Archive for August, 2011

  • SMS payment service launched

    By SGB outdoor on 31/08/2011
    ‘PayPal of mobile’ system to “revolutionise” retail A new mobile purchasing (m-commerce) service has launched that allows consumers to buy products via text message, speeding up transaction times and targeting impulse buying behaviour. The txt2buy service allows retailers to place a call to action in their offline advertising that gives consumers the option to buy products instantaneously. Retailers add a simple promotion code […]
  • Buff sets sights on running pursuits

    By SGB outdoor on 31/08/2011
    Headwear specialist prepares for assault on UK running market with fourth apparel collection Multifunction headwear specialist Buff is to launch its fourth collection of apparel, which has been advance to suit athletes and outdoor adventurers partaking in different types of activity. The 2012 collection includes Active, Perform and Official garments and sees the use of technical fabrics such as DCS, Tactel […]
  • Outdoor shows break records

    By SGB outdoor on 31/08/2011
    2011 is record-breaking year for outdoor tradeshows across the world Both Asia Outdoor and Outdoor Retailer in the US recorded record breaking years in 2011. The sixth Asia Outdoor show drew record exhibitor and visitor numbers at the largest show to date. Some 19,180 visitors attended the four-day show in Nanjing, China with 452 brands on show over an area […]
  • Whitby to intro value Leatherman tools

    By SGB outdoor on 30/08/2011
    Two new Leatherman multitools to be offered to UK outdoor market by Whitby & Co; first Leatherman full-size tools to retail below £50 Whitby & Co is adding two new Leatherman multitools to its line up from October, in addition to the recently announced Ueli Steck climbing knife. The Leatherman Wingman and Sidekick (pictured) will retail for £39.95 and £49.95 respectively and […]
  • Jack Wolfskin predicts strong sales growth in 2011

    By SGB outdoor on 30/08/2011
    Outdoor brand says Eastern Europe and Asia strong markets as it prepares to see business grow by a fifth in 2011 Outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin said it expects to see its business grow 20 per cent for the fiscal year 2011, which ends on September 30 for the firm, due to “dynamic growth” over the last 12 months. Sales for the […]
  • Wenger develops Ueli Steck knife

    By SGB outdoor on 26/08/2011
    Multitool manufacturer joins forces with Swiss mountaineer to design new climbing knife Swiss firm Wenger has joined forces with fellow countryman Ueli Steck to design a new knife for climbers, mountaineers and backcountry skiers. Steck, who has set world records for speed ascents of the north faces of the Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses, has worked closely with Wenger on […]
  • JanSport looking forward

    By SGB outdoor on 24/08/2011
    Bag brand says spring 2012 figures show signs of positivity JanSport said good brands with good products are faring better with retailers, at the same time that it is seeing a three-fold increase in its spring figures. Nathan Hill, recently promoted to the position of JanSport EMEA sales and marketing director from his role as UK and Ireland country manager, […]
  • Jack Wolfskin to exceed 1.5m shoe target

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2011
    German outdoor brand wants to shift more than 1.5 million pairs of outdoor shoes in 2011 financial year Outdoor equipment supplier Jack Wolfskin is looking to sell more than 1.5 million pairs of outdoor shoes in the 2011 financial year. The company said it has recorded considerable growth in shoe sales in recent years, increasing sales six-fold over the last […]
  • Indies need to carry out business audit

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2011
    Riots show need for independent retailers to examine all processes in order to improve security Independent retailers need to examine their entire operation as part of their response to security concerns raised by the riots earlier this month, according to security systems supplier ADT. Peter Stanton, ADT product marketing manager, said independent retailers should take the time to assess all aspects of […]
  • Whitby adds kid’s headlamp

    By SGB outdoor on 16/08/2011
    Princeton Tec lighting product offers adult specification with child-friendly features Distributor Whitby & Co has started supplying Princeton Tec’s BOT children’s headlamps to the UK outdoor market. BOT headlamps come in four bright colours and have a large push button designed for small hands. The BOT operates using two bright LEDs offering three operating modes – high (15 lumens), low […]