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    Columbia Sportswear posts double-digit sales gains in EMEA, U.S.


    Columbia Sportswear’s first-quarter net income rose by 20 percent to $66.8 million as total sales increased by 22 percent to $761.5 million against $625.6 million for the period ended March 31. Operating income was down slightly at 11.0 percent versus 11.3 percent, while gross margin was off 170 basis points ...

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    Arc’teryx market manager EMEA Reiner Kopf leaves the bird


    Reiner Kopf, market manager Central EMEA at Arc’teryx, will leave the company by the end of March 2022 and plans a longer sabbatical. Kopf has 24 years of experience with the Canadian brand: After taking over the German distribution of Arc’teryx with his Munich-based sales agency Agentur Reiner Kopf in ...

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    Columbia exceeds forecast, driven by DTC


    Despite persistent supply chain disruptions that negatively impacted its wholesale revenues, Columbia Sportswear reported impressive fourth-quarter results on the strength of its Direct-To-Consumer and e-commerce businesses and an improvement of 1.6 percentage points in the gross margin to 52.2 percent, as higher freight costs were more than offset by a ...

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    Prana’s Responsible Packaging Movement well on track for success


    PrAna, owned by Columbia Sportswear, reports that its Responsible Packaging Movement (RPM) has reached a significant milestone with the addition of more than 100 brands. The addition of partners such as Sephora, Sorel, Outdoor Research, Trek, Hoka and Burton demonstrates that the program is having an impact beyond the apparel ...

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    New presidents for prAna and Mountain Hardwear


    Columbia Sportswear has announced the promotion of Troy Sicotte to president of Richmond, California-based brand Mountain Hardwear and the appointment of Monica Mirro as president of prAna in Carlsbad, California. Both report to Craig Zanon, who was named senior vice president of emerging brands for the group earlier this year. ...

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    Columbia lifts guidance after strong Q2, but CEO attacks freight “monopoly”


    Columbia Sportswear swung to a second-quarter profit and raised its full-year 2021 forecasts but warned that “escalating” ocean-freight prices and ongoing port congestions were dragging on the annual outlook. The outdoor gear producer reported net income of $40.6 million for the three months to June 30, compared with a ...

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    Prana to officially reach plastic-free packaging goal this fall


    Carlsbad-based company Prana , owned by Columbia Sportswear , announced that it will be 100 percent plastic-free in its packaging solutions. The brand had launched the Responsible Packaging Movement (RPM) a year ago, a program developed to support an industry-wide change to sustainable packaging options. For many years, ...

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    prAna calls for people to give up eco-unfriendly habits


    As part of a three-week campaign, U.S. brand prAna wants to inspire people to rethink their daily lives and identify an environmentally harmful habit they can give up. They are then asked to post their personal pledge with a photo or video on Twitter , Instagram or ...

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    Columbia raises guidance after a good Q1


    Columbia Sportswear Company performed better than expected in the first quarter, despite port congestion problems in North America. The group’s net income reached $55.9 million, jumping from $213,000 in the year-ago quarter when the pandemic first hit the company. Revenues gained 10 percent to $625.6 million, including a ...

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    Former Nike executive to lead Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and prAna at Columbia Sportswear


    Source: Columbia Sportswear Company Craig Zanon Columbia Sportswear Company announced that Doug Morse , senior vice president, Emerging Brands, will step down this summer. Craig Zanon will take over the position, making him responsible for the Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and ...

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    Prana’s waste reduction movement gains momentum


    Prana , a Columbia Sportswear brand, reports great success for its Responsible Packaging Movement program, “ RPM ,” which launched last August . The program, designed to inspire and create industry-wide change, has welcomed nearly 60 brand partners across the industry in its first six months, including camping gear ...

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    Columbia bounces back in Q4


    Columbia Sportswear Company performed better than expected in the fourth quarter and predicted that results would return to its 2019 level next year. The group’s net income was down by 16 percent from the year-ago quarter to $95.8 million, a strong improvement from the third quarter. The bottom line ...

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    Polartec announces winners of Apex Design Award


    Polartec has announced the winners of the Polartec Apex Design Awards , the ingredient brand’s annual design awards program that has been held annually since 2008. As usual, the winning products of 2020 were selected based on the skillful and creative use of Polartec materials: 66 North ...

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    Columbia posts lower sales and earnings


    After a difficult first half of 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic, Columbia Sportswear Company performed better in the third quarter, but results remain far below those of last year. Its net income tumbled by 47 percent from the year-ago quarter to $62.8 million, while sales dropped ...

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    GSI Outdoors joins prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement


    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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    PrAna launches program to reduce plastic and excess waste in packaging


    PrAna , one of Columbia Sportswear ’s brands, has announced the Responsible Packaging Movement (RPM) , a program to inspire and create industry-wide change. Since 2010, prAna has taken a grassroots approach to reduce plastic and excess waste in its packaging and eliminated more than 17 million poly bags ...

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    Columbia Sportswear releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report


    Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC) released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report , which includes highlights from the progress made throughout 2019 in the three main areas of focus in its corporate responsibility strategy – empowering people, sustaining places and responsible practices. The 56-page report assesses work accomplished in ...

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    PrAna introduces new sustainable stretch performance fabric


    PrAna , a brand of Columbia Sportswear , has introduced ReZion , a new fabric that it claims is its most advanced and sustainable to date. Two years in the making, the ReZion collection for spring 2021 represents an evolution of the brand’s bestselling Stretch Zion . The ...

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    Columbia’s results are hit by Covid-19


    After a brilliant financial year in 2019, Columbia Sportswear did not have a great start to 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its net profits stood at just $0.2 million, down from $74.2 million for the year-ago quarter, while sales dropped by 13 percent to $568.2 million. ...

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    Prana’s new swimwear line is made of 100% recycled nylon


    (SGI) For its current swimwear collection for spring/summer 2020, Prana , one of Columbia Sportswear ’s brands, is using 100 percent recycled Econyl fiber, eliminating the use of virgin polyester or nylon made from petroleum. The fiber is made from waste such as fishing nets, fabric remnants, old ...