Industry News

  • Milliken & Company to Acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

    By SGB outdoor on 14/06/2019
    The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel Milliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, today announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec, LLC (“Polartec”), a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles […]
  • Multiple new appointments announced at Lyon Equipment

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Lyon Equipment is delighted to announce a series of new appointments, both at its Tebay headquarters and within its sales teams. The new positions have been prompted due to the company’s growth in its outdoor, cycle, work and rescue and watersports business, and the continued development of the Petzl agency. Mark Croxall is joining as a sales representative for the […]
  • Vango and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park announce new partnership

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Leading UK outdoor equipment manufacturer, Vango, has been announced as the official camping partner of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The three-year partnership will see Vango  working with Scotland’s first National Park to promote sustainable camping and support people from all backgrounds to enjoy camping in the National Park With some of the UK’s most stunning scenery including […]
  • Tom Watson launches ‘Adventures 4 Health’ with the OIA to get more people more active

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    Tom Watson MP has revealed details of four adventures that he will attempt during 2019 as he continues to transform his life by being more active and encourage others to follow his lead.  Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, has already lost seven stone and reversed a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by dramatically changing his lifestyle.  Now, in a […]
  • The new outdoor movement

    By SGB outdoor on 17/05/2019
    OutDoor by ISPO: More than 950 exhibitors expected Highlights of supporting program fixed OutDays – outdoor festival for end consumers during trade show time OutDoor by ISPO is the first year-round, integrative and cross-media platform for a new outdoor movement. This also includes the OutDoor by ISPO trade fair, as a meeting place for the international outdoor industry. It will […]

    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 […]