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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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May 11, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°8+9
Summary of the issue
  • Good prospects for the OutDoor show
  • JD’s outdoor business turns profitable
  • Sports Direct buys U.S. outdoor retailer
  • Jack Wolfskin handed to lenders?
  • Deckers explores a possible sale
  • Bearpaw targets the European market
  • Columbia, TNF thrive internationally
  • Down prices up and down
  • Sympatex and Gore go legal
  • U.S. industry fights for national monuments
  • Zoom on U.S. retail by SGI America
  • International Calendar of Trade Shows
Isbjörn, Outdoor Retailer, Polartec,Tecnica, etc.
Management & Distribution
BD, Bradshaw Taylor, Camp, Cascade, Fenix Outdoor, Icebreaker, Lifestraw, Mammut, Oase, Sigg, etc.
Results & StatisticsAmer Sports, BD, Codi, Ecco, Garmin, Hydro Flask, Johnson Outdoor, Moncler, Newell, Sportamore, Thule, Trespass, Weyco, Wolverine
Berghaus, Camelbak, HH, Scarpa, OSV, Vaude, VF, etc.

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April 7 2017
Vol. 10 - N°6+7
Summary of the issue
  • VF targets sales of $3bn for The North Face, banks on digital and international
  • New owners for Active Brands
  • Successful floatation for Canada Goose
  • Lafuma’s reorganization pays off
  • Mammut grows ouside the DACH region
  • Black Diamond ready to scale up again
  • Strong growth for Gregory
  • Denton will lead the IGOT coalition
  • UTMB and other French sport events commit to eco-responsible standards
Amer Sports, Bergzeit,Deckers, GoPro, Grifone, SDI, VF
Management & Distribution
Amer Sports, Black Diamond, Buff, Eagle Creek, Haglöfs, Hej, Hoka One One, Icebreaker, Inov-8, Lowe Alpine, Mountain Hardwear, Polygiene, Rab, Schöffel, Sigg, Teva, The North Face, Victorinox, Vista, etc.

OthersAllied Feather & Downs, Decathlon, Jack Wolfskin, OIA, OutDoor, OR, Patagonia, Royal Robbins, Scott, Textile Exchange, Ternua, Timberland, Under Armour, Vasque, etc.
March 2, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°4+5
Summary of the issue
  • The EOG launches the IGOT coalition
  • Public lands issues drive OR out of town
  • Good overall results for Fenix Outdoor
  • Columbia Sportswear on the rise
  • Strategic decisions affect TNF’s sales
  • Amer Sports is on track
  • Tecnica Group makes progress
  • Wolverine scores better than expected
  • Mammut invests in Asia
  • Greenpeace applauds Gore on PFCs
  • Ispo breaks new records

CorporateAmer Sports, Canada Goose, Invista, Sport Press, Thule, Vaude

Management & DistributionAnta , Confluence, Crocs, Garmont, Hydro Flask, Ortlieb, Prana, TNF, Treksta

Results & Statistics
Deckers , Garmin, Häglofs, Johnson Outdoors , Newell , Peak Performance, Vista
OthersBoa, Decathlon, Deuter, Devold, Downlite, EOCA , Lenzing, Lowa, Odlo , Nikwax , OutDoor, Patagonia, Salomon, Spindye, Schöffel, XXL, Victorinox, etc.

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