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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. 29, 2016
Vol. 9 - N° 17+18
Summary of the issue
  • JD may be circling Go Outdoors
  • Globetrotter adjusts branding
  • Rossignol buys Raidlight-Vertical
  • Adidas Outdoor becomes Terrex
  • Bergans moves European distribution
  • Mammut, Lafuma improve
  • Recco expands into the outdoor
  • New structure at Vista Outdoor
  • Codi buys 5.11 Tactical
  • Rocky invests in lifestyle and military
  • Newell’s Jarden integration on trac
  • On launches apparel

Management & Distribution
8848 Altitude, Alchemy, Cascade, Edlerid, Hohenstein, Keen, Oboz, Stanley, Saxx, Sterling, Ternua, Wolverine, etc.

Other ResultsAmer Sports, Black Diamond, Columbia, Craft, Crocs, Deckers, Garmin, Garmont, Johnson Outdoors, Thule, VF, Vista Outdoor, Wolverine

OthersBirkenstock, Columbia, EOS, Garmin, Hi-Tec, Jack Wolfskin, OIA/OTS, OR, Patagonia, Prana, Ruffwear, UTMB, Wolverine, etc.

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July 20, 2016
Vol. 9 - N°  15+16
Summary of the issue
  • Slight attendance increase at OutDoor
  • Bad weather impacts the European market
  • Slower market growth in China
  • Outdoor is up at German buying groups
  • In-house shoe production has benefits
  • Reima expands internationally
  • Asolo goes direct in Germany, the U.K.
  • Mammut will invest for international
  • French Opinel crosses the Atlantic
  • Gore-Tex supports Montane’s growth
  • Lots of innovations at OutDoor
  • Too much PFC in outdoor stores?
  • Vaude makes Detox commitment
  • The industry supports wool standard
  • “Mr Deuter” gets honored

Management & DistributionBlack Yak, Caribee, Dachstein, Edelrid, ExOfficio, Haglöfs, Icebreaker, Keen, Maier Sports, Marmot Mountain, Nemo Equipment, Ruffwear, Ortovox, Red Chili, Sympatex, etc.

OthersCalzados Boreal, EOS, Fjällräven, Hi-Tec, Hydro Flask, Lifesaver, Oase, Spindye, Stubai etc.

 
July 11, 2016
Vol. 9 - N° 13+14
Summary of the issue
  • HH cuts back for more sustainability
  • Pabst will run Mammut
  • Pentland thrives
  • McTrek trades well on eBay
  • Jack Wolfskin launches premium line
  • Didriksons adjusts its segmentation
  • High-growth Yeti goes public
  • Hydroflask invests in Europe
  • U.S. hammock brand comes to Europe
  • Increased attendance at Asia Outdoor
  • Outdoor managers discuss Brexit



Management & DistributioAlchemy Equipment, Altra Footwear, Amer Sports, Asolo, Bergans, Black Diamond, Camelbak, Crocs, EM Lyon, Hoka One One, Merrell, Odlo, Shimano, Tecnica, Totto

OthersAfydad, Amer Sports, Arc'teryx, Buff, Coalision, Cocona, Columbia, Dachstein, Decathlon, EOCA, EOG, EOS, Garmont, Ferrino, JD Sports, K-Way, Keen, Michelin, Mizuno, Mountain Hardwear, Oakley, Oberalp, Patagonia, Textile Exchange, Thule, Vans, Vaude, VF Corp., Vibram, W.L. Gore, Woolrich, etc.

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