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  • Compass Vol 15 n°1-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 15 - No 1


    Outdoor and bike industry stocks rose by 3.0% in Q4 | Green awareness provides greater tailwind for bike stocks in 2021 | Helen of Troy raises outlook after Osprey acquisition, strong Q3 showing | Grandson of Millet founder to buy Millet Mountain Group from Calida | Open Air Group acquires Aclima | Schwan-Stabilo acquires stake in footwear start-up Doghammer | MacNeill Pride Group rebrands as Gathr Outdoors | Former Nike executive to become TNF’s new global brand president | Vista Outdoor ends 2021 with yet another acquisition | Amer Sports divests Suunto | Pierer Mobility records strongest growth with e-bikes | Sport 2000 parent ANWR Group exits as shareholder of Bico | EOCA members make record funding possible in 2021

  • Compass Vol 14 n°24-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 24


    Helen of Troy to bolster presence in outdoor segment with acquisition of Osprey | Italian fashion label Herno acquires outdoor brand Montura | Schwan-Stabilo’s outdoor division grows 16% in 20/21 despite lockdowns | Johnson Outdoors Q4 sales rise slightly over “unprecedented” 2020 | Excellent financial year enables Accell to repay government Covid credit facility | Calzados Bestard enjoying a record year | Reduced VAT on bicycles and e-bikes soon possible in the EU | Despite serious bottlenecks, Taiwan’s bicycle and e-bike production grows at double-digit rate | FESI and others object to parts of the changes in EU antitrust commercial regulations | Fashion for Good launches new polyester recycling research project | Lavalan introduces new insulation made from 100% European wool | Experts discuss different textile recycling options at meeting hosted by The Lycra Company | Glove specialist Hestra publishes first sustainability report | Better Cotton Initiative publishes detailed impact report 2020 | Patagonia calls for moratorium on seabed mining | OR Snow Show releases redesigned hall plan and new Resource Center information hub | + EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°23-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 23


    ISPO Munich 2022 moved to November; new ISPO show schedule | Performance Days in Munich canceled due to Covid; digital show instead | Austria imposes a general lockdown, Germany approves a new infection protection act | Despite supply chain challenges, On continues to grow after IPO | Supply bottleneck slows Bike24’s third quarter | Recovering travel market provides upswing for Samsonite | Leatt with the next sales and profit record | Scandinavian Outdoor Group celebrates 20 years of partnerships | Former Timberland CEO and his son unveil new “biocircular” sustainable hiking boots | Pierer buys Felt from Rossignol, enters non-e-bike market and North America | Porsche continues to invest in e-bikes | Third annual profile outlines VF Corp’s inclusion and diversity strategy | EOCA launches fundraiser around Black Friday to raise funds for conservation projects | Fashion for Good and Apparel Impact Institute map the path to net zero in fashion | First Dynafit brand store in Munich opens with expert panel on resort ski touring trend | + EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°22-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 22


    Wolverine breaks even, but Q3 sales impacted by supply chain issues | Callaway Golf raises guidance, Jack Wolfskin performs better than expected | German bicycle companies develop charter for a sustainable industry | On to make running shoes from carbon waste | COP26: Fashion industry boosts climate ambitions with renewed charter | RevolutionRace nearly doubles turnover in Q1, German sales up 156% | Good first semester for stock market newcomer USWE despite delivery problems in Q2 | Black Diamond’s 20% gains help Clarus post higher Q3 sales | Less growth for Giant Group in Q3 | Canada Goose with strong momentum, improves guidance | Sports & Leisure pull Craft’s parent forward, Nordics and U.S. recover | Dorel Sports Q3 revenues slip as supply-chain constraints bite | GoPro says Christmas sales won’t be hit by supply crisis after stellar Q3 results | Inventory overload affects Rocky Brands’ Q3 | Vista Outdoor on target as Q3 earnings beat expectations | Covid-led demand for anti-microbial products powers Polygiene Q3 | Weyco sees improvement in supply situation in Q4 | Lenzing with strong operating result despite higher energy, material and logistics costs | Q3 sales at Newell Brands’ outdoor unit up 2.1% | Deckers’ Q2 sales up 16% thanks to Hoka, while margins pressured by supply chain | Polartec Apex Award winners 2021 range from startups to global giants | SBTi launches new Net-Zero corporate standard | Emerald opens debate on the future of (OR) trade shows

