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    Swedish Naturkompaniet to expand to Norway


    According to Sportfack , the Swedish outdoor chain Naturkompaniet plans to open both an e-commerce shop and stationary stores in the Norwegian market later this year. CEO Henrik Hoffman sees great opportunities in the expansion. In neighboring Finland, Naturkompaniet is already represented under the name Partioaitta . Recruitment ...

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    Australia's BCF sees sales grow by more than 50% while online sales jump 113%


    The BCF (Boating Camping Fishing) chain, part of Super Retail Group , posted a 51 percent sales increase in the financial half-year ending Dec. 26, 2020. Sales on a same-store basis also increased by 51 percent. Meanwhile, online revenues rose by 113 percent. BCF is Australia’s largest retailer of ...

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    ​Schöffel launches digital brand experience for retailers


    Schöffel has opened a “ Digital Brand Space ,” making its entire brand world a virtual experience. The German outdoor company’s retail partners can enter the digital, three-dimensional space at any time and from anywhere in the world and access information and photo and video material from the Schöffel ...

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    FEDAS/vds president Herzog supports retailers in fight for fair lockdown regulations


    The Association of German Sports Retailers ( vds ) and the Federation of European Sports Retailers ( FEDAS ) have published a joint press release in Germany in which they welcome the activities initiated by Boris Lehmann of Laufladen in Erfurt, Udo Siebzehnrübl of Intersport ...

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    Bergans to open new brand store in Trondheim


    Bergans of Norway will open a new brand store in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Anett Kolstad , the brand’s retail director, said that she has been looking for a vacant retail space in the city for quite some time and has now found what she says is “the ...

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    Danish retail chain Eventyrsport acquires stake in outdoor experience portal


    Danish outdoor chain Eventyrsport , which operates 13 physical stores and an online store that is also available in Swedish, has bought into Outdoor365 ApS , a Danish outdoor experience portal. Outdoor365 has organized the country’s largest outdoor festival in Ry since 2015 and last year launched an online portal ...

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    Blue Tomato hit hard by store closures


    Blue Tomato was hit hard by Covid-19-related store closures in Europe in the 10 weeks leading up to Jan. 9, according to its U.S.-based parent Zumiez . However, the group’s Australian action sports retail chain, Fast Times , performed “extremely well.” Bottom line, the group’s international sales declined 6.7 ...

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    German retail demands greater support from the government and a fair lockdown policy


    Two German sports retailers, Thorsten Böhl of SkiBo Tours Sports in Bochum and Oliver Nieß of SOS Sport in Braunschweig, sent an open letter to the German government last week, asking for subsidies based on the monthly gross profits they will lose as a ...

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    CMP opens three new European stores


    CMP is opening three new stores in the European ski resorts of Avoriaz and Tignes in France and Rottach Egern in Germany. The Italian brand, part of F.lli Campagnolo group, already has a store in France, in Chamonix, while the new shop in Rottach Egern is CMP’s first ...

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    Leatherman might work on tighter retail strategy


    U.S. magazine Inside Outdoor has reported that Leatherman plans to realign and reduce its wholesale distribution partners in North America to create a “more consistent brand experience” for the Leatherman customer base. To streamline its retail strategy, the company plans to exit several accounts by the end of ...

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    ​Germany expands and tightens lockdown until end of January


    The German government announced Jan. 5 that it is extending the Corona lockdown. Not only will it be extended until Jan. 31, but measures to contain the pandemic will be tightened. For non-essential retailers, that’s a big problem. Even before the federal government announced the extension, some retailers had ...

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    Who are the winners of the Corona summer?


    The outdoor industry and tourism associations weathered the first Corona summer quite well. Some hiking and biking equipment suppliers were even able to record double-digit growth rates compared to the previous year. However, things are now looking rather bleak for the first few months of the coming year.

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    Gronell opens factory store in Verona


    Gronell , the Italian manufacturer of technical mountaineering shoes, has opened a new factory store in Verona, on via Ponte Nuovo 3. The new store adds to its other factory store in San Roverè Veronese, where the company itself is headquartered, about 20 kilometers northeast of Verona. Gronell is run ...

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    ​Oberalp Group postpones winter clearance sales


    As many retailers had to close their doors for a long time in 2020 due to the pandemic, the South Tyrolean Oberalp Group has decided to postpone the winter clearance sales in its own brand shops to Jan. 30. The management-led family business already approached Anna Ferrino , president ...

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    French retail chain Monoprix to offer bicycle products and repair tools


    Monoprix , part of Casino Group , is planning to offer products for urban mobility at its downtown stores. A pilot of “ La Station ,” the name that was chosen for this new area of the store, has been set at the Monoprix store in Paris Montparnasse. This particular ...

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    Oberalp opens new Mountain Shop in Cogne, Italy


    Oberalp opened a new Mountain Shop on Dec. 4 in Cogne, in Italy’s Aosta Valley. The new shop follows the opening of two other Mountain Shops in Italy this year – one in Campo Tures in July and one in Bergamo in October. The store in Campo Turis ...

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    A proposal to postpone winter sales in Italy


    In an open letter to Assosport ’s president, the chief sales officer of the Oberalp Group , Stefan Rainer , recently called for a postponement of winter sales from their usual early January start to the beginning of Feb. 2021 or later, in consideration of the special conditions brought about ...

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    On opens tech-driven global flagship store in New York


    Source: On Running On Running NYC flagship store On Running has opened its first global flagship store. Located in New York City’s NoHo, the store is designed to become, in time, a “seasonal hub” for runners and athletes. For now, it is serving digitalized ...

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    Burton pilots sales incentive program in Germany, Austria and Switzerland


    According to Boardsport Source , Burton has initiated in certain European countries a pilot version of the “Sales Incentive Program” it has set up in the U.S. Employees at its wholesale partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are receiving a commission, or “cash bonus,” on the sale of Burton ...

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    Picture opens three new stores in France


    Picture Organic Clothing , the French brand of sustainable outdoor clothing, opened three new franchised stores in France earlier this month. The stores are located in Saint-Etienne (east-central France), Montpellier (southern France) and La Rochelle (southwestern France). In an interview with , Florian Delobre , Picture’s retail manager, explained ...