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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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Aug. 16, 2019
Vol. 12 - N°15+16
Summary of the issue
  • Breaking boundaries at the EOS
  • Twin transactions for Tecnica
  • A flattish Chinese outdoor market
  • Sanfo goes for events + big stores
  • VF raises its guidance
  • Record results for Columbia
  • Wolverine banks on H2
  • Sales up, losses down at Mammut
  • Jack Wolfskin lifts Callaway
  • Black Diamond makes less in U.S.
  • Eoca makes the Platic Pledge
Management & Distribution
Canada Goose, Grayl, Icebreaker, Montane, Newell, Ortholite, Prana, Schöffel, Sport 2000, Vans, etc.
RetailAu Vieux Campeur, Arc’teryx, Yeti, Mammut, Norrøna, Salomon, The North Face, Yeti
Results & StatisticsAmer, Canada Goose, Deckers, Garmin, GoPro, Johnson, Kathmandu, Lafuma, Lenzing, Moncler, Newell, Norrøna, Taccx, Vista
OthersAnta, Bestard, Buff, Camelbak, Canada Goose, Columbia, Eoca, Inov-8, Ispo, Karpos, Lenzing, Messe München, Napapijri, Ortlieb, Popia, Polartec, OTS, Radici, Saucony, Sharma Climbing, TNF, etc.

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July 19, 2019
Vol. 12 - N°13+14
Summary of the issue
  • Outdoor Friedrichshafen canceled
  • Good debut for OutDoor by Ispo
  • The European outdoor market is flat
  • Polish outdoor hits €250m
  • Adidas Outdoor draws on the net
  • Deuter expects a rebound
  • Continued growth at Pentland
  • Thule slows down
  • Berg Outdoor leaves the market
  • Many awards at the trade shows
Management and distribution
Big Agnes, Chris Sports, Dynafit, Goitasport, Klean Kanteen, Kupilka, La Sportiva, Nikwax, Nomada, OIA, Ortlieb, Tecnica Group, TNF, Woolrich, etc. Trade Shows
Asia Outdoor, Ispo Shanghai, Nordisk, OTS, Outdoor Retailer, Salon de l’Escalade, etc.
OthersAdidas, Altra, Archroma, BCI, Black Diamond, Buff, Didriksons, Edelrid, Eoca, EOG, Ferrino, Garmin, Garmont, GCC, HeiQ, Hi-Tec, Hydro Flask, Isbjörn, Jack Wolfskin, Lowa, Mammut, Marmot, Mountain Equipment, Nemo, Newseed, Nike, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Polartec, Samaya, Spartan, Textile Exchange, TNF, Vibram, VF Corp., ZDHC, etc.
June 28, 2019
Vol. 12 - N°11+12
Summary of the issue
  • New Munich trade show looks promising
  • World outdoor shoe market up 6.8%
  • Oberalp acquires Evolv
  • Mountain Warehouse posts strong results, especially abroad and online
  • Icebug aims for profitable sustainability
  • Milliken acquires Polartec
  • Helinox optimizes European distribution
  • Deuter’s parent invests in China
Management & Distribution
Aigle, Cherokee, HeiQ, Keen, Jack Wolfskin, Lorpen, Newell, Ortholite, PrimaLoft, Scott Sports, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Tretorn, Vaude, VF Corp., Woolrich, etc.ResultsAmerican Outdoor Brands, Canada Goose, Lowa, Rocky Brands, etc.
OthersAltitude, Arc'teryx, Buff, CamelBak, CMP, Leatherman, Eastman, ENAS, Eoca, EOG, EOS, Garneau, GCIRT, Hydro Flask, IOC, IPSOS, Ispo, La Sportiva, Lowa, Lubrizol, Moncler, Mountain Hardwear, OIA, Osprey, Outdoor Retailer, OSV, Patagonia, Pentland, Polygiene, Prana, PrimaLoft, Tecnica, Timberland, TNF, Toray, YKK, etc.

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