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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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Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:00

Earlier in the week a story under the heading “Ranger hits ground running”. 

Drapers magazine to end print

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 15:00

Industry magazine, Drapers, is to go digital only.

The force is with Hi-Tec

Monday, 5 October 2015 10:00

Footwear brand Hi-Tec, has won a tender to supply its Magnum Elite Shield CT CP WP Boot to UK territorial and specialist forces throughout the UK.

OIA Summit hosting set for success

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 7:00

With the opening of the European Outdoor Industry Summit now just over a fortnight away, the event looks on course for a record breaking attendance.

OTS attendance falls

Thursday, 24 September 2015 7:00

Organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS)  have released details of the attendance figures for the event, which closed last Thursday.

Game Fair ends

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:00

The Country Landowners and Business Association has announced that its flagship event, the Game Fair, will no longer continue.

Steve Bracewell dies

Monday, 14 September 2015 17:00

OCC Outdoor has learned of the death of ex-Gelert  and Animal MD, Steve Bracewell.

Outdoor brand lays strong foundation

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 9:00

Outdoor gear manufacturer and retailer, Alpkit, has launched a charity.

Countryfile looks to cash in

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:00

Organisers of Countryfile Live are planning to target outdoor brands ahead of the launch of the event at Blenheim Palace next year.

Awards hopefuls urged to get on with it

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 8:00

With less than two weeks left until the deadline, the organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) are urging companies wishing to enter the new UK Outdoor Industry Awards series, not to miss the September 1st deadline.