Industry News

  • New quality seal for outdoor products

    By SGB outdoor on 15/03/2019
    The ISPO Award has become a highly respected quality seal for the sporting goods industry. It helps specialist retailers put together their product ranges and customers make their buying decisions. In connection with OutDoor by ISPO, the coveted award is being adapted specifically for the outdoor industry and its needs. The nomination period for the first ISPO Award OutDoor Edition […]
  • Winners announced at the OIA Conference & AGM Dinner

    By SGB outdoor on 15/03/2019
    Following the public voting, which opened in February, the winners of the 2019 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were announced last night at the Outdoor Industries Association’s (OIA) annual conference and AGM. This year’s awards saw 90 products being entered for the 10 different categories. The 90 products entered were on display to 950 trade visitors in July 2018 at the […]
  • Oberalp Group news

    By SGB outdoor on 15/03/2019
    Bolzano-based Oberalp Group, which includes brands Salewa, Dynafit, Wild Country and Pomoca, has announced the appointment of Andrea Carraro as General Manager for Footwear and Technical Equipment. Andrea joins the company from Fischer, where he was General Manager Footwear, and prior to this at Carrera and Smith. He will now take on the task of expanding the market position for […]
  • Aquapac’s Tim Turnbull set to retire

    By SGB outdoor on 15/03/2019
    Aquapac’s Chief Executive, Tim Turnbull, is to retire after 22 years. In his place, Special Accounts Director, Mike Malavasi and Sales Director, John Kelly will be taking over and Mike’s son, Gianluca will assume responsibility for Tim’s marketing role. Tim began working at Aquapac in 1997, becoming Chief Executive in 1999.  He is now looking forward to a long and healthy […]
  • Craghoppers win at UK Ecommerce Awards 2019

    By SGB outdoor on 15/03/2019
    Last week, Craghoppers walked away with the UK E-commerce Award for 2019 for Fashion Apparel or Footwear E-commerce Website of the Year. The award recognises and rewards an exceptional fashion, clothing or shoes retail website that offers an excellent user experience and shows creativity, functionality, and conversion of the website. At a prestigious awards event held at Montcalm Marble Arch […]
  • STORM Appoints New Sales Manager to Support Customers & Drive Growth

    By SGB outdoor on 01/03/2019
    UK leading cleaning, waterproofing, and after-care specialist, STORM CARE SOLUTIONS,is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Kirk as Export Sales Manager. Lauren will support and manage all the company’s export customers, as well as drive new business. With key account management and sales experience gained at previous roles including; Terra Nova, Stratstone Land Rover, and Bonnington Plastics, Lauren will […]

    By SGB outdoor on 08/02/2019
    The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships are returning to the UK – and inov-8will once again be the official footwear brand. The 2019 OCRWC will be held just outside London on October 10-13 and will see more than 5,000of the world’s best obstacle course racers battle it out over muddy terrain and the sport’s finest obstacles. In addition to the […]

    By SGB outdoor on 25/01/2019
    Working in partnership with EcoLogic®, Dakine has developed a new technology for all EVA surf traction that accelerates biodegradation of the material. This provides a more eco-conscious approach to manufacturing and disposal when retiring the use of products. Known as “Friendly Foam”, by adding EcoOne® additives to the EVA foam, the materials will degrade only after entering biologically active landfills. […]
  • Slide Award Winners Announced

    By SGB outdoor on 25/01/2019
    The Slide tradeshow, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), is currently taking place (22-24 Jan) at the International Centre in Telford showcasing next season’s snowsport products. Exhibiting brands are eligible to enter their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are 4 categories: hardware, […]
  • La Sportiva and WL Gore combine to equip Scottish avalanche teams

    By SGB outdoor on 25/01/2019
    Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) forecasters are staying dry and comfortable this winter, through a collaboration between La Sportiva and WL Gore. SAIS is the main source of avalanche information for people venturing onto the Scottish hills, compiling daily hazard forecasts for the most popular areas throughout the winter season, and generating over 3,000 website visits on a busy winter’s […]