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    German banks launch unified digital payment service

    2021-05-11T08:52:00Z

    Banks and savings institutes in Germany are driving forward the standardization of their online payment processes. Since May 5, the institutions will gradually offer customers and retailers a bundled payment service for all aspects of checking accounts. The five major banking associations that make up the Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft ( ...

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    Ecco opens flagship store in Shanghai

    2021-05-11T07:08:00Z

    Danish footwear brand Ecco opened a new flagship store in Shanghai in April. The company said that physical stores remain an important and attractive sales channel for Ecco’s customers, although online shopping has become an essential part of the “new normal.” Additionally, life in Shanghai right now is not ...

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    A.S. Adventure Group becomes Yonderland as it completes its refinancing

    2021-05-10T16:07:00Z

    The A.S. Adventure Group is changing its name to Yonderland as it completes a financial reorganization under which its bank lenders have acquired a minority stake in the company. In addition to rescheduling its debt, it will also receive a capital injection of €25 million to support its ...

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    Alpkit opens its first Scottish store

    2021-05-07T11:17:00Z

    Alpkit has opened a new store in Edinburgh, not far from the iconic Arthur’s Seat volcano in Holyrood Park. It is the sixth store of the outdoor brand, based in Nottinghamshire, England, and its first in Scotland. In a statement published on its website, the company described its Scottish ...

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    EOG supports expansion of database for outdoor benchmark report

    2021-05-06T09:48:00Z

    Pauline Shepherd , head of research and insights at the European Outdoor Group ( EOG ), and Richard Payne, from market research firm Sports Marketing Surveys ( SMS ), recently held a webinar on the current state of the European outdoor trade and the association’s plans for ...

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    SKS Germany and Ortlieb launch joint clinics

    2021-05-03T10:06:00Z

    Bicycle accessories manufacturer SKS Germany and waterproof equipment manufacturer Ortlieb have jointly launched the “ SKS Ortlieb Roadshow ” in Germany. The tour is intended to give interested dealers a time-efficient possibility to learn about new products, the brands and the associated USPs such as “Made ...

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    How outdoor and sports companies are dealing with Brexit

    2021-05-01T08:34:00Z

    The European Parliament voted on April 27 to approve the agreement signed by the British government and the EU on Christmas Eve to regulate trade relations after the U.K.’s official exit from the European Single Market on Jan. 1. It’s been hard for the companies in our sector, especially ...

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    Joint social media campaign of vds and other German associations calls for store reopening

    2021-04-30T08:42:00Z

    With #wiederöffnen („reopen“), the Association of German Sports Retailers ( vds ) has launched a joint social media campaign with other national retail trade associations, which all German retailers are invited to support by sharing on their own social media channels. “We want to achieve ...

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    Swiss sports market stable in 2020; online in Q1 2021 outperforms previous year

    2021-04-29T11:07:00Z

    According to GfK market research, the Swiss sporting goods market ended 2020 with a stable result, thanks to a sales rally in the last two months of the year. However, there is a significant gap between the different sectors: the overall winners in 2020 were fitness, outdoor, running, stand-up ...

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    Finnish Verkkokauppa.com improves sales and profitability along with strong online sales

    2021-04-23T14:49:00Z

    Verkkokauppa.com , one of the most visited Finnish online retailers known for its very competitive prices, has published its financial report for the first quarter of 2021. Revenue for the period from Jan. 1 to March 31 grew by 7.0 percent year-on-year to €134.0 million (Q1 2020: €125 million), with ...

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    ​Survey: German outdoor customers remain loyal to stationary retail

    2021-04-22T12:23:00Z

    Schöffel has published the results of a representative survey conducted in collaboration with YouGov . According to the results, the current popularity of online retail in the apparel industry is likely to be put into perspective, at least in the outdoor market, due to the Corona restrictions following the ...

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    WeSports acquires Nordic Outdoor & Sports Group

    2021-04-21T12:15:00Z

    WeSports AB , a Stockholm-based group of individual sports, outdoor and mobility companies that operates online as well as physical stores and product brands, and GOB Invest , also based in Stockholm, have acquired Nordic Outdoor Sports Group AB ( Nordic OSG ), a leading Scandinavian outdoor, ...

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    Chinese e-mobility specialist Yadea announces global expansion course

    2021-04-19T08:47:00Z

    At an international press conference in mid-April, Chinese e-two-wheeler giant Yadea Technology Group Co., Ltd. unveiled its product mix with which it plans to make a global splash in the future. Under the slogan “ Electrify your life ,” the first e-scooters and e-bikes were added to the global ...

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    Maier Sports and Gonso support local retailers with Outtra services

    2021-04-16T07:59:00Z

    Germany’s Maier Sports GmbH , owner of the Maier Sports and Gonso brands and in turn part of the outdoor division of the Schwan-Stabilo group, is going live with the “Where-to-buy local” and „Shop Window” tools from software specialist Outtra . In view of the current business ...

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    Bike&Co continues to restructure under new management

    2021-04-16T05:37:00Z

    Source: Bike Co Volker Diehl After successful years and a comprehensive reorganization of the company, the management of the German bicycle purchasing association, Bike Co , has announced some changes. After managing director Olaf Heinen left the association “by mutual agreement,” the appointment of ...

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    Sportler targets cycling enthusiasts with new Italian store

    2021-04-15T11:22:00Z

    Sportler has opened its first dedicated bike store, building on cycling’s success story during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new 1,500-square-meter store, opened on April 9, is located in Mandella, near Peschiera del Garda, in the Italian province of Verona. In addition to products from leading bicycle brands, the store ...

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    In a global FMCG comparison, Germans, French and Danes are more reluctant to buy online than others

    2021-04-14T10:18:00Z

    In its latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods ( FMCG ) Report 2021 , London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19,000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behavior. The study reveals differences between the various markets, but also similarities. A 59 percent ...

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    Lower losses in JD’s outdoor retail operations

    2021-04-14T10:07:00Z

    JD Sports Fashion Plc managed to report generally good results for the year ended Jan. 30, 2021, in spite of the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, “which have severely tested all aspects of the business,” the management said. The company’s profit before tax and exceptional items of ...

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    ​Bergzeit launches hiking campaign and shows results of hiking survey

    2021-04-14T10:07:00Z

    German multisport retailer Bergzeit is trading hiking as the trend topic in summer 2021 and supports it with a special hiking campaign that will run from April 13 to May 2. Existing customers are addressed via organic social media, newsletters, advertising space in the store and magazine. New customers ...

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    Salewa opens store in Verona

    2021-04-13T11:48:00Z

    The Italian Oberalp Group has opened a Salewa store in Verona on April 9. The 120-square-meter shop is located at Via Cappello 41, within walking distance of the Romeo and Juliet balcony, a well-known destination for Veronese and tourists alike. The store is designed both for mountain enthusiasts ...