Briton Richard Collier is the new CEO of Jack Wolfskin, starting next week. He’ll be responsible “for the further development of the strategic brand positioning, and the continued internationalisation” of the label.
The multinational retailer has announced the launch of a premium outdoor destination curated by Moosejaw on its website, the first storefront to be opened on Walmart’s e-commerce platform by an acquired brand.
The outdoor clothing company has successfully completed a financial restructuring deal, reducing its debt by 225 million euros. As part of the deal, a group of lenders will become its new majority owners.
The rise of the UK’s regional destination malls continues as major retailers open flagships in the biggest centres. The latest is Guess, which opened its biggest store outside of London at Liverpool One this weekend.
Private equity firm Blackstone has reached an agreement in principle to hand over control of German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin to a group of its lenders in a debt for equity swap, sources close to the situation said.