Trail running is still the buzz word at Salomon, whose apparel and footwear business sales enjoyed a sales increase of 11 percent in local currencies in the second quarter, up by 7 percent in euros to €38.9 million. The growth of trail running strongly helped to lift sales in Europe, while sustained marketing investments in the USA generated encouraging results. The order book at the end of the quarter prompted Salomon’s new owner, Amer Sports, to predict a similar trend for the remainder of the year. Nearly all the product categories contributed to a sales rise of 4 percent for Amer’s winter and outdoor sports division to €104.6 million for the quarter. Suunto sports instruments enjoyed a sales increase of 6 percent for the quarter, again in local currencies, driven by the training and outdoor categories. Reported sales ended up just 1 percent higher at €22.6 million. The operating loss of the winter and outdoor sports division narrowed to €26.7 million, compared with €28.8 million at the same time last year (more on Amer Sports in Sporting Goods Intelligence Europe).