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    U.S. online retailer Backcountry.com introduces Buy Now, Pay Later with Klarna

    2020-10-20T09:34:00Z

    Klarna, the leading global payment provider and shopping service from Sweden, has teamed up with Backcountry.com , the largest online retailer of premium outdoor sports equipment and apparel in the U.S. and owner of German online outdoor retailer Bergfreunde.de , to offer customers flexible “buy now, pay later” solutions. Backcountry.com ...

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    Anta Sports Products is back in full form

    2020-10-20T09:34:00Z

    Anta Sports Products is back in full form, boosted by China’s strong economic recovery after the pandemic. In an operational update for the third quarter, it said that retail sales for the Anta brand recorded low single-digit growth compared to the same period of 2019. Fila jumped by ...

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    Mammut kicks off digital brand convention

    2020-10-19T11:12:00Z

    Chief executive Oliver Pabst kicked off Mammut ’s Digital Brand Convention on Monday, Oct. 19 at 1 pm CET, with a public event. The convention will continue throughout the week. Normally, the Mammut community meets in person for the convention, but due to Covid-19, it was moved online. ...

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    OR Winter Market will be digital only

    2020-10-19T10:28:00Z

    Outdoor Retailer ( OR ), the largest U.S. trade show for the outdoor industry, is launching Outdoor Retailer Winter Online , a “digital marketplace and enhanced online experience” designed to bring the winter sports and outdoor communities together online to network, learn and discover what’s new in the industry. ...

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    GSI Outdoors joins prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement

    2020-10-19T10:08:00Z

    GSI Outdoors , a family-owned U.S. company producing outdoor cooking and dining gear founded in 1985, has joined prAna ’s Responsible Packaging Movement . GSI Outdoors was early to adopt sustainability measures, and continues to investigate ways to make the business’s environmental footprint as light as possible. Over the years, ...

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    Mountain Hardwear with new distribution partner for Germany, Austria

    2020-10-19T10:08:00Z

    Edgar Tremmel Marketing , based in Ravensburg, Germany, is taking over the exclusive distribution of the American mountain sports brand Mountain Hardwear for Germany and Austria for five years with immediate effect. Mountain Hardwear was founded in California in 1993 and is wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Comany and ...

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    LifeStraw sells out during Amazon Prime Day in U.S. and Canada

    2020-10-18T17:36:00Z

    Third-party sellers on the Amazon Marketplace generated sales of more than $3.5 billion during the company’s recent Prime Day promotions on behalf of small and medium-sized businesses. This represents an increase of nearly 60 percent from last year’s promotion, outstripping the growth in Amazon’s own sales. Prime Day ...

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    Bret Snyder named president and CEO of W.L. Gore

    2020-10-18T05:34:00Z

    Bret Snyder, chairman of W. L. Gore Associates , succeeded Jason Field as president and chief executive of the company on Oct. 9. Field will be staying through December for the transition. Snyder has been chairman since 2016 and will retain his seat on the board. ...

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    Adidas opens flagship outdoor store in Russia

    2020-10-16T13:29:00Z

    Adidas , already running many mono-brand stores in Russia, has opened the first outdoor-only store in the country under the Terrex banner. Indicating that it is the first of a chain of dedicated stores, Adidas said it will bring a set of outdoor equipment and gear to the local ...

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    ÖSFA to be split across two dates in 2021

    2020-10-16T13:29:00Z

    To ensure the safety of the visitors and to meet the Covid-19 pandemic-related requirements of the Austrian government, the Austrian Association of Sports Goods Manufacturers and Suppliers ( VSSÖ ) and organizer Brandboxx will split the annual Austrian sporting goods show ÖSFA across two dates. ÖSFA Start ...

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    Maloja acquires 100 percent of producer VioModa

    2020-10-16T13:29:00Z

    This summer, Maloja Clothing , a German manufacturer of functional cycling, mountain and winter sports apparel, acquired the second half of the holding company VioModa GmbH , located in Dornbirn, Austria, for an undisclosed price. Now owning 100 percent of the company, Maloja is also fully in charge ...

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    Firmware upgrade for Barryvox beacons

    2020-10-16T13:28:00Z

    Mammut has released a firmware upgrade for its Barryvox avalanche transceivers. BarryHeart 3.4 includes a software update for an even faster and more intuitive search for avalanche victims, improved sound quality in the alternative search mode and optimized battery support. The firmware upgrade can be easily performed ...

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    Internetstores adds CBO to management team

    2020-10-16T13:28:00Z

    Internetstores has added a chief brand officer (CBO) to its management team. Alongside Dr. Hans Dohrmann , Thomas Spengler , Raid Naim , Olivier Rochon and Martin Netinder , Frank Aldorf is now part of the company’s management board. In his new function as CBO, Aldorf ...

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    Eurobike Spezial 2020 canceled

    2020-10-16T11:22:00Z

    Organizer Messe Friedrichshafen has canceled the Eurobike Special 2020 event scheduled for Nov. 24 - 26 due to the current situation and the resulting restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Messe Friedrichshafen will automatically reimburse visitors for purchased tickets via the payment method chosen at the time of ...

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    Textiles expert Verity Hardy to lead EOG’s new sustainability initiative

    2020-10-16T07:17:00Z

    Source: EOG Dr. Verity Hardy, EOG sustainability project manager Dr. Verity Hardy has been appointed sustainability project manager of the European Outdoor Group ( EOG ). She has joined the team to lead EOG’s new Climate Action Program , which will start to ...

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    Blue Tomato with two new stores in Finland

    2020-10-16T06:43:00Z

    Blue Tomato is opening its second and third stores in Finland, a country where many customers have been ordering from its website for many years. “Despite the geographical distance, Finland has long been a high priority for us; the country has been a very strong and important market for ...

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    Columbia launches Omni-Heat Black Dot warming technology

    2020-10-16T06:19:00Z

    Columbia Sportswear has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first external thermal shield against cold weather. The exterior of each jacket in its new Omni-Heat Black Dot collection is covered by thousands of dots made of aluminum and coated in black. These dots collect heat from scattered ...

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    Hybrid fabrics are growing fast

    2020-10-15T11:12:00Z

    The hybrid fabrics market is expected to reach $418 million by 2027, representing a 9 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) growth from 2020 to 2027, according to a new study by Allied Market Research . Growth is primarily driven by the increasing success of lightweight fabrics, a surge in ...

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    Millet Mountain Group will soon have a new boss

    2020-10-15T11:12:00Z

    Romain Millet will take over from Frédéric Ducruet as the new managing director of Millet Mountain Group . Ducruet had been at the helm for the past seven years, and have worked for Millet for 19 years. According to reports in sport-guide.fr , Millet will be appointed to ...

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    Higg to launch Open Data Portal to validate brands’ sustainability claims

    2020-10-14T09:54:00Z

    At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit , technology company Higg Co has unveiled its new Open Data Portal , introducing sustainability transparency to the apparel industry at a global scale. Expected to launch in 2021, the new portal, developed in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), will feature ...