Industry News

  • Dr. Jeanette Loos named Global Head of ISPO Group

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2019
    Dr Jeanette Loos has assumed the newly created position of Global Head of ISPO Group at Messe München. Her areas of responsibility include the strategic refinement of the entire ISPO portfolio, increased synergies among the individual stationary and digital platforms of ISPO and the optimization of processes at the ISPO Group. In her function, she reports directly to Tobias Gröber, […]
  • Management succession within Hestra Gloves, Anton Magnusson assumes role as Managing Director

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2019
    Management succession within Hestra Gloves The board of HESTRA-Handsken AB has appointed Anton Magnusson as Managing Director for HESTRA-Handsken AB and Martin Magnusson & Co AB. Anton assumes his new role effective August 12th 2019. Svante Magnusson will continue in his position as Product Manager for the Dress glove division as well as member of the board in HESTRA-Handsken AB. […]
  • New SDEA Display Directory launches – full of innovative and exciting products and services

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2019
    The new SDEA Display Directory is available now free of charge to display buyers and specifiers.  Brimming with creative, specialist products and services for retail, hospitality and leisure interiors, the new Directory is a vital tool for all, both large and small.  The vibrant new design opens the door onto a visually stimulating and comprehensive guide, including exclusively commissioned editorial. […]

    By SGB outdoor on 23/08/2019
    CYCLE SURGERY ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT BBC CHILDREN IN NEED Cycle Surgery, together with BBC Children in Need, have come together to launch the first ever BBC Children in Need cycle jersey. Launching Thursday 15th August, the one-of-a-kind, unisex cycling jersey will be available from Cycle Surgery both in-store and online. Created by Primal, Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of […]
  • Four corners – new name

    By SGB outdoor on 18/07/2019
    We are pleased to announce that the UK distribution business formerly known as Man O Leisure Limited, is now Four Corners UK Distribution Limited. Four Corners UK, will not only have a new look and feel but will be adopting a new mission to bring the best outdoor gear from around the world into the UK market. Jon Whitfield, Managing […]

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    After 48 hours of dedicated outdoor testing and lively discussions in a remote mountain area of Austria, the international jury of outdoor journalists and retailers have come up with the winners of Scandinavian Outdoor Award for next year’s spring/summer season. The jury was very impressed by an innovative tent construction from the most recent member of Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), […]
  • Ellis Brigham Launches 2nd Life campaign

    By SGB outdoor on 12/07/2019
    Ellis Brigham is working with two homeless charities to recycle outdoor gear and give it a second life. There are three in-store drops off points plus free collection via their customer services department. Says Mark Brigham, marketing director of Ellis Brigham, ‘our 2nd Life initiative aims to protect homeless people from the elements by providing them with good quality, redundant […]
  • OutDoor Award for Cross Trail Pole

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    An international jury of experts awarded LEKI´s Cross Trail pole MCT 12 Vario Carbon with an OutDoor Award in the category “Outstanding OutDoor Winner 2019”. Thus confirming the high market relevance of this innovation in a new pole category presented for the first time on the OutDoor by ISPO by the Swabian company. LEKI developed the MCT 12 Vario Carbon […]
  • HI-TEC® Partners with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

    By SGB outdoor on 05/07/2019
    HI-TEC® is proud to announce a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as The Recommended Kit supplier for both the low and mid-tier expedition boots. The DofE Expedition Kit List will endorse a specifically selected, tried and tested, and widely available range of HI-TEC® walking boots for DofE Expeditions. The partnership will commence on the 1st of […]
  • 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 […]