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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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Trekmates spells out future

Friday, 17 April 2015 7:00

Following the announcement that accessory business, Trekmates, was involved in discussions with staff over the future if its Nottingham operation, the company has issued a statement providing further details and has now confirmed

Slide stands still

Sunday, 12 April 2015 7:00

The governing body of the UK snowsports sector, the SIGB, has confirmed that it is to stick with its pre-ISPO timing for the 2016 Slide trade show. 

Trekmates in redundancy move

Thursday, 9 April 2015 8:00

Troubled accessory distributor Trekmates is in talks with employees over possible staff redundancies.

Summit secures gold

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 7:00

As it looks to host the autumn European Outdoor Summit (EOS), the Outdoor Industry Association’s preparations have received a significant boost with the news that it has secured all three slots for headline sponsors. 

Lyon wins influence

Monday, 23 March 2015 7:00

Lyon Equipment has landed a three year deal which will see it provide both equipment and financial support to BritishMountain Guides (BMG), the national association in the UK for IFMGA-qualified mountain guides (the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations). 

BETA pulls forward

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:00

The BETA trade show has announced that from 2016 it will take place a month earlier. The news comes after organisers published figures for the 2015 event showing a drop of 11% in attendance. 

OIA’s success forces move

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:00

The Outdoor Industries Association AGM and Conference will relocate to Harrogate in 2016. This announcement came at the end of its hugely successful two day event in Ambleside, where for a second year would be delegates had to be turned away because there was no space for them at the venue. 

Big lift for event

Monday, 16 March 2015 7:00

February’s Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show broke through the 50,000 visitor mark for the first time. According to the organisers the event, which is held annually at London’s Excel Centre, saw an 11% uplift in visitor numbers when compared to 2014.

Bridgedale stands alone

Friday, 13 March 2015 7:00

Two years after appointing US distributor Terramar to handle its products in North America, sock producer Bridgedale  has announced that it is to set up shop on its own.

Stubai reaches New Heights

Thursday, 12 March 2015 7:00

Climbing accessory brand, Stubai, has ended its relationship with long term distributors, Trailwise.