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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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March 25, 2014
Vol. 7 - N° 5 + 6
Summary of the issue
  • China's market grows by 24%
  • Oxylane will have a new chief
  • New generation runs Sportler
  • AMG threads new paths after buyout
  • British OIA sees the end of the tunnel
  • New CSR manager for the EOG
  • OSV works together with Eurosima
  • BD moves to functional-centric model
  • Fjällräven drives Fenix group
  • CODI seeks new acquisitions
  • Deckers opens first multi-brand store
  • Gore-Tex is best "ingredient brand"
  • Eoca calls for a vote on projects
  • JD buys Ultimate Outdoors
  • New outdoor show in Belgium
CorporateEddie Bauer, Lafuma, Swix, etc.

Management & DistributionArc'teryx, ENOS, Haglöfs, Inov-8, Jarden, JCP, Kong, Lundhags, Oboz, Ternua, Timbuk2, Treksta, Tropicare,
Victorinox, etc.

OthersAdidas, Columbia, Ferrino, Hoka One One, Mammut, Mizuno, Norrøna, Rocky Brands, The North Face, Thule, etc.

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Feb. 21, 2014
Vol. 7 - N° 3 + 4
Summary of the issue
  • EOG opens up to retailers under Schmid
  • Globetrotter reinvents itself
  • New momentum for Columbia
  • VF accelerates in outdoor
  • Toread invests more in travel services
  • Blackyak starts from scratch in Europe
  • Mixed results for Wolverine and Jarden, Amer accelerates
  • Black Diamond diversifies well
  • Helly Hansen reorganizes in Europe
  • Fenix cultivates founder’s legacy
Management & DistributionAku, Berg Outdoor, Briko, Cascade Designs , Didriksons, Mammut Sports Group, Norrøna, Oboz, Original Buff, Pinguin, Schöffel, Trespass

Mammut, Red Fox, Salewa, Woodland, Woolrich

Compressport, Cabela's, Costa, Eddie Bauer, EOCA, EOG, Feszi, Gore-Tex, Häglofs, Hi-Tec, Hoka One One, Jack Wolfskin, Kailas, Lafuma, Ispo Münich, Lorpen, Nikwac, OutDoor, Outdoor Retailer, Primaloft, Raidlight, Rossignol, TNF, Trekmates, Ultimate Outdoor, Vibram, WFSGI
Jan. 24, 2014
Vol. 7 - N° 1 + 2
Summary of the issue
  • Fenix buys 20% of Globetrotter
  • EOG provides new market data
  • Lafuma stabilizes, while winding up its refinancing program
  • Industry stocks got a boost in 2013
  • Wolverine cuts back sales outlook
  • Five Ten appoints new global MD
  • EOCA raises funds at ISPO
Management & DistributionBlack Diamond, Buff, Columbia Sportswear, Curtlo, Garmont, Grivel, Hydro Flask, Icebreaker, Kamik, Martes Sport, MSR, Oboz Footwear, Patagonia, Pentland, Petzl, Vaude, Vertical Sports, Wigwam, etc.

Other companies
Adidas Outdoor, Bluesign, Canada Goose, Dachstein, Dakine, Dansko, Deckers, Eco-leather Corp., Fjällräven, Freewater, Hoka, Oeko-Tex, One One, Houdini, Hydrapak, Ispo Munich, Mammut, McTrek, Messe Friedrichshafen, NRS, OIWC, Outdoor Sports Valley, Primus, Scandinavian Outdoor Group, Smartwool, Sportair, Sports Valley, Thermore, Vasque, Waterman, Wenonah, WL Gore, Ziener, etc.

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