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Cor Ax leaves Shimano Europe after ‘difference of opinion’

Shimano Europe has today announced that it is parting company with Managing Director, Cor Ax, with immediate effect.

In a statement revealing the news, Marc van Rooj, President of the Shimano Europe Group, said the break up was ‘due to a difference of opinion about future strategy to implement’.

“Both parties have agreed not to unveil details of this matter,” added van Rooj. “Senior management is now considering the.. Read More

Savage Gear to set up own distribution network in U.S.

Svendsen Sport brand, Savage Gear, is set to open a sales office in America following the amicable termination of its distribution agreement in the region with Okuma. A joint statement from Svendsen Sport and Okuma said that move has been prompted by strong growth in sales of Okuma rods..

e-commerce site set up to sell Japanese fishing tackle

A new transnational e-commerce website, committed to supplying Japanese fishing tackle all over the world, has been launched. The Asian Portal Co. Ltd. has introduced ‘Asian Portal Fishing’ and claims to sell more than 200,000 items from almost 300 Japanese manufacturers, including Daiwa, Shimano, Gamakatsu and Megabass. “We offer..

EFTTA backs court action against EU over bass

The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) – supported by EFTTA – has filed a court action against the European Union over its restrictions on bass fishing. EFTTA is sharing the court costs with the EAA in the action that has been filed in the European Court of Justice that..

Gander Outdoors to include RV dealerships on site

Gander Outdoors stores across the US are set to be used as Recreational Vehicles (RV) sales dealerships. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, owner of the country’s largest RV sales network, and the group which has bought the locations of the bankrupt outdoor sports and fishing tackle retailer,..

Pure Fishing owner completes first disposal of businesses

Newell Brands, the owner of up-for-sale Pure Fishing, has completed the first disposal of its latest batch of companies that are deemed surplus to requirements. The New York-based conglomerate has sold Rawlings Sporting Goods for approximately $340 million. The sale is part of its previously announced Accelerated Transformation..

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