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    Mountain Warehouse launches new marketplace for brands


    Having previously focused primarily on private label brands, U.K. retailer Mountain Warehouse, operating several brick-and-mortar stores and an online store, has now launched a new Mountain Warehouse Marketplace, offering third-party brands the opportunity to sell their goods under the retailer’s banner. With the new marketplace, the company is expanding its ...

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    IOG launches project to postpone end-of-season sales


    Gruppo Valore Outdoor (GVO) is the name of a spontaneous group of companies and specialized outdoor retailers that have decided to protect the value of their brands by rethinking the end-of-season sales calendar in Italy. The initiative, launched by the Italian Outdoor Group’s (IOG) Working Table, aims to make the ...

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    Naturkompaniet donates record amount to nature conservation projects


    Every year, the Swedish retailer Naturkompaniet donates a portion of its profits to selected environmental and nature conservation organizations. The theme of this year’s ”Naturbonus” is biodiversity in Sweden and around the world. The five selected organizations for 2022 have now been selected and can look forward to a record ...

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    Angling Direct reports 7.2% sales increase


    Angling Direct, the British omnichannel fishing tackle and equipment retailer, has posted a revenue increase of 7.2 percent in the full year ended Jan. 31, 2022, with annual revenues reaching £72.5 million (€85.4 million). The company reported a pre-tax profit of £4 million (€4.7 million) as compared to £2.7 million ...

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    ​McTrek to offer parcel shipping and pickup


    Customers of 22 branches of the German outdoor retailer McTrek can now drop off their DPD parcels or have them sent directly to the branch or redirected there, in addition to their usual outdoor product shopping. As part of a new cooperation between McTrek and the parcel service provider DPD, ...

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    Pål Wibe steps down as chief executive of XXL


    Source: XXL ASA Pål Wibe, CEO XXL ASA The board of Nordic sports retailer XXL ASA and Pål Wibe agreed on May 13 that the latter will step down as CEO on Sept. 1 of this year. The Norwegian Sports Industry Association wrote in a statement that ...

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    Keen partners with SocialPals for digital marketing tools supporting German retailers


    Shoe manufacturer Keen supports its German small and medium-sized retail partners with free digital marketing tools and the exchange of product data and training. Together with SocialPals, the brand has developed a digital platform that allows its customers to use Keen-curated marketing campaigns for their own social media channels, tailored ...

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    Globetrotter presents outcome of Innolab start-up support at festivals


    German retailer Globetrotter is giving some products from its Innolab a public platform at the two-day events of this year’s outdoor festivals in Berlin and Hamburg. The Innolab program was launched by Globetrotter in 2020 and offers start-ups in the outdoor equipment sector advice and support for their market entry. ...

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    La Sportiva opens shoe-repair shop


    According to CMDsport, La Sportiva has opened a resoling shop – the first of its kind, the company says – for shoes under its own brand. Located at Snow Factory headquarters in Barcelona, the shop uses the same materials and machinery as the brand’s factory. For La Sportiva Spain’s marketing ...

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    Super Retail Group unveils sales, strategies for three banners


    Super Retail Group, the Australian retailer with two outdoor formats and one focused on sporting goods, reported mixed results for the week 27 to 43 period. Rebel Sport, hurt by limited stock availability in some categories that included footwear, suffered a 4.0 percent year-to-date decline in same-store sales. SRG’s outdoor ...

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    Everything in One Place: GORE-TEX brand Presents New Online Tool GORE-TEX ONE for Retailers and Brand Partners


    With the new GORE-TEX ONE Portal, the GORE-TEX brand is taking collaboration with retailers and brand partners to the next level. 

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    Fenix Outdoor sales rise 30 percent in first quarter


    Fenix Outdoor International generated a 22 percent increase in first-quarter operating profit to €17.7 million on a 30 percent topline expansion to €165.2 million against €127.1 million. The outcome was negatively impacted by about €2 million in one-time additional transportation costs. But the strong results for the Fjällräven, Tierra, and ...

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    Naturkompaniet opens third store in Norway


    Swedish retail chain Naturkompaniet opened its third store in Norway on April 28 at AMFI Moa in Ålesund. The company, part of Frilufts Retail Europe AB, owned by Fenix Outdoor International AG, said it plans to run about ten doors in the country by the end of 2023. “Our third ...

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    Globetrotter opens second city store in 2022


    On April 28, outdoor equipment supplier Globetrotter is opening its newest store in downtown Augsburg in southern Germany. On three floors and around 1,000 square meters, the store in Annastrasse offers a broad outdoor range from the hiking, trekking, travel and everyday outdoor segments as well as brand stores from ...

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    ThredUp debuts Recommerce 100 report, sees rapid growth of brand’s resale programs


    U.S.-based company ThredUP, a large online resale service provider and platform for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes and accessories, has started a monthly index that tracks which brands and retailers have launched resale programs and monitors their potential impact on the planet. The monthly Recommerce 100 report, conducted by the ...

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    Vaude opens northernmost German franchise store


    On Germany’s North Sea coast, the long-established regional fashion etailer Silomon has opened Germany’s northernmost Vaude franchise store in the pedestrian zone of the town of Norden. With a floor space of 160 sqm, the new store run by Heida und Sven Haltermann carries mainly the German outdoor manufacturer’s bike ...

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    Sportshopen builds new warehouse and logistics center


    Sportshopen, the retail chain of Swedemount Sportswear & Fashion AB, which was founded in 1991 and currently has 15 stores in Sweden, is building a new warehouse and logistics center with offices in Gothenburg. The company’s growing European e-commerce business made this move necessary, according to, primarily to guarantee ...

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    Bicycle sales in Austria: turnover surpasses €1 billion


    The Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Sports Equipment Suppliers of Austria (VSSÖ) has released the 2021 Austrian bicycle sales figures. Although the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on supply chains was still strongly felt, around 490,000 bicycles were sold to Austrian sporting goods retailers and specialist bicycle dealers last ...

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    H&M’s Arket to carry Klättermusen


    As reported by, Arket will add the Swedish outdoor brand to its assortment starting April 21. Previously, Arket had already sold third-party products from footwear brands Tretorn, New Balance and Merrell, but Klättermusen marks the first time it is stocking an external clothing brand, with accessories to be offered ...


    German fashion chain Adler to enter outdoor business with McTrek


    Germany’s Adler Modemärkte is cooperating with McTrek Retail GmbH to enter the outdoor product market with its more than 130 Adler stores in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Adler Modemärkte AG, a company that had been strong with private labels in the past, went into insolvency in 2021 and was ...