Our exclusive industry analysis including our annual ranking of the global stock listed sporting goods companies (by market capitalization), the largest global sporting goods retailers, the analysis of European retail landscape as well as analysis and rankings in the athletic apparel, athletic footwear and sports equipment industry segment.

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Global Retail Rankings


Analysis: Growth of nearly 7% in 2019 for the world’s major sports retailers


The American and European and editions of Sporting Goods Intelligence differ from each other insofar as they cover the sporting goods retailers operating in their respective territories on an exclusive basis. Every year, they cooperate to put out a ranking of the major sports retailers across the world, showing how they have performed against the market.

European Retail Rankings


Big swings in the European sports retailers’ market shares


The overall consumption of sporting goods accelerated in Western Europe in 2019, posting increases of 4.0 percent in euros and 3.6 percent in local currencies, according to an annual study by SGI Europe. This can be compared with the increases of 2.7 percent and 1.6 percent, respetively, that we had ...

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    Analysis: The sports apparel market’s growth slows down

    After the 8.3 percent gain that they had registered in 2018, the revenues generated by the major sports brands from sports clothing grew at a slower pace in 2019 in terms of U.S. dollars. The absence of a major international mega-event and the appreciation of the dollar were two obvious ...

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    Analysis: The global athletic shoe market grew by 6.7% in 2019

    The global market for athletic footwear enjoyed solid growth of 6.7 percent at the wholesale level last year, reaching a level of $70.9 billion, according to an annual analysis by Sporting Goods Intelligence of the major sports brands’ performance in this segment. It would have risen a little more without ...

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    Analysis: The market for sports equipment grew by 3.5% last year

    By the estimate of Sporting Goods Intelligence, the global market for sports equipment grew by 3.5 percent, from $80,599 million to $83,459 million, over the course of last year. The 4.0 percent gain of 2018 had been slightly higher, after two years of nearly flat results.

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Sporting goods industry stocks surged by 32% in Covid year


This exclusive chart shows the development in the market capitalization of the top 86 stock-listed sporting goods companies between the end of 2019 and the end of 2020. This is exclusive data and analysis for Professional Members.


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Case Study

New Era Cap

New Era Cap’s success story in Europe


While it is still lower than in its domestic U.S. market, the European turnover of New Era Cap has more than tripled since Paul Gils began to run the company’s business in EMEA and India in 2012, thanks to a variety of initiatives and the sheer fact that its baseball-inspired ...

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Gym + Coffee


Gym+Coffee, an Irish brand of athleisure clothing and accessories for women and men, was founded by three friends in 2017. The company has six “Clubhouse” stores in the Republic of Ireland and two in the U.K., which are also meant to serve as local community hubs. It also sells its ...