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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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Nov. 23, 2016
Vol. 9 - N°23+24
Summary of the issue
  • Earlier dates for Outdoor Retailer
  • Big new owner for Internetstores
  • Jack Wolfskin is in financial trouble
  • Better results for Fenix Outdoor
  • News heads for Keen, Osprey
  • Columbia improves in Europe
  • VF suffers from weak U.S. market
  • The French outdoor industry grows

Calida, Canada Goose, Gerber, Hydro Flask, JD, Olukai, SDI, SGB Outdoor, Sorel, Tecnica, etc.
Management & Distribution
Amer, Bluesign, Deckers, eVent, Garmont, Implus, Keen, Lowa, Mammut, Odlo , Sealskinz, Sherpa Adventure Gear, etc.
Black Diamond, GoPro, New Wave, Newell, Peak Performance, Thule, Vista, etc.
AF&D, Bearpaw, Berghaus, Blacks, Enertor, EOG, Go Sport, Greenpeace, Helly Hansen, Hi-Tec, Ispo, Lowa, Oeko-Tex, OSV, Patagonia, Pertex, Polartec, VF, W.L. Gore, etc.

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Oct. 22, 2016
Vol. 9 - N°21+22
Summary of the issue
  • EOS: Outdoor is not an “eco-system”
  • Mountain Warehouse drops IPO
  • EOS: Outdoor retailers want to share
  • Amer’s softgoods grow more slowly
  • Mixed results for Wolverine
  • Rendle gets the top job at VF
  • Bergans focuses on fewer markets
  • Osprey grows faster than Deuter
  • EOS: Outdoor must be fun
  • One-third of the French embrace it
  • Strong calls for sustainability at the EOS
  • The next EOS will be held in Venice
Management & DistributionCascade, Columbia, Gore, Haglöfs, Mammut, Mizu, Odlo, Pentland , SDI, Teva, Tracksmith, Vista, etc.

Corporate Boa, Bergzeit, Moncler, Newell Brands, Wolverine, etc.

OthersCanada Goose, Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Hunter, Hydro Flask, OR, Patagonia, Sierra Designs, Tecnica, Textile Exchange, The North Face , TomTom, etc.
Sept. 28, 2016
Vol. 9 - N°19+20
Summary of the issue
  • Little growth for outdoor shoes in 2015
  • La Sportiva is growing fast
  • New owner for Rohan
  • Blacks and Millet’s owner thrives
  • Vista Outdoor buys Camp Chef
  • Amer raises organic sales targets
  • New bosses at Black Diamond, Silva
  • Prana is more serious about Europe
  • Peak Performance driven by retail
  • Walltopia erects adventure hub in Kiev
  • Vibram progresses on several fronts

CorporateBig Agnes, Boreal, IC Group, Newell Brands, Penfield/Cape Heights, Wild Things, Wolverine, VF, etc.

Management & DistributionBiolite, Canada Goose, Lafuma, GSI Outdoors, Isbjörn of Sweden, Osprey, Rocky Brands, Sports Direct, Wigwam Mills, Woolrich

OthersBergans, Columbia, EOFT, EOG, EOS, Gore-Tex, Jack Wolfskin, Herno, Hoka One One, Houdini, Joma, Lenzing, OSV, Patagonia, Radici, Samsonite, Sympatex, Timberland , Trangoworld, etc.

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