  • Compass Vol 14 n°21-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 21


    VF maintains FY outlook despite supply chain issues limiting Q2 sales growth | Columbia lowers FY sales outlook, raises earnings forecast as Q3 sales miss | Fenix says Germany recovery underway but warns of supply-chain issues | Thule sees gains in RV products and carrier systems | Dometic Q3 sales growth gets a boost from M&A as supply chain problems persist | Shimano’s bicycle segment up 30%, raises forecast | Mips posts solid growth in Q3 despite supply chain challenges | Unifi with strong Q1 | Bike-Components joins forces with brick-and-mortar retailers | HeiQ unveils high-performance cellulose yarn derived from carbon-negative materials | Tecnica rolls out ski boot recycling project in eight countries | Kathmandu Holdings publishes 2021 sustainability report | VF releases sustainability and responsibility report “Made for Change” | Revised ISPO Awards with four judging dates per year

  • Compass Vol 14 n°20-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 20


    Outdoor industry stocks declined by 6% in Q3 | The rugged outdoor footwear market fell by 5.6% in 2020 | Global bicycle stocks: Demand remains strong, but supply chain prevents further highs | Pon Holdings acquires Dorel Sports | Helen of Troy’s Hydro Flask sees Q2 sales progress, raises FY outlook | Former CEO of Private Sport Shop group to join Moustache Bikes as CEO | Vaude plans to be globally climate-neutral next year | Major investment in Portuguese bicycle production for the EU market | RevolutionRace publishes first sustainability report after IPO | E-commerce with strongest growth in Germany in Q3 since 2017 | ILO adopts first code of practice on safety and health in the supply chains | Odlo reorganizes its business structure in German-speaking countries | Bründl Sports opens new flagship store, carries Marcel Hirscher’s new ski and apparel brands | Prophete Group with management change after successful turnaround | EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°19-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 19


    OutDoor by ISPO 2021 canceled | Gore-Tex unveils new ePE membrane | Kathmandu’s sales rise 15% | Retailers start climate protection initiative | Outdoor strong in ISPO Consumer Insights Report | Bike24 starts share buyback | EOCA partners with Business for Nature | Higg starts supply chain traceability program | Bollé Brands with executive changes

  • Compass Vol 14 n°18-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 18


    Travis Campbell acquires Eagle Creek from VF, European organization stays on board | Houdini drives expansion of circular economy movement with new shareholder | OutDoor by ISPO Global Summit Edition: First real industry gathering after more than 18 months / Interview with Dr. Jeanette Friedrich | OutDoor by ISPO Global Summit Edition reveals event program | JD Sports Fashion’s outdoor segment turns around | Allbirds files for IPO but remains loss-making, plans to open up new apparel categories | New Mavic owner Bourrelier Group sets successful future course | Pierer Mobility on track for 11th record year in a row | Dalbello teams up with Life Reskiboot to develop a circular economy system | Oeko-Tex reports successful 2020/21 year, with strong growth for Made in Green label | German bike and mobility industry calls for sustainable mobility summit | Eurobike Awards 2021 show the industry’s creative energy

  • Compass Vol 14 n°16+17-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 16+17


    Sport Holding acquires Bergans of Norway | On Holding files registration for IPO | EOG unveils retail-specific content for OutDoor by ISPO | EOG State of Trade: Outdoor wholesale value drops 9.5% in 2020 | After strong Q2, Wolverine again raises full-year outlook | Anta’s profits more than double in H1, Amer bounces back | Columbia lifts guidance after strong Q2, but CEO attacks freight “monopoly” | Fenix’ Q2 sales up, but sluggish German performance weighs on overall result | VF raises FY guidance as Q1 sales and profits beat estimates | Clarus raises guidance as Q2 sales growth accelerates | Topgolf and golf boost Callaway, outdoor also shows resilience | Giant with strong H1 figures, production to be expanded with factory in Vietnam | Leatt continues on record track in 2021 | New CEO and board members for Ecco | SRAM Group opens Time pedal factory in Portugal | SSU reorganizes management of Internetstores Group | Black Diamond hires ski industry veteran Mike Hattrup | More details on consumer integration at ISPO Munich | EOG partner page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°14+15-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 14+15


    Outdoor company stocks continue to gain ground in Q2 | Global bicycle stocks chart Q2 2021: Still riding the wave | OutDoor by ISPO 2021: Less exhibition, more conference | Thule benefits from growing recreational trends despite lockdowns in Q2 | Dometic Q2 sales rebound but supply-chain issues persist | Helen of Troy’s Hydro Flask starts year strongly | Anta Sports Q2 sales growth continues at slightly slower pace | New anglers help Rapala reel in strong H1 sales rise | Calida Group to sell Millet Mountain Group | Silva acquired by growth equity investor, paving way for expansion | USWE expands offering with premium cycling apparel through acquisition of VOID Cycling | Eurobike 2022 will relocate from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt | SOG starts circular outdoor project | Portugal officially inaugurates Europe’s first large-scale carbon frame factory | ABS and Pyua with new shareholders and sales manager | Klarna acquires social shopping platform Hero | New Canadian trail running brand norda launches seamless shoe made of bio-based Dyneema | DDK Group increases production capacity with new factories in Vietnam | Canada Goose to drop all animal fur by end of 2022 | EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°13-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 13


