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    Hummel is buying a Danish childrenswear brand

    2021-09-03T10:44:00Z

    Intensifying its focus on the kids market, Hummel has agreed to take over Sometime Soon, a Danish brand of streetwear-inspired children’s clothing for boys aged 0 to 14. Cathrine Høilund, who co-founded the firm in 2015, will continue as its creative director. The takeover will only be effective in January ...

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    WeSports makes many purchases and adds e-com pioneer Johan Ryding to its board

    2021-09-03T09:44:00Z

    The young Swedish WeSports group has engaged in a big shopping spree, taking over many companies in the last few months. It has also announced that Johan Ryding has joined the company’s board of directors. Ryding is one of the founders of Sportamore, the first Nordic online sports store, and ...

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    Kästle is reportedly planning to add a ski boot line

    2021-09-03T09:35:00Z

    snowindustrynews.com (SIN) reports that the Austrian ski brand Kästle has admitted - “after a flurry of rumors and sightings” - that it is planning to put out a ski boot collection to be unveiled to the public as early as the beginning of 2022. According to SIN, a corresponding boot ...

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    Former European executive of Burton joins Myutility Bag

    2021-09-02T17:21:00Z

    Myutility Bag (MUB), the French start-up acquired by Frank Heissat five months ago, has completed a new round of financing and added an experienced partner to help boost its international development. Franck Waterlot, who served as joint European managing director and vice president of commercial and marketing operations a tBurton ...

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    Puma unveils latest collaboration with Animal Crossing

    2021-09-02T17:21:00Z

    Puma has announced the launch of the new Puma x Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection. The collaborative collection comprises apparel and footwear for adults and children. The collection’s streetwear silhouettes have been reimagined with natural colors and authentic graphics from the video game developed by Nintendo. The collection features some ...

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    Nautilus is acquiring a motion tracking start-up

    2021-09-02T17:21:00Z

    Nautilus has announced a definitive agreement to acquire VAY (pronounced “way,”), a company whose proprietary computer vision software enables computers to understand human motion through cameras. The price of the transaction has not been disclosed. Nautilus says the acquisition will allow it to scale its own JRNY digital platform by ...

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    Olympics spurred the demand for some sporting goods in Kazakhstan

    2021-09-02T17:01:00Z

    Sales of some sporting goods jumped in Kazakhstan during the past few months, which was likely associated with the Tokyo Olympics. Market research conducted by Delovoy Kazakhstan showed that the demand jumped in every segment where Kazakh athletes were competing. This year Kazakhstan for the first time performed in rock ...

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    Adidas promotional film to star Ian Wright

    2021-09-02T16:03:00Z

    Adidas has hired Ian Wright, the former football champion who played for Arsenal and England, to feature as a “Master of Speedfulness” in a marketing film. He will be appearing alongside the musician and comedian Specs Gonzalez, the West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and the Aston Villa forward Alisha Lehmann ...

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    Slinger Bag partners with the Mouratoglou Academy

    2021-09-02T16:03:00Z

    Slinger Bag has announced a partnership with the Mouratoglou Academy, a tennis academy headquartered in the French Riviera with additional centers in Dubai and Greece. Founded in 1996 by Patrick Mouratoglou, the academy has been the training home for some of the biggest and most promising talents in the sport, ...

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    Dalbello teams up with Life Reskiboot for a circular economy

    2021-09-02T10:00:00Z

    Dalbello, the Italian ski boot manufacturer that is part of the K2-Marker-Dalbello-Völkl group (K2-MDV), has been a partner since last September of the Life Reskiboot project, co-funded by the European Commission, which aims to takle the problem of plastic waste management with a new paradigm applied to ski boot construction ...

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    Market Analysis: The sports equipment market

    2021-09-01T17:29:00Z

    After growing more slowly than the athletic footwear and activewear markets for many years – with a rise of 3.5 percent in 2019 – the global sports equipment market rebounded in 2020 with a 11.3 percent jump to an estimated $90.76 billion at the wholesale level, according to a revised ...

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    Champion teams up with the Renewal Workshop for upcycled garments

    2021-09-01T17:05:00Z

    Champion has entered a collaboration with the recycling platform The Renewal Workshop to sell upcycled Champion products under the “Champion Renewed” banner. The line, which includes the American sportswear brand’s classic Reverse Weave sweatshirts, is part of the brand’s sustainability concept, Champion MADE. The Champion Renewed products will be made ...

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    USWE turns around on higher sales

    2021-09-01T17:05:00Z

    USWE, the Swedish outdoor and sports brand known for its bounce-free backpacks, reported a jump of 253 percent in net sales to 29.3 million Swedish kronor (€2.86m-$3.37m) for the three months to June 30. It generated an operating profit before depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) of SEK 5.58 million (€0.55m-$0.64m), or ...

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    Sequential Brands Group files for bankruptcy protection

    2021-09-01T17:04:00Z

    After many loss-making quarters and the sale of four brands - Heelys, DVS Footwear, Caribbean Joe and Ellen Tracy - earlier this year, the heavily indebted Sequential Brands Group has commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to protect it from its ...

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    iFIT reports strong growth and losses ahead of its IPO

    2021-09-01T17:02:00Z

    Confirming its plans to go public, iFIT Health & Fitness reported a 104.9 percent increase in revenues to $1,745.1 million for the 12 months ended last May 31, compared with $700.0 million in 2018/19 and $851.7 million in 2019/20. It got orders worth $382.3 million last year, representing an increase ...

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    Hoka opens its first physical retail stores

    2021-09-01T13:33:00Z

    Hoka One One is opening its first retail shops, in New York and Los Angeles, after introducing its first lines of running apparel. The two pop-up stores are expected to stay open through December. The 185-square-meter store in NYC is located in the Flatiron district, at 142 Fifth Avenue. The ...

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    Loss-making Allbirds eyes the sports market as it files for a “sustainable” IPO

    2021-09-01T12:37:00Z

    Allbirds, the B Corporation certified brand of sneakers and apparel based in San Francisco, has filed an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a so-called “sustainable” initial public offering on Nasdaq. The document indicates the size of the transaction at $100 million, which is an estimation solely ...

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    Peloton faces governmental inquiries

    2021-08-31T17:21:00Z

    Peloton Interactive has revealed that it is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security about its reporting of the treadmill accidents that resulted in a much-publicized product recall earlier this year. Peloton is also being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ...

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    ​India’s Elevar raises $2.6 million in funding

    2021-08-31T17:09:00Z

    Elevar, a three-year-old sporting goods producer based in Mumbai, has raised INR190,000,000 (€2.2m-$2.6m) in a Series A funding round led by a venture capital firm, Kalaari Capital. Dream Sports also participated in the fundraising. Elevar is expected to use the funding to expand its product portfolio, increase its marketing efforts ...

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    Whoop’s valuation rises from $1.2bn to $3.6bn

    2021-08-31T17:09:00Z

    The valuation of Whoop has risen to $3.6 billion through a new $200 million Series E round of financing led by the SoftBank Vision Fund 2. “While we have experienced amazing growth in the past year, the potential of our technology and the vast market for health monitoring remains largely ...