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Samsonite's 1H Results Reveal Strong Chinese Travel Market
Samsonite International reported robust sales in China helped fuel a 16.6 percent increase in currency-neutral sales in the six months ended June 30, indicating Chinese consumers continued to spend on travel despite a collapse of domestic stock prices and slowing exports...(8/28/2015)
Amer Sports Unveils Aggressive Connected Fitness Goals
Amer Sports plans to grow sales of Connected Devices & Services to €600 million by 2020 by connecting everything from Salomon shoes, Precor elliptical trainers, Wilson basketballs and Suunto sports watches into a digital ecosystem that will help customer manage their fitness...(8/28/2015)
Earlier OR Summer Dates Frustrate Paddlesports Community
With the recent decision to move Outdoor Winter Market ahead by two weeks, it wasn’t a surprise that the organizers of Outdoor Retailer pulled back Outdoor Summer Market by one week. But it still seemed to frustrate those in the paddlesports community...
Deal Maker Pund Leaves D.A. Davidson for Lazard
Nathan Pund began working as managing director in Lazard Middle Markets Consumer and Retail Group Aug. 25 after five years of serving the same role for D.A. Davidson & Co., where one of his last deals involved advising CamelBak Products Inc. on its $412.5 million sale to Vista Outdoors Inc...(8/27/2015)
Outdoor Retailer to Stay in Salt Lake Through 2018
Show organizers for the Outdoor Retailer show announced last week that they agreed to extend its contract with Salt Lake City through Summer 2018. The show had been contracted to stay in Salt Lake City through August 2016...
China's Gertop Brand Stumbles in Fiscal Q4
A rebound at Xingquan International Sports Holdings Limited stalled in the fourth quarter as unit sales and average sales price of its Gertop casual outdoor apparel fell...(8/25/2015)
China's Outdoor Industry Poised for Consolidation
China's outdoor industry is poised for consolidation as growth slows following a five-year boom that doubled the number of core domestic outdoor brands and retailers competing in the country...(8/21/2015)
Kathmandu Urges Shareholders to Reject Briscoe's Bid
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd is urging its shareholders to reject a hostile offer from a rival New Zealand retail group, arguing it's an opportunistic play that undervalues the outdoor specialty retailers’ longer term value...(8/21/2015)