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    North Face helps drive Q4 revenue rise, but Vans hit by China lockdowns


    VF Corp reported a revenue increase of 9 percent to $2.8 billion (€2.65bn) in the fourth quarter of 2022, driven by The North Face (TNF), although sales at Vans were flat during the period. Sales were boosted by a 15 percent increase in the EMEA region and 12 percent in ...

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    Osprey strengthens distribution in Austria and Italy


    California-based backpack specialist Osprey, a Helen of Troy brand since late 2021, has hired two distribution agencies to support direct sales and increase market share in two important European markets. Starting June 1, sales agency B-Factory will support Osprey’s Italian Spring 23 product sell-in. Founded in 1995 by Pietro Colturi, ...

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    Mammut appoints new CEO


    Source: Mammut Heiko Schäfer The Swiss outdoor company Mammut Sports Group AG has appointed Heiko Schäfer as its new CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2022. For Schäfer, who previously served as chief operating officer of Hugo Boss AG, Mammut represents a return to the world of sporting goods. ...

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    Mountain Equipment strengthens its team


    After several years of double-digit growth, Mountain Equipment has added three new members to its brand team to consolidate and strengthen its market position. Philippa Hill joined the team last summer as sustainability manager. Her responsibilities include Mountain Equipment’s parent company, Outdoor & Sports Company Limited (OSC), which also represents ...

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    Continued growth for Online Brands Nordic


    Despite “complex comparative figures from the first quarter of 2021,” Online Brands Nordic reports that it has started the year strongly and continues to grow. Regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Online Brands has no customers or suppliers in the affected area, so the war had no impact on the direct ...

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    Successor for management of Schöffel Austria confirmed


    Source: Schöffel Ferdinand Krottenthaler Following the departure of Jürgen Nairz announced in January after almost twelve years at the helm of Schöffel Austria GmbH, the company has now announced that Ferdinand Krottenthaler will take over as managing director on June 1. Krottenthaler most recently worked as senior ...

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    USWE Sports delays quarterly report due to Covid-related inventory postponement


    Sweden-based USWE Sports AB, listed on the Stockholm-based Nasdaq First North Growth Market since last June, has delayed the release of its Q4 21/22 report (January to March 2022). Previously, the company had announced a May 12 publication date, postponed by the company at short notice, without providing an alternative ...

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    Oberalp group publishes sustainability report 2021 and holds Virtual Convention


    The Italian Oberalp Group, the owner of the Salewa, Dynafit, Wild Country, Pomoca, Evolv and LaMunt brands, has published its comprehensive sustainability report ”Contribute 2021”. Oberalp has identified ten of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development, from decent work and education to responsible consumption and an increased share of ...

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    Recco hires partnership and sales developer


    Source: Recco AB Paul Rosenquist Recco AB has hired Paul Rosenquist as a new partnership and sales developer. He will focus primarily on building and strengthening partnerships with rescue organizations, government agencies and year-round outdoor stakeholders around the world, and will execute projects focused on communications and ...

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    ​Gregory sales decline slightly in Q1, impacted by Asia and Europe


    Samsonite International reported that Gregory Mountain Products sales declined 4 percent to $15.1 million in Q1 2022 from $15.8 million a year earlier, making it the only Samsonite brand to report a decline in the period. Sales in North America increased 5 percent due to the easing of social distancing ...

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    Helly Hansen pauses Russian ops; Q1 sales up 24 percent


    Helly Hansen has “temporarily paused” its operations in Russia due to the war in Ukraine, the company’s publicly traded parent Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has announced in a filing. The outdoor brand’s business in Russia consists of 41 retail stores and an e-commerce site, employing more than 300 total. CTC ...

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    Jack Wolfskin positioned for growth as Callaway lifts group guidance


    Callaway Golf raised annual guidance after a strong first quarter, driven by its Topgolf driving range venues, strong performances from its other segments and positive signs from its Jack Wolfskin brand. Revenue for the three months to March 31 rose 59.6 percent to $1.04 billion (€990m). Adjusted Ebitda was up ...

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    Haglöfs promotes Sara Lindqvist to new head of business development


    Haglöfs has hired Sara Lindqvist as head of business development to take responsibility for future business models for the brand and bringing new ideas to life. The hiring of Lindqvist is related to a new business unit at Haglöfs, “New Ventures,” which focuses on models outside of the brand’s core ...

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    Clarus' outdoor results impacted by supply chain, logistics


    Clarus Corp. posted a 7 percent decline in first-quarter net income to $5.3 million from $5.67 million despite a 50 percent increase in revenues to $113.3 million from $75.3 million. Sales benefitted from contributions from acquisitions Rhino-Rack ($24.5m) and Maxtrax ($24.5m). Outdoor segment sales were essentially flat at $51.5 ...

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    RevolutionRace sees 50% Q3 sales gain despite supply chain problems


    RevolutionRace (RVRC), the Swedish DTC outdoor company, continued to grow rapidly in the third quarter of its financial year, as sales increased by 50 percent to 367.4 million Swedish kronor (€34.6m) despite persistent supply chain problems for some of its products. On a constant currency basis, sales in the three ...

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    NRDC rolls out eliminate PFAS campaign targeting Columbia Sportswear


    The U.S.-based activist group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), together with the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, have launched a new campaign urging Columbia Sportswear to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals from their products and supply chain by 2024. The campaign will engage everyday consumers through a petition drive ...

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    CoDi’s consumer business driven by Boa


    Compass Diversified’s (CoDi) branded consumer business was led by Boa Technology in the first quarter ended March 31 as the closure system brand generated a 75 percent increase in adjusted Ebitda to $24.9 million from revenue growth of nearly 56 percent to $56.8 million as compared to $36.5 million. Elsewhere ...

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    Icebreaker promotes Josh Vaughan to general manager EMEA


    Source: Icebreaker Josh Vaughan Josh Vaughan, a long-term Icebreaker executive who had been sales director EMEA for the last two years, has been promoted to the position of general manager EMEA for the brand. According to Icebreaker’s parent company, VF Corp, Vaughan will report directly to Jan ...

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    Tyler LaMotte is Patagonia’s new marketing director, EMEA


    Source: Martin Dijkstra Tyler LaMotte Patagonia has hired Tyler LaMotte as its new marketing director, EMEA. A goal-oriented brand developer with more than 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry, he will be responsible for the company’s marketing strategy across the EMEA region. In his new ...

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    Slide & OTS Winter returns to Telford in 2023


    Following the successful Slide & OTS Winter Show in January, a survey of possible dates and locations for a future show revealed a preference for Telford as the venue and a date in early January. This information, along with changes to the buying calendar, new dates for international shows and ...