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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 5, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°8+9
Summary of the issue
  • The European market is up, save for shoes
  • A positive OutDoor show, slightly higher attendance from international visitors
  • Mark Held to step down at the EOG
  • Helly Hansen reorganizes in the U.S.
  • Silva to acquire North American rights
  • Jack Wolfskin launches 100% eco-jacket
  • Icebreaker grows double-digit in Europe
  • Spanish outdoor and bike retailers partner
  • German buying groups want a stronger grip on their members’ orders
  • China should resume double-digit growth
  • Hi-Tec adjusts European distribution
  • BD launches its first footwear lines
  • 3 European shoe brands boost local plants
Management & Distribution
Cascade Designs, Devold,Dolomite, Edelrid/Red Chili, Exped, Garmont, Gregory, GSI Outdoors, Leatherman, Leki, Powderhorn, Scott, Skylotec, Trangoworld, Viking, Vrijbuiter, Treksta, etc.
ResultsMammut, Osprey, Vaude
Canada Goose, Deuter, EOCA, EOS, Fenix, IOG, Keen, Kamik, Maier, Opinel, OutDoor awards, Primus, etc.

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June 7, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°10+11
Summary of the issue
  • Edelrid and Red Chili team up
  • Globetrotter is stabilizing
  • Mountain Warehouse doubles abroad
  • Snowleader internationalizes
  • McTrek projects double-digit growth
  • Columbia reshuffles the top deck
  • Salomon launches customized shoes
  • Petzl reinforces its international reach
  • Mixed sales results for Lowa
  • Canada Goose flies high
  • Vista ‘s organic sales contract
  • Mega outdoor show shaping up in Denver
  • IC Group reorganizes, reports a 13% increase at Peak Performance
  • Deckers does better than expected
Management & Distribution Alfa Shoes, Bergans , Dakine, Deckers, Hydro Flask, Montane, Oberalp, Osprey, Polygiene, Rocky Brands, Salomon, Smartwool, Vista Outdoor, Wolverine, etc.Anta ,

OthersArc'teryx, Asia Outdoor, Black Diamond, Buff, Camp, Cherokee, CMP, Codi, Eagle Creek, EOG, Exped, Garmont, Helly Hansen, Icebug, Inov-8, Invista, Leki, Millet, Mou, OIA, OSV, OutDoor, Polartec, Schöeller, Schöffel, Sympatex, Thule, Vaude, etc.
June 16, 2017
Vol. 10 - N°12
Summary of the issue
  • Tecnica gears up for capital increase, launches its customization technology
  • Swix expands in outdoor with Helsport
  • Lundhags up by 16.5% in 2016
  • New owners for Weenas Nordic
  • Cutbacks and investments pay off for HH
  • Woolrich posts 9% sales growth
  • New investments boost Singing Rock
American Outdoor Brands, Black Diamond, Sports Direct
Management , Distribution, Retail
Boa Technology, Canada Goose, Columbia Sportswear, Confluence Outdoor, Garmont, Genfoot, Inov-8, La Sportiva, Osprey, Petzl

OthersEOG, EOS, Ferrino, Hoka One One, Icebug, Merrell, OIA, OTS, Schoeller Textil, Silva, Vibram

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