GSI Outdoors and Nelson Sports, Inc Form Strategic Relationship to Drive Sales in South Korea


GSI Outdoors and Nelson Sports, Inc Form Strategic Relationship to Drive Sales in South Korea

Spokane, Washington – August 30, 2016 - In their latest move to expand reach throughout Asia, GSI Outdoors, a leading supplier of outdoor cook- and tableware and related accessories, has just signed a distribution agreement with Nelson Sports, Inc in South Korea. Effective immediately, the new distributor will sell, market and support GSI Outdoors’ products with the goal of increasing demand and sales in the booming South Korean outdoor market. The announcement was made by Don Scott, co-owner of GSI Outdoors.

Nelson Sports has been in business since 1998 and is based near Seoul. Their portfolio of 13 brands includes such prestigious companies as Arcteryx and Scarpa while their powerful sales channels include 50 dealers in addition to 18 department stores.

“This alliance represents a blueprint for success in the next few defining years of our Asian expansion plan,” commented Don. “Nelson Sports, Inc is well established and recognized as an industry leader in South Korea and has just the right sales distribution for our products. We look forward to helping them grow our business in this very sought-after market.”

The Outdoor Industries Association in the UK reported earlier this year that South Korea has a very fast growing market for outdoor products due to a growing economy, strong buying power and a high demand for outdoor brands. In particular, high quality international brands like GSI Outdoors are very much in demand.

GSI Outdoors currently has agreements with 29 distributors that sell into a total of 41 countries located throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia and Africa. 

GSI Outdoors is in the business of making cookware, dining products and related accessories that adapt the comforts of home to active outdoor lifestyles at the campsite, base camp and anywhere in between. In 1985, brothers Don and Ian Scott and sister Kathy started the company in San Diego and then moved to Spokane, Washington in 1995, where they have been ever since. In 2001, GSI Outdoors started distributing outdoor related gifts under the name of Outside Inside. What began as a small distribution company selling blue enamel tableware has expanded into the design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of an innovative array of outdoor cookware and a whole range of eating and drinking products that are technical, innovative and fun. GSI Outdoors products are distributed worldwide.


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