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- Mammut is for sale: Conzetta, a Swiss holding company with Mammut Sports Group AG in its portfolio, is making a major pivot to focus on its global sheet metal construction company. Mammut’s sale is directed towards internationalizing the brand that will, under a new owner, advance its development prospects, particularly when it comes to market penetration.
- Jack Wolfskin calls Utah home: The German-based brand formally announced plans to build its North America headquarters in Utah and create 50 jobs in the next five years. “We’re thrilled to expand Jack Wolfskin North America in Utah,” said Diana Seung, general manager of Jack Wolfskin in North America. “This state is a perfect reflection of our brand tenets of living an adventurous, active outdoor life.”
- Video of the day: Recycling is broken, so we have to start buying products as if NOTHING gets recycled. Understand why with this quick New York Times video.
- More depressing plastic news: Don’t even think of making homemade snow cones this winter. Researchers discovered microplastics in the snow.
- Clothing sizes are broken: This The Wall Street Journal story examines how some companies are using 3D body scanning machines to product garments to help shoppers find their right size.
- Snowsports Industries America webinar: Don't miss tomorrow's session at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Customer-Focused Inventory Planning, But Were Afraid to Ask." Register here for the talk.
- HOKA ONE ONE has announced a partnership and $30,000 donation to Back on My Feet, a national US non-profit organization committed to addressing homelessness. The donation will go directly to supporting Back On My Feet members (those experiencing homelessness or living in addiction and treatment facilities).
- Vermont Glove is launching a retail program, partnering with Huckberry, Airstream Supply Company, and local retailers.
- Trump's border wall is an environmental threat. Here's why. (Outside)