Did you hear?... Deuter's efforts to break into the U.S. market going well

SNEWS® contacted Patry Loomis, president of Deuter USA to find out how the current business climate was affecting the company's efforts to expand into the U.S. market.
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SNEWS® contacted Patry Loomis, president of Deuter USA to find out how the current business climate was affecting the company's efforts to expand into the U.S. market.Says Loomis, "Business is going great. We have 70 specialty retailers signed up so far and will have over 80 by end of November and preseason period. We have taken over the distribution of the bike bags from Ortlieb USA which will add an additional 50 plus bike dealers. We now have a rep force covering most of the US and are looking forward to up coming Winter OR where we will be introducing more new products."


Did you hear?... Deuter hires Andreas Herrlinger

German pack specialist Deuter has hired Andreas Herrlinger as national sales manager for Germany. Herrlinger, who starts Jan. 10, will take over for Roland Lichtenwald, who announced his departure from the company in October. "We are convinced we have found the perfect person for ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Deuter USA sales up 50 percent

Deuter USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Germany-based Deuter, reports that sales are up for the company by 50 percent when compared with sales at the same time last year. And, if projections hold true, Deuter USA President Pat Loomis told SNEWS® that he expects sales to ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Deuter acquired by Schwan-Stabilo

Deuter Sport GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary, Deuter USA, have been acquired by Schwan-Stabilo, a company based in Heroldsberg, Germany, that manufactures writing instruments and private-label cosmetics. For Schwan-Stabilo, Deuter is the first company to be included in its newly ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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