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    Oberalp holds its first Virtual Convention


    The current restrictions on international travel and social contacts are leading Oberalp to organize a ”virtual” sales convention to present the latest products of its brands, which include Salewa, Dynafit, Wild Country, Evolv and Pomoca . The 2020 digital convention, which is to replace the corresponding “physical” ...

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    Zalando sees 2020 revenues up by 10-20%


    Zalando issued a new full-year guidance which takes into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and sees gross merchandise volume (GMV) and revenues up by 10-20 percent. The forecast nearly doubled the share price from its mid-March level up to a record since a year ago. The company ...

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    Eurobike postponed, altered


    As Germany has a ban on major events until Aug. 29, logistics will preclude opening the Eurobike show on schedule, just two days later, to run Sept. 2-5. Instead, there will be a one-off Eurobike Special show – a “pure B2B concept,” not open to the public – ...

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    Efftex postponed until 2021


    The 2020 edition of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (Efttex) , originally scheduled for June 11-13 in Prague, has been postponed until next year. It will be taking place at the same venue at a still undertermined date. Speaking to Angling International , Olivier Portrat – president of ...

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    Löffler gives away face masks via its online store


    Löffler , the Austrian-based brand of sports clothing, is giving face masks free of charge to the first 500 people who place an order on the company’s web shop. Löffler currently produces about 3,000 face masks per day at its headquarters in Ried. Löffler, which belongs to the Fischer ...

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    Dakine closes its head office


    Citing the “significant pressure and the financial and operational impacts” caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on Dakine ’s business, Marquee Brands said it has decided to close down its Hood River headquarters in Oregon and to move its remaining operations to the office of JR286 in Torrence, ...

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    Sporting goods suppliers face long-term coronavirus effects


    The current coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the suppliers of sporting goods, particularly in terms of orders, material shortages and cash. Reports from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and other major sources indicate that many of them are resorting to massive layoffs or facing labor shortages ...

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    Intersport España reports 500% increase in online sales for April


    Intersport España , which reopened its e-commerce site on March 21, has just announced a 500 percent year-on-year increase in online sales for the month of April. The Covid-19 quarantine has catapulted the home fitness category to the forefront. Yoga mats, fitness bands, chin-up bars, dumbbells and the like accounted ...

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    Intersport and Decathlon offer drive-in click & collect


    Both Intersport and Decathlon have set up a form of “drive-in click and collect” service in France, calling it simply “drive.” Customers place their order online and collect the merchandise in the parking lot of their local store, receiving it directly at their car with maximum distancing. Intersport, ...

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    Drop-shipping & online sales help Beachbody


    Killick Datta , the legendary sporting goods industry executive who is now the global licensee of Beachbody for apparel and footwear, had told us at the Ispo show in Munich earlier this year that he was forecasting sales of $50 million this year for the line, after reaching ...

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    Lenzing and Palmers will make 25 million masks per month


    Joining forces, Lenzing and Palmers Textil , an Austrian producer of lingerie, have set up Hygiene Austria , a company for the production of high-quality protective masks for the domestic (Austrian) and European markets. After investments of several millions of euros in a modern factory at Wiener Neudorf, ...

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    11teamsports launches charity line for #WeKickCorona


    11teamsports , the German multi-channel retailer, has launched a charity collection together with Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich , the well-known football players of Bayern Munich . The collection comprises three products - a jersey, a hoodie and a shirt - that are available via 11teamsports’ online store. Apart ...

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    A 6-year-old boy designed an Erreà jersey


    Erreà has presented a special new shirt that Pescara Calcio 1936 (Pescara) , a football club that is in Italy’s Serie B division, will be wearing in the next season. What is special about the shirt is that it was designed by a six-year-old boy, Luigi D’Agostino , ...

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    Sport 2000 Germany organizes virtual order shows


    We expect that many companies will do the same in lieu of their traditional international sales meetings for spring/summer 2021 products. Due to the current situation and the uncertainty about future legal restrictions associated with the coronavirus, the German retail organization Sport 2000 is replacing its Sneaker Order Show ...

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    ​Bucher + Walt offers drop-shipping in Switzerland


    Drop-shipping can give brands a competitive advantage during the retail lockdown ordered by several governments to reduce contamination from the coronavirus. As previously reported, the current guidelines in Switzerland have been strongly criticized by the nation’s sporting goods retailers’ association, Asmas . Bucher + Walt , the Swiss distributor ...

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    Oeko-Tex waives fee for mask certification


    Since April 20, Oeko-Tex has waived the licence fee for the Standard 100 certification of mouth and nose masks in order to support the safety of the general public during the period of Covid-19. This measure follows the recently announced process changes for certificate renewals during the corona ...

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    JD suspends dividends


    To save cash, JD Sports Fashion is suspending its annual dividend as all its stores in the U.K., the rest of Europe and the U.S. are now closed because of the coronavirus crisis. The U.K.-based retailer’s executive chairman, Peter Cowgill , is taking a pay cut of 75 percent, ...

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    UYN and others make masks and do more for Covid-19


    Trerè Innovation , the Italian knitter of functional garments sold under the new UYN brand name – which stands for “Unleash Your Nature” – has converted its factory in northern Italy to make 10,000 face masks per day, while gearing up gradually for a re-start of the full production ...

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    More fairs are cancelled


    The Covid-19 pandemic is leading to the cancellation of more and more events because of the need for social distancing. In some cases, organizers are planning or exploring alternative formats that take advantage of the more or less sophisticated tools offered by the internet for the presentation of new products, ...

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    Some stores are re-opening in Germany


    (Updated on April 23) After consultations with the state governors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on April 15 that certain types of stores could open again from Monday April 20, after being shut down for five weeks. The retail lockdown for non-essential items was relaxed only for stores that ...