Albeit, the products that are of interest change slightly.

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    Globetrotter opens second city store in 2022


    On April 28, outdoor equipment supplier Globetrotter is opening its newest store in downtown Augsburg in southern Germany. On three floors and around 1,000 square meters, the store in Annastrasse offers a broad outdoor range from the hiking, trekking, travel and everyday outdoor segments as well as brand stores from ...