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    Adidas invests €3 million in Spinnova

    2021-06-11T17:17:00Z

    Adidas has agreed to subscribe for €3 million worth of shares in Spinnova ’s planned initial public offering (IPO). Spinnova, a Finnish manufacturer of textile fibers derived from wood or agricultural waste, is planning to list on the Nasdaq Helsinki First North Growth Market . The company is building ...

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    Diadora re-launches apparel collection celebrating Roberto Baggio

    2021-06-11T17:16:00Z

    Diadora has announced the re-release on June 10 of a capsule collection dedicated to a major former Italian football player, Roberto Baggio . The brand first launched the apparel collection at the end of May on the occasion of the release of “ Il Divin Codino ” (The Divine ...

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    Goldwin sets new financial and sustainability goals

    2021-06-10T16:27:00Z

    Goldwin has laid out a plan to reach an annual turnover of 125 billion yen (€940m-$1.15bn) by the financial year ending in March 2026, up from 100 billion this year, while transitioning to 100 percent recycled and biosynthetic materials. The Japanese company, which markets 18 different brands in its ...

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    Li Ning is no longer the kit partner of India’s Olympic body

    2021-06-10T16:27:00Z

    The Indian Olympic Association ( IOA ) has dropped Li Ning , the Chinese sportswear maker, as its official uniform partner, citing public sentiment in the country. Indian athletes will wear unbranded apparel at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games instead, the IOA said. The next edition of the Summer Olympics, ...

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    Head will be run by a team

    2021-06-10T14:43:00Z

    As previously reported in SGI Europe , Johan Eliasch is stepping down as CEO of the Head group, effective immediately, in connection with his election on June 4 as the new president of the International Ski Federation ( FIS ). As the majority shareholder of the Austrian-based ...

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    Adidas introduces a sustainable summer shoe for summer golfing

    2021-06-10T14:36:00Z

    Adidas Golf has announced the launch of the Solarthon , an ultra-lightweight shoe designed to keep feet feeling fresh all day long, especially during the hot seasons of the year. The Solarthon is indeed inspired by the summer solstice, the brand explained, when golfers are motivated to maximize the ...

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    Prevayl secures £7.5 million investment

    2021-06-10T14:36:00Z

    Prevayl , a start-up specializing in “intelligent” and connected sportswear based in Manchester, has secured a £7.5 million (€8.7m-$10.6m) pre-revenue investment that is supposed to help the company “take wearable health technology to new heights.” The investment has been made by Stonebridge , the private equity fund headed by James ...

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    Nice Footwear considers reshoring and acquisitions

    2021-06-10T12:43:00Z

    Nice Footwear , an Italian footwear licensing company that also owns the Kronos brand of sports shoes, is considering a reshoring of its production from the Far East to Italy and the launch of e-commerce. Specializing in the design and sourcing of sneakers, the company has a team of ...

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    Nike and Barça renegotiating, with Puma in the wings

    2021-06-10T08:51:00Z

    The important technical partnership between Nike and the FC Barcelona football club has been in place since 1998, when Nike replaced Barça’s previous partnership with Kappa . The agreement with Nike is supposed to last until 2028. However, both Nike and Barcelona are reportedly inclined to renegotiate the ...

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    Peloton plans to enter one or two markets each year

    2021-06-09T17:36:00Z

    While confirming its entry into the Australian market , which is expected to coincide with the start of its 2021/22 financial year on July 1, Peloton Interactive said it plans to move into one or two additional foreign markets each year. Addressing financial analysts at the Bank of America ...

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    10k apparel and footwear fakes seized in Spain

    2021-06-09T15:53:00Z

    Authorities and the police in Badalona, a Spanish municipality near Barcelona, have detained ten Chinese nationals for trafficking in counterfeit goods at the shops they operate. Of the 10,000-odd items seized, with a total value exceeding €400,000, some 8,836 were apparel and footwear items offered under such faked brands as ...

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    Eliasch quits as Head’s CEO

    2021-06-09T15:33:00Z

    It’s now official. As previously reported, Johan Eliasch had pledged to step down as CEO of Head if he would be elected president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), which actually happened on June 4. A statement from Head has confirmed his resignation – effective immediately - ...

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    New CEO for CCM Hockey

    2021-06-08T16:47:00Z

    Marrouane Nabih , who had been serving as CCM Hockey ’s chief financial officer since February 2019, has been promoted to the position of CEO, heading up a renovated executive suite. Jeffrey Dalzell has been promoted to chief product officer, Janne Heino to executive vice president in charge ...

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    New boss and new structures for the Luhta group

    2021-06-08T16:47:00Z

    Juha Luhtanen , 51, became the new managing director of the Luhta Sportswear Company on May 4, taking the place of his older brother, Vesa Luhtanen , who has retired after many years at the helm of the Finnish-based family-owned company, previously known as the L-Fashion Group . The ...

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    Growing Eleiko makes new investments

    2021-06-08T16:21:00Z

    Eleiko , the leading Swedish-based producer of weightlifting equipment, has started construction of a new logistics center in Halmstad, close to its head office in Kistinge, to help cope with its continued growth, which reportedly led it to book sales of about 500 million Swedish kronor (€45m-$60m) last year, up ...

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    Emilio Pucci collaborates on a capsule with Supreme

    2021-06-08T16:20:00Z

    For spring 2021, Emilio Pucci is releasing a capsule collection with Supreme , the American streetwear brand recently acquired by VF Corp. The collection comprises 14 items including a silk jacket, waterproof nylon sweats, shirts and T-shirts, a hoodie and pants, a football jersey and shorts and ...

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    MDV’s Gripwalk®​ ski boot binding system receives ISO certification

    2021-06-08T16:20:00Z

    The International Organization for Standardization has confirmed the ISO standard 23223 for the Gripwalk ski boot binding system developed by Marker Dalbello Völkl Brands , also known as MDV Sports . The system, which was first presented at ISPO Munich in 2016, enables easier and more comfortable ...

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    Puma avoids a restraining order in Roar lawsuit

    2021-06-08T16:19:00Z

    The federal court of New York for the Southern District has rejected a request for a temporary restraining order against Puma , which would have prevented it from using teeth designs on its apparel. The plaintiff, Christophe Roberts , claimed that various designs launched by the Wild Cat to address ...

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    Stone Island’s president has bought a football club

    2021-06-08T14:44:00Z

    Carlo Rivetti , president of the Italian sportswear brand Stone Island recently acquired by Moncler , has taken complete ownership of Modena FC 2018 , a football club based less than 20 kilometers from the brand’s headquarters in Ravarino. The club has been acquired from Kerakoll , its ...

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    Wolverine Worldwide expects strong second quarter

    2021-06-08T08:53:00Z

    Ahead of investor meetings to be held during the virtual Baird 2021 Global Consumer, Technology, and Services Conference on June 8, Wolverine Worldwide provided a business update stating that the company expects second-quarter 2021 revenues the comparable figures for the second quarter of 2019. The company noted that ...