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Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Relaunch of the ISPO.COM website

by Andi Spies

With the relaunch of ISPO.COM the new website becomes an information platform and contact point for all B2B and B2C sports business professionals. The ISPO NEWSBLOG that has been reporting on the latest sports industry news on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will now be part of ISPO.COM. With ISPO.COM sports business professionals that […]


Tuesday, November 10th 2015

BDE founder to retire after weak quarter

by Markus Huber

After more than a quarter of a century at the top of Black Diamond, its founder, Peter Metcalf, will step down at the end of this year. Mark Ritchie, chief operating officer, will take over as president of the climbing and snow sports equipment manufacturer. In the third quarter ended Sept. 30, turnover dropped by […]


Monday, November 9th 2015

Vaude acquires travel and adventure app

by Markus Huber

German outdoor brand Vaude intends to strengthen its ties with smartphone aficionados by acquiring the Epiclist app. Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends. So far some 13,000 adventure stories can be found at Epiclist, which helps users to plan and document their […]


Thursday, October 29th 2015

Hedge fund: Cabela’s should consider sale

by Markus Huber

The hedge fund Elliott Associates, which holds an eleven percent stake in Cabela’s, has said that the shares of the hunting equipment retailer were significantly undervalued. The investor, therefore, urges the management to explore ways to restructure the chain or even to sell it. Following the Elliott statement, Cabela’s share went up by 18 percent. […]


Friday, October 23rd 2015

Deuter, Ortovox post strong growth

by Markus Huber

The outdoor division of German group Schwan-Stabilo, consisting of the Deuter and Ortovox brands, improved its total sales by about 15 percent to €112 million in its financial year 2014-15 ended June 30. Deuter notably grew substantially with its subsidiary in the U.S, but also through its distributors in Switzerland, China and the Netherlands. Ortovox […]


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