+++ Camelbak has expanded its distribution agreement in France with Royal Vélo France, previously limited to cycling, to all product categories effective July 1st, Sport Guide has reported +++



+++ The fifth Sport 2000 Absolute Run store, with nearly 300 square meters, opened July 2 in downtown Nuremberg, Germany

+++ From September and after 25 years, Germany’s largest shopping mall, the Centro in Oberhausen, will be renamed Westfield Centro and become the first flagship destination of the Westfield brand in Germany +++



+++ Swiss brand Exped now supports its retail partners with the Outtra software tools “Dealer Locator”, “Where-to-Buy local” and “Shop Window”, which have just gone live and can be integrated on dealer websites

+++ NewStore, a turnkey omnichannel store solution, has secured $45 million in Series B-1 funding after the company saw significant global growth in the first half of 2021, in which it grew its SaaS revenue over 100 percent year-over-year +++



+++ Ulrich Dausien, founder of Jack Wolfskin and McTrek, has participated in the seed round of ivicos GmbH, a digital start-up, based in Frankfurt, specializing in the development of data protection regulation-compliant software-as-a-service applications for hybrid working

+++ CSGA reports that Montréal-based omnichannel commerce company Lightspeed POS is set to vote on a motion that would see the company change its name to Lightspeed Commerce

+++ While providing another update on its results for the second quarter, Anta Sports Products announced new strategic targets that it wants to achieve over the next five years and a 24-month acceleration plan, called “Lead to Win,” for its core Anta brand. At this stage, it had nothing to say about the Amer Sports Group, in which it has a controlling stake (more in SGI Europe) +++



+++ Amazon has a new boss since July 5 in Andy Jassy, who took the helm from company founder Jeff Bezos after 27 years

+++ Camber, a U.S. nonprofit founded in 1996 that helps partner organizations across the outdoor recreation industry implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, has hired Tiffany Smith as its new chief development officer

+++ David Lappartient, the current president of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), is the only candidate for the presidency at the next elections, to be held on Sept. 24, hence his re-election for a second term essentially appears a formality

+++ The Ironman Group has announced Roshanie Ross as the company’s new chief digital officer +++



+++ British ultra runner Lee Grantham, winner of the British National 100k championships and former Nike runner, has joined the elite run team of Swedish sportswear brand Craft

+++ Swiss running brand On is the new partner of the Montafon Totale Trail on Sept. 4, a 47km trail contest with 4,200 meters of elevation gain in the high alpine terrain of the Silvretta Montafon in Austria +++



+++ Cake, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric motorcycles and a member of the SOG, and Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, announced their letter of intent to share expertise and know-how in their respective field of competence with the aim to develop the first-ever fossil-free electric motorcycle

+++ Kodiak, the 110-year-old Canadian boot brand, is taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint and improve sustainability through a new multi-year, multi-faceted initiative dubbed Built for What Matters

+++ Global chemical company DuPont, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, has published its 2021 sustainability report, detailing the company’s progress against its 2030 sustainability goals and its contributions to the global fight against Covid-19 +++



+++ Outdoor Retailer has released a preliminary exhibitor list for its Summer Market trade show in Denver, Aug. 10-12, 2021

+++ China Daily reports that outdoor sports equipment took center stage at the International Tradeshow for Sports Equipment and Fashion in Asia in Shanghai, which was held as a physical fair from July 2-4 +++



+++ The women’s footwear brand Tamaris, a brand of the German Wortmann Schuh-Holding KG, is venturing into the outdoor segment for the spring/summer 2022 season with an offering that will range from functional shoes for flat terrain to high-performance models for more ambitious hiking tours

+++ At the U.K. Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), Páramo presented the new Bentu Plus fleece for SS22 as part of the innovative, waterproof Duology collection in cooperation with Nikwax +++


+++ Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA), an association of independent U.S. outdoor retailers and brands, has added five retail members, including Big Agnes and Osprey, as vendor partners +++


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