OCC OUTDOOR - TOP NEWS

Hanwag invests in Keswick

Thursday, 24 April 2014 6:00

Footwear maker, Hanwag, has become the headline boot sponsor of the 2014 Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF). The news comes a month ahead of the annual TGO challenge, of which Hanwag is also the sponsor.

Government report gives BoF boost

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 7:00

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) was a key contributor to the recently released Government report from the new All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. Set up with the aim of tackling what it describes as an “epidemic” of the UK, the committee received  submissions from a range of organisations, among them the OIA. 

New Irish opportunity opens up

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:00

An Irish entrepreneur, Garret O’Hare (Pictured), has launched a new website, with the aim of providing what he describes as a “one-stop outdoor shop, brought to you by a team of outdoor fanatics, passionate about quality products and brands at affordable, value for money prices”. 

Craghoppers enter film business

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:00

With the world's attention focused on Rwanda and the events of 20 years ago,
Craghoppers has unveiled the latest part of its ongoing campaign to
highlight the plight of the country's mountain gorillas when on Tuesday of
last week Craghoppers' CEO Jim McNamara (pictured)  hosted the premier of 15
minute documentary.

Horizon and Lyon Equipment go separate ways

Sunday, 6 April 2014 17:00

Sock brand Horizon Leisure is to take bring its business back in house. In what both sides described as a “very amicable parting” Horizon will reassume control of its outdoor and ski sock operation with immediate effect. Horizon Managing Director, Russell Brown, said: “I don’t think we could have chosen a better company to work with than Lyon. 

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Hanwag invests in Keswick

Thursday, 24 April 2014 6:00

Footwear maker, Hanwag, has become the headline boot sponsor of the 2014 Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF). The news comes a month ahead of the annual TGO challenge, of which Hanwag is also the sponsor.

Government report gives BoF boost

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 7:00

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) was a key contributor to the recently released Government report from the new All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. Set up with the aim of tackling what it describes as an “epidemic” of the UK, the committee received  submissions from a range of organisations, among them the OIA. 

New Irish opportunity opens up

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:00

An Irish entrepreneur, Garret O’Hare (Pictured), has launched a new website, with the aim of providing what he describes as a “one-stop outdoor shop, brought to you by a team of outdoor fanatics, passionate about quality products and brands at affordable, value for money prices”. 

Craghoppers enter film business

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:00

With the world's attention focused on Rwanda and the events of 20 years ago,
Craghoppers has unveiled the latest part of its ongoing campaign to
highlight the plight of the country's mountain gorillas when on Tuesday of
last week Craghoppers' CEO Jim McNamara (pictured)  hosted the premier of 15
minute documentary.

Horizon and Lyon Equipment go separate ways

Sunday, 6 April 2014 17:00

Sock brand Horizon Leisure is to take bring its business back in house. In what both sides described as a “very amicable parting” Horizon will reassume control of its outdoor and ski sock operation with immediate effect. Horizon Managing Director, Russell Brown, said: “I don’t think we could have chosen a better company to work with than Lyon. 

Three go at Berghaus

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:00

Three members of Berghaus’ sales team have lost their jobs, as the brandowner continues a shake-up of its entire operation. One of the three, key account manager Barry Rice, has accepted voluntary redundancy.

BCB Ventures into outdoors

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 7:00

BCB International, owner of the Fire Dragon brand of outdoor fuel, has launched a new company,  BCB Adventure Ltd.

Oswald Bailey sells to Millet’s

Monday, 31 March 2014 9:00

South coast outdoor retailer, Oswald Bailey, has been sold to JD Sports’ subsidiary, Millets. The possible deal first reported in OCC Outdoor two weeks ago was sealed on Friday of last week bringing to an end the three generation,108 year long involvement of the Bailey family.

Date change poses show challenge for brands

Monday, 31 March 2014 7:00

ISPO Beijing, the main outdoor industry show in China, is to move to a new month earlier time slot, but only for next year. The change has been forced on organisers in order to avoid clashing with the Chinese New Year. 

Rate of retailer loss improving

Monday, 24 March 2014 8:00

The rate of shop closures in the UK fell by more than 80% per cent last year when compared to 2012.