+++ The 7th edition of the World Cotton Research Conference (WCRC-7) has been delayed for a second consecutive time due to ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty and is now scheduled to take place on Oct. 3-7, 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt +++



+++ Austrian retail company Blue Tomato is opening a new store in Düsseldorf, Germany, on June 1

+++ Hervis, the Austrian sports retail chain, has appointed Oliver Seda as its new CEO, effective Oct. 1 +++



+++ Italian brand Santini Cycling Wear has designed a new line of clothing for gravel bikers, keeping the cyclist cool thanks to Polartec® Delta™ technology and the sophisticated bi-component knit construction of the fabric +++



+++ La Sportiva tells the inspiring story of Egyptian climber and brand ambassador Wafaa Amer in a new video available on YouTube, titled “Hura” (Egyptian for “free”)

+++ Panorama Sports Diffusion, which distributes in Italy outdoor brands like Vaude, Meindl, Thule, and Kästle, among others, is supporting Dolomititrail, a bike and running experience series across ten municipalities in Italy’s Dolomites region

+++ Hydro Flask is a new sponsor of the Girl Scouts of the USA and will invest $100,000 in the national Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge through its Parks For All fundraising program, as well as donate more than $265,000 worth of reusable, insulated products with the goal of getting more than 25,000 American girls outdoors this summer and helping to develop future leaders for the outdoors

+++ 50-year-old Stanford University and Cornell Law School graduate, author, podcaster and ultra-endurance athlete from the U.S., Rich Roll, has officially joined the Salomon team as a running ambassador +++



+++ Re-elections during the Annual General Meeting of Fenix Outdoor on April 27 in Solna, Sweden, included Martin Nordin as chairman of the board, Mats Olsson, Ulf Gustafsson, Sebastian von Wallwitz, Susanne Nordin and Rolf Schmid as board members and Ulf Gustafsson and Susanne Nordin as compensation committee

+++ Phyllis Grove, VP of marketing and e-commerce at Hydro Flask for the past five years, has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of marketing for Helen of Troy Ltd’s housewares division +++



+++ Brooklyn, New York-based Etsy, Inc., which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London-based Depop, a privately-held, community-led, and purpose-driven marketplace for unique fashion for $1.625 billion consisting primarily of cash, subject to certain adjustments for Depop’s working capital, transaction expenses, cash and indebtedness, and certain deferred and unvested equity for Depop management and employees

+++ Mustang Survival, a North American brand of innovative marine lifesaving solutions and part of the California-based Wing Group, has acquired Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear, a brand of dry wear solutions for action water sports and commercial marine from British Columbia, Canada +++



+++ The Rossignol Group will participate via its new CEO, Vincent Wauters, in the Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat (CEC), a collective of 150 leaders who will meet for eight months, from July 2021 to March 2022, to help align the French business world with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

+++ 3M and the Pandemic Action Network will work together on programs to contain the spread of Covid-19 and also announced a commitment to work together to prepare for future pandemics +++



+++ As part of a call for participation, applications for innovative projects at the interface of the bicycle and travel industry are still being sought until June 15 for the 20th edition of the international bicycle tourism congress Eurobike Travel Talk on Sept. 3, 2021  +++



+++ Amazon’s Prime Day 2021 will take place on June 21 and 22 +++


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