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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. 24, 2015
Vol. 8 - N°  18 +  19
Summary of the issue
  • Scott chief buys majority in Transa
  • Retail restucturing slows down Fenix
  • JD makes progress in outdoor retailing
  • Kaufhof closes its outdoor stores
  • Vista sees synergies and acquisitions
  • Backpacks boost Samsonite revenues
  • Amer wants to grow by 6.5% per year
  • Kamik needs more capacity
  • Strong exposure for EOG campaign
  • Action around the House of Sport
  • Fake sports equipment causes losses in EU
  • A solid program at the EOS
  • New reports on U.S. outdoor participation

Management & Distribution
Bergans, Globetrotter , Mountex, Odlo, Patagonia, Salomon, etc.

RetailKathmandu , Intersport , Lafuma, Migros, Sport 2000 , Vaude, etc.

OthersBerghaus, Boreal, Greenpeace, Ispo/Mammut, Hi-Tec, Jack Wolfskin, Oeko-Tex, Outdoor Retailer, Peak Performance , Poler, Sanfo, Thule, Timberland, TNF, Thule, Wolverine, WL Gore , ZDHC, etc.

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Aug. 17, 2015
Vol. 8 - N°  16 + 17
Summary of the issue
  • Major recovery in the outdoor shoe market
  • Strong urban outdoor trands at OR show
  • The Chinese outdoor market slows down, and the Korean one sinks
  • Descente acquires control of Inov-8
  • Mammut and Black Diamond suffer from currency headwinds
  • More Norwegians hike at home
  • Kathmandu reject a hostile bid
  • Icebreaker and Peak Performance rejing management and product ranges
  • Nomad embarks on a new journey
  • Haglöfs adjusts its strategies
  • Royal Robbins restarts in Europe
  • China devalues the renmimbi
Backcountry.com, Vista Outdoor
Management & Distribution
Alibaba, Black Yak, Gregory, Patagonia, Pelican, Xero Shoes

Codi, Crocs, Bogs, Johnson Outdoors, Moncler, Sequential Brands, Vista Oudoor

Other Companies
Deuter, Icebug, Leki, Pertex, Sole, Scarpa, Vaude, etc.
Aug 4, 2015
Vol. 8 - N° 14+15
Summary of the issue
  • EOG reports small growth, new board
  • Vista buys SUP firm, Camelbak
  • Wild Roses is all Korean
  • Record sales for Columbia
  • Amer improves sales and margins
  • Jarden’s outdoor segment suffers
  • Good results and new EMEA setup for VF
  • Wolverine accelerates
  • Osprey’s founder under the spotlights
  • Outdoor shows perform relatively well
  • German buying groups lifted by outdoor
  • Alchemy brings its full range to Europe
Management & DistributionAmer Sports, Eoca, Hi-Tec, La Sportiva, Merrell, Outdoor Research, Primus, Scarpa, Sympatex, Vibram, etc.

Other ResultsCrocs, Deckers , Garmin, Lafuma, Rocky Brands, Scarpa, Sports Direct, Thule, Vaude

OthersAsolo, Berghaus, Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Cimalp, Craghoppers, Helsport, Icebreaker, Light My Fire, Mammut, Original Buff, Outdry, Primaloft, Revo, Salewa, Salming, Sanuk, SOG, W.L. Gore, Wolfskin, etc.

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