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The Outdoor Industry Compass

Launched in 2008 as the ideal complement of SGI Europe, The Outdoor Industry Compass remains the most authoritative and comprehensive business newsletter on the outdoor market in Europe, focusing on suppliers, distributors and retailers operating anywhere in this important region of the world, including the major international brands of outdoor footwear, apparel and equipment. The Outdoor Industry Compass is published in English a minimum of 25 times a year and can be received by e-mail or regular mail. It is only available by subscription. Our SGI Europe subscribers benefit from a 50% discount on their subscription to the Outdoor Industry Compass.

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Sept. 8, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°17+18
Summary of the issue
  • A.S. Adventure acquires McTrek
  • Globetrotter reinforces management
  • Fenix heads into promising autumn
  • Mammut strategic plan well under way
  • Wolverine raises outlook
  • Vista sees organic sales drop, reorganizes
  • New management changes at Columbia
  • Explosive growth for Dachstein
  • Blue Ice launches U.S. business
  • Stuttgart in the race for OutDoor
  • Salomon will not show at Ispo
  • Outdoor participation up in the U.S.
Management & Distribution
Bergans, Isbjörn, Nomad, Oberalp, Schöffel, Wolverine
Other results
American Outdoor Brands, GoPro, Gregory, High Sierra, Lenzing, New Wave, Peak Performance, Polygiene

OthersAmer Sports, Archroma, Beclimb, Black Diamond, Canada Goose, Eddie Bauer, EOG, Garmont, Hoka One One, Oberalp, OIA, Paddlesports Retailer, Patagonia, The North Face, Vaude, etc.
 

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Aug. 8, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°15+16
Summary of the issue
  • The outdoor shoe market up by 2.9%
  • Higher losses for Black Diamond
  • Johnson Outdoors posts record figures
  • Mixed results for Newell
  • TNF thrives in Europe
  • Columbia to focus on digital
  • Apparel shines at Amer Sports
  • Lafuma’s earnings rocket on lower sales
  • Alfa rebuilds its Swedish business
  • Ruffwear spreads in Europe
  • Bergans buys an expedition company
  • New technologies by Gore and Dupont
Corporate
Aquafil, Katadyn, TomTom, Vista Outdoor, WolverineManagement & Distribution BD, Coleman, Helinox, Peak Performance, Trangoworld, etc.
Other ResultsDeckers , Garmin, Go Pro, Helen of Troy, Moncler, Pentland, Thule
OthersCamp, Decathlon, EOG, EOS, La Sportiva, Odlo, OR, Ortovox, OutDoor, Patagonia, Plutosport, Thermore, Vaude, Vibram, etc.
July 5, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°13+14
Summary of the issue
  • The European market is up, save for shoes
  • A positive OutDoor show, slightly higher attendance from international visitors
  • Mark Held to step down at the EOG
  • Helly Hansen reorganizes in the U.S.
  • Silva to acquire North American rights
  • Jack Wolfskin launches 100% eco-jacket
  • Icebreaker grows double-digit in Europe
  • Spanish outdoor and bike retailers partner
  • German buying groups want a stronger grip on their members’ orders
  • China should resume double-digit growth
  • Hi-Tec adjusts European distribution
  • BD launches its first footwear lines
  • 3 European shoe brands boost local plants
 
Management & Distribution
Cascade Designs, Devold,Dolomite, Edelrid/Red Chili, Exped, Garmont, Gregory, GSI Outdoors, Leatherman, Leki, Powderhorn, Scott, Skylotec, Trangoworld, Viking, Vrijbuiter, Treksta, etc.
ResultsMammut, Osprey, Vaude
Others
Canada Goose, Deuter, EOCA, EOS, Fenix, IOG, Keen, Kamik, Maier, Opinel, OutDoor awards, Primus, etc.

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