Following the European Outdoor Group’s (EOG) announcement earlier this year that the federation would also welcome retailers as members, the first retail chains have now joined. They are Sport Scheck, Transa, the big Swiss outdoor retailer, Sport 2000 and STMI, the buying group comprising Go Sport, Hervis, SportXX and Twinner. New members on the wholesale side are the Czech sporting goods association AVOZ and Singing Rock, a brand of climbing gear from the same country.
The EOG is more representative of the whole outdoor industry than it has ever been and the addition of these new members reinforces that point, strengthening our position through both types of outdoor businesses involved and geographical perspective.”
Rolf Schmid, president, European Outdoor Group