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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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July 13, 2015
Vol. 8 - N°  12 +  13
Summary of the issue
  • NPD: Italy helps Europe to rise by 2%
  • Lots of action at the OutDoor show
  • Deuter's owner buys Meier Sports
  • Garmont gets additional equity
  • More buys: Tretorn, Backcountry
  • A solution for the Russian “Basks”
  • New leaders for VF, Tecnica, J. Wolfskin, Leki, Ternua, Haglöfs, Odlo
  • Prana, Hydro Flask target Europe
  • Lowa confirms its leadership
  • New report segments the English market
  • EOG pushes physical activity in Brussels

Confluence Outdoor, Conzzeta, Yakima, Vista Outdoor
Management & Distribution
Aku, Bergzeit, Chiruca, Garmin, Helsport, Hoka One One/Inov-8, Jarden, Komperdell, Mountain Hardwear, OIA, Primaloft, etc.

ProductCamelbak, Columbia, Ortovox, Rab, Recco, Sympatex, Thermore

OthersEoca, EOG, Eurojersey, Hi-Tec, Ispo Shanghai, Jack Wolfskin, Keen, La Sportiva, Polartec, The North Face, etc.

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June 12, 2015
Vol. 8 - N°  11
Summary of the issue
  • AS Adventure buys Snow+Rock
  • Fenix finalizes Globetrotter deal
  • Management buys French outdoor retailer
  • Mountain Warehouse pushes abroad
  • Online retailers join EOG
  • Black Diamond loses its CEO in waiting, reinforces product development
  • New CEO for Bergans
  • Scott gets European license for Outdoor Resarch
  • Vista builds for expansion
  • Deckers grows strongly abroad
  • Broadening scope for smart climbing portal
  • EOCA pledges to six convervation projects
  • The organic cotton market rebounds
Management & DistributionColumbia, Garmont, Hydro Flask, Icebreaker, Inov-8, Johnson Outdoor Gears, Orvis, Osprey, Patagonia, Pelican, Petzl, Sea to Summit, Sympatex, Vibram, Viking, Wolverine, etc.

Other CompaniesAdidas Outdoor, Bluesign, BSI, Chaco, Dystar, Gear Coop, Globetrotter, Greenpeace, IC Group, OIA, OutDoor, Outdoor Retailer, Patagonia, Proged, Sherpa, Summit Sports, Sportringen, Timberland, etc.
May 13, 2015
Vol. 8 - N° 9 + 10
Summary of the issue
  • The industry reacts to Nepal earthquakes
  • Vaude hit by a fire
  • Soaring European sales at Columbia
  • TNF and Timberland less seasonal
  • New boss at Merrell
  • Wolverine affected by the strong dollar
  • Black Diamond improves on all fronts
  • Retail rebound for Peak Performance
  • Amer up 15%, divests its board sports apparel, iinvests in connectivity
  • New technical fibers and fabrics
Management & DistributionCrocs, Footbalance, Helly Hansen, JD Sports, Johnson, Keen, Lowa, Mammut, Patagonia, Salomon, Vibram, Viking, etc

RetailArc'teryx, L-Fashion, Vibram

Other ResultsBogs, Camelbak, Garmin, Jarden, Johnson Outdoors, Rocky Brands, Thule

Other CompaniesAPJeT, Asia Outdoor, Berghaus, Crocs, EOS, GSI Outdoors, Kailas, Keen, Lafuma, Mountain Khakis, Oekotex, OutDoor, Outlast, Patagonia, Red Wing Shoes, Sympatex, TNF, Treksta, etc.

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