Did you hear?... Attendance of 35,000 estimated at summer version of ispo

The summer version of ispo wrapped up its run last week, with attendance by an estimated 35,000 -- 20,000 from outside of Germany -- who visited 1,403 exhibitors from 48 countries (only slightly fewer than last year).
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The summer version of ispo wrapped up its run last week, with attendance by an estimated 35,000 -- 20,000 from outside of Germany -- who visited 1,403 exhibitors from 48 countries (only slightly fewer than last year). According to our SNEWS® reporter on the scene, the slightly lower numbers weren't apparent in the outdoor area, which still bustled with activity, as well as in the new running area. Nevertheless, the SNEWS® reporter told us the atmosphere was somewhat flat, since many outdoor companies prefer to exhibit at the show's winter version and in the summer head for the OutDoor specialty show in Friedrichshafen. For example, not present were Jack Wolfskin, Tatonka, Marmot or Hilleberg. One very pleased exhibitor was the distributor "Klett Sportartikels GmbH," who found a super response to the Scarpa shoes (Klett also distributes Mountain Hardwear and Royal Robbins, with Osprey added to that group soon). Ciclo Sports was also pleased with the response to its distance-measuring device that was developed together with Siemens and is appearing at retail in Germany by the end of the month.


ispo summer show attendance down, energy not bad

Despite slightly lower attendance numbers for its first summer show that pushed weeks earlier than before, ispo promoted new activities, forums and segments to keep interest and energy high in many areas. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 44 countries put out their wares in nine ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL) reported fourth quarter net income of $39.5 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.10, compared with fourth quarter 2002 net income of $27.1 million and diluted EPS of $0.73. Fourth quarter revenue increased 16.4 percent to ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Iron Grip Barbell Company has entered into a licensing relationship with Nautilus Group Inc. Iron Grip has granted Nautilus the right to sell certain weight plates with three handgrips under its U.S. Patent 6,436,015. Iron Grip also recently entered into a similar license with ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Folks are just filtering back into their offices April 28 from Club Industry East, which moved back to New York this year. Seems traffic was back up a bit over last year's rather sleepy show in Washington, D.C. We heard that the overall feel was "positive." For one, Life ...read more

Did you hear?... ispo halls are sold out

Ispo, the sporting goods show in Munich, Germany, with the winter show Feb. 2-5, has announced its 16 halls are sold out with 1,584 exhibitors and 1,694 brands showing 3,370 products. The show covers everything from snow sports and fitness, to team sports and outdoor. SNEWS® will ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Nov. 9-15 >> Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a volunteer-led recreational mentoring program for at-risk teens, has launched a branded apparel line with the help of Malden Mills, Mountain Hardwear and Northern Mountain Supply, an Arcata, Calif.-based, retailer. On ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> SNEWS called Mike Egeck, president of The North Face, on Nov. 3 in response to several calls from retailers who noticed TNF product selling in the Costco in Boise, Idaho, over the weekend. Egeck confirmed that he was aware of the products, a Nuptse down vest and a fleece, ...read more

Did you hear?... SNEWS correction

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) contacted SNEWS® to let us know that we erred slightly in our last news story on Winter Market. We stated that pre-registration numbers from Outdoor Retailer mean nothing because they are free, and lumped SIA into that statement too. In fact, ...read more

Did you hear?... Watch webcasts of ispo

Can't make it to Munich, Germany, for the international sports trade show, ispo? With the plethora of August shows (WSA, OR, HF Business), that's no surprise. But you can stay in touch with webcasts at www.ispo.com during the run of the show Aug. 3-6. (Click on the British flag ...read more