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    Tecnica Group performs better than expected


    Tecnica Group reported better-than-expected results for 2019, adding that e-commerce and sales of outdoor products and inline skates were positive in the first quarter of 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    myclimate presents new record figures for 2019


    myclimate, the international carbon offset foundation, has published its annual results for 2019. The international non-profit organization with Swiss roots was able to significantly increase the total revenue from its three business areas of education, consulting and solutions, as well as the offsetting of CO2 emissions.

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    VF claims it can hike through the Covid storm easily


    In releasing its financial results for the fourth quarter ended on March 31, the management of VF Corp. insisted that the company is in a better position than some of its competitors to navigate through the “storm” caused by the coronavirus pandemic for several reasons, including good liquidity, a flexible ...

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    Odlo has a new owner


    Monte Rosa Sports Holding AG, a company based in Switzerland, has acquired Odlo International, the Swiss producer of functional sports underwear, together with all its national subsidiaries, from Herkules Fund III. The transaction was completed on Wednesday, May 13, for an undisclosed price.

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    Yeti offers more shares after a good Q1


    Yeti has announced a secondary offering of 15 million shares by the Seiders family and some of its shareholders. It’s the third time that insiders have sold large batches of shares since the American maker of camping coolers and drinkware went public in 2018. The latest offering came after Yeti’s ...

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    Store closures end Black Diamond’s strong growth


    Store closures due to the pandemic pushed Clarus Corp.’s sales for the first quarter down by 12 percent to $53.6 million. The parent company of Black Diamond, Pieps and Sierra Bullets saw its net income tumble to $36,000, compared with $3.8 million for the three months ended on March 31, ...

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    Melody Harris-Jensbach to leave Jack Wolfskin


    Melody Harris-Jensbach, who has been running Jack Wolfskin for the past six years, will soon be leaving the German outdoor brand. According to a press release, Callaway Golf Company, which took over Jack Wolfskin at the beginning of 2019 for around €418 million, and Harris-Jensbach had already agreed on her ...

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    Inuheat appoints Thiel, Schmid and Wennerholm to the board


    Johan Thiel has been appointed chairman of the board of Inuheat Group, a Swedish developer of novel solutions for embedding wearable heating into clothing. Thiel served as chief executive of MIPS AB from 2013 to 2019. In 2017, he successfully guided MIPS to a public offering on the NASDAQ exchange ...

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    Vista’s earnings to top guidance


    In a business update, Vista Outdoor said that adjusted earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter will exceed its own guidance, adding that it has the support and financial flexibility required to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Polish outdoor market on the way back to the “new normal”


    The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are striking almost every business segment around the world. The Polish outdoor industry and retail is no exception. The commitment to social isolation imposed by the Polish government in mid-March with a total ban on travel and recreation in public areas (including parks and ...

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    The outdoor market looks a little brighter


    A preliminary survey conducted by the European Outdoor Group (EOG) among its members indicates that the European outdoor industry apparently fared better last year than in 2018, when its deliveries to the trade fell by an estimated one percent to €5.81 billion.

  • The ski market is apparently growing in the long term


    Manufacturers’ deliveries of skis, boots and bindings to the trade grew for the third year in a row during the winter 2018/19 season, according to an annual study recently released by the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (Fesi). Some analysts expect the trend to continue to be positive ...

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    WGSN sees three major consumer groups emerging from the crisis


    The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated societal changes and is forcing industries worldwide to adapt to the resulting changes in consumption. Thus, WGSN has set out to predict what consumers will be looking for in the next couple of years.

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    Virtual Thin Air Outdoor Media Show opens up to retailers


    Conceived initially as a virtual media show to fill an important information gap in the American market following the cancellation of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, the ”Thin Air Virtual Media Show” is now also aiming at retail buyers. The new U.S. virtual outdoor trade show will take ...

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    Preliminary analyses of first virtual sales conventions


    The first virtual sales conventions organized by Schöffel and Oberalp went well, according to the two companies. Schöffel’s 100-percent digital sales meeting was held on May 19 and 20, involving roughly 130 participants from about 15 countries in all the major markets, more than originally expected.

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