Posts tagged as jack wolfskin

  • Friday, March 6th 2015

    Changes at the executive board of Jack Wolfskin

    by Markus Huber

    A few months after the appointment of Melody Harris-Jensbach as chief executive of the German outdoor brand, Jack Wolfskin is undergoing further changes in its executive board. Christian Brandt, the chief operating officer, is to leave the company at the end of April. The position of the COO is not going to be filled again at this […]

  • Thursday, January 8th 2015

    Jack Wolfskin is on the rise again

    by Markus Huber

    In its financial year 2013-14, ended Sept. 30, German outdoor company Jack Wolfskin increased its sales by 6.5 percent to €345 million. This comes after a strong decline in sales the two previous years when the “Paw” saw turnover dwindle substantially – basically due to flat demand in its Central European core markets. Management also mentioned that […]

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    Thursday, January 1st 2015

    Jack Wolfskin takes Chinese business into its own paws

    by Markus Huber

    On Dec. 24, German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Tristate Holdings, its current distributor and licensee  for Greater China, to pass on the brand’s Chinese business to its own subsidiary, JW PRC Co. The subsidiary will become operational over the next three years. In return, Tristate will provide consulting services to […]

  • Wednesday, November 5th 2014

    Harris-Jensbach to lead Jack Wolfskin

    by Markus Huber

    Sudden change at the top of Germany’s leading outdoor brand. With immediate effect, Melody Harris-Jensbach takes on the role of chief executive at Jack Wolfskin. The 53-year-old succeeds Michael Rupp, who has led “The Paw” since July 2012 and is stepping down at his own request for personal reasons. Harris-Jensbach has been in the apparel […]

  • Thursday, July 24th 2014

    Jack Wolfskin parts with Globetrotter for e-commerce management – but continues other business

    by Markus Huber

    After almost a decade-long online alliance, Jack Wolfskin will no longer use Hamburg-based specialty outdoor retailer Globetrotter Ausrüstung to run its web shop. From the end of August, the “Paw” brand will incorporate internet retailing into its own strategy. This is for two reasons: Firstly, Jack Wolfskin is looking for a higher degree of internationalization in general and in […]

  • Wednesday, February 5th 2014

    Jack Wolfskin posts significant drop in sales within core markets

    by Markus Huber

    In the 2013 financial year, Jack Wolfskin sales dipped by 7.9 percent to €324 million. The decline was mainly in the outdoor brand’s most important market of Germany, as well as in Austria. The company sites lower demand levels in the region, increased competition and unfavorable weather conditions as the causes. In addition, a planned consolidation […]

  • Tuesday, November 12th 2013

    Jack Wolfskin publishes 2012 social sustainability report

    by Markus Huber

    The German outdoor company has published its third social sustainability report with guidance from the Fair Wear Foundation of which Jack Wolfskin is a member. The main findings of the 2012 report are that 100 percent of the brand’s suppliers were audited through 71 screenings and 22 follow-up visits. The report says that 45 percent […]

  • Monday, October 28th 2013

    Jack Wolfskin intensifies its efforts in eastern Europe

    by Markus Huber

    The German outdoor company has kept its recent promise to become stronger in Russia, by opening up its own subsidiary for the market—Jack Wolfskin Rus Ltd. Simultaneously, the brand opened its first store in Moscow and already has three doors in Saint Petersburg. The Moscow store comes hot on the heels of a recently opened […]

  • Thursday, August 15th 2013

    Jack Wolfskin consolidates online operations

    by Markus Huber

    Jack Wolfskin is emphasizing the strategic importance of its online activities by creating a new department that will incorporate all their online operations such as social media, web presence and online sales from partner retailers. The new department will be led by Michael Vogel, Senior Manager E-commerce and Digital, who joined the outdoor brand at […]

  • Monday, July 29th 2013

    Jack Wolfskin hits South American market

    by Markus Huber

    Jack Wolfskin, the German outdoor brand has signed a distribution agreement with Heightsport, which operates across five South American countries: Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. A few days ago, Heightsport, which also has a retail arm, opened its first Jack Wolfskin branded store in Pucón, Chile. The deal between Jack Wolfskin and Heightsport includes […]