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    66°North opens temporary store in London for 66 days


    The Icelandic brand 66°North has opened a pop-up store in London’s Soho district that is open only in the afternoons and sells a selection of the company’s bestselling outdoor styles and accessories. Located on the corner of Air Street and Brewer, the store will remain open for 66 days until ...

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    E-Commerce: Secondhand marketplaces on the rise


    Cross-border marketplaces are developing fast, and the C2C trend is one of the drivers.

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    Confirmation of Shops 1st Try


    After two cancelations due to Covid-19, the organizing company munchie Konsilium is confident that Shops 1st Try can take place. According to Boardsportsource, there will be more information in around two weeks. The snowboard test event exclusively held for European Snowboard retailers will take place in Alpbachtal in Austria ...

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    Bergfreunde creates and fills new head of buying position


    Source: Bergfreunde Michael Vieweger, new Head of Buying Bergfreunde German e-commerce mountain sports, climbing and outdoor retailer Bergfreunde GmbH has hired Michael Vieweger as head of buying, a new position. The former purchasing manager for sports at fashion and lifestyle company E. Breuninger GmbH & Co. will ...

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    Globetrotter nominated for German sustainability award


    The German retailer Globetrotter is nominated for the German Sustainability Award in the “Resources” category. The prize is one of Europe’s best-known awards for ecological and social commitment and will be presented in December. Globetrotter has been picked as a nominee for a bundle of measures within its organization: The ...

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    Decathlon Spain receives Bike Territory seal for promotion of cycling


    On Sep. 9, the Spanish Royal Cycling Federation (RFEC) – part of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda – bestowed its Bike Territory seal on Decathlon Spain, according to Diffusion Sport. Decathlon is the first company to receive the seal, which recognizes the promotion of cycling, to customers ...

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    Bike chain Multicycle launches in Austria


    Shortly before opening its 31st store in its home market of Germany, German bicycle chain Multicycle Fahrrad-Handels GmbH & Co. KG announced plans to expand to Austria. So far, the company, known primarily as a Cube store operator, had only announced plans to open four more stores (Frankfurt West, Reutlingen, ...

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    Bosch eBike Systems expands IBD service portfolio in Europe


    German e-bike drivetrain maker Bosch eBike Systems is strategically expanding its service portfolio for independent bicycle dealers in Europe. In addition to launching training courses in five additional countries (Ireland, Croatia, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovenia), the company has created a new partner portal that allows e-bike dealers to stay up ...

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    Helly Hansen to enter Portugal next year


    Helly Hansen Iberia is planning a proper entry into Portugal next year, its country manager, Oriol Mercadal, has informed CMDsport. To this end, the outdoor brand has signed a deal with the Portuguese commercial agency Mercadal. At present, all of Helly Hansen’s Portuguese sales flow through two stores near the ...

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    Naturkompaniet starts rental service of hiking equipment


    Naturkompaniet has introduced hiking equipment rental in all 39 Naturkompaniet stores in Sweden and Norway. The range includes tents, backpacks, stoves, outdoor kitchens and sleeping bags from leading brands such as Fjällräven, Hilleberg, Primus and Marmot. “Renting quality gear is a great way for us to give more people the ...

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    Vaude opens outlet store in Switzerland


    Source: Vaude Vaude outlet store manager Roberto Stuber with his team On Aug. 23, Switzerland’s first Vaude outlet store opened at the Landquart Fashion Outlet, a shopping center with more than 160 designer, sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands. The new outlet store offers functional and sustainable products ...

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    A colder, darker winter: Reducing energy costs in European retail


    With energy prices skyrocketing and the need to replenish gas reserves before winter, everyone is doing their part, and global energy conservation measures have already been taken in the retail sector. While customer service and satisfaction are top priorities in retail, stakeholders may be reluctant to engage in actions that ...

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    Nordic Outdoor opens flagship in London’s Covent Garden


    The British outdoor retailer with “Swedish roots,” Nordic Outdoor, announced on its website that it has opened a new store in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. Nordic Outdoor London spans 130 square meters and brings Scandinavian outdoor apparel and gear to the heart of the outdoor retail market in ...

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    After the boom: How e-tailer Bergzeit is dealing with dwindling demand


    The last few years have been a successful but difficult time for online retail, especially in the outdoor business. Now, in the face of war, inflation, rising energy costs and the climate crisis, the strong demand of the Covid period is turning directly into a reluctance to buy. It’s not exactly easy to absorb those surges. Nevertheless, Bergzeit, which belongs to the South Tyrolean Sportler AG since 2012, has an appetite for new projects. In June, the retailer launched its first, purpose-built secondhand online store called “Bergzeit Re-Use,” where customers can buy and sell outdoor clothing in good condition. Martin Stolzenberger, co-CEO of Bergzeit, explains the current situation and further goals.

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    Evans Cycles and Cube to restart their U.K. retail partnership


    Evans Cycles, part of Frasers Group, will soon restart its retail partnership in the U.K. with German bike brand Cube. The partnership had been put on pause during the pandemic due to supply chain issues, and is expected to resume later this year. It will see Evans Cycle’s physical and ...

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    Eddie Bauer launches resale program in the U.S.


    Arrive, a full-service technology and reverse logistics company based in California, and U.S. outdoor company Eddie Bauer have launched the (Re)Adventure program, offering resale and rental in the U.S. to increase access to the outdoor sector and provide alternative, more sustainable shopping options. (Re)Adventure powered by Arrive allows customers to ...

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    Trek acquires two more U.S. retail chains


    Trek Bicycle Company is acquiring two chains in the U.S., American Cycle & Fitness and East Coasters Bike Shops. The deals will raise its store total to 35. These will be the company’s fourth and fifth acquisitions this year, after the 21 stores of David’s World Cycle (April), the two ...

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    Canadian Tire’s SportChek, Helly Hansen make key gains in Q2


    Canadian Tire’s SportChek and Helly Hansen business units made strides in a period where the national retailer generated a 9.9 percent overall retail sales growth to 5,363.8 million Canadian dollars (€3.95b) and an Ebit decline of 41 percent to C$123.8 million (€10.2m) from C$208.6 million. At SportChek, which ended the ...

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    Didriksons invests in international growth


    The Swedish outdoor brand Didriksons has broken new sales records, according to “We are seeing an increase of 30 percent compared to last year. This is going to be our best year ever; we had the best spring ever,” Petra Sabo, head of DTC at Didriksons, commented on the ...

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    Ecologyst Outfitters to acquire upcycling specialist Frankie Collective


    Canadian company Ecologyst Outfitters Inc., an apparel manufacturer with an assortment of 100 percent natural fibers, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Frankie Collective, a Vancouver-based company offering upcycled women’s streetwear made from used and unsold garments. With the acquisition of Frankie Collective, Ecologyst opens an ...