+++ According to a LinkedIn post, the European Outdoor Summit 2023 (EOS) will be held in Berlin, Germany, in cooperation with BSI (Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry) – exact dates, venue and more information to follow soon +++


+++ Tim Leemans, formerly sales manager at Rapala, has joined Angling Direct as commercial manager Europe

+++ Montana-based backpack specialist Mystery Ranch has hired Dan Dahl, who most recently served as president of global sales at MiiR, as VP of sales and marketing +++



+++ Jack Wolfskin is integrating the Oeko-Tex certified, Bluesign approved Scentry Revive technology by odor-control company Microban into its range of clothing +++

+++ AKU’s new models within its V-Light footwear series use recycled, fully traceable materials +++

+++ Pirelli and Trek are expanding their collaboration to the supply of MTB tires to the Trek Factory Racing XC, Enduro and downhill teams

+++ Two-time freeride world champion, mountain rescuer and sports journalist Eva Walkner from Austria has joined the athlete team of British outdoor outfitters Rab and Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.)

+++ As part of its Aero initiative, POC has released the Propel, which it claims is the most aerodynamic cycling eyewear the company has ever made

+++ In addition to about 20 others, the AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step women’s team and the Lotto-Dstny women’s and development teams are latest professional cycling teams that will train with Garmin products this years

+++ The Canada Games Council (CGC) reports that Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), the owner of SportChek and Helly Hansen, among other brands and retail businesses, has renewed its longstanding commitment as a national partner of the Canada Games for the upcoming events in 2023, 2025 and 2027

+++ Artilect is using the world’s first user-repairable zippers, YKK’s Revived zippers, in its Formation 3L shell and High AF down jacket (FW 22/23), and will integrate them into its entire outerwear lineup beginning with the Spring 23 and Winter 23/24 seasons

+++ Merrell has released its second collection in collaboration with Jenny Bruso and Unlikely Hikers, designed in a playful, ungendered colorway and size-inclusive in wide widths and hard-to-find sizes +++



+++ Canada Goose has launched a rental line with Selfridges, available via the department store’s website and its London flagship, to rent for periods of four, eight, ten and 20 days

+++ Patagonia has opened a store in Nanjing, its first retail store in China’s eastern Jiangsu province

+++ Swedish outdoor brand Lundhags from the province of Jaemtland has opened its very first brand store in a city at Kungsgatan 33 in Stockholm +++



+++ Hamburg, Germany-based Vantopia campervan rental company will open a second location in Munich in March

+++ As reported by Retail Gazette, Hunter Boot, the British wellington boots brand, has started working with consultancy AlixPartners to find new backers again just three years after it secured a £16.5 million rescue deal +++



+++ Textile machinery group Rieter has announced the departure of chief executive, Norbert Klapper, who will be replaced by Thomas Oetterli +++



+++ Gregory Mountain Products has completely revamped its website, going live with a host of new features and functionality – primarily an enhanced mobile digital shopping experience – in German, French, Polish, Italian and Spanish +++



+++ Yeti is suing Love Deals Inc. and Endliss Technology Inc. in West Texas District Court over the sale of 20 oz. and 30 oz. tumblers that allegedly infringe the Rambler Tumbler trademark

+++ Deckers has filed two separate lawsuits in the District Court of Central California, accusing Walmart and Next Step Group of infringing its trademark trade dress with various boots, flip flops and sandals +++


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