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    Interview LaMunt: “Women are no longer mere appendages in mountain sports”


    The South Tyrolean Oberalp Group , which owns the Salewa , Dynafit , Wild Country , Evolv and Pomoca brands, has presented the new mountain sports brand LaMunt , exclusively for women, at the Oberalp Convention . It is scheduled to be launched in stores in winter 2021/22. ...

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    Lafuma’s board approves Calida’s offer


    In a lengthy and detailed press release, Lafuma reported that its board of directors is recommending acceptance by its minority shareholders of a preliminary offer made on Oct. 2 by Calida Holding to acquire the balance of the shares it doesn’t own at a unit price of €17.99. ...

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    ​Oberalp launches LaMunt - a premium mountain sports brand for women


    At the Oberalp Virtual Convention on Oct. 29, Ruth Oberrauch , member of the board of the Oberalp Group , officially presented LaMunt , the new mountain sports brand under the umbrella of the group. “LaMunt is the mountaineering brand from women for women, which opens up a ...

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    Amazon is up and running in Sweden


    Amazon ’s dedicated Swedish platform, – which leaked over the summer through a Finnish software developer – is now live. It offers about 150 million products in 30 categories, with free delivery on orders exceeding 229 Swedish krona (€22.20-$26.10). There is a mix of Swedish ( Electrolux ...

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    Interview: Goldwin opens Munich flagship; expects positive business development


    Clean, minimalist styling, first-rate functionality and zero-compromise performance – the new Goldwin flagship store in Munich undoubtedly reflects the core principles behind the Japanese brand that started out with knits and ski clothing. Today, Goldwin is still offering a technical and fashionable ski collection, but the main focus has ...

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    ​New owners for 4FRNT


    According to an article in SNEWS , the independent U.S. freeride and backcountry ski company 4FRNT has been taken over by a group of private entrepreneurs from former owner Jason Levinthal , who acquired the brand from former founder Matt Sterbenz in 2017. The article was written by ...

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    Major fire in Fischer’s Ukrainian ski factory


    Various news sources have reported that a fire broke out in a ski factory in Ukraine last week. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES), the roof of a large one-storey building at the JSC Tysa ski factory caught fire on Oct. 12 at 2:00 a.m. Kyiv time. ...

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    Oberalp Virtual Convention to focus on women; introduction of new brand expected


    As the first ” Oberalp Virtual Convention ” in May 2020 was extremely positive for the Italian company and its brands Salewa , Dynafit , Wild Country , Evolv and Pomoca with more than 37,000 clicks, and as ongoing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 ...

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    New brand identity for avalanche airbag pioneer ABS


    SpinCapital , the Munich-based owner the German brand ABS since 2017, is reinventing the well-known avalanche airbag brand founded in 1985 with a new strategy, new brand identity, new products, digital offensive and stronger trade marketing.The founder of SpinCapital and chief executive of ABS, Stefan Mohr , is responsible ...

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    Fischer lays off 150 workers


    Like Rossignol , which has just announced the elimination of 95 jobs, Fischer Sports has decided to lay off 150 workers at its Ukrainian ski factory following a drop of about 25 percent in pre-orders for the coming autumn/winter season. However, the management is cautiously optimistic about the ...

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    ABK is closing down


    ABK Company , owner of the ABK climbing brand, is winding up its business, which has run out of capital and was placed in liquidation on Aug. 4 by France’s commercial court. According to Hugo Allard , the company’s chief executive and one of its founders, it was the ...

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    Chamatex to open “smart” footwear factory in France with Salomon and others


    French textile producer Chamatex has teamed up with Salomon , Babolat and Millet as well as an investment company on the construction of a new footwear manufacturing facility called Advanced Shoe Factory 4.0 (ASF 4.0) in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. ASF 4.0 was founded by ...

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    ​Canada’s MEC to be taken over by U.S. investor; co-op owners feel betrayed


    The announced sale of Canada’s best-known outdoor equipment retailer, Mountain Equipment Co-op ( MEC ), to Kingswood Capital Management , a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has sparked widespread discussion across Canada. MEC was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia. To be able to shop in the store, ...

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    Klarna becomes the most valuable financial start-up in Europe


    Klarna , a Swedish online payment service provider with headquarters in Stockholm, raised $650 million in an equity funding round, which values the whole company $10.65 billion. Klarna claims that the valuation ranks it as the highest-valued private fintech in Europe and the 4th worldwide. The funding round was ...

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    ​Clarus expects Black Diamond and Sierra to grow


    In a presentation at this year’s virtual edition of the Gateway Conference in San Francisco, an annual invite-only conference that brings together the most compelling companies with the nation’s top investors and analysts, Clarus called the Covid-19 pandemic a “potential blessing” for its Black Diamond and Sierra ...

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    Lloyds Fonds acquires 2.4% of Polygiene AB


    As we reported earlier , the Swedish fabric technology brand Polygiene , which was founded in 2006 as a spin-off of the Swedish chemical company Perstorp , was among the winners in the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to its new antiviral treatment, ViralOff® , which was launched in April. This success ...

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    Bradshaw Taylor repositions Le Chameau


    After Bradshaw Taylor Ltd , an outdoor sales specialist from Oakham, UK, bought the premium boot brand Le Chameau last November, the family business has invested heavily in the brand. To position it well for the future, company boss Corry Taylor and his ...

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    Rossignol to sell Raidlight except for Outdoor Experiences division


    The Rossignol Group has announced the sale of Raidlight Vertical , a French company specializing in footwear, apparel and equipment for trail running and ski touring, with an annual turnover of around €8 million. It will only keep and expand its Outdoor Experiences division, which organizes trail ...

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    Russian outdoor goods industry resumes operation


    Russian outdoor industry companies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are gradually getting back to business. N1Sport – according to its owner, Alexey Surkin – has not only resumed production but expanded its range, beginning to manufacture athletic apparel for the mass market under the Sterin brand. ...


    eVent has a new owner


    eVent fabrics , a Missouri-based developer of waterproof apparel, has announced that as of June 30, Performax Pro has assumed full ownership of the brand after acquiring it from Parker Performance Materials for an undisclosed sum. Performax Pro, based in Hong Kong, is a provider of performance fabrics ...