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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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Jan. 22, 2018
Vol. 11 - N°1+2
Summary of the issue
  • Outdoor industry stocks up 31%
  • Bergzeit to target new markets
  • Tradeinn reaches sales of €120 million
  • JD Sports outperforms again
  • Cold boosts Mountain Warehouse
  • Cotter heads Jack Wolfskin board
  • Multi-party alliance against microplastics
  • Weak £ slows down Oase Outdoors
  • Slower growth for Hydro Flask
  • New French ventures in nutrition, footwear
  • YKK zips tight innovation
  • Fashion can teach outdoor some lessons
Corporate Arc'teryx, Blackyak, Calida, Cherokee Global Brands, Codi, Columbia, Eagle Creek, Gregory Mountain, Ortlieb, Polygiene, Reima, Scandic Outdoor, etc.
Management & DistributionBogs
OthersAsia Outdoor, EOCA, Dachstein, EOS, Garmin, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Leki, Lyon Equipment, Mammut, Norrøna, Oeko-Tex, OIA, Original Buff, Ruffwear, Salomon, Sea to Summit, SOG, Trangoworld, Vaude, Vibram, etc.

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Dec. 19, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°24+25
Summary of the issue
  • W.L. Gore launches new technologies
  • Schöffel is boosting innovation
  • Fenix rejigs its top management
  • Baratto leaves Oberalp
  • Tecnica is ahead of its 5-year plan
  • Europe’s mountaineering groups unite
  • New regulatory moves in geo-blocking and selective distribution in Europe
  • The U.S. industry in arms against Trump
  • Action on micro-plastic/fiber pollution
  • Outdoor firms are urged to target novices
  • The French are outdoor enthusiasts
Arkose, Deckers, Ibex, IcebreakerManagement & Distribution
Blackyak, Columbia, Garmont, Holmenkol, Katadyn, La Sportiva, Prana, Tenson p3, TNF, etc.
ResultsAmerican Outdoor Brands , Cherokee/Hi-Tec, Johnson Outdoors , Sanfo, Toread
Arct'teryx, Canada Goose, Downlite, EOG, EOS, Fesi, HH, Inov'8, Ispo, La Sportiva, Mammut, Nike, VF , Vibram, WakaWaka, ZDHC, etc.
Nov. 28, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°22+23
Summary of the issue
  • Mountain Warehouse grows at a double-digit rate, moves into new markets
  • New store concept by Ellis Brigham
  • Virtual Quechua tents in stores
  • Four candidates in OutDoor “finals”
  • Oberalp pulls out of the Ispo show
  • EOG looking for new secretary general
  • Pentland reorganizes
  • Wolverine raises guidance
  • Strong growth for Black Diamond
  • New members and projects for Eoca
  • Invista sells parts of its textile business
  • International trade shows’ calendar
Management & Distribution
Canada Goose, Ferrino, Hanwag, Keen, Merrell, Naglev, New Wave Group, Osprey, Snow + Rock, etc.
Other results
Canada Goose, Codi, Craft , Crocs, Goldwin, Haglöfs, Moncler , Peak Performance , Samsonite

OthersAku, Amer Sports, Arc'teryx, Columbia, Hi-Tec, La Sportiva, Leki, Lowa, OR, Patagonia, Polartec, Salomon, Schöffel, Sherpa, Snowleader, Vista, Woolrich, UTMB, etc.

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