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Osprey Moves from Distribution Model to Direct Fulfillment in Canada

April 22, 2021

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Julie Campagnoli
JAM Collective
jc@jamcollective.net
415-839-7546

Cortez, CO

Osprey, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance innovative carry solutions, announced today a change in its distribution model in Canada. Starting June 2022, Osprey will begin direct fulfillment in Canada. Osprey has partnered with In-Sport Fashions for distribution in Canada since 2003. 

“In-Sport Fashions has been integral in making Osprey the market leader in Canada,” said Layne Rigney, CEO of Osprey. “As we transition to a direct model and the next exciting chapter of Osprey’s development throughout Canada, we do so owing a debt of gratitude to Dana and Andrew Nelson for their invaluable partnership in building Osprey Canada to where it is today.”

“It has been a great adventure for In-Sport Fashions to build such a reputable and iconic brand in Canada,” said Andrew Nelson, President of In-Sport Fashions. “We grew the Osprey brand to be sustainable and strong in the territory and we are proud of the work we have accomplished. We wish Osprey all the very best in this new venture”.

In-Sport Fashions will continue to service Canadian retailers through May 31, 2022 and is working closely with the Osprey team to ensure a seamless transition for its retail partners.  Osprey’s first selling presentations to Canadian accounts will be in October 2021 for Fall 2022 season. The first orders shipping to Canada under the new direct fulfillment model will begin June 1, 2022.

About Osprey

Founded in 1974 and based in Cortez, Colorado, in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, Osprey designs the highest performing and longest lasting carry solutions on the market including technical packs for outdoor, travel and everyday adventures. 

In addition to creating top-quality packs, the Osprey team is focused on becoming the most progressive, transparent and sustainable hardgoods brand in the world. From raw materials and chemistry benchmarks to progressive factory code of conduct agreements and programs that extend a product’s end of life, Osprey is taking a truly holistic approach and looking at every aspect of their business to ensure they leave as little trace possible. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance, sustainable gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure, devotion to the outdoors and steadfast resolve to leave the world better than they found it.

To learn more about Osprey and its products backed by their industry leading All Mighty Guarantee, visit osprey.com. Osprey products can be found online at osprey.com and in specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).

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