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After the transformation of the Rossignol Group into a versatile mountain sports gear supplier in the last few years, Bruno Cercley is preparing to hand over its executive leadership early next year to Vincent Wauters, a former Amer Sports...Read more
Norrøna has opened its own factory in Lithuania, as part of its strategy to have more flexible and sustainable manufacturing resources, and to drive European production through automation. The Norwegian snow sports apparel maker explained that...Read more
Arne Arens, The North Face’s global brand president for more than three years, is leaving the company as part of a management reshuffle last week at VF Corporation. Steve Murray, a seasoned executive in the action sports business, was appointed...Read more
It was on a heli-skiing trip in New Zealand that a partnership started to take shape for an impactful joint venture in the Chinese snow sports market. Zhang Lei’s decision to take the trip led to a long-lasting friendship between the investor...Read more
Tightening restrictions in several European countries are contributing to uncertainties about the snow sports season ahead – and reinforcing predictions that ski touring could gain significant share in the ski equipment business. Concerns were...Read more
Academy Sports & Outdoor raised $182.8 million in its initial public offering (IPO) last week, with shares priced below the target range and in weak demand upon their launch. With shares priced at $13.0, the IPO valued Academy Sports at about...Read more
The Oberalp Group intends to open about 100 own and franchised stores selling one or more of its brands in the next five years, as part of a wider strategy that has led to a reshuffle of its European sales organisation. Oberalp owns the Salewa,...Read more
As Patagonia’s European chief, Ryan Gellert often said that his leadership should be assessed at least as much for the company’s achievements in conservation, as for his business performance. That commitment was part of the leadership...Read more
Tens of thousands of customers at Mountain Equipment Co-op have supported a petition to halt the agreed sale of the Canadian outdoor retailer to Kingswood Capital Management, a U.S. private equity firm. Launched in 1971, MEC has grown to 22...Read more
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