STATEMENT FROM: Matthieu Schegg, VP, EMEA General Manager, Columbia Sportswear Company
To protect the health and safety of consumers, our employees, and the communities where we operate, we are closing all Columbia-owned and operated European retail stores. These stores will remain closed until further notice. We encourage consumers seeking our products to visit our eCommerce site, at http://www.columbia.com.
Columbia has been in business since 1938 and weathered many storms by keeping our focus on the well-being of consumers, employees and the larger community. In addition to the store closures, we have taken many steps to carry out the health and safety advice from health authorities around the world.
Our administrative facilities remain open so that we can continue to provide customer support with the least amount of disruption possible.
We are invested in the health and safety of the communities we are fortunate enough to be a part of. We are always stronger together and we look forward to working through this situation with you