New CEO for Haglöfs

Friday, 15 September 2017 10:50

Haglöfs will have a new CEO in the new year, with Carsten Unbehaun succeeding Peter Fabrin

Brits prepare for Bank Holiday escape

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:40

Travel Association, ABTA, is estimating that 2.1 million Brits are set to head abroad this bank holiday weekend (25th -28th August), while the Norfolk Broads, the West Country and Cotswolds are the UK favourites.

OIA cans Outdoors Future Camp

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:05

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has cancelled its Outdoors Future Camp (OFC) in partnership with ISPO Academy due to take place on 5th and 6th September in Eccleshall, Sheffield.

Climb goes digital

Climb closing print edition

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:00

Climb magazine has closed its print edition and will become a free online and digital-only product from October. 

Columbia stalwart departs

Thursday, 1 June 2017 0:00

Columbia’s long-serving Bryan Timm is stepping down from his role as President and Chief Operating Officer after 20 years with the firm.


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Diabetic product scoops top award

Monday, 21 March 2016 7:00

Welsh Medical supplies specialists, Frio UK, has won the inaugural overall winner’s prize in the ten category UK Outdoor Industry awards series. 

Upbeat Conference hears of strong performance

Friday, 18 March 2016 14:00

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has seen a dramatic improvement in its finances over the past four years.

Small signs of improvement for bricks and mortar retailers

Monday, 29 February 2016 7:00

Industry body, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), has reported an increase in January shopper footfall when compared to this time last year.

OIA AGM likely to be upbeat affair

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 7:00

Conference opens, the event’s organisers, MCS, have confirmed that they anticipate that more than 200 delegates are expected to turn up for the event, which takes place in Harrogate on March 16-17th. 

X-Bionic to go it alone

Monday, 8 February 2016 6:00

X-Bionic, the Swiss brand best known in the outdoor sector for its technical socks, has ended its 15-year relationship Ardblair Sports Importers.

Vote opens to public

Friday, 5 February 2016 7:00

Online voting for the UK Outdoor Industry Awards has now opened, allowing the public to select the best of the outdoor products, which were shortlisted at the Outdoor Trade Show 2015 (OTS). 

Lifesystems ups training as Zika virus strikes

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 7:00

Travel specialists Lifesystems has confirmed that in the coming months it plans to ratchet up its retail training programme to take into account increased concerns about the impact of the Zika virus. 

ISPO numbers slowing?

Monday, 1 February 2016 8:00

Organisers of the Munich ISPO show are claiming success following the release of attendance figures for the four-day event, which closed last week.

Outdoor escapes worse of floods

Monday, 18 January 2016 7:00

Both outdoor retailers and suppliers appear to have escape largely unscathed by the floods which hit large parts of the Lake District and North Yorkshire over Christmas and into the New Year. 

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.