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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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OIA leads on national strategy

Friday, 29 May 2015 8:00

Lead by the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and teamed with the Sport & Recreation Alliance (SRA) an online consultation has been launched with the aim of developing a national outdoor recreation strategy. 

National Trust to benefit

Thursday, 28 May 2015 7:00

Footwear specialists, Hi-Tec, has launched a six week long promotion in the Millets chain of 95 stores, promoting its Walk.Lite shoe.

KORS starts talking

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:00

The Kendal Outdoor Retail Show (KORS) has announced that for the first time visitors to this year’s event will be offered the opportunity to attend a seminar during the course of the show.

Oase’s Jennings passes away

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:00

Mark Jennings, UK sales Director for Oase, has died after a short illness. Jennings, who was 51 was a highly regarded and popular individual among the UK's camping trade and made a major contribution to the emergence of Oase as a leading camping brand in the UK.

Election run-up had no impact, say retailers

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:00

Two thirds of outdoor retailers felt that the run-up to the election had no discernible impact on their business.

Ashley HQ raided

Thursday, 7 May 2015 13:00

Police officers have raided the HQ of Sports Direct, owners of Field and Trek and a number of outdoor brands. 

Awards open for business

Friday, 1 May 2015 7:00

The organisers of the 2015 OutDoor show are inviting entries to this year’s OutDoor awards series. 

Bradshaw Taylor chief makes appeal

Thursday, 30 April 2015 7:00

Corry Taylor, CEO of distributor Bradshaw Taylor, has added his voice to those appealing for funds to assist relief in Nepal, following Mondays’ earthquake. 

EOS Online now open

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 7:00

The organisers of the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) 2015 have announced that online registration is now open and bookings for the event, which takes place in mid-October, can be made at the website, www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com.  

BETA four fifths of the way there

Monday, 20 April 2015 7:00

The BETA trade show’s decision to move the 2016 event to an earlier date in late January appears to have had little impact on exhibitors.