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    Norwegian Second-Hand Trade Act to change


    On April 5, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Jan Christian Vestre, presented the government’s proposed changes to the Second-Hand Act at Bergans’ flagship store in Oslo. The choice of location was not accidental: Bergans, together with several other retailers, has been strongly in favor of changing the law. ...

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    Opening of first Brompton Junction in Austria


    Just in time for the Vienna Bike Festival on Rathausplatz, Brompton opened Austria’s first “Junction” in Vienna on April 13, 2024. The British brand specializing in urban bike mobility is now presenting its folding bikes in collaboration with in the new flagship store at Lerchenfelder Straße 15. ...

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    Arc’teryx opens first Parisian store and announces second address


    Arc’teryx has opened a store at 42 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, in Paris’ Marais district. It is the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store in France’s capital city. Arc’teryx has been present in Paris for many years through the wholesale channel. The Vancouver-based outdoor and performance apparel brand has also announced that it ...

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    Swedish Supreme Court confirms reorganization plan for Sportshopen’s parent


    On 15 April, the Swedish Supreme Court confirmed the restructuring plan for Swedemount Sportswear & Fashion AB. The majority of Swedemount’s suppliers and creditor groups had already voted to confirm the restructuring plan in December last year, which was subsequently approved by both the District Court and the Court of ...

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    Patagonia opens its first store in Amsterdam


    Source: Patagonia US outdoor brand Patagonia has opened a store in Amsterdam. It is its first retail location in the Dutch capital city and 11th flagship in Europe. Amsterdam has been home to Patagonia’s EMEA headquarters for the past ten years. The new store stands on the ...

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    Decathlon Spain expands rentals to snow sports and now cycling


    Decathlon Spain not only has introduced cycling rentals for adults but also, according to Palco23, will be the first in the country to offer a full selection on a subscription model. This full selection includes mountain, trekking and city bikes, both mechanical and electric. The monthly fee starts at €19.99 ...

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    Decathlon Germany expanding e-bike range with refurbisher Rebike


    After sporting goods chain Decathlon Sportartikel GmbH & Co. KG (Decathlon Germany) recently announced that it would be adding the “hip (e-)city bikes” from Sushi Bikes maker Sushi Mobility GmbH to its portfolio, the bike-affine sporting goods giant is now also joining forces with the largest German e-bike refurbisher Rebike ...

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    Swiss Stromer and US bike fintech offer e-bike leasing in the US


    Stromer, the Swiss e-bike technology pioneer, has partnered with Colorado-based The Sweet Spot, a bicycle fintech company, to offer long-term e-bike leasing and management in the US. This new leasing option makes Stromer’s premium Class 3 commuter e-bikes accessible to even more riders, supporting the brand’s mission to shape the ...

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    Rose Bikes opens brand store in downtown Berlin


    Rose Bikes has opened a new brand store in Berlin Mitte near Alexanderplatz with approx. 670 sqm of floor space. An integrated coffee shop is serving as a meeting point for bikers and starting point for events like community rides, workshops, etc. The first rides will take place as part ...

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    GMG and VF plan to open 300 stores in the next 5 years in MENA and SEA markets


    GMG, a global retail conglomerate based in Dubai, has expanded its 12-year partnership with VF Corp. Under a newly agreed distribution and retail development agreement, GMG will expand the presence of VF brands in the region over the next five years through a growing network of new mono-brand partner stores ...

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    The Russian outdoor goods industry is preparing to replace imports


    Russian players in the outdoor goods market believe the mass exodus of Western brands from the country provided local industry ample growth opportunities. Although exports no longer seem to be in the cards and manufacturers complain about inconsistent state support policy, the potential to plug the gap in the internal ...

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    Decathlon Germany launches bike leasing with JobRad


    From April 3, 2024, employees of over 70,000 companies across Germany who cooperate with JobRad will be able to lease bicycles from Decathlon Germany starting from a total leasing value of €750, as well as all Decathlon e-bikes. Leasable accessories include lighting, mudguards, bicycle bells, and even child seats. After ...

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    Globetrotter back with its open-air test festivals


    The German outdoor retail chain Globetrotter is kicking off the new summer season with its open-air “Freiluft” test festivals from mid-April. The series begins in Frankfurt am Main on April 13 and 14, followed by test festivals in Cologne, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden and Stuttgart. With around 40,000 visitors at ...

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    Sport 2000 planting trees


    Around 50 employees and partners of Germany-based Sport 2000 GmbH and the Klimahelden Aschaffenburg e.V. initiative have planted over 2,000 trees in the forest of the southern German town of Alzenau to help restore the immense storm damage caused in 2019 when trees were uprooted over an area of around ...

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    ​Schöffel-Lowa opens 41st store


    A new Schöffel-Lowa store has been integrated into one of the two Intersport branches of retailer Schuh und Sport Haaf in Breisach am Rhein, a German town on the Franco-German border. The two Schuh und Sport Haaf stores, which were reopened opposite each other after renovation, offer a wide range ...

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    German outdoor retailer McTrek files for insolvency again


    German retailer McTrek (most recently with 17 stores in Germany) filed for insolvency at the Hanau District Court on March 11. This is the second insolvency in just four years for the outdoor specialist, which has been operating for over 20 years. Following the first insolvency in 2020, the company, ...

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    Second Bergans outlet store in Germany opened


    Source: Bergans Bergans of Norway has opened its second outlet store in Germany. In addition to the Designer Outlet Soltau, where Bergans has been operating for over 12 years, the Norwegian outdoor brand has opened a new store in the Designer Outlet Neumünster on Friday, March 15. ...

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    INOV8 set to open new store and coffee shop in York, England


    British running, walking and fitness brand INOV8 is preparing to open a new store and café in the city center of York in England on March 16. Located on High Ousegate, the new store will create six new jobs and fill a property previously occupied by Costa Coffee. The store ...

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    REI to offer non-gendered own-brand products to promote inclusivity in the Outdoors


    US retail chain REI Co-op announced the launch of its new spring line of gear and apparel, which also includes the brand’s first non-gendered apparel assortment for adults. Additionally, REI shared plans for its in-house brand to move beyond a gender-specific designation where it makes sense. As part of this ...

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    Maap opens first European LaB store


    Maap, a Melbourne-based cycling apparel brand, has finally opened its new Maap LaB in Amsterdam, which the brand had announced last summer. It is the brand’s first retail concept store outside of Australia. “LaB” stands for Life Around Bikes, an inclusive concept “at the intersection of contemporary creative culture and ...