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    Oberalp Group will present new collections and behavioral study at Virtual Convention on May 18


    Vienna-based international behavioral research institute Karmasin Behavioural Insights conducted a wide-ranging study for the Oberalp Group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to examine the rising outdoor trend in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The institute surveyed a total of nearly 900 participants on the topic of “ ...

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    Salomon unveils details of its restructuring plan


    Salomon ’s management, led by CEO Jean-Marc Pambet , presented details of its restructuring plan to the company’s Social and Economic Committee (CSE) on May 3. The plan envisages cutting 82 jobs out of 738 at the company’s facility in Annecy, in France’s southeast. The cuts are mostly due to ...

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    Clarus hires Anthony Rivera for Black Diamond apparel


    Black Diamond has appointed Anthony Rivera as business unit director for its apparel category that was introduced in 2013. Rivera comes to Black Diamond ( BD ) with technical apparel expertise as the former senior manager of merchandising for Arc’teryx . In his new position, Rivera will be ...

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    Rocky Brands reports higher Q1 revenue, net income


    U.S.-based footwear and apparel maker Rocky Brands reported soaring first-quarter revenue and net income on the back of strong demand from its wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels. The company said revenue for the three months to March 31 rose 57.3 percent to $87.7 million. Wholesale segment sales increased 69.1 percent, ...

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    Rab launches down collect and recycling program


    As part of its long-term sustainability strategy, British outdoor brand Rab has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The service is offered at Rab’s U.K. headquarters in Alfreton, Derbyshire, and launched in partnership with the Italian recycling down experts at Minardi Piume . Consumers are offered ...

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    New Global Brand Director at Berghaus


    Source: Berghaus Charlie Pym, new Berghaus brand director Pentland Brands has announced the appointment of Charlie Pym as global brand director for Berghaus . He replaces Kev McFadyen , who Pentland Brands appointed global brand director for the Speedo brand last November, ...

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    New Wave posts Q1 profit


    New Wave Group , the Swedish company behind Craft and Cutter Buck , has posted a record first-quarter profit despite a drop in sales due to lower costs. Operating profit for the three months ended March 31 was 100 million Swedish Kronor (€9.9 million-$12 million), compared ...

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    Swiss sports market stable in 2020; online in Q1 2021 outperforms previous year


    According to GfK market research, the Swiss sporting goods market ended 2020 with a stable result, thanks to a sales rally in the last two months of the year. However, there is a significant gap between the different sectors: the overall winners in 2020 were fitness, outdoor, running, stand-up ...

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    Helen of Troy reports strong Hydro Flask sales


    Helen of Troy’ s Houseware segment, which includes outdoor drinkware brand Hydro Flask , said revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended Feb. 28 increased by 12.1 percent to $162.5 million. This was driven by an organic business increase of 11.8 percent from the same quarter a year ago. There ...

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    ​Cotopaxi strengthens team with strategic hires


    Outdoor brand Cotopaxi has expanded its team at its Salt Lake City, Utah, headquarters with four new hires focused on strategic growth and brand development. Cindy Grönberg Moldin brings more than a decade of extensive global strategy, brand management, advertising, go-to-market and leadership experience from Procter ...

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    Sales are up in Q1 for Calzados Bestard


    Calzados Bestard ’s first-quarter sales this year doubled those of two years ago, recorded in the pre-pandemic era. As CMDsport reports, the Spanish hiking boot brand’s sales director, Mats Lindholm , makes two points to account for this success. First, the outdoor sector, in general, enjoyed high order volume, ...

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    U.K. investment firm to acquire Mammut


    After Conzzeta had already announced on Dec. 9, 2019, that it would focus on the sheet metal working segment ( Bystronic business unit) in the future, and this year revealed the final restructuring, including the renaming of Conzzeta to Bystronic, the Swiss company has now apparently found a ...

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    Schöffel releases 2020 sustainability report


    In its 2020 sustainability report, Schöffel is emphasizing the learnings from the Covid-19 crisis and its consequences for the German family-owned outdoor company. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, one focus of Schöffel’s CSR efforts in 2020 has been continuous and responsible collaboration and communication with all production partners ...

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    PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. insulation now also used in footwear


    Kodiak Boots , a Canadian footwear brand founded in Ontario in 1910, announced that it is the first footwear company to use PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. insulation. PrimaLoft P.U.R.E., short for Produced Using Reduced Emissions, is an insulation made from 100 percent recycled PET plastic that reduces carbon emissions by at ...

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    Thule’s momentum continues through Q1


    Everything is going well for Swedish Thule Group . In an interim report, it published sales for the first quarter that soared by 45.5 percent from the year-ago quarter to 2,538 million Swedish kronor (€250.7m-$301.6m) or by 56.0 percent in constant currencies. Net income jumped to SEK 447 million ...

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    Haglöfs aims for net zero in 2030; points out deliberate blurring in communication


    On this year’s Earth Day , Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs joins the growing number of companies calling themselves “climate neutral” by unveiling their new climate strategy: Aiming to reduce their emissions by 50 percent over the next decade and reach net zero by 2030, while taking “full responsibility ...

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    Helly Hansen CEO to step down


    When the Norwegian outdoor brand was successfully integrated into Canadian Tire Corporation ( CTC ), which it was acquired by in May 2018, Helly Hansen ’s CEO, Paul Stoneham , committed at that time to lead the brand for another three years. Stoneham was appointed CEO by former Helly ...

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    WeSports acquires Nordic Outdoor & Sports Group


    WeSports AB , a Stockholm-based group of individual sports, outdoor and mobility companies that operates online as well as physical stores and product brands, and GOB Invest , also based in Stockholm, have acquired Nordic Outdoor Sports Group AB ( Nordic OSG ), a leading Scandinavian outdoor, ...

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    Ortovox supports the protection of the Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania


    From its new summer 2021 Tarkine capsule of two T-shirt styles, available exclusively at retailers, German merino specialist Ortovox is donating 5 percent of the sale price of each shirt to the Bob Brown Foundation , a local NGO whose goal is for the Tarkine Primeval Forest in ...

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    Good start of the year for Mammut


    The Conzzeta Group ’s revenues reached 337.8 million Swiss francs (€306.6m-$367.2m) in the first three months of 2021, which corresponds to an increase of 18.0 percent from the year-ago quarter on an organic basis and in constant currencies. The Outdoor segment of the group, which only includes Mammut Sports ...