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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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Feb. 2, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°3
Summary of the issue
  • The outdoor stock market was flat in 2016
  • Go Outdoors’ acquisition under review
  • McTrek’s omni-channel approach pays off
  • Vista hit by asset impairment charge
  • Hydro Flask looks abroad for growth
  • Laken lowers prices, changes strategy
  • Gore launches new stretch products
  • ZDHC launched an online portal
  • Eoca kicks off its 2 Million Tree Campaign, announces conservation projects
  • Will Outdoor Retailer move to Denver?
  • End of the slump in the Korean market?
 
Corporate
Croakies, Lyon Equipment, Norrøna, Ogio International
Management & Distribution
Bergans, Black Diamond, Coleman, Klättermusen, Leathermann, Mammut, Oboz, Ortlieb, Primaloft, Salomon, Singing Rock, Under Armour, VF Corp., etc.
Others
Chriruca, Helly Hansen, Hi-Tec, Icebug, Intersport, Lowa, Patagonia, Red Fox, Thorlo, TNF, Trangoworld, Vaude, etc.

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Jan. 13 2017
Vol. 10 - N°1+2
Summary of the issue
  • EOG, OIA brainstorm over trade shows
  • OC&C moves ahead with integration
  • Mountain Warehouse breaks record
  • Beretta and former Smith & Wesson target the outdoor market
  • Jack Wolfskin reports higher turnover
  • New Wave has an ambitious plan
  • Down prices are going up
  • Batra signs a wide Hi-Tec license
  • Wolverine divests non-core assets
Management & DistributionAmer Sports, Arc'teryx, Douglas Outdoors, Fjällräven, Garmont, Internetstores, Komperdell, Marmot, OCC Outdoor, Rocky Brands, Scarpa, The North Face, Thule, Treksta, Vasque, Vista Outdoor

Retail Fjällräven, Globetrotter, Le Routard, Millet, Vibram

OthersASAP, Black Yak, Casio, ENOS, EOS, Hoka One One, IOG, Nomad, Oberalp, Oeko-Tex, Polartec, Primaloft, Scarpa, Sport Partner, Sympatex, Thermore, Vaude, VF Corp., ViewRanger, Woolrich
 
Dec. 13, 2016
Vol. 9 - N°25+26
Summary of the issue
  • JD Sports is buying Go Outdoors
  • AMG gets investment firm on board
  • New international sales structure at VF
  • Amer Sports has a new European chief, adjusts for digital growth
  • Hi-Tec to be acquired by Cherokee
  • Woolrich falls under a licensee’s control
  • Tenson adds markets and equipment
  • Thorlo goes partly direct in Europe
  • Devold opens an office in Germany
  • A tough U.S. market challenges Euro brands
  • New sustainable tool for designers
  • Mixed results for Johnson Outdoors
  • Crocs improves margins on lower sales
  • Rocky sees inventories normalizing


CorporateBoa, GoPro, Newell Brands, SDI

Management & DistributionAlchemy, Bradshaw Taylor, Columbia, Gregory, Katadyn, Keen, Icelantic, Primaloft, Oberalp

OthersArc'teryx, Buff, Canada Goose, Jack Wolfskin, Ispo, Lestra, Moncler, MSR, OIA, Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Sports Valley, Patagonia, Recco, Royal Robbins, Thule, TNF, Weyco Group, etc.

We charge a price for membership in our exclusive information club because we bear heavy research expenditures and are not supported by advertisers or sponsors. The following prices vary depending on the region because of mailing, currency conversion and banking costs. They are intended before VAT, which is added for individuals residing in the EU.

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12 months Via e-mail
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40,0036,00
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40,0050,00
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