+++ The product catalog of the Catalonian e-commerce specialist Deporvillage has passed the milestone of 100,000 items

+++ Oberalp Group’s new women’s brand LaMunt has launched its web store with Italian, English and German language versions +++



+++ In view of the postponement of ISPO Munich from January to the end of November, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has formally decided to hold its general assembly in a virtual mode on Jan. 21, 2022 +++



+++ The Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) and German outdoor clothing expert Schöffel have extended their exclusive apparel sponsorship, first started in 2008, until 2026

+++ With two ski collections – Enforcer and Santa Ana Unlimited (for women) – Nordica has introduced its first ski touring product line with five performance and downhill-oriented, versatile all-mountain models

+++ A new RedBull documentary, The Spark Within (full movie here), highlights the journey of Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser who spent the last decade changing women’s snowboarding forever “by smashing glass ceilings and decoding tricks for future generations”

+++ Mirna Valerio, a Vermont-based lover of the outdoors and advocate for inclusivity, has joined the athlete roster of sock maker Darn Tough, also from Vermont

+++ British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) kicked off its 40th-anniversary celebrations with a dinner during International sales meeting FW22, attended by the brand’s founder, Rab Carrington, and the brand’s international sales teams, while the brand’s public celebrations will take place at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival (Nov. 18-21), which the brand is sponsoring +++



+++ Former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario has joined ReGen Ventures as a partner, an early-stage venture fund founded in 2020 by former investment banker and hedge fund manager Dan Fitzgerald to accelerate investments in renewable technologies +++



+++ Luis Trenker hands over the exclusive distribution in Germany to the Munich-based agency Jördens, which has already been representing the South Tyrolean brand in northern Germany and in the Benelux countries since last year

+++ According to CNN Business, Decathlon has stopped selling kayaks at its stores in Calais, Grande-Synthe, le Touquet-Paris-Plage and Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France to prevent migrants from using them for the dangerous channel crossing to England

+++ British sports fashion retailer JD Sports, already present in 20 countries around the world with nearly 900 stores, including the U.K., Ireland, Singapore, South Korea and Portugal, Germany, France, and the U.S., is expanding into the Canadian market, opening its first store at CF Fairview Mall in Toronto on Nov. 20, followed shortly thereafter by its first west coast location at Guildford Mall in Metro Vancouver, and a store at West Edmonton Mall in spring 2022 +++


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