Outdoor apparel and footwear company Jack Wolfskin will expand its international footprint by taking over its business operations in China from its current partner Tristate Holdings by the end of March 2015. Jack Wolfskin will be taking direct control of the distribution of its products to its over 700 stores in China, but will still be continuing the partnership with Tristate, who will be providing consultancy and operational services to help to further develop the brand in China. Tristate will also be renewing its Hong Kong and Macau distribution agreements.

Melody Harris-Jensbach, CEO of Jack Wolfskin, said: “This transaction is a milestone in our international expansion and will allow us to focus further on the Chinese market and on the needs of our retail partners there. (…) Tristate has hugely supported our business in China and we look forward to continuing to work with them on the further expansion of Jack Wolfskin in China.”

Jack Wolfskin’s revenues grew to €345 million in the financial year 2014 (2013: €324 million), mainly driven by the development of Jack Wolfskin’s international markets.
“We are starting 2015 from a position of strength. While the situation in our German and Austrian home markets remain challenging, we are pleased with the positive development of our international markets such as China and the UK,” states Melody Harris-Jensbach.