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    ​Luis Trenker with new stores


    Luis Trenker has moved its store in Salzburg’s Judengasse across the street to a new, approximately 120-sqm location. In addition, openings of new shops are planned this August in Munich’s downtown luxury mall Fünf Höfe as well as in the South Tyrolean capital of Bolzano, home of the ...

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    NewStore has a new president


    NewStore , a Berlin- and Boston-based company offering turnkey omnichannel store solutions, promoted Richard Berger , who joined the company in December 2019 to oversee its customer-facing operations, from chief commercial officer to president. Stephan Schambach , NewStore’s CEO, chairman and founder, will continue to lead the executive team and ...

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    Zeal introduces eco-friendly metal sunglasses


    Zeal Optics has unveiled its new Metals Collection , the brand’s environmentally friendly metal sunglasses. From the frame to the lenses to the nose pads, the new sunglass collection uses eco-friendly materials such as recyclable stainless steel as well as Hexetate , an eco-friendly recyclable material that is BPA-free ...

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    Nicolas Foulet is Quiksilver Europe’s new president


    According to Shop Eat Surf , Nicolas Foulet , chief information officer at Boardriders since 2015, is the new president of EMEA for Quiksilver . He takes over the role from Greg Healy , who was responsible for Europe in addition to APAC since 2019. Healy had added Europe to ...

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    Rumpl strengthens its leadership team


    Oregon-based outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl has hired Rocco Villano as vice president of operations. He brings 15 years of operational experience to ensure efficient operational strategies and productive workflows and performance. Villano most recently served as vice president of supply chain for Helen of Troy ’s housewares division, ...

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    ​Citrus-Lime, British provider of cloud-based retail systems, breaks the £1 billion barrier


    U.K.-based PoS solutions provider Citrus-Lime reports that customer sales processed through its End-to-End Retail Solution have broken through the £1 billion (€1.17bn-$1.39bn) barrier – a major milestone in the company’s history. More than half of that amount was transacted through the platform in the last 12 months alone, Citrus-Lime ...

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    ​Lenzing raises outlook for current financial year


    Austrian Lenzing Group said it recorded a significantly improved development of its operating result in the first half of 2021. The preliminary EBITDA more than doubled year-on-year to €217.8 million (compared to €95.6m in the first half of 2020). The currently positive environment is still characterized by a high ...

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    First German joint order and preview show Eurobico successful


    According to the German bicycle buyers’ group Bike Co and Eurobike maker Messe Friedrichshafen , the first joint order and preview trade show Eurobico (July 24-26) met all expectations – not only because it was, at last, a personal “face-to-face” exchange after a long Covid-related absence from ...

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    WNDR Alpine moves away from petroleum with new ski line


    WNDR Alpine , a ski brand launched as part of California-based advanced materials company Checkerspot , released a new ski lineup with improved material properties, increased biobased content and a powder-focused backcountry shape to create the Reason 120 backcountry skis. Utilizing industrial biomanufacturing techniques and materials science, Checkerspot ...

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    Klarna acquires influencer and performance marketing company APPRL


    Klarna , the Swedish retail banking, payment and shopping service, has announced the acquisition of APPRL , a SaaS platform that enables content creators and retailers to work together seamlessly to deliver informative shopping content to consumers around the world. Klarna sees itself as a global growth partner for its ...

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    YouTube acquires Indian social commerce platform Simsim


    Google Inc , a subsidiary of technology holding Alphabet Inc , announced it has reached a definitive agreement for YouTube to acquire the Indian social commerce startup Simsim , which has a reach of more than 450 million active users per month, for more than $70 million. The acquisition ...

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    ​Contactless card transactions will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, new research says


    The value of global contactless card transactions will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, up from $1.7 trillion in 2020, and cards will continue to account for the largest share of total transaction value in 2021, at 79 percent, according to a new report from U.K.-based market research firm Juniper Research ...

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    Lenzing to build new wastewater treatment plant in the U.K.


    Austrian Lenzing Group is investing roughly €23.3 million to build a new wastewater treatment plant at its site in Grimsby, England. The investment is part of the company’s plans to reduce wastewater emissions by 20 percent by 2022 (against a 2014 baseline). Once it has implemented this project, Lenzing ...

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    MyStromer AG welcomes three new distribution partners


    Swiss S-pedelec pioneer MyStromer AG plans to drive the mobility revolution with no less than three new national distribution partners, namely in Italy, the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While Greenlife Mobility has already been taking care of Stromer pedelecs in Italy since May ...

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    Raleigh’s DACH region distribution to return from PBG to Accell in 2023


    The Dutch Pon Bike Group ( PGB , with brands Cervélo , Focus , Gazelle , Juliana , Kalkhoff , Santa Cruz , Union and others) has been distributing the traditional British bicycle brand Raleigh as a licensed brand in the German-speaking markets since 2005. As the ...

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    Canada Goose sues Goose Country over “confusingly similar” name and more


    The Fashion Law has reported that Canada Goose is suing Goose Country , a U.S. outerwear brand. In the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 30, Canada Goose claims that “the look and feel of the outerwear ...

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    Canada Goose unveils plans for its first Scottish store


    Canada Goose has announced plans to open a store in Edinburgh this fall – its seventh in the European market. The new two-story retail store will be located on Multrees Walk, a pedestrian mall that features some of the city’s most exclusive fashion brands. Designed to combine the brand’s ...

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    German specialty bike manufacturer Hase Bikes expands and modernizes production


    Due to strong growth in recent years, German Hase Bikes is investing in a new building, giving the specialty bike manufacturer (recumbent trikes, step tandems and cargo bikes, including “e”), which has also made a name for itself in the rehab sector, the opportunity to reorganize production. The ...

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    Software specialist iFIT acquires endurance experience company 29029


    Utah-based company iFIT , a global brand for connected fitness software, content and exercise equipment (including the brands NordicTrack , ProForm and Freemotion ), active in 120 countries, has acquired 29029 , a company offering endurance hiking events. The acquisition delivers a new endurance athlete segment to iFIT’s community ...

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    Outback 97 funds university scholarships to study the mountains


    Outback 97 , a Bergamo-based outdoor equipment distributor, is offering four scholarships worth €1,200 each to attend a new postgraduate module focused on the value of mountain heritage, in collaboration with the University of Bergamo and the local chapter of the Italian Alpine Club ( CAI ). The ...