Replicating the pattern of the last quarters, footwear and apparel marketed by Salomon and Arc’teryx fueled the quarterly sales increase of their owner, the Amer Sports group. Hiking and trail-running products pushed up the group’s footwear sales, particularly in Europe, while all its apparel ranges performed well. Furthermore, pre-orders for these categories are robust, indicating that the growth should continue in the coming quarters. Amer Sports’ sales jumped by 21 percent for the quarter to €449.1 million, an increase of 12 percent in constant currencies. The Finnish company achieved improvements in sales as well as earnings, partly on the back of restructuring and strategic changes launched last year. Footwear contributed a sales increase of 45 percent to €91.1 million, which would still be an increase of 34 percent in constant currencies. Apparel sales were up by 37 percent to €38.9 million, and the underlying sales rise was an increase of 28 percent (more in SGI Europe).