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    Strava releases Year In Sport Trend Report, social connections most important


    Strava has released its Year In Sport: The Trend Report, highlighting global trends among active people across all generations. It reveals that Generation Z’s behaviors and habits differ from other generations, but they also have different motivators, barriers and interests when it comes to staying active. For the report, Strava ...

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    ​Prowinter 2024 Bolzano: Jan. 10-12, 2024


    The twenty-fourth edition of the Italian trade show Prowinter is just around the corner and takes place from Jan. 10-12 at the main hall of Fiera Bolzano’s exhibition center. Besides being a meeting point for companies, rental companies and retailers, Prowinter 2024 will be enriched with new initiatives that will ...

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    JD Sports cuts profit forecast due to weak consumer spending


    After sales at JD Sports Fashion’s sales fell short of expectations in the 22 weeks to December 30, the British retailer, which owns Go Outdoors, Blacks, Millets and other retail brands, lowered its profit guidance for the full year. According to the company, organic sales growth at constant currency ...

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    Fairmonde Golf welcomes LPGA golfer Angel Yin as a shareholder


    Fairmonde Golf, an eco-friendly women’s golf apparel brand based in Wyoming, announces that US LPGA professional Angel Yin, an esteemed role model in the golf industry, has become a substantial shareholder in the brand. Yin, known for her outstanding performances at the Buick LPGA Shanghai and her prestigious win at ...

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    Hyperice sues Therabody for infringement of percussion patent


    Hyperice, a California-based provider of muscle and joint restoration, mobility and performance enhancement technologies, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Jan. 3, 2024, against Therabody, Inc., which is also based in California and manufactures the Theragun line of percussion massage guns and other products, alleging infringement of Hyperice’s patented ...

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    Uvex Sports Group with new executive management


    Source: Uvex Sports Group Patrick Hebling (left) and Patrick Angeletti (right) The Uvex Sports Group with its brands Uvex, Alpina and Hiplok appointed a new management duo on Jan. 1, 2024. Patrick Hebling and Patrick Angeletti have joined the management board as CEO and CFO/COO, respectively. ...

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    Xponential Fitness closes master franchise agreement for Pure Barre and YogaSix in Japan


    US-based Xponential Fitness, Inc., a global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, announced the signing of a master franchise agreement for Pure Barre and YogaSix in Japan with Sunpark Co. Ltd. Sunpark has committed to open at least 50 franchise studios for Pure Barre and Yoga Six in the country. The ...

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    Footway Group announces extraordinary general meeting, restructuring nearing completion


    E-commerce company Footway Group AB has convened an extraordinary general meeting for its shareholders on Jan. 25, 2024, at the company’s premises in Kista, Sweden. The company stated in a press release that it “will shortly apply for plan negotiations to complete the reconstruction formally,” and it is expected to ...

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    Manchester United reaches agreement for Ratcliffe to acquire 25% of shares


    After English soccer club Manchester United announced in November 2022 that its board was considering “strategic alternatives” to support the club’s future growth and success, Qatari investors briefly expressed interest in February of 2023. Last September, however, the Glazers family announced that they were taking the club off the market ...

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    COP28: Outdoor & sports industries put reconnection with nature and physical activity on agenda


    Read here how COP 28 went for representatives from the sporting goods and outdoor industry.

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    Nike eyes innovation, cost cuts to drive future results


    Citing increased macroeconomic headwinds around the globe, particularly in the EMEA and Greater China, Nike is stepping up its strategic approach to innovation and numerous cost-cutting measures to improve its financial results in the coming quarters. That effort will include greater emphasis on product newness and opportunities to slash ...

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    Polar releases “2023: Reflected”, showing physical activity, sports, and sleep trends


    Polar Electro announced the release of its “2023: Reflected” report, revealing global activity, sports, and sleep trends. With walking emerging as the second most tracked activity globally, this year’s findings confirm the commitment to moderate-intensity physical activity to stay active and nurture personal wellness. Walking makes up nearly 16 percent ...

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    EU adopts supply chain directive


    On Dec. 14, the Council and the European Parliament agreed on a preliminary version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) and drafted a much stricter law than the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), which already applies to large companies. As a result, human rights are anticipated ...

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    China’s Bosideng takes strides toward net zero emissions and sustainable fashion


    Bosideng is working to achieve net zero emissions and promote sustainable practices within the down apparel industry.

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    Pádel Nuestro ups its year-end sales forecast


    Pádel Nuestro Group is forecasting an increase in annual sales of 27 percent, to €65 million, for full-year 2023, according to CMDsport. This is up from November’s forecast of €62 million. E-commerce should account for about 55 percent of the total. In what parent company 360 Padel Group’s CEO is ...

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    Puma brings two strategists to the chessboard


    Puma has teamed up with Manchester City and to publish an exclusive conversation between Spaniard and soccer coach Pep Guardiola and Norwegian and chess player Magnus Carlsen. The Puma ambassadors talked about memorable moments from their careers, explained strategies and tactics in both sports and shared tips and tricks ...

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    Surface-analysis company gets a funding boost


    Raw Stadia, a Belgo-British company that produces a computer system for the analysis of natural playing surfaces, has raised €1.5 million in a funding round from such investors as LRM, Noshaq, LeanSquare, the former footballer Jan Vertonghen and the entrepreneur Bart Claes, CEO of JBC. According to Raw Stadia’s co-founder ...

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    Asics sells outdoor subsidiary to Chinese investor


    Hong Kong-based venture capital firm LionRock Capital acquired the Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs from Japanese sports manufacturer Asics on Dec. 18, 2023. “Asics has been a supportive and actively involved partner, providing invaluable assistance throughout our journey together. We are thrilled to start a new chapter with LionRock as ...

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    A year in review for padel


    Source: Playtomic Global Padel Report 2023 Monitor Deloitte and Playtomic have released their second annual Global Pádel Report, available online, and the results are rosy. Some predictions The report considers that the post-Covid boom is over and that the “surge” in club and court constriction has continued. ...

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    ​Carolina Core: First MLS Next Pro club not to sign with Adidas


    Carolina Core is the first football club in the US Major Soccer League (MLS) Next Pro not to be kitted out by Adidas. Adidas was, to this date, the sole supplier for all clubs due to an agreement with the MLS. Now, almost 30 years after the MLS was founded ...