+++ Dick’s Sporting Goods, Adidas, Nike, and GoPro were among the first sporting goods brands to commit to various actions in support of their female employees to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned the constitutional right to abortion care

+++ Patagonia has pledged to bail out both part-time and full-time employees arrested during peaceful abortion protests +++



+++ Naturkompaniet, the Swedish retail chain of Frilufts Retail Europe AB, which is part of Fenix Outdoor International AG and currently operates 39 stores in Sweden and Norway, is opening its fourth store in Norway on June 30, at Lagunen Storsenter in Bergen

+++ Entering a new phase of the its corporate growth plan, Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi is taking over direct distribution in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway as of July 1 +++



+++ U.S. mountain lifestyle brand Stio has hired Margaret Eder as director of product line and Eryn Gregory as director of product design and development +++



+++ Lululemon is launching a 33-piece Hike collection in early July 2022, according to Forbes, which is said to feature abrasion-resistant stitching and lightweight fabrics, compression and maximum comfort

+++ The Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU) on June 23  awarded the founder and managing partner of the Berlin bicycle agency Velokonzept, Ulrike Saade, with the “she succeeds award” for her successful business succession

+++ Blenders Eyewear expanded its athlete roster with the addition of professional mountain bikers Russell Finsterwald, Sofía Gómez Villafañe and Keegan Swenson +++



+++ Helico Secours, based in Québec, is the fourth search and rescue organization operational in Canada featuring the Recco SAR helicopter detector +++


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