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    ​Swedish sports retail sales decreased by 7.5 percent in Q4


    The quarterly Sportindex by Svenskt Sportforum shows that Swedish sports retail sales decreased by 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, making it the fourth consecutive quarter with negative development for sports retail. For the full year 2022, sports retail sales development landed at -5.8 percent. However, the drop ...

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    New Millet store in Turin


    After opening in Bolzano in November, Millet has now added another new flagship store in Turin at Via Gramsci 15. These two stores are the brand’s eighth and ninth in Europe and part of a broader retail plan for Italy that will see more openings, also in franchising, especially in ...

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    Outdoor report by Marketmedia24 gives future outlook


    Marketmedia24 has launched its new “Branchen-Report Outdoor 2023,” which puts a spotlight on the market development in Germany from the pandemic years 2020 and 2021 to 2022, a year overshadowed by war and inflation. Overall, Marketmedia24 sees 2022 as a year of slightly negative sales numbers (-1.4 percent) for the ...

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    ​Gathr Outdoors launches cross-brand loyalty program in the U.S.


    Tennessee-based Gathr Outdoors, a portfolio company of Centre Partners that owns the Orca, GCI Outdoor and Klymit brands, amongst others, announced a new cross-brand, multi-tier loyalty program called Gathr Rewards, designed to reward customers with points redeemable for dollars towards future purchases. The program will initially encompass Orca, GCI Outdoor, ...

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    Bicycle Association and Novuna partner to make bike purchases more affordable


    The U.K.’s trade association for the bicycle industry, the Bicycle Association (BA), has entered into a new partnership with Novuna Consumer Finance, one of the U.K.’s leading retail finance providers. The partnership will enable all BA members and the more than 1,000 U.K. bicycle retailers participating in its Investors in ...

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    Solo Brands eyes deeper assortments with wholesale partners


    The publicly traded Grapevine, TX company, which owns four businesses led by its Solo Stove unit, has a Direct-To-Consumer to Wholesale ratio of 85 to 15, a percentage that is likely to persist given Solo’s extreme focus on its relationship with customers. But Solo has a new partnership with warehouse ...

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    Raven Hengelsport has ceased trading


    Raven Hengelsport, one of Europe’s biggest tackle retailers, has ceased operating. The District Court of Central Netherlands has appointed J.P. Davids of Davids Advocaten as administrator, Angling International has reported. The company will be declared bankrupt if no options are found to continue activities. Raven started its business back in ...

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    Italy's brands and retailers defy early season sales


    GVO (Outdoor Value Group) is the name of a group of companies and outdoor retailers that have decided to take action to protect the value of their brands. The project is supported by the working table of the IOG (Italian Outdoor Group). It aims to postpone the end of the ...

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    Adidas opens first Terrex store in Canada


    Source: Adidas Canada The new Kitsilano Terrex store in Vancouver, BC, Canada On Dec. 26, Adidas officially opened its first Canadian Terrex store in Vancouver’s outdoor hub, Kitsilano, at 2235 W 4th Ave. The company said that the assortment of apparel, footwear and accessories in the new ...

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    Inditex agrees on three-year engagement with WWF for biodiversity projects


    Spanish fast fashion group Inditex, owner of Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear, among other retail brands, has entered a partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to support several of the conservation association’s projects. The collaboration will start with nine initiatives across four regions focused on forest conservation, water ...

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    Sport Conrad successfully runs pilot second-hand collection and sales project


    Source: Sport Conrad Sport Conrad NOMOI second hand products German retailer Sport Conrad has now sold the 160 used garments from brands Patagonia, Ortovox, Maloja and Norrøna that were collected from mid-November 2022 as part of a pilot project integrated into the retailer’s sustainability initiatives. According to ...

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    Peak Performance opens a new concept store in Denmark


    Swedish outdoor brand Peak Performance has opened a new 160 square meter concept store in Copenhagen city center, aiming to showcase the brand’s determination to reduce the environmental impact and focus on community and services. The new store — with an interior inspired by nature in the northern part of ...

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    Mountain Warehouse posts record revenues


    Mountain Warehouse posted revenues of £302.6 million (€344.9 million) in the 12 months to the end of February 2022, representing a 26 percent jump on the prior year, and a 4.6 percent increase versus 2019/20, before any impact from Covid-19. Sales reached a new record in the company’s 25-year history. ...

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    Dynafit rebrands competence centers, launches retail initiative


    With its retail offensive launched in the fall of 2022 and running over the whole winter 22/23 season, Dynafit aims to increase the level of knowledge of its retail partners with regard to ski touring in general and Dynafit products in particular. The campaign included intensive on-snow dealer trainings in ...

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    Sport Conrad donates 1% of “We rethink” week sales to POW and KlimaAlps


    From Nov. 19 to 26, German outdoor retailer Sport Conrad has again held its alternative to Black Week as part of its “Wir Denken Um” (we rethink) project launched in 2018. During the week, the retailer was calling on customers to repair their mountaineering products, use professional care or make ...

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    CMP opens its 50th store


    Italian outdoor brand CMP, part of the F.lli Campagnolo SpA group, has opened a new flagship store in Bologna, in northern Italy. It is the brand’s 50th store. CMP opened its very first flagship store seven years ago. Opened on Dec. 13 and located in Bologna’s city center, at 4 ...

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    66°North opens European flagship in London


    66ºNorth has opened a retail store in the heart of London’s West End, on Regent Street. The 3,500-sqm store also serves as the brand’s European flagship. It is the first store of the Icelandic outerwear brand outside of Iceland and Denmark. 66° North recently opened a pop-up store in London’s ...

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    Second-hand gear platform Rerouted offers a new subscription model


    American second-hand online platform Rerouted Co. is rolling out a new service level for users of its gear and clothing resale marketplace. The new Rerouted Ultra eliminates shipping costs and commission fees and includes monthly seller tips and unlimited buying and selling support for the entirety of 2023. 500 Rerouted ...

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    Bizness Enabler opens own DTC online shop


    After opening the retailer-focused online portal named to sell its distributed brands online, German company Bizness Enabler GmbH has launched My-brand-shop, a new DTC portal operating Europe-wide. In the shop, the Munich-based company offers its distributed brands like BioLite, LifeStraw, Matador and Full-Windsor, as well as Selk’bag (starting in ...

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    Specialized acquires S’Escapada stores in Mallorca


    Specialized has acquired the three S’Escapada bicycle stores in Palma de Mallorca, CMD Sport reported. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Following this acquisition, Specialized now has a total of 20 stores in Spain. In February 2021, Specialized signed a sponsoring agreement with the football team ...