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  • Madeium and Intertrust Shoe by Yxung

    For indie sneakers, all players in one arena


    A first decentralized brand for sneakers has seen the light of digital day on a platform created by a company called Madeium and run in part with tech from a company called Intertrust. Under the name Yxung, the brand runs on a peer-to-peer (P2P) model. You might remember P2P as ...

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    Starvie’s new head of sales


    Pádel brand Starvie has hired José Antonio Galán Matamoros to be its sales director. He is joining the company from Milwaukee Tool, where he held the same title for a year. He has served in similar capacities at the sport, e-sport and entertainment agency Vanquish, the workwear company Industrial Starter, ...

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    Joma enjoys record 2022, remains prudent on 2023


    Joma, the Spanish brand with headquarters in Toledo and a historical focus on running, football and tennis, was present as usual at the recent Micam footwear show, which ran on Feb. 19-22 in Milan. Alessandro Annibale, sales director of its Italian subsidiary, was on hand to meet with local retailers ...

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    Carvana Pickleball has its official shoe


    Skechers will be the official footwear sponsor of the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) tour as of the 2023 season, with its schedule of 25 tournaments. The company will be selling its shoes and apparel on site for the PPA Tour, and tour staff and referees will be wearing its ...

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    Castore is reportedly in talks for $200m fundraising


    Castore, the Manchester-based sportswear brand backed by Andy Murray, is reportedly in talks with investors about a $200 million round of fundraising to support its expansion, according to a report by Sky News. The company has begun initial talks with prospective investors ahead of a formal process later this year, ...

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    BasicNet posts 34% sales growth in 2022


    BasicNet, the Italian parent for the Kappa, K-Way, Superga and Sebago brands, has reported preliminary results for 2022. Final results are due for release on March 9. Group brands’ aggregate sales rose 34.1 percent year-over-year to €1.27 billion in 2022. Commercial licensee and direct aggregate sales grew by 27 percent ...

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    Nautilus sees lower retail order trend continuing


    The fitness company, which has reduced its workforce by 15 percent and is lowering its annual expenses by $30 million, expects lower levels of retail re-orders that hampered Q3 revenues to continue through the first half of 2023. 

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    Wolverine sells Keds to North American retailer


    Wolverine Worldwide has divested Keds, which it acquired in 2012 as part of its $1,249.5 million acquisition of the assets of the former Performance Lifestyle Group (PLG), for $83.6 million in cash to North American retailer Designer Brands Inc. The sale also includes the Pro-Keds athleisure brand and Keds’ e-commerce ...

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    Babolat increasingly focusing on padel


    In an interview with French online sport publication, Babolat’s sales director, Olivier Plancon, said that the company now expects padel to become nearly as relevant for the company as tennis, which remains its main sales driver. Padel currently accounts for 25 percent of Babolat’s business in Europe, and 20 ...

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    Yonex hikes FY outlook on improving overseas trends


    Yonex, which only three months ago warned of tougher business conditions on the horizon, has lifted its full-year outlook, citing “a recovery in demand, particularly overseas.” The Japanese company, which has baked higher raw-material costs and currency impact into its forecast, is now anticipating annual revenues of 106,000 million yen ...

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    How Nike is celebrating LeBron James


    Nike’s marketing team score with their recognition of athlete’s unbelievable achievement

  • Mizuno

    Mizuno lands improved results, record Q3 revenues


    Mizuno, fueled by growth in its golf business and an improved business climate in Japan, has reported an implied 21 percent increase in third-quarter revenues to a record 48.2 billion yen (€332.6m) for the three months ended Dec. 31. Operating profit declined 16 percent to ¥2.1 billion (€14.5m) from ¥2.5 ...

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    Helly Hansen participates in International Ski Patrol Day celebration


    For the second year, International Ski Patrol Day will be celebrated on Feb. 10 to honor the work of ski patrols around the world who work to ensure an open and safe skiing experience. Helly Hansen is participating in the day by collecting 5 percent of the proceeds from its ...

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    Descente nine-month operating income jumps


    Descente’s total sales increased by 12 percent to 86,099 million yen (€619.9m) in the nine-month period ended Dec. 31, 2022, leading to a 67 percent jump in operating profit to ¥7,300 million (€50.4m) versus ¥4,380 million. The net profit rose by 106 percent to ¥10,172 million (€70.2m). Besides its ...

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    Moncler pushing "co-creator" element in its latest Genius event


    This year will mark a redefinition of the Moncler Genius project, characterized by its evolution “from a world of fashion collaborations to a platform for co-creation across different industries,” the company said. Moncler will introduce this year’s roster of co-creators at The Art of Genius, a live show at the ...

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    GoPro aims for $100m in FY23 subscription revenue


    If the 20-year-old action camera company reaches the $100 million sales objective from subscriptions this year, it will represent 22 percent year-over-year growth from FY22. CEO Nick Woodman told analysts that GoPro is selling subscriptions “to people who don’t even own” one of its cameras. The company ended 2022 with ...

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    Yniq appoints new CEO to further sports luxury brand status


    Swedish-headquartered Yniq, manufacturer of snow goggles, has appointed Moss Bemis as CEO.

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    Canada Goose lowers FY23 outlook


    Canada Goose, citing slowing momentum in the North American market and worse than anticipated pandemic-related disruptions in China, has dropped its annual revenue guidance by 2 to 8 percent to a range of C$1.175 to C$1.195 billion (€807m to €820m) from a prior outlook of C$1.2 to C$1.3 billion. The ...

  • Columbia Sportswear Company

    Columbia eyes 3% to 6% sales growth in FY23, EMEA strong in FY22


    After navigating supply-chain issues and product-delivery delays in 2022, Columbia Sportswear is intent on reducing its inventory level to be more in line with demand and generating 3 to 6 percent revenue growth this year in the range of $3.57 to $3.67 billion. The group is also eyeing an annual ...

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    Analysis: Sporting Goods Industry stocks suffer double-digit market cap decline


    This exclusive analysis shows the development in the market capitalization of the top 87 stock-listed sporting goods companies.