+++ Huntsman’s Rotterdam and Wilton, U.K., manufacturing facilities have achieved the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) for mass balance following audits by Bureau Veritas

+++ VF Corp. has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies

+++ At Dynafit’s 14th International Snow Leopard Day, 2,308 mountaineers climbed 2,932,965 vertical meters over the two event weekends, which, together with product sales, resulted in a donation total of €40,226, 50 percent of which will go to the Snow Leopard Trust and 50 percent to the WWF

+++ Hydro Flask has launched a trade-in program in the U.S. where customers can ship old drinkware back to the company for free to be recycled and receive a $5 promo code towards new product +++



+++ The Norwegian family-owned outdoor company Norrøna announced it will open a new store in Gothenburg in October, its fourth store in Sweden

+++ Timberland has opened a new global flagship store at 550 Broadway in New York +++



+++ Emerald Holding, Inc., the parent company of Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo, reported revenues of $325.9 million for 2022, an increase of $180.4 million, or 124.0 percent, on an increase in events staged in FY 2022 versus FY 2021 +++



+++ On Running has signed U.S. athlete Jeff Mogavero, third at the 2022 UTMB Puerto Vallarta 100 and 16th at the 2022 UTMB Championships in Chamonix, to its trail roster

+++ In the U.S., Yeti has recalled 1.9 million soft coolers and gear cases (Hopper M20, Hopper M30 1.0 and 2.0, and SideKick Dry) because of magnets that could detach and be ingested

+++ Automaker Audi has launched its first e-bike following the signing of a partnership with Italian manufacturer Fantic, said to be inspired by the Audi RS Q e-tron E2 Dakar rally car

+++ Colorado-based Revel Bikes makes history with the Revel Rodeo, which it claims is the world’s first fully 3D-printed carbon fiber downhill bike

+++ After a three-year absence, The North Face and Fred & Farid Shanghai have announced a new collaboration to relaunch the TNF100, a 100km ultra trail race in China on April 15-16

+++ Aku has become the main sponsor of the PreAlpiTour Hike&Fly Race 2023, which will be held on July 20-23 in Italy’s southern Dolomites and Prealps

+++ Etnies has launched the first pro shoe from Swedish slopestyle mountain bike star Emil Johansson, the Johansson Pro MTB +++



+++ Isabell Armbruster-Kuhlmann, Benedict Johannes Kuhlmann and Daniel Jäger, the founding team of the up-and-coming German e-mobility company JayKay, a manufacturer of small electric drives in all-in design, is getting support from sports and lifestyle industry veteran Ralf Puschmann as the company’s new CEO

+++ Sea to Summit has promoted Tracy Brunz from her role as North America director of strategic partnerships and business development to VP of sales

+++ U.S. retailer REI Co-op has hired Apple Musni as its new chief people officer and promoted Chris Speyer to senior vice president, chief merchandising officer and Isabelle Portilla to vice president, co-op brands +++



+++ Patagonia Provisions, Patagonia’s food and beverage division, has acquired Moonshot, a plant-based snack brand from San Francisco +++



+++ According to the U.S. National Sporting Goods Association, Jim Chick, who was president and CEO of California-based Chick’s Sporting Goods for nearly 40 years (sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2007) and a member of the NSGA board of directors from 1985 to 1994 and chairman in 1992, has passed away +++


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