Posts tagged as Columbia

  • Wednesday, February 19th 2014

    Columbia on the rise again in Europe

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear increased its global net sales in the fourth quarter by 6 percent to $533.1 million, while net profits were down to $36.7 million from $39.5 million in the same period last year, largely due to a non-cash asset impairment charge of around $5.6 million. For the complete year, turnover improved a little from […]

  • Friday, January 10th 2014

    Sportswear and fashion brands put pressure on Cambodian government after killings

    by Markus Huber

    Leading apparel brands and retailers have sent a joint letter to Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, as well as to the Garment Manufacturers Association and some trade unions in the country. In the letter, the group of companies express their concern about the situation last week, when police intervened during strikes and demonstrations by local […]

  • Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    Columbia signs distribution deal for India

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear has signed a distribution deal with New Dehli-based Chogori India Retail Ltd. The deal which comes into effect immediately will help them break into the Indian market. Founded in 2000, Chogori is both a retailer in its own right and distributor for ten brands which they sell to the Indian market. In India, […]

  • Friday, July 26th 2013

    Columbia suffers another hefty sales decline in Europe

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear Company has reported that sales declined by 3 percent to $280.5 million in its second quarter. The net loss was $7.1 million compared with $7.9 million in the previous year’s period. The second quarter’s drop in sales include a negative effect caused by currency exchange rates at 1 percentage point. By region, the […]

  • Friday, April 26th 2013

    Columbia manages to increase quarterly sales and profit

    by Markus Huber

    In its first quarter of 2013, Columbia Sportswear managed to increase its total sales by 5 percent compared with the same period last year and reached $348.3 million. The impact of foreign currency changes was lower than 1 percent. The net income jumped by 159 percent to $10.1 million. Apparently, the weather conditions were better […]

  • Thursday, March 14th 2013

    Columbia teams up with Natural Games


    Columbia, the American outdoor brand, has become a partner of the Natural Games, a huge outdoor event in France. It will take place for the sixth time in Millau, for four days starting on 27 June. Previous editions of the event have been drawing up to 60,000 people, including many top athletes. They take part […]

  • Friday, February 22nd 2013

    Finell steps down as general manager of Columbia EMEA

    by Markus Huber

    Shortly after Columbia Sportswear’s 2012 results were reported with significant declines in the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), it became known that Christian Finell has stepped down as the company’s general manager in charge of the EMEA region. Finell confirmed his departure, but declined to give additional information on the reasons. […]

  • Friday, February 8th 2013

    Quarterly sales dip but profits rise at Columbia

    by Markus Huber

    In the last three months of 2012, Columbia Sportswear managed to lift its net income by 8 percent to $39.5 million, while consolidated net sales fell by 5 percent to $501.1 million. For the full year, the group’s sales dipped by 1 percent to $1.67 billion and net profit also fell by 3 percent  to […]

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2012

    Columbia creates joint venture for Chinese market

    by Markus Huber

    Columbia Sportswear has agreed to create a joint venture with Hong Kong-based Swire Resources to accelerate the growth of both the Columbia and the Mountain Hardwear brands in China. Swire Resources, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific, will hold 40 percent of the venture, while the U.S. outdoor company will control 60 percent. Swire has been […]

  • Friday, July 27th 2012

    Columbia posts improved quarterly results


    Columbia Sportswear reported an increase in consolidated net sales of 8 percent to $290.4 million for the second quarter, and the company’s net loss declined by 42 percent to $7.9 million over the period. Sales growth was primarily driven by improved supply chain capabilities at manufacturing partners, allowing earlier shipments for advance autumn 2012 orders […]