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    Short Stops Week 39, 2022


    RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION +++ Veloland has added three new stores to its retail network in France, located respectively in Mutzig en Alsace (Trace Verte) and the Paris region (Vélo9 in Montigny-les-Cormeilles and Allcycles in Serris)   Click here to access the last weeks’ Short Stops.

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    Short Stops Week 38, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Techtera, the French innovation cluster for the textile industry, has appointed Philippe Sanial, the technical director of Chomarat, as its new president +++ Tracy Brunz, long-term REI merchandising expert, was hired as new Sea to Summit NA director of strategic partnerships and business development ...

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    Short Stops Week 37, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ U.S. hiking boot brand Erem hired former Oboz director of operations Chris Rischke as VP of operations and wholesale, effective immediately +++ PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Scandinavian tackle company Westin, best known for its lures, rods and clothing, is entering a new product category with ...

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    Short Stops Week 36, 2022


    RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION +++ ZyroFisher, a U.K.-based distributor of sports and lifestyle brands, has relaunched its website, focusing on the services that are offered to brand partners and retailer network, as well as giving prospective employees an insight into the different areas of the business. +++ CORPORATE AND ...

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    Short Stops Week 35, 2022


    PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Kids bike subscription service Bike Club is in a new partnership with the AJ Bell Tour of Britain to inspire the next generation of cyclists, which will also see the club promoted across the road cycling event channels and at the race itself this September ...

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    Short Stops Week 34, 2022


    CORPORATE AND M&A +++ Clarus, the parent of Black Diamond and Rhino-Rack, among others, has approved the respective requests of two of its largest shareholders, Brown Advisory Incorporated and Greenhouse Funds LLLP, to be permitted to increase each of their respective beneficial ownership to up to an aggregate of 12.5% ...

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    Short Stops Week 33, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle has announced that Roger Gierhart, a Trek executive since 2004, will take over as vice president of Ascend, the retail management system the company markets to independent bicycle retailers +++ Cascade Designs, parent of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine and PackTowl, has hired Jaime Buyagawan ...

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    Short Stops Week 32, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of the U.S. Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) since July 2020 and executive director of the Outdoor Foundation (OIA’s philanthropic arm) before that, will resign effective Aug. 19 to join the National Park Foundation +++ According to a LinkedIn post, Haglöfs has hired Erik ...

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    Short Stops Week 31, 2022


    PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Black Diamond voluntarily recalls some Pieps and Black Diamond avalanche transceiver models due to a malfunction of the electronics in a small number of devices (more info here) +++ TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS +++ The Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Autumn trade ...

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    Short Stops Week 30, 2022


    CORPORATE AND M&A +++ The Weinel Group, the parent company of Pennsylvania-based search and rescue equipment maker Rock-N-Rescue, acquired the Omega Pacific brand and associated trademarks in June, reviving one of the original rescue and climbing equipment brands that ceased operations in Washington state in 2020 after 38 years in ...

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    Short Stops Week 29, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Trek has appointed John Camier as regional sales leader, with responsibility for France, Spain and Portugal +++ TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS +++ The European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) has been postponed until June 15-17, 2023 +++ RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION +++ Santini, the ...

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    Short Stops Week 28, 2022


    CORPORATE AND M&A +++ Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has acquired Texon, the specialist footwear materials developer that supplies the global footwear market with structural components like insoles, heel counters and other materials (more in SGI Europe) +++ JDH Capital Company of Houston, Texas, announced the acquisition of Oregon-based Pure Archery ...

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    Short Stops Week 27, 2022


    PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Helly Hansen was the official clothing partner of the 2022 Foiling Week, the global event dedicated to foiling boats, which took place in Malcesine, on Lake Garda, Italy from June 30 to July 3 +++ On July 29, the biographical adventure film “Oben angekommen” (“Arrived at ...

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    Short Stops Week 26, 2022


    LEGAL & INSTITUTIONAL +++ Dick’s Sporting Goods, Adidas, Nike, and GoPro were among the first sporting goods brands to commit to various actions in support of their female employees to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned the constitutional right to abortion care +++ Patagonia has pledged to ...

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    Short Stops Week 25, 2022


    PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Legwear specialist Falke and running shoe brand True Motion have teamed up to develop a running sock that, combined with True Motion’s running shoe technology, is said to reduce stress on the knee by an additional 4 percent and provide 20 percent better fine-tuning of power ...

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    Short Stops Week 24, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Oberalp Group has hired Phil Hoffman as sales manager and former Pacific Cycle sales manager Mike Sohasky as key account sales manager for its North American business and promoted Steve Goddard to specialty sales manager, Michael Casarrubia to community marketing manager and Eric Poore to territory manager ...

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    Short Stops Week 23, 2022


    PRODUCT & MARKETING +++ Adidas released its first road cycling shoe with a Boa dial, the Parley Road Shoe BOA, which is made from ocean plastic waste that has been upcycled by Parley, the anti-pollution network +++ TMC Ltd, owner of Nuyarn spinning technology and innovator in high-performance fibers and ...

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    Short Stops Week 22, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Karpos has hired Gian Luca Gasca as its new content manager, within the brand’s marketing team +++ KMD Brands Limited’s non-executive director John Harvey has postponed his retirement date announced for May 31 until further notice while the company seeks a successor for the position +++ Abby ...

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    Short Stops Week 21, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ Spinnova, the Finnish biomaterials developer, has appointed Teemu Lindberg as executive vice-president of production scaling, a new role to lead Spinnova’s fiber production scaling and new factory projects globally +++ Gabe Maier returns to the U.S. outdoor specialty retail trade group Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) to become ...

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    Short Stops Week 20, 2022


    EXECUTIVE CHANGES +++ The Canadian brand Tentree has hired former BackCountry executive, Diana Seung, who, most recently, worked as GM of North America for Jack Wolfskin +++ Following the exit of CEO Marcus Diekmann at the beginning of the year, retail boss and co-partner since 2019 Tim Böker is now ...