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VF Corp. CEO Steve Rendle Talks Company’s ‘Purpose-Led Journey’

Published on August 6, 2018 By kelly simmons

The leader of one of the largest outdoor and active lifestyle corporations said diversity and inclusion should be priorities that are equal to shareholder value in today’s business model—for both his company and the industry as a whole. Steve Rendle, chairman and CEO of VF Corp.—parent of such iconic brands as The North Face, Vans, […]

New EOG research indicates strong growth for the outdoor market during 2017

Published on June 21, 2018 By kelly simmons

New research has been released, revealing that the European outdoor sector experienced significant growth in 2017.  The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has published figures from its latest State of Trade report, which indicate that the wholesale outdoor market grew by 7.2% in value* and 6.7% in volume.  The 2017 State of Trade results offer a […]

Helly Hansen CEO Discusses Sale To Canadian Tire

Published on May 14, 2018 By kelly simmons

Helly Hansen is being sold to Canadian Tire Corp. for about $771 million in a deal announced early Thursday, but don’t look for sweeping changes at the iconic Norwegian outdoor brand. The company will maintain the same leadership structure, Oslo headquarters, channel strategy and retail partners—even though Helly Hansen’s new owner operates the Sport Chek line of […]

Good News On Tariff Front For Apparel, Footwear, Outdoors Industries

Published on April 30, 2018 By kelly simmons

Apparel, footwear and outdoors products weren’t caught directly in the crosshairs of the escalating trade war with China on Wednesday, allowing those industries to take a “deep sigh of relief,” said Matt Priest, president and CEO of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America. However, many companies are still subject to added costs due to […]

The bright future of electric cargo bikes

Published on April 11, 2018 By kelly simmons

Among a certain set of eco-conscious city dwellers, electric bikes are all the rage. These motor-assisted, battery-powered bikes are increasing in numbers on many city streets, as people discover how fun, practical, and affordable this alternative form of transportation is. Electric bikes — or “ebikes” as they are often called — are part of a […]