+++ Johnson Outdoors announced that Thomas F. Pyle, Jr., director and vice chairman, will retire and thus not stand for re-election to the company’s board of directors at the company’s 2022 ASM

+++ With Christiane Dolva Törnberg leaving Fjällräven after more than 7 years, the Swedish outdoor brand is now on the lookout for a new global sustainability director +++



+++ Fischer reported that after the destruction of its production facility in Mukachevo, Ukraine, in a fire on Oct. 12/13, 2020, the new manufacturing hall, including technical infrastructure, was completed in early November, with all essential equipment for ski manufacturing to be installed and put back into operation by the end of 2021 to produce the 22/23 Fischer ski collection

+++ Clarus Corp., the Utah-based owner of the Black Diamond, Rhino-Rack, Maxtrax, Sierra and Barnes brands, has purchased the headquarters of its Barnes brand in Mona, Utah, for $9.5 million

+++ Closing the transaction on Nov. 4, 2021, Revo Brands (in partnership with the Vertikal Brands investment holding) has added the knife specialist Outdoor Edge Cutlery to its family of consumer brands

+++ Magnus Welander, CEO and president of Thule Group, has completed a restructuring of his shares in Thule Group AB by now holding all his shares through the Swedish company LeMore Invest AB

+++ BikeExchange, the Australia-based and publicly traded operator of a global online cycling marketplace, has acquired Kitzuma Cycling Logistics for reportedly $3.4 million, a U.S.-based bicycle shipping service that specializes in the delivery of fully assembled bicycles and also offers additional services such as logistical support for demo events

+++ According to news reports on Dec. 24, Central of Thailand and Signa of Switzerland, owners of several retail chains, said they have acquired equal shares of the British luxury department store chain Selfridges from the Canadian Weston family +++



+++ PistenBully has started a pilot project on Hintertux Glacier, Austria, operating a first snow grooming vehicle with synthetically produced liquid fuels provided by the eFuel Alliance Austria and scientifically accompanying the test to help make snow grooming CO2 neutral in the future +++



+++ Equip Outdoor Technologies brands Rab and Lowe Alpine are sponsoring the legendary Ice Climbing Ecrins (ICE) festival on Jan. 13-16 in L’Argentière-la-Bessée, France

+++ Dear Rider, an HBO Original Documentary produced by Red Bull Media House, portraying how late Jake Burton Carpenter pioneered the sport of snowboarding and showing on HBO Max, is announced to be available for digital download later in January 2022

+++ Salomon TV, in partnership with Protect Our Winters (POW), has premiered Sam & Me, a film in which professional skier and filmmaker Mike Douglas, who also directs the film, follows 13-year-old Sam Tierney on his journey to becoming a climate change activist

+++ As part of its efforts to promote skiing with children in its home country of Slovenia, ski manufacturer Elan has donated 15 pairs of its U-Flex children’s skis to two elementary schools, Šmarješke Toplice and Rihard Jakopič in Ljubljana +++



+++ The Green group, which brings together 13 independent outdoor stores from across Spain to gain access to suppliers with better purchasing conditions, is preparing to launch a joint website in 2022 to help raise the group’s profile among suppliers and end consumers +++


+++ The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has welcomed Swiss outdoor company Exped AG as a new member +++


Click here to access the last weeks’ Short Stops.