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Rhinos reliant on thick-skinned old fundraiser

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 0:00

Did you know that at the turn of the 19th century, there were approximately one million rhinos, but by 1970s there were only around 70,000 and in 2017, there are only around 28,000 surviving in the wild? Numbers have dropped dramatically owing to poaching for their horn (utterly useless but valued for its fabled aphrodisiacal properties). Three of the five species are critically endangered.

Dismay as JD tightens grip on outdoor retail

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:55

JD Sports’ acquisition of Go Outdoors has been greeted as unwelcome news by suppliers spoken to by OCC Outdoor. 

Dungan takes reins at OCC Outdoor

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:12

Alibi Publishing, owner of OCC Outdoor, has appointed a new editor for the magazine. Ronnie Dungan took over from editor and founder Simon Baseley at the beginning of December.


Hi-Tec sells to Cherokee

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:00

UK footwear brand has been sold to US licencing business, Cherokee.

JD Sports has acquired retailer Go Outdoors for £112m from its private equity owners

Monday, 28 November 2016 17:00

Under the deal, JD Sports will buy the 58-store chain from YFM Equity Partners and 3i Group. 


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Hej adds Canadian marque to growing roster of brands

Thursday, 14 January 2016 8:00

Following lengthy negotiations Canadian footwear brand, Kamik, has appointed Wigwam sock distributor, Hej International, to handle its range of wellington and country boots.

Ad pages continue to disappear

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:00

2015 saw the continuation of a five year decline in the advertising content of the key outdoor publications.

OIA Conference & AGM 2016 now opens for bookings

Monday, 21 December 2015 7:00

A new online booking system for the OIA Conference & AGM 2016 has now been opened. 

Hard core turn up to Battersea show

Friday, 18 December 2015 7:00

Last month’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show attracted more than 25,000 visitors to the event’s new venue at the Battersea Evolution site in London.

Hi-Tec provides some good news for Keswick

Monday, 14 December 2015 7:00

Footwear brand  Hi-Tec has renewed its deal to back the Keswick Mountain Festival. 

Fowler to get to grips with Animal

Friday, 11 December 2015 8:00

Troubled action sports lifestyle brand, Animal, has appointed a new MD. Fashion and apparel specialist Paul Fowler will take over at the Poole, Dorset based business on January 1st. 

Hi-Tec’s King of the Jungle

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 7:00

Footwear brand Hi-Tec has once again been selected as footwear supplier to ITV’s hit reality programme I’m a Celebrity.

Gert returns

Friday, 6 November 2015 8:00

Sport and outdoor brand, Columbia, is to spend $25 million in the coming months launching its new Global brand platform, under the heading Tested Tough.

Slide to sell out again?

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 18:00

Slide, the winter sports tradeshow could be in line to beat last year’s take up by exhibitors.

Scottish retailer is window winner

Thursday, 22 October 2015 7:00

CCW Clothing, a Scottish outdoor clothing retailer  based near Perth, has won the first of a new award series backed by sock brand, Horizon.