Archive for September, 2011

  • Industry raises €23K for conservation

    By SGB outdoor on 15/09/2011
    Funds go towards EOCA target of raising €1m The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) received €23,000 (£20,000) from the outdoor trade as a result of initiatives at July’s OutDoor tradeshow in Germany. Over the four days of the show, various initiatives were undertaken by key brands to raise funds for EOCA. Vaude asked for donations for washbags on its stand […]
  • Regatta doubles warehousing capacity

    By SGB outdoor on 14/09/2011
    Outdoor group opens 400,000 sq ft warehouse in Ellesmere Port The Regatta Group has opened a new warehousing facility in Ellesmere Port that almost doubles its capacity, a move the company said will help grow its international business. The group, which owns the Regatta, Craghoppers, Dare 2b, Regatta Professional and Hawkshead brands, said export accounts represent more than 40 per cent of […]
  • Buck launches new knives

    By SGB outdoor on 14/09/2011
    Trio of new knives launched by US brand US knife maker Buck has launched a trio of new knives for campers, hikers, bikers, mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The new Revel, FlashPoint and Redpoint knives have been designed to meet a range of tasks while enjoying the great outdoors and will be available in time for the autumn/winter season through […]
  • Ronhill/Hilly appoint joint tech rep

    By SGB outdoor on 14/09/2011
    Running brands appoint former athlete as joint tech rep Ronhill and Hilly have appointed Laura Finucane as their first joint technical representative. Finucane is a former international athlete who will work with the sales teams of both brands by offering product training and retail support. Graham Richards, Ronhill and Hilly’s brand director, said: “I am delighted to have Laura on […]
  • Novel Awards finalists announced

    By SGB outdoor on 12/09/2011
    Outdoor brands vying for success in six categories The finalists for the 2011 Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) Novel Awards have been named, with three products in each of six categories competing to be named the best this year. OTS organiser MCS said there had been over 100 entries for the six categories in 2011. Entries have been assessed by a […]
  • Bridgedale to unveil new sock packaging

    By SGB outdoor on 09/09/2011
    Technical sock brand to unveil new packaging to increase sales and maintain quality Bridgedale is to unveil new packaging for its socks in the coming weeks designed to highlight each pair’s technical story and make repackaging easier. Bridgedale said colour coded, consumer friendly packs highlight each technical yarn story, whether WoolFusion, MerinoFusion or CoolFusion, with each delivering a different performance […]
  • Dooley to drive Bramwell growth

    By SGB outdoor on 08/09/2011
    New sales manager to drive business growth at outdoor distributor Bramwell International has confirmed the appointment of Matt Dooley as sales and key account manager, in a move to drive business growth Dooley will maintain and grow key accounts for all brands across the company, as well as implement and manage a structure for the sales team. He joins Bramwell from Vale […]
  • Rosker makes developments

    By SGB outdoor on 07/09/2011
    Hayman promoted to national field sales manager; new showroom opened near Milton Keynes Outdoor distributor Rosker has promoted Andi Hayman to the role of national field sales manager, while at the same time opening its third UK showroom. Hayman is taking up a new role where he will lead Rosker’s sales team in the UK, working to develop sales opportunities. […]
  • OTS and Tent Show to merge in 2012

    By SGB outdoor on 07/09/2011
    UK tradeshows to be merged under OTS banner in 2012 after industry survey reveals desire OTS, which is set to take place at the end of the month, and the Stoneleigh Tent Show are to be merged next year, following a survey of the outdoor market. The results of the survey showed that 80 per cent of retailers and manufacturers would […]
  • Cybertill/J2 join forces to ‘benefit retail’

    By SGB outdoor on 06/09/2011
    Software and hardware specialists forge EPoS partnership to provide universal retail solution Cybertill and J2 Retail Systems have forged a partnership that the duo said will provide a ‘universal EPoS solution for the retail community’. Cybertill, which will be installing J2 Retail Systems hardware as part of the partnership, said it has one of the ‘most diverse retail user bases of […]