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    Jack Wolfskin’s CEO resigns


    Source: Jack Wolfskin The departing CEO, Richard Collier Jack Wolfskin confirmed to SGI Europe that Richard Collier has resigned as CEO to pursue another opportunity and be closer to his family in Oslo, Norway. He will remain in his position until the end of the year to ...

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    Arc’teryx re-opens refreshed Boston store


    Canadian brand Arc’teryx has reopened its 280-sqm retail store in Boston’s popular Newbury Street shopping district. The newly designed space also features a unique art installation that tells the story of how Arc’teryx’s innovative products are created from concept to development and then tested under the harshest conditions.

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    New Country Manager for Helly Hansen Italy


    Michele Battocchio is the new country manager for Italy of the Norwegian brand Helly Hansen. Battocchio has more than 25 years of experience in sporting goods, footwear and fashion at the national and international level. He previously worked for UYN, Garmont and Northwave. Battocchio will be based at Helly Hansen’s ...

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    Lagoped raises €5.7 million


    French outdoor clothing brand Lagoped has announced the completion of a funding round worth €5.7 million. The company raised around €3.2 million from private equity firms HPF and Vox Capital. Christophe Cordonnier, the company’s co-founder with Julien Désecures and Pierre Derieux, has retained a majority stake. In addition, Lagoped obtained ...

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    CEO of Bergans resigns


    Source: Hans Kristian Kroghhanssen Jan Tore Jensen The Norwegian Sports Industry Association announced that Jan Tore Jensen has reached an agreement with the Board of Directors of Bergans Fritid AS to step down as CEO no later than the end of February 2024. The Board of Directors ...


    Icebug starts collaboration with Danish supplier of sustainable leather


    Source: Icebug Maria Munther By using fully traceable leather from Scandinavia, Swedish footwear manufacturer Icebug can further reduce its carbon footprint. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with Spoor, a Danish company specializing in sustainable leather. “It’s about taking responsibility for our climate footprint, for animal ...

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    Deuter donates €5,000 to EOCA project


    Source: Deuter The Guide 34+8 on the 10th leg of the Deuter Anniversarally As part of Deuter’s 125th anniversary, a limited edition Guide 34+8 backpack set off on a 60-day journey across the countries of Germany, Austria, Italy and Portugal under the title “Deuter Anniversarally,“ which started ...

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    Columbia Sportswear releases 2022 Impact Report


    Columbia Sportswear Company has released its Impact Report 2022, which highlights the company’s performance and progress across the three pillars of its corporate responsibility strategy: Empowering People, Sustaining Places and Responsible Practices. In the report, the company says that 2022 was another challenging year, with operations around the world affected ...

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    Houdini expands circularity platform, launches “Houdini Circle”


    Swedish sportswear company and sustainability pioneer Houdini is expanding its circularity platform, opening “Houdini Circle,” the first retail concept of its kind, in Stockholm on Sept. 28. Flexible apparel “ownership” In one single location, customers can now choose how to access their garments: rent, subscribe, buy new/used/exclusively made garments, or ...

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    KMD Brands’ FY results marred by poorer consumer sentiment in Q4


    Strong sales growth from all three of KMD Brands’ brands – Rip Curl, Kathmandu and Oboz – was offset by weaker results in the year’s final period ended July 31. Annual Ebitda rose 11.2 percent to 200.1 New Zealand dollars (€117.1m), but net profit was essentially flat at NZ$36.6 million ...

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    Mammut appoints new Head of Central Europe


    Source: Mammut Patrick Schmollinger Since Sept. 11, 2023, Patrick Schmollinger has been responsible for managing the wholesale partners and sales teams in Switzerland and Germany, as well as cooperation with the trade agency partners in Austria and Italy, as Mammut’s new Head of Central Europe. In addition, ...

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    Ulvang rebrands, changes suppliers and collection


    Norwegian wool apparel specialist Ulvang, a brand founded in 1995 and owned by the Brav Group, has undergone a complete rebranding. Since the first week of September, the brand’s website and social media have been reset and now feature a new logo and content. The changes also ...

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    Garmont posts double-digit sales growth in H1


    Italian outdoor footwear manufacturer Garmont saw its sales increase by 16 percent in the first half of the year as compared to the same period of 2022, with Ebitda up 38 percent. The company attributed the growth in the first half to the outdoor segment and its new products for ...

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    Reischmann opens fourth Vaude store


    Source: Vaude Nicole Feigel, Store Manager Vaude Store Memmingen On Sept. 14, German sports and fashion retailer Reischmann opened another Vaude store in downtown Memmingen. The partnership between Vaude Franchise GmbH and Reischmann has already existed for 15 years and has so far resulted in three Vaude ...

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    Cascade Design appoints new VP of HR


    Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, PackTowl and Varilite, has hired Minor Harris as its new vice president of human resources. Harris will be based in the brand’s Reno, Nevada office and will be responsible for the company’s human resources and culture strategy. He has more ...

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    PrimaLoft introduces new durable synthetic insulation


    PrimaLoft, Inc. has introduced its latest innovation, PrimaLoft Utility. PrimaLoft Utility represents a new design approach and sets “new benchmarks in durability within the realm of synthetic insulation while also providing unparalleled ease of use and care.” According to PrimaLoft, Utility was designed to redefine the standards for durability and ...

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    Equip receives Fair Wear Leader status for second consecutive year


    Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd., the owner of British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, has received the Fair Wear Leader status for the second consecutive year. Despite using an updated methodology that is aligned with the OECD guidelines on Human Rights Due Diligence, including new indicators in 2023, Fair Wear ...

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    Rocky Brands’ CFO departs


    Sarah O’Connor, SVP, CFO, and Treasurer for Ohio-based Rocky Brands, has resigned. O’Connor had only officially taken over the post in March this year. Tom Robertson, the company’s COO who served as CFO from March 2017 until February, will re-assume CFO duties until a permanent successor is identified. O’Connor’s departure ...

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    The final program of ​EOS 2023 in Berlin


    The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) is held annually for around 300 delegates to learn more about and discuss the issues that we, as an industry, collectively face. The topics are always related to industry needs and focus on current and future economic, technical and social trends, to develop a theme ...

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    Cotopaxi strengthens sales team for next phase of strategic growth under new CEO


    Utah-based adventure lifestyle B Corp Cotopaxi has hired two sales veterans to lead its wholesale sales team, signaling an investment in the brand’s growth under the new CEO Damien Huang. Jody Carlson, Vice President of Global Wholesale, and Kari Larsen, Director of North American Wholesale, joined the team in August ...