The Outdoor Industry Compass

The Outdoor Industry Compass

Launched in 2008 as the ideal complement of SGI Europe, The Outdoor Industry Compass is the leading international business publication on the international outdoor market , focusing on brands, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers. A minimum of 25 issues are published each year.

We provide executives in the outdoor industry with critical market information and analysis to make better informed decisions in a fast changing market environment.

The Outdoor Industry Compass – unparalleled insights about the international outdoor industry.

Benefits – Industry Intelligence that keeps you ahead of the competition

Upgrade your market knowledge

Premium information on big and small players including insights and analysis about acquisitions, mergers and other strategic moves, financial results, market statistics, changes in management and distribution, retail development and strategy, marketing, legal issues, etc.

Benchmark your performance against the market and competition

Monitor the leadings brands, manufacturers and retailers and benchmark your performance. Follow the most significant facts and figures in your sector and make better informed decisions.

Find inspiration to drive your business forward

Find inspiration to grow your business in a fast changing-market environment. Get access to whitepapers, studies and best practices from industry peers and leaders that help you grow your business. Spot opportunities for new initiatives and new partnerships with facts and figures specific to your sector.

Trends analysis and new business models

Get access to forward-looking trend reports. Stay up to date with new business models and startups that are shaping the future of the industry.

Monitor E-Commerce / Direct-to-consumer initiatives

Monitor the E-Commerce initiatives of the leading sports brands and retailers. Learn which technology, data and skills are needed to master online growth. Track the movements of the big players like Amazon, Alibaba or Zalando.

Get the global picture

We provide you with growing coverage of emerging markets.

Become part of the conversation!

We serve the audience you need to reach. We provide the platforms and the content that keeps them coming back. For more information check out our Marketing Services or get in touch.

Save time

We research, condense and summarize the market information you need. As a subscriber you receive our cutting-edge international business newsletter Outdoor Industry Compass – the must-read for all leaders and decision makers in the industry; essential market intelligence provided to you every 4 weeks. No promotional articles, no brand or product advertising.

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How we help you make smarter business decisions

Our analysis, insightful data and comprehensive news help industry professionals to obtain critical market and competitive information.

Industry Executives
  • Benchmark yourself against the market and competitors
  • Find inspiration to drive your business forward
  • Save time and money
  • Build your expertise and network to leaders that are shaping the industry
  • Stay up to date with new business models and startups
Financial Analysts
  • Monitor market development and activity of key industry players
  • Know who are the movers and shakers of the industry
  • Build your expertise and network in the international outdoor industry
  • Profit from the analysis, insightful data and strategic insights
  • Monitor M&A activity
  • Save time and money
Advisors and Suppliers
  • Partner more effectively by understanding customer needs and strategies
  • Identify fast-growth clients and opportunities
  • Build your expertise and network in the international sporting goods industry (+€50 bn market)
  • Become part of the conversation
  • Save time and money

Insights and analysis you can’t get anywhere else…

The Outdoor Industry Compass offers unique insights and analysis about the international outdoor market

Exclusive analysis and rankings on the leading market players

Get the latest facts and figures about the leading sports brands, manufacturers, retailers and the wholesale – we cover the top players in the market including VF Corporation, Anta Sports, Columbia Sportswear, Garmin, Wolverine, Thule and Fenix Outdoors.

Market statistics and analysis

We are publishing each year a series of exclusive charts and statistics about the international outdoor market such as the such as the Global Stock Market Performers and the The leading Outdoor Footwear Brands. Key product categories include outdoor footwear, outdoor apparel and outdoor equipment.

Get insights about the key market segments like hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, sailing, surfing and fishing

Key executive movements tracking and insight, Board & Shareholder Analysis

Get insights about key executive movements as well as board & shareholder analysis

Access the new searchable electronic archives

Access the archives to check any of the +10.000 articles and analysis published over the past 13 years.

International market reports

Get all the information you need on the international outdoor market, for example in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine.

For each country, the following points are covered:

  • Social and economic situation
  • Infrastructure and sports participation
  • Market size and leaders in apparel, footwear and equipment
  • Market approach and case analysis of different distribution patterns (direct sales, distributors, licenses, agents, etc.)
  • Retailing structure and profile of the main players (multi-sports, specialized, internet, etc.)
  • Marketing (local trade fairs, specialized publications, etc.)
  • Appendices including trade statistics and selective directory of brands, distributors, retailers and other significant players in these markets

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