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    A Band of Anglers wants to expand distribution worldwide


    According to reports by Angling International , A Band of Anglers ( ABOA ) is planning to grow its range of distributors and retailers worldwide. The Florida-based business, which covers all of the continental U.S. and Hawaii, already sells selected ABOA lures in Europe via its exclusive distributor, Ultimate ...

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    A petition to reopen indoor climbing gyms in Italy


    A petition has been created on suggesting that indoor climbing gyms should be reopened despite the pandemic. The petition was launched by Marco Paco dell’Aquila , the manager of Rockspot in Milan, which claims to be the largest climbing gym in Italy. The text of the petition ...

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    Idealp Sport is placed under administration


    Idealp Sport , a French skiwear company based in Albertville, has been placed under administration (“procédure de sauvegarde” under French law) by the Chambéry commercial court, as reported by . The Henri Duvillard brand, which Idealp sold to Amateis in Dec. 2020, is not involved in the ...

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    OSV calls for public support to the French outdoor industry


    Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) , the French trade association dedicated to outdoor sports, urges the French government to support the outdoor industry, which is threatened by the coronavirus crisis and the shutdown of ski resorts specific program. According to OSV, and as reported by , the French outdoor industry ...

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    New country manager Central Europe for Hestra


    Swedish glove manufacturer Hestra has appointed Chris Weber as country manager for Central Europe, a new position in the family-owned company’s corporate structure. Weber took on the position on Dec. 1. Weber previously served as a key account manager for Schöffel and Oakley , he was business ...

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    Expo des Neiges 2021 canceled


    Due to the Swiss Federal Council’s directives and the ban on events, Expo des Neiges 2021, scheduled from March 30 to April 1, has been canceled. The first edition of the Expo planned in Aigle has thus been postponed until March 2022. An exact date has not yet been ...

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    Tradeinn sales exceed expectations


    Tradeinn , the Spanish e-retailer running several specialized international retail websites including , , , and many others, posted revenues of €288 million for 2020, representing an increase of €100 million from 2019, according to . According to the report, results for the full year ...

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    Adidas Outdoor and Megmeister partner on eco-friendly base layer


    Adidas Outdoor and Megmeister have teamed up on developing a new seamless base layer that is said to reduce the amount of waste created during the knitting process while being 96 percent biodegradable at the end of life. Megmeister is a Dutch cycling brand that claims to be ...

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    Carrefour National Pêche et Loisirs and Salon de la Pêche en Mer postponed to 2022


    Two major fishing shows in France have been forced to cancel their 2021 editions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The organizers of the Carrefour National Pêche et Loisirs , which was scheduled to take place at the Grande Halle d’Auvergne in Cournon-d’Auvergne, near Clermont Ferrand, on April 9-11, ...

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    Maier Sports partners with Great Britain Telemark


    German outdoor clothing brand Maier Sports has partnered with the Great Britain Telemark team. The initial partnership will include clothing sponsorship for the World Cup athletes during the 2021 winter season. With the 2021 World Cup season going ahead, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the GB Telemark will ...

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    More ebikes sold in Finland thanks to the pandemic


    The Finnish trade publication YouSport reports that according to statistics from the Finnish Fashion and Sports Trade Association , sales of electric bikes in the country increased to about 31,000 units in 2020, up from 9,000 in 2018 and about 16,000 in 2019. Vellu Taskila of Pyöräliitto ...

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    Google is under second investigation by the EU


    Google is under dual investigation in the EU for alleged abusive practices in its advertising business. This month, EU antitrust regulators sent a 13-page questionnaire to several advertisers regarding the “Include Google Display Network” default setting for search campaigns on Google Ads , which was introduced in 2018, according ...

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    Endura has planted 1.3 million trees in a year to offset emissions


    Endura , a Scottish cycling apparel brand founded in 1993 and part of Pentland Brands since 2018, says it has now planted more than 1.3 million trees in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. That is 30 percent more than the original goal of the “One Million Trees” initiative announced in early ...

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    New CSO at RTI Sports


    Source: RTI Sports Peter Bretz Since the beginning of the year, Peter Bretz has been the new chief sales officer (CSO) at German bicycle parts and accessories wholesaler and importer RTI Sports . The experienced sales professional already worked as a sales representative for ...

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    Luka Lindič joins Lowa Pro Team


    Source: Luka Lindič Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindič is the newest member of the Lowa Pro Team . The accomplished professional climber and husband of German climber Ines Papert has already recorded numerous highlights in his alpine career. Back in 2008, the young climber was ...

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    National Outdoor Expo delayed by one year


    The National Outdoor Expo , originally scheduled to take place March 27-28 at the NEC in Birmingham, will be postponed by one year to March 19-20, 2022. Mike Seaman , CEO of Raccoon Events , the organizer of the U.K. show, said: “We left it as late as we ...

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    Sigma hires business development director for expansion of e-mobility division


    Lars Adloff Lars Adloff took over the newly created position of director of business development at the German bike components and accessories manufacturer Sigma Sport on Jan. 1. Adloff’s main tasks will include supporting national and international OEM customers in the field of drivetrain ...

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    Winners of the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards unveiled


    The winners of the Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards 2021 were announced during Outdoor Retailer Winter Online on Jan. 21. The digital ceremony of the third edition of this annual award celebrated the past year’s most innovative new gear, materials and retail programs as determined by a judging panel. ...

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    Shimano Blue to provide neutral support at all A.S.O. pro races


    On the occasion of its centennial, Shimano has announced an expanded partnership with the Amaury Sport Organization ( A.S.O. ), the organizer of prestigious stage races such as the Tour de France , the Vuelta , Paris-Nice and the Critérium du Dauphiné , as well as prestigious one-day ...

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    Urban Drivestyle presents four-wheeled cabin pedelec prototype


    E-mobility startup Urban Drivestyle Berlin has presented the first prototype of a four-wheeled cabin pedelec called the Duo Moke . With its fat tires, it is more reminiscent of an e-Kettcar or an e-beach buggy. On its blog, the company displays it as a stylish e-mobile for cool urban ...