Brown lays down PFC challenge to competitors

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

In a call for worldwide action to discourage the use of PFCs (per fluorinated compounds) Nick Brown, owner of aftercare specialists, Nikwax, has potentially reignited a long standing feud with arch-competitors Granger’s.

Equip’s Vanderhoven takes number one spot

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

A poll of outdoor retailers has nominated Equip UK’s Chris Vanderhoven as the outdoor industry’s top sales representative. 

Clark says thank you for support

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

Following a recent sternly worded letter to retailers warning them of the damage that online discounting was doing to the brand, Tilley Hats General Manager Maddie Clark has reported a positive reaction from offenders to her request for them to desist.

Teva turns to agents

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

Outdoor and lifestyle footwear brand, Teva, has made its two national sales representatives redundant and taken on four agents in their place. The two representatives, Neil Thomas and Jeff Broadbent were, according to country manager Chris Cavanagh, offered the opportunity to set up their own agencies with Teva as a client, but both declined.

The four winners in 2013

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

This has been a cracking year for the OIA’s Andrew Denton. In March he gave the industry the sort of AGM it had long required, not the least in terms of attendance. 

The four losers in 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 0:00

He kind of promised veni, vide, vice, but actually gave the industry veni, vide, ibam. For in the reports we received from those who met Jason Granite during his brief tenure at the helm of Yeomans, he seemed to be saying that he would conquer the camping sector, but instead he quit it, in the process leaving the rest to marvel, not for the first time, at the quite immaculate timing of Peter Yeoman’s sale of the business.

Walking magazines hit by sales fall

Monday, 5 March 2012 0:00
Latest figures have revealed that Britain’s two leading walking magazines saw their sales fall badly during 2011 with one of the publications, Country Walking, experiencing a double digit decline in circulation This news, which follows similar falls...

Animal rights knock the stuffing out of The North Face

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 0:00
Leading outdoor brand The North Face (TNF) has been forced to admit that it has been using down sourced from farms where geese are fattened up to make the delicacy pate de foie gras.   Animal rights groups recently highlighted statements made by TN...

David Udberg to leave Lowe Alpine

Thursday, 9 February 2012 0:00
In a statement, which will cause surprise in the industry, David Udberg, Lowe Alpine’s Managing Director has announced he is to leave the company at the end of February.   Udberg, who moved to Lowe Alpine eight years ago after a long stint wi...

Slide brings the ton up with time to spare and is OutDoor on course for another record?

Thursday, 26 January 2012 0:00
With more than three weeks still remaining until the doors open on the 2012 show, snowsports and outdoor event, Slide, has signed up its one hundredth exhibitor. Despite uncertainties in the wider economy, the organisers are celebrating this achievement a...

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