Gresvig, the big Norwegian buying group operating under the G-Sport, Intersport and G-Max banners, has strengthened its management team. Espen Bråten, former general manager of Järnia, a large-scale retailer dealing with houseware and DIY products, has joined Gresvig to supervise its sports division. Rolf Gullestad, general manager of Gresvig, previously headed the sports division as well. The new appointment comes as Haglöfs has decided to bypass Gresvig's costly centralized settlement program and to deal with affiliated retailers directly (more in The Outdoor Industry Compass).