The sports and outdoor apparel group reported the strongest quarterly and year-to-date results in the company’s history on Thursday, announcing particularly strong sales increases in its US direct-to-consumer channel.
The former professional trade fair, since transformed by Zalando into a hybrid event combining trade show with fashion and music festival, returns to Berlin for its third edition from 31st August to 2nd September.
Columbia net sales increased 21 percent to a record $481.6 million, in the second quarter ended June 30, driven by both wholesale and direct-to-consumer net sales, especially in Latin America and Asia Pacific.
The Portland, Oregon-based sportswear group reported on Thursday higher-than-expected sales growth in Q1 2018, driven by strong progress in the company’s global direct-to-consumer channel and modest wholesales gains.
The company has announced a positive fourth quarter, ended December 31, 2017, propelled forward by even demand across apparel, accessories and footwear categories, and success in EMEA, Canada and APAC.