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    Germany calls for a European stance on ski tourism

    2020-11-27T17:22:00Z

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a joint decision by the member countries of the European Union to keep their ski resorts closed until at least the end of the year, in order to minimize contamination from Covid-19 among skiers. She has the backing of the Bavarian government. ...

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    Tecnica among the most performing firms in Italy’s northeast

    2020-11-26T18:46:00Z

    Tecnica Group has been ranked among the 100 top-performing companies in Italy’s Triveneto area for 2019. The ranking is available in TOP 100 , a special supplement that the Gedi publishing group has devoted to the best-performing companies in Italy’s northeast. The supplement has been on sale since ...

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    Adidas launches its first road cycling shoe since 2005

    2020-11-26T17:33:00Z

    Evidently responding to the booming demand for cycling products, Adidas is releasing the Road Cycling Shoe , its first since the launch of the Adistar Road SL over 15 years ago. The upper of the Road Cycling Shoe is made from Primegreen , which the ...

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    Tecnica comments on Blizzard's situation in Austria

    2020-11-26T17:25:00Z

    Earlier this week, some media reported that the ski manufacturer has stopped production at its Tecnica Group Ski Excellence Center in Mittersill, Austria, which has triggered various suspicions and rumors because of the Covid-19 situation. The Tecnica Group has now officially commented and clarified that the Tecnica Group ...

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    Kathmandu’s revenues keep surging thanks to Rip Curl

    2020-11-26T17:14:00Z

    After registering record sales for its financial year ended on July 31, boosted by the acquisition of Rip Curl in October 2019, Kathmandu Holdings kept the momentum going during the start of its new financial year. In a trading update, the company said that its revenues for the ...

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    Annecy Days trade show scheduled for January

    2020-11-26T16:50:00Z

    A number of snow sports brands have come together to organize a new physical edition of the traditional Annecy Days . Scheduled for Jan. 11-12, the French trade show will be patterned after ASAP but be limited to B2B dealings at the brands’ permanent or temporary showrooms in the ...

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    Amazon launches its IP Accelerator in Europe

    2020-11-26T15:47:00Z

    Amazon has launched its Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K. A version of it has been operational in the U.S. since 2019. The stated purpose is to connect small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with a “curated network” of European ...

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    Zipfit hires new managers

    2020-11-26T15:45:00Z

    Zipfit , an American producer of ski boot liners has boosted its management . The company has hired Chris Dominick to become its managing director and head of North American sales. Dominick is notably the co-founder of Wise Bar , a “superfood” bar in Colorado. Zipfit has also hired ...

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    New MD for the German Bicycle Industry Association

    2020-11-26T14:20:00Z

    Burkhard Stork will serve as the new managing director of the Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV) , the German bicycle industry organization, as from March 2021. Stork is currently federal managing director (MD) of the General German Bicycle Club ( ADFC ), the country’s largest bicycle lobby group, which he has been ...

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    Report: JP Morgan looking for Reebok’s new owner

    2020-11-25T17:58:00Z

    Indicating that the sale of Reebok may only fetch around $1 billion for the Adidas Group , The New York Times reports that it has retained JP Morgan Chase to assist in the process. That would be a big discount on the $3.8 billion that Adidas had ...

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    EU to rule on Fitbit’s takeover in 2021

    2020-11-25T17:58:00Z

    The European Commission’s anti-trust authorities are no longer expected to complete their Phase Two review of Google ’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit by the end of this year, as previously reported. According to CTFN , the American information service on mergers acquisitions, it will rule on the ...

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    Dior launches a ski line with Descente and other partners

    2020-11-25T15:20:00Z

    For the launch of its first men’s capsule ski collection, Dior is opening a pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, specifically at 109 Greene Street. Other pop-ups – in Osaka, Japan, for instance – will open during the month of November. The New York shop, ...

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    Austria is now fully covered by Recco’s search technology

    2020-11-25T14:03:00Z

    Recco , the Swedish rescue technology company, reports that Austria is the first country in the world to fully cover its entire territory with its RECCO SAR detectors. Searches will be carried out jointly by the Austrian Air Police (BMI) and the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service (ÖBRD). The detectors ...

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    ​Peak Performance has more women than men in its management team

    2020-11-25T14:02:00Z

    Peak Performance has accomplished the milestone of having more women than men in its management team with two recent key hires under the direction of Sara Molnar, who was promoted to the role of president and chief executive shortly after Amer Sports acquired the Swedish sports apparel brand ...

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    Fishing craze lifts Globeride

    2020-11-24T18:31:00Z

    Globeride , the Japanese company that owns the Daiwa brand, has benefited from the popularity of fishing in Japan, as people looked for activities that can be practiced while respecting social distancing guidelines. Its net income for the second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30 soared by 65 percent to ...

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    Deporvillage sees a run on indoor cycling

    2020-11-24T18:28:00Z

    Like many other retailers of sporting goods, Spain’s Deporvillage has experienced a run on fitness items with the onset of new Covid-19 lockdowns and a good autumn/winter season. Stationary bikes have been difficult enough to keep in stock, but never in its decade-long history has the e-tailer seen such ...

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    Yonex declines in Europe and the U.S.

    2020-11-24T18:27:00Z

    Yonex , the Japanese brand of racquet and golf products, saw its revenues decline by 19 percent to ¥13,893 million (€111.8m-$130.9m) in the second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30. Europe fell by 57 percent to ¥234 million (€1.9m-$2.2m), as many sports facilities remained closed over the pandemic. Badminton sales declined ...

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    JD may be serious about Debenhams

    2020-11-24T18:24:00Z

    JD Sports Fashion has reportedly entered exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Debenhams , the struggling British department store chain, with FRP and Lazard , which are advising the bankrupt company’s receivers. According to the reports, JD is particularly attracted by Debenhams’ website and the locations of some ...

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    Slinger Bag enters India, names media advisor

    2020-11-24T18:22:00Z

    Slinger Bag , the innovative marketer of portable ball launchers, continues its international drive with a five-year distribution agreement for the Indian market with Racquets4U , a fast-growing specialist e-tailer that is said to be highly rated for the comprehensive marketing and grassroots programs it conducts to help grow the ...

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    Puma opposes Fifa’s World Cup trademark

    2020-11-24T14:27:00Z

    We are often confronted with the use of the term “World Cup” for both ski and football tournaments, but we regularly add the name of the organizer. The Wild Cat has now filed an opposition with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office ( USPTO ) to an attempt to ...