    Anta Sports publishes profit warning | bd-capital invests in shopping club SportPursuit | Signa Sports United buys bike e-tailer Wiggle - and plans to go public | Colonna takes the helm at K2-MDV | Eagle Creek to be shut down in fall for financial and strategic reasons | Munich trade shows possible from September, including OutDoor by ISPO | Sasta wins Scandinavian Outdoor Award for plus size jacket | Pentland’s report on modern slavery exposes critical supply chain practices | Supply Chain Act adopted by German parliament, EU to follow up with stricter rules | Private equity firm invests in German bicycle retailer LJB | Amnesty accuses China of crimes against humanity in Xinjiang | EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°12-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 12


    New boss and new structures for Dachstein’s parent | Bike and sports e-commerce retailer Bike24 plans to go public in 2021 | Zumiez sales more than doubled | Clarus to acquire Australian roof rack manufacturer Rhino-Rack | IPO of the bicycle certificate based on first and newly created bicycle stock index | Spanish bike sales hit the 1.5m milestone | Live video shopping: Isbjörn pilots with Streamify, Go Instore sees popularity despite end of lockdown | Sports and outdoor brands emerge as circularity champions in new Textile Exchange report | Accelerating Circularity launches European arm with EOG on founding committee | Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Higg launch new transparency program

  • Compass Vol 14 n°11-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 11


    Vista unveils four-year plan with ambitious strategic goals | VF Corp. launches new incubator platform to develop innovative business models | Goldwin turns around in Q4, budgets 10% growth | Canada Goose forecasts record revenue as Q4 profits rise | VF’s momentum on the rise, positive outlook for 2022 | Deckers grows in Q4, led by further expansion of Hoka One One | Leatt’s chase for records continues | Myanmar: a cheap hotspot getting even hotter | Nepal in humanitarian crisis, donations needed | French investor takes over Swiss e-bike pioneer Stromer | Wise Equity acquires one-third stake in Selle Royal Group | U.S. bike industry veteran to head Hero International in London | Tentree is officially climate neutral | EOG Partner Page

  • Compass Vol 14 n°10-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 10


    Columbia raises guidance after a good Q1 | Clarus raises full-year guidance after Q1 sales jump | Jack Wolfskin recovers from pandemic faster than expected, online sales up 108% | Wolverine raises guidance due to strong first quarter | Vista Outdoor Q4 sales rise 40% | Bicycle boom pushes Q1 sales at Dorel | GoPro revenue up 71 percent thanks to subscriptions and high-end cameras | CODI’s sales surge by 38%, led by Boa | Lockdown life drives demand growth for Johnson Outdoors in Q2 | Fox Factory Q1 sales shine with surge in bicycle product sales | Bicycle boom gives Austrian specialist retail some record boosts | Authentic Brands Group and SPARC to acquire Eddie Bauer | Oberalp Group will present new collections and behavioral study at Virtual Convention on May 18 | ISPO Group without Markus Hefter | Boardriders without Peter Knoll | A.S. Adventure Group becomes Yonderland as it completes its refinancing | Cotton Trust Protocol partners with TextileGenesis blockchain

  • Compass Vol 14 n°9-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 9


    U.K. investment firm to acquire Mammut | Mixed results for Fenix Outdoor | The North Face plans 100 percent sustainable face materials by 2025 | WeSports acquires Nordic Outdoor & Sports Group | Helen of Troy reports strong Hydro Flask sales | New Wave posts Q1 profit | Mips Q1 sales boosted by strong bike helmet demand | Moncler with double-digit sales growth in Q1 despite setbacks in Europe | Shimano continues to perform well in Q1 | Dometic acquires Valterra Products | Canada Goose sees itself well on track to achieve sustainability goals | Mavic Group 2021 overview includes clear roadmap for the future | Two new RTE bike factories, new target groups

  • Compass Vol 14 n°8-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 8


    Outdoor companies’ stocks up by 18.9% in Q1 | Global bicycle stocks Q1 2021: The soaring continues | Lower losses in JD’s outdoor retail operations | Pierer Mobility with new sales and revenue records in Q1 | Hervis with new flagship stores focusing on bike and outdoor | HDE calls for new retail regulations; retailers fear 60% loss with compulsory corona testing | Adidas and Parley team up for sustainable Mountains To Oceans outdoor capsule | Teva works to divert products from landfills with new sandal recycling initiative | Taiwan’s 2020 exports: It’s all about e-bikes | LifeStraw receives B Corp certification | Hama Group acquires majority stake in Messingschlager | VF’s new fulfillment center in the U.K. begins operations | Former TNF innovation expert becomes CEO of new company to commercialize advanced textiles from Stanford Univ. lab | U.S. companies demand climate action from Biden administration

