Industry News


    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Merrell, the leading outdoor footwear brand, has joined forces with Mind, the mental health charity, to promote the benefits of time and experiences in the outdoors on mental health. With the aim of inspiring people to get hiking, trekking and trail running and to reap the rewards of spending time outside, the collaboration will see Merrell become headline sponsor of […]
  • Osprey partnership announced

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019

    By SGB outdoor on 10/05/2019
    PrimaLoft, Inc., the world leader in research and innovative development of comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, announces the addition of a new member to the European Sales Team. Zoltan Kelemen is the new Territory Sales Manager for the UK, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg)and Denmark, taking over from Wim Neels, who has started a new role as Segment Manager […]
  • Berghaus doubles the size of its product and innovation team

    By SGB outdoor on 10/05/2019
    Berghaus has announced a major investment in its product and innovation team, in order to support the brand’s long-term growth strategy.  The investment will include a new ‘Sprint Team’ that will bring certain lines to the market quicker than through the standard process.  The team will build on the brand’s renowned Extrem range and expand its outdoor lifestyle offer, reflecting […]
  • Jack Wolfskin & The National Trust Announce New Long-Term Collaboration

    By SGB outdoor on 12/04/2019
    At the beginning of this week, JACK WOLFSKIN and National Trust announce a new long-term collaboration and the launch of an eco-friendly range of outdoor clothing. Inspired by a shared love for enjoying, and caring for the great outdoors, the JACK WOLFSKIN x National Trust collection includes five men’s and four women’s pieces. (See attached press release) The JACK WOLFSKIN x National Trust […]
  • OIA Conference & AGM 2019 Round-Up

    By SGB outdoor on 23/03/2019
    Over 160 delegates from all aspects of the outdoor industry gathered together at this year’s OIA Conference and AGM at Shrigley Hall, Cheshire.  It was another successful year which saw a fantastic range of keynote presentations and inspirational talks from the likes of Daniel Raven-Ellison (London City Park), Liz McMahon (Madison Muir Group) and explorer Ben Saunders.  The interactive breakout […]
  • 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 […]