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    Kathmandu’s sales rise 15% on surfing, hiking boom, but outlook uncertain


    Kathmandu Holdings said in a preliminary annual report that its sales increased by 15.1 percent to 922.8 million New Zealand dollars (€551.4m-$646.6m) in the full year ended July 31, 2021, as its Rip Curl and Oboz brands benefitted from a boom in surfing and higher participation in hiking, respectively. Instead, ...

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    ​Deuter introduces head of sales


    German backpack and sleeping bag manufacturer Deuter has only now officially announced that Gerrit Pfurr was promoted to general sales manager for all sales areas in July 2020. Pfurr’s core task is the sustainable realignment of the Deuter sales organization. The goal is to continue to grow internationally while preserving ...

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    Rab and Kendal Mountain Festival announce “The Mountain People Film Grant”


    Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) will be awarding “The Mountain People Film Grant” at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival, which will run from Nov. 18 to 21. Equip brands Rab and Lowe Alpine have been long-standing partners of the festival, and the grant is part of their support ...

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    Change of management at Mammut Sports Group


    Source: Conzzeta Oliver Pabst Following the successful completion of the change of ownership from Conzzeta to Telemos Capital, the board of directors of Mammut Sports Group and CEO Oliver Pabst have jointly decided to initiate the company’s next phase under new leadership. Pabst will step down as ...

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    ASF 4.0 shoe factory starts production in France


    One year after laying the foundation stone and despite the pandemic, the Advanced Shoe Factory 4.0 (ASF 4.0) in Ardoix, in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, started up its automated production facility for sports footwear on Sept. 16. ASF 4.0 is a subsidiary of textile specialist Chamatex ...

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    Schöffel-Lowa retail joint venture expands its store network


    The joint venture Schöffel-Lowa-Sportartikel GmbH & Co. KG, once founded by the two German outdoor companies Schöffel and Lowa, is strategically expanding its store network. Two new shop-in-shop locations opened in southern Germany on Sept. 16 and brought the joint venture’s sales network to 35 (29 in Germany, 4 in ...

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    Early-bird bookings for Slide and OTS close mid October


    The Slide and Outdoor Trade Show Winter, planned for Oct. 18-20 at the Telford International Centre, U.K., reports increasing demand for its exhibition space. According to the organizing company Rare Management, two-thirds of the space is already booked. For brands wanting to take advantage of reduced booking rates, time is ...

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    Polygiene hires Sean Tindale as new CMO


    Source: Polygiene Sean Tindale, new CMO Malmö, Sweden-based Polygiene Group has appointed Sean Tindale as its new chief marketing officer, effective at the end of September. He is joining in from the fashion brand Vero Moda (owned by the Besteller Group), where he was global marketing director ...

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    Travis Campbell acquires Eagle Creek from VF, European organization stays on board


    Effective Sept. 3, the newly formed Eagle Creek Holdings LLC owns Eagle Creek after acquiring the brand from VF Corp. The new entity based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is owned by Travis Campbell, an outdoor industry veteran and former president of emerging brands at VF, who left the group end ...

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    Columbia to introduce next evolution in thermal-reflective Omni-Heat insulation


    Columbia Sportswear has announced a patented, NASA-inspired new addition to its Omni-Heat line of insulation materials. The new Omni-Heat Infinity technology is a “gold metallic lining material in a pattern scientifically engineered to optimize warmth and breathability.” Columbia will use the material in more than 80 jackets, boots and accessories ...

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    Patrick Berresheim leaves Birkenstock, joins Jack Wolfskin as new VP Digital


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Patrick Berresheim Digital specialist Patrick Berresheim has joined the Jack Wolfskin team to fill the newly created role as vice president digital at the German brand. The German outdoor brand sees significant growth potential globally, especially since it was acquired by Callaway Golf in ...

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    Equipment sales in the U.S. up 23% in first semester


    The NPD Group reports that areas of the U.S. outdoor and sports industry experienced unprecedented highs over the past year and a half, as consumers sought refuge outdoors during the pandemic. This behavior is not a flash in the pan; in fact, equipment sales at sports specialty retail grew by ...

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    Manufacturing company PTT receives ISO 9001 certificate, passes Puma audit


    Textile manufacturer ProTecTekstil (PTT) in Muskosredicze, Croatia, has completed two comprehensive certification processes and now holds the ISO 9001:2015 certificate. Besides that, the plant – owned by Munich-based functional clothing specialist Hyphen Sports GmbH – passed an audit by German brand Puma for possible production at the site. PTT offers ...

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    Maier Sports offers environmentally friendly impregnation and cleaning service


    Outdoor apparel specialist Maier Sports is offering a professional and convenient impregnation and cleaning service for its clothing in cooperation with MeyerundKuhl, a specialist in sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning and reimpregnation of functional textiles with a focus on outdoor and sports clothing. Founded in 2014, the company from Hardegsen ...

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    SOLE launches climate accountability initiative and carbon-negative insoles


    Canadian footwear company SOLE has launched CO2negative, an initiative in collaboration with ReCORK™ to promote and facilitate the accurate labeling of the climate impact of consumer products and the certification of CO2-negative products, and simultaneously announced its first CO2negative™-certified insoles, the Performance footbed collection. Made from ReCORK recycled cork, the ...

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    Sport Holding acquires Bergans of Norway


    Sport Holding, Norway’s largest sports retail player with more than 360 company-owned and franchised stores throughout Norway, divided into Sport 1, Intersport, Anton Sport, Löplabbet, Sportsnett and Skandinavisk Høyfjellsutstyr, is acquiring 100 percent of the shares of Bergans Fritid AS. Source: Hans Kristian Krogh-Hanssen Jan Tore Jensen, CEO ...

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    With 27% growth in H1, Tecnica performed better than in 2019


    Italian Tecnica Group posted revenues of €173.7 million in its H1 that ended June 30 (+27 percent compared to H1 2020). Ebitda increased to €17.1 million from €2.7 million in H1 last year. The net result shows a loss of €2.5 million (€14.2 million in H1 2020). Lowa, Rollerblade and ...

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    Anta’s profits more than double in H1, Amer bounces back


    Anta Sports Products saw revenues jump by 55.5 percent to 22,812 million yuan renminbi (€2,999m-$3,524m) in the six months ended June 30, supported by strong growth in all brands and benefiting from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. In addition to a surge in demand related to the Xinjiang issues, e-commerce ...

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    Gregory backpacks see a 33.6% sales hike in H1


    Gregory Mountain Products enjoyed a 33.6 percent increase in local currencies in the first half of 2021, reaching a level of $32.7 million, but it did not quite recover to the $34.9 million of the first half of 2019. Like before, Samsonite’s less technical brand of backpacks, High Sierra, under-performed, ...

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    ​Fenix Outdoor UK has a new managing director


    Fenix Outdoor UK Ltd. has announced the appointment of its new managing director for the U.K., Paul Griffiths. Griffiths brings a wealth of industry experience from working with brands such as Arc’teryx and Salomon and will join the company on Sept. 1. He replaces current country manager Will Stanton, who ...