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    Hummel dresses up Norwegian handball players

    2020-06-05T17:20:00Z

    Hummel has signed a deal to be the official partner and technical supplier of the Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF) from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2023. The agreement covers all official on-court and off-court sports apparel and accessories as well as medical equipment and resin.

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    More backing for “Black Lives Matter”

    2020-06-05T17:20:00Z

    Doubling up on its “For once, don’t do it” message one week ago on Twitter to protest the murder on May 25 of George Floyd, Nik e announced that it will donate $40 million over the next four years to “organizations focused on social justice, education and addressing racial inequality ...

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    Tradeinn on track for another stellar year

    2020-06-05T16:22:00Z

    Pandemic or not, Tradeinn continues to grow. For the first five months of 2020, the Spanish sports e-tailer exceeded €100 million in sales – more than half of last year’s total of €188 million. Its objective for the whole of 2020 – according to the founder and chief executive, ...

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    New Swiss country manager for Fischer

    2020-06-05T15:32:00Z

    Fischer Sports has appointed Silvan Häfliger as its new country manager for Switzerland, starting on July 15. He will take the place of Walter Dietiker , who is leaving the company for reasons of health. Häfliger previously spent 15 years in the winter sporting goods sector, working for Stöckli Swiss ...

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    Schöffel diversifies into bikewear

    2020-06-05T10:51:00Z

    Schöffel , which has been focusing on outdoor and ski clothing, is making its entry into the bicycle clothing sector with a dedicated collection for spring/summer 2021. Divided into three segments – Gravel, Trail and Travel – it was developed by the German company’s product manager, Peter Sontheimer, who ...

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    New December dates for Performance Days

    2020-06-05T10:21:00Z

    Thanks to new Covid-19 regulations in the German state of Bavaria, which allow trade shows to be held again from Sept. 1 if the pandemic continues to develop favorably, the organizers of the Performance Days have announced that the next event (Kickoff Winter 2022/23 and Update Summer 2022) will ...

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    Intersport Germany denies corona-related problems

    2020-06-04T13:00:00Z

    Intersport Germany denies rumors in the German press that it might be facing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus crisis. According to SAZ , some retailers affiliated with the cooperative created new companies outside of Intersport in order to continue receiving supplies from the producers without its financial backing. ...

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    Coalision is insolvent

    2020-06-04T11:01:00Z

    Coalision , the Canadian company that owns the Lolë and Paradox brands, has filed for insolvency, indicating its intention to offer a settlement to its creditors. One year ago, Coalision parted ways with its previous president, Bernard Mariette , and laid off some of its employees. Mariette, a former president ...

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    H&M develops sustainable swimwear and surfwear

    2020-06-03T20:27:00Z

    After its incursion into the segment of affordable activewear, H M has developed a new sustainable swimwear and surfwear collection for the first time, In cooperation with the international ” Women + Waves ” community of surfers, which organizes professional and affordable surf lessons, weekends and overseas trips for women. ...

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    Kästle to sign equipment agreement with DSV

    2020-06-03T10:24:00Z

    Kästle , the Austrian ski manufacturer, has signed an equipment agreement with the German ski federation, DSV , for its cross-country skiing, biathlon, Nordic combined and ski-jumping teams for the next four seasons. The first young talents of DSV’s cross-country ski and biathlon teams have already signed contracts with Kästle. ...

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    Private foundation to make an offer to acquire Karstadt Sports

    2020-06-03T10:24:00Z

    According to SAZ , the German trade publication, a private foundation called the Loitz Family has made an offer to acquire Karstadt Sports . Based in Essen, the Loitz Family aims to take charge of Karstadt Sports’ existing 32 stores in Germany, its headquarters in Essen and its 1,500 ...

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    Hervis Sport reopens flagship store in Salzburg

    2020-06-03T10:23:00Z

    Hervis Sport , one of Austria’s major sporting goods chains, recently reopened its store in the Europapark shopping center in Salzburg, offering many new services and features. The 1,900-square-meter flagship contains a shop-in-shop for Hervis’ private outdoor brand, Kilimanjaro, as well as a bike repair station with a free ...

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    Wearables surge despite supply problems

    2020-06-03T10:21:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted demand for wearable devices to the point of restraining the supply of their components, some of which are common to smartphones and computers, but the biggest sports-specific brand, Fitbit , did not take advantage of this trend. Drawing from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker ...

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    Kappa will sponsor a rugby tournament

    2020-06-02T16:41:00Z

    Kappa will be the official apparel sponsor of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), which is scheduled to take place in England in October and November next year. As part of the deal, the Italian sportswear brand will supply kit for all match officials, volunteers and staff ...

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    Moncler 8 Richard Quinn collection is now available

    2020-06-02T09:42:00Z

    Moncler ’s collaborative haute couture collection with Richard Quinn , which was developed in the framework of the Moncler Genius project, is finally available worldwide. The Moncler 8 Richard Quinn collection was first unveiled at the Milan Fashion Week in February, on the occasion of the Moncler Genius ...

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    Lacoste appoints CEOs for North and Latin America

    2020-06-01T20:03:00Z

    Lacoste has appointed Robert Aldrich as chief executive for North America and Pedro Zannoni as chief of the Latin America region. Aldrich previously served as chief executive for the Americas at Ermenegildo Zegna , the big Italian brand of high-end menswear. Zannoni has joined from Asics ...

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    Zalando will be subjecting its partners to sustainability standards

    2020-06-01T20:02:00Z

    Zalando is implementing standards for the measurement the social and environmental sustainability of its operations and, in time, those of its business partners. Specifically, the German e-tailer is adopting the Higg Brand Retail Module (BRM) , developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and its subsidiary, ...

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    Slinger Bag appoints Tom Dye as COO

    2020-06-01T20:02:00Z

    Slinger Bag , the new sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for ball sports, has hired Tom Dye as chief operating officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the global operational and logistical management of the business. Dye has more than 35 years of senior ...

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    Kappa is the new sponsor of the French Metz team

    2020-06-01T20:02:00Z

    Kappa will replace Nike as the kit sponsor of FC Metz, a French football club that competes in the First League. The Italian sportswear brand is back after nine years, as Kappa had previously been the club’s kit sponsor, from 2006/07 to 2010/11. The new contract will enter ...

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    The corona crisis boosts Shimano’s stock market value

    2020-06-01T20:01:00Z

    The stock market capitalization of Shimano hit a record high at 1,897 billion yen (€15.8bn-$17.6bn) on May 19 before decreasing slightly to ¥1,836 billion at the end the month. The share value rose by about 27 percent between May 1 and 31. According to financial analysts, the rise in ...