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    FIS announces Impact Sustainability Program


    The International Ski Federation (FIS) has released its newly developed Impact Program, a sustainability action plan designed to guide FIS and its key stakeholders through current and future global sustainability challenges. The program covers the period 2024-2026 and includes short, medium and long-term projects and targets. It will serve as ...

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    Counterfeit products cost EU companies €16 billion in sales each year


    According to a new study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), counterfeit goods cost EU industries an estimated €16 billion in sales and nearly 200,000 jobs each year. The 44-page document, titled “Economic Impact of Countering in the Clothing, Cosmetics, and Toy Sectors in the EU,” reveals the ...

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    A review of pro golf’s pending big deal


    According to Front Office Sports, the CEOs of two major golf leagues are stepping down, namely Keith Pelley of the DP World Tour (the former European Tour) and Martin Slumbers of the R&A, the sport’s governing body in the UK and operator of the Open Championship. Pelley will be replaced ...

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    Sprague becomes new CEO of POW


    After unanimous board approval, POW’s previous Board Chair steps in to the role of the organization’s CEO.

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    Intersport Austria motivates children and teenagers to do more sport


    To mark its 60th anniversary, Intersport Austria wants to motivate children and teenagers to participate in sports with specific activities because the foundation for a sporty and healthy future is laid at toddler and primary school age. Source: Intersport Austria Thorsten Schmitz, Managing Director Unfortunately, however, the ...

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    Decathlon Austria with successful 2023


    The international sporting goods manufacturer and retailer Decathlon, headquartered in France, can look back on a successful 2023 in Austria. In addition to encouraging increases in employees and sales, there was also growth in the form of another store. Source: Decathlon Decathlon Austria Managing Director Gábor Pósfai ...

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    Russia faces 50% increase in prices for European sporting goods


    In the foreseeable future, the price of European sporting goods can jump by 50 percent, owing to expensive logistics and other difficulties associated with returning foreign brands to the shelves, Marina Malakhatko, head of the retail department of Core.XP, a Moscow-based real estate firm, told local state news outlet Tass. ...

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    Vivobarefoot, Balena present 3D-printed, customized and fully compostable shoe


    Source: Vivobarefoot Vivobarefoot VivoBiome UK-based footwear and lifestyle brand Vivobarefoot has announced a partnership with Tel Aviv-based circular economy startup Balena, founded in 2020. The aim is to produce shoes that are made-to-order and made-to-measure locally and are compostable and recyclable thanks to Balena’s BioCir®flex range of ...

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    Campion to leave Nike after 17 years, joins UCLA


    Nike’s current Managing Director of Strategic Business Ventures, Andrew Campion, is planning to leave the company on April 5, according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Campion, who has worked at Nike for 17 years, stepped into this very role in May last year. ...

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    New CPO, President of Americas at Under Armour


    Under Armour (UA) has appointed Yassine Saidi as Chief Product Officer and Kara Trent, the current Managing Director for the company’s EMEA region, as President of the Americas. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Saidi has previously held positions at both Adidas and Puma. According to UA, he brings ...

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    Founder of Snipes steps down as CEO


    Sven Voth, the founder of sneaker specialist Snipes SE, is handing over his position as CEO to Dennis Schröder, who has been the company’s General Manager since April 2023. Schröder will immediately assume responsibility for the business of the internationally operating sneaker and streetwear retailer. Voth will remain with the ...

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    Wolverine Worldwide sells Sperry to Authentic


    Wolverine Worldwide has successfully offloaded its Sperry footwear brand to brand management firm Authentic Brands Group. Aldo Group, a Canadian retail group, has, at the same time, been appointed as the brand’s North American partner and will be responsible for wholesale, e-commerce and stores, Authentic said in a press release. ...

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    Merger produces new league in American football


    In the world of American football, the XFL and the USFL have merged into the United Football League (UFL). The league will be playing in the spring, which is the off-season for the National Football League (NFL), and has scheduled a first game for March 30. The league’s President and ...

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    A challenger rises in Spanish pádel e-tail


    In its three years of operation, Padel Pro Shop has reached €10 million in annual sales, and its latest annual results for 2023 represent a year-on-year increase of 95 percent. For the new year, the online retailer’s objective is to achieve another increase in annual sales, this time of 60 ...

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    On Holding plans further expansion, but no Tiger signing


    Swiss company On Holding, which had a phenomenal 2023 in terms of sales and profitability growth, is promising to unleash a plethora of new products over the next 10 to 24 months and be a player at the Paris Games (including new uniforms for the Swiss National Team) this summer, ...


    Wolverine Worldwide on expected FY course, update on transformation


    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. provided an update on its preliminary, unaudited financial results for FY 2023 and its ongoing transformation efforts ahead of its presentation at the 2024 ICR Conference this week. “We’re executing the stabilization phase of our strategic transformation with tremendous pace while redesigning Wolverine Worldwide for the ...

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    Crocs expects record revenues, raises FY guidance


    Crocs Inc. now expects to post record 2023 revenues of approximately $3.95 billion, representing more than 11 percent growth year-over-year, compared with a previous guidance of a 10 to 11 percent increase. “2023 was a strong year for Crocs, Inc. that culminated in a successful holiday season with market share ...

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    AliExpress publishes report on general online shopping landscape in Europe


    AliExpress, the international online retail marketplace of Alibaba International Digital Commerce Group, has published its first Consumer Insights Report examining the online shopping landscape in Europe. The report surveyed consumers in France, Germany, Spain and the UK and aimed to uncover key trends and insights into European consumers’ online behavior ...

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    Amer’s Arc’teryx brand key to sales growth in China


    Amer Sports, the Finnish parent of 11 brands, which filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 4, has dramatically increased its sales in Greater China over the last four years largely through its Arc’teryx brand. The group’s total sales in the market increased ...

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    Why you need written agreements, especially in times of financial crisis


    Nobody wants to think about going bankrupt, but our legal expert has one piece of advice that will help brands be ready, should the worst happen.