  • Compass Vol 14 n°7-1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 7


    Fenix Outdoor unveils its 2021 goals | Thule sets new sustainability targets | Anta reportedly quits Better Cotton Initiative to continue sourcing cotton from Xinjiang | Rip Curl still an engine of growth for Kathmandu | Fila lifts Anta’s results while Amer posts losses | Giant Group sets further sales and profit records in 2020 | European Outdoor Summit and OutDoor by ISPO merge in 2021 | BSI calls on German government to revise Supply Chain Act | Shimano turns 100, appoints new president and makes executive changes | Swiss referendum in June on new CO2 law | Keen turns its process for PFC-free footwear open-source | European carbon bike frame factory opened in Portugal | MTB cycletech manufacturer Velobaze calls it quits | Zweirad Union unveils production plan for Sangerhausen factory

  • Compass Vol 14 n°5+6-cover
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 5+6


    Mammut online sales climb | Conzzeta in transformation | PAI retains control of A.S. Adventure | Calida may divest outdoor brands | Clarus sees strong growth | Accell reports strong results | Online retailer Bergfreunde continues to grow | Adidas ends 2020 with a small plus | Ecco had a challenging 2020 | Cycling demand boosts Dorel | A difficult year for Gregory and High Sierra | Bogs continues to perform well | Inline skating compensates for Covid-19 impact on Tecnica results | Record quarter for Fox | Eurobike still on course for physical event in September | Will IAA Mobility become the new bicycle platform? | Lenzing ends in the red | VF Foundation releases first Impact Report | SAC and Higg release a new value-chain tracker | Lightspeed acquires Vend to drive global retail expansion | U.S. bike dealers association supports The Big Gear Show | It’s Great Out There Coalition launches Outdoor Activity Days | The North Face launches campaign and collection celebrating women

  • Compass Vol 14 n°3+4-p1
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 3+4


    Wolverine sees weak results, remains hopeful for 2021 | Europe helps drive VF Corp’s momentum | Jack Wolfskin’s parent records higher losses on higher sales | Rip Curl continues to support Kathmandu’s performance | Columbia bounces back in Q4 | Fenix ends 2020 in the red | Boa helps drive strong Q4 at CODI | Robust sales and earnings for Thule | Polygiene records best quarterly sales ever | Haglöfs reports stable sales in 2020 | Vista Outdoor’s momentum continues | Garmin’s outdoor and fitness sales surge | Shimano reports a good year | Record sales for Deckers Brands | E-commerce lifts Canada Goose’s sales | GoPro Q4 revenue misses estimates, subscriber numbers soar | SRAM buys Time Sport’s pedal business from Rossignol Group | New CEO for Arc’teryx, plans to accelerate DTC | ISPO and EOG announce phygital Outdoor by ISPO Global Summit Edition in July | Moncler’s annual sales down 12% despite good 4th quarter | Apex Global Brands to be sold to Galaxy Universal | VF expands the role of equity in its labor policy | Record result for Craft’s parent company | Delivery problems take their toll on Rose Bikes | Yeti’s sales and profits rocket | Newell’s sales up by 2.5 % | Messe München sees first ISPO Munich Online as a success | Mips: Bicycle boom boosts bike helmet sales | Ampler Bikes continues to expand after doubling sales in 2020 | VF plans to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by 2025 | Johnson Outdoors sees good results in Q1 | 2020 another record year for Pierer Mobility | Rapala bounces back in the second half of 2020 | Safilo’s Q4 sales growth driven by North America and Asia-Pacific | Unifi ends 2020 on a higher note | Tecnica launches ski boot recycling project | Bike Exchange: IPO on Australian Stock Exchange | Bike helmet brand Catlike acquired by Polisport | Swedish DTC brand RevolutionRace with new chairman | Vertical Pro trade show secures second important partner | The ISPO Award 2021 winners | Winners of the French Outdoor Awards Winter 2021

  • Compass Vol 14 n°1+2_coverpage
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    Outdoor Industry Compass: Vol 14 - No 1+2


    Outdoor industry stocks among the winners of 2020 | Michael White quits as president of Salomon | Record sales for Polygiene in Q4 | Pon sells stake in Accell | Hydro Flask struggles due to soft back-to-school season | ISPO Munich Online with more than 500 exhibitors and 5-day event program | Emerald acquires software company PlumRiver | Germany extends lockdown, France to impose curfew | Wolverine announces two executive appointments | Herrmans Group: Increasing investments in team and machinery | EOG and EDM intensify cooperation | Salewa introduces new “Committed” label for sustainable products | Deuter publishes social report 2019/20 | Oeko-Tex carries out its annual standards revision | EDM survey: How Covid-19 has impacted companies’ trade show budgets | Partner Page: A view from the European Outdoor Group