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  • New Earth Project
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    SIA joins A New Earth Project to address packaging issues in snowsports


    Snowsports Industries America (SIA) – the trade association of the winter outdoor industry – has joined A New Earth Project. The coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, brands and environmentally conscious packaging suppliers was founded in April 2022 as an initiative of Atlantic Packaging. The partnership aims to find and scale sustainable ...

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    Smith promotes Rob Retzlaff to global VP of sales


    Source: Smith The U.S. goggle and helmets brand Smith has promoted its long-term employee Rob Retzlaff to global vice president of sales. Retzlaff has been with the company since 1999, holding such positions as Canadian marketing manager and national sales manager for Canada. In 2008, Retzlaff was ...

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    Confirmation of Shops 1st Try


    After two cancelations due to Covid-19, the organizing company munchie Konsilium is confident that Shops 1st Try can take place. According to Boardsportsource, there will be more information in around two weeks. The snowboard test event exclusively held for European Snowboard retailers will take place in Alpbachtal in Austria ...

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    Völkl contracts new global lead agency for global brand strategy


    Völkl has hired the Munich-based Sassenbach Advertising company as its new marketing agency to develop and implement a new global marketing strategy for the brand. Initially, a campaign for Völkl’s 100th anniversary in 2023 will go live in fall, under the motto “100 years of high standards.” Sassenbach’s tasks also ...

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    TNF appoints new CMO and chief product and merchandising officer


    VF brand The North Face has added two women to its management team. Sophie Bambuck is joining the company as chief marketing officer and Jennifer Ingraffea as chief product and merchandising officer. Bambuck brings in a 20-year background in global and integrated marketing strategy across several brands, including Everlane, Nike ...

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    Eddie Bauer to roll out in Japan with Itochu partnership


    Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Itochu, a Japan-based trading company that specializes in textiles, machinery, food and energy, have announced a partnership to grow ABG’s outdoor brand Eddie Bauer in Japan. To facilitate this, Itochu will partner with Mizujin, a fashion wholesale and retail company, to design, manufacture and distribute ...

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    The GORE-TEX brand kicks off new brand campaign, introducing new claim


    The GORE-TEX brand is launching a new brand campaign under the motto “Our work is never done” this fall, celebrating the 40-year anniversary of its textile Gore-Tex membrane technologies and promising an innovation-loaded future for its apparel and footwear product categories. For the kick-off video that is online on digital ...

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    ​Support for Bradshaw-Taylor’s sales in Germany


    Katharina Bieseke Katharina Bieseke joins the sales team for Bradshaw-Taylor’s brands Sherpa Adventure Gear, Artilect, Tentree and Le Chameau in Germany. In consultation with European sales director Wolfgang Jahn and sales manager Sven Kreitner, she is responsible for the retail partners in the brick-and-mortar and online segments. ...

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    Chouinard family transfers Patagonia ownership to channel dividends to environmental protection


    Source: Campbell Brewer Yvon Chouinard Nearly 50 years after founding Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard and his family (together with his children Claire and Fletcher) have decided to give away their company to ensure all proceeds will be used to fight climate change. The Chouinard family has transferred all ...

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    Salomon revamps its logo and launches new claim and campaign


    Salomon is addressing customers with a new brand slogan and appearance. The claim “tomorrow is yours,” created by the French agency DBB Paris, aims to invite people to connect with nature and embrace their personal future and the future of the planet in all aspects. One goal of the new ...

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    Mips predicts temporarily weaker bicycle market than expected


    After two years of bicycle-related sales records, the listed Thule Group AB already spoke of an imminent temporarily reduced bicycle-related sales volume that will affect sales and profitability in the coming months (OIC reported). Now Mips AB, also from Sweden, is following suit: The Brain Protection System (BPS) manufacturer, also ...

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    Newell Brand’s bond offering receives Ba1 rating from Moody’s


    After a negative outlook from S&P Global for Newell Brands, the parent company of outdoor and recreation brands CampingGaz, Coleman, Marmot and others, Moody’s rating was much more favorable: The new senior unsecured bonds received a Ba1 rating, and the outlook for the company remained positive. The rating agency expects ...

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    Newell Brands drops FY22 outlook


    Newell Brands has revised its full-year revenue, operating margin and cash flow forecasts due to “a more challenging than anticipated operating and consumer backdrop.” The Atlanta-based company and parent to eight brands in its outdoor & recreation segment, including CampingGaz, Coleman, Marmot and Ex-Officio, has reduced its FY22 revenue outlook ...

  • Stefan Glowacz
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    Stefan Glowacz among new additions to Deuter Alpine Family


    The “Alpine Family” of the German backpack and sleeping bag specialist Deuter already consists of many experienced climbers and mountain athletes such as Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Fabian Buhl, Melissa Le Nevé or Patxi Usobiaga, who also support the brand with their expertise in product development. Now the Alpine Family is growing ...

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    Jack Wolfskin bolsters business in Southern Europe


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Massimo Carnelli Massimo Carnelli is the new director of sales for Southern Europe and new markets at Jack Wolfskin. Carnelli has many years of experience as a sales, product and marketing manager. He spent 26 years in management positions, most of them for the ...

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    DPS Skis strengthens product and marketing teams


    U.S.-based ski manufacturer DPS Skis announced the hiring of Stu Gleason as ski and process engineer and Zach Clayton as global marketing manager. These additions complement DPS Skis’ product and marketing departments as the company expands into global markets. Gleason brings nearly two decades of product development experience to the ...

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    Peak Performance hires H&M’s global marketing director


    As reported by, Peak Performance has hired Tina Rolén, most recently global marketing director for H&M and previously with Adidas, The North Face, Haglöfs and Mini Rodini, as its new vice president of marketing. The company has also appointed a new chief financial officer, Stefan Bratlie Persson. He joins ...

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    ​New sales manager and other staff changes at Oberalp in Germany, Austria and Switzerland


    Source: Oberalp Group Irina Andorfer The Bolzano, South Tyrol-based Oberalp Group has appointed Irina Andorfer as senior sales manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), effective Sep. 1. In her role, she reports to Oberalp Group wholesale director Alberto Ferrin. Andorfer has been with the group in ...

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    Jack Wolfskin with new nature conservancy campaign


    For the German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin, the 2022 fall and winter seasons begin with a mission to return people, places and animals to their roots and an intact environment. Inspired by the founding story of Jack Wolfskin, which unfolded around a campfire in the Canadian wilderness in the early ...

  • Zermatters Alpine School Mammut
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    Mammut transfers Alpine School to long-standing partner


    Mammut Sports Group is handing over its Mammut Alpine School, founded by the brand in 2008, to its long-time partner Zermatters, which will integrate the school into its own organization. From September 2022, Zermatters will take over the day-to-day operations for the upcoming winter season, while the Alpine School will ...