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    Fanatics enters China via a joint venture


    Fanatics , the U.S.-based online retailer of licensed sports merchandise, has announced that it is expanding into China via a joint venture with Hillhouse Capital Group , a private equity firm that is also a major shareholder in a major Chinese sporting goods retailer, Topsports . The 50-50 joint venture ...

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    Keen to sell its shoes in South Korea via LF


    Keen Footwear has signed a distribution contract with LF for the importation and sale of Keen footwear in South Korea, effective in mid-March. Keen footwear will be sold online and offline via LF Mall and LF’s Raum Edition department stores. LF, which stands for Life in ...

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    +++ The merchandise and training programs of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar , Rafael Nadal ’s brainchild, based in Manacor (Mallorca), can now be purchased on Amazon following a new agreement between the two parties +++ Redipro will handle the distribution of Everlast in Spain and ...

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    Schanner will distribute Fila skates in Germany


    Schanner Eisehockeyartikel , the German specialist in ice hockey and ice skating, is taking over the distribution of Fila skates in its home market. Produced by its Italian licensee, MGM , the Fila line of skates includes a strong business in inline skates, protected by several patents, as well ...

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    Heyconnect is helping Fila with German marketplaces


    Fila is entering the German marketplace business through Heyconnect , a start-up in Hamburg that helps brands establish an online presence. Heyconnect will be serving as the sports brand’s hub for the marketplace business, logistics, partner management and brand development in the country. Fila’s German foray is beginning with ...

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    Slinger Bag enters Israel


    Slinger Bag is entering yet another country, Israel, which boasts about 100,000 tennis players and 500 clubs. The producer of the combination ball launcher/carrier has made a slew of distribution deals over the past few months, covering Australia, France, Germany, Spain, India, Japan, the U.K., Ireland, Switzerland, Russia, Scandinavia ...

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    Slinger Bag finds a distributor for Russia


    Slinger Bag has signed a five-year distribution deal for Russia with Neva Sport , which handles the distribution for Babolat in the country as well. Slinger Bag will be launching its product in the country on April 1. As we have reported over the past few months, Slinger ...

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    Sport 2000 obtains high carry-over contingents from the ski industry


    Retailers affiliated with Sport 2000 across national borders have been able to secure a considerable increase in the number of ski products that suppliers will continue to offer as part of their collections during the winter 2021/22 season. The share is now 65 percent for alpine skis and 78 ...

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    Pentland Connect cross-brand ordering platform attracts 1,200 retailers


    With online shopping picking up during the coronavirus pandemic and retailers adapting to an unpredictable retail climate, Pentland Brands has expanded its B2B online offering through its Pentland Connect platform for retail clients. Retailers can now order products from across the brand’s portfolio 24/7. According to the group, ...

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    Bianchi takes over its distribution in France


    Bianchi , the Italian bike company owned by Cycleurope since 1997, is setting up a new “France division” headed up by Christoph Soenen , a French manager who worked previously for Royal Velo France, Mavic, Campagnolo and Ekoï . The brand was previously distributed by the French subsidiary ...

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    Ferrino will distribute Spektrum eyewear in Italy


    Ferrino has announced a new partnership with Spektrum , the Swedish eco-friendly brand of sports goggles and accessories, which makes the outdoor company the distributor of Spektrum eyewear in Italy. Spektrum’s frames are made of plant-based non-food derivates from corn. The details on Spektrum’s frames are made out of ...

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    +++ Glacier Imports has agreed with Groove Armada Distribution that it will take over its distribution in the U.K. and Ireland of Capita snowboards, Union snowboard bindings, Coal headwear, DeeLuxe snowboard boots and Crab Grab snowboard gloves and accessories from the autumn/winter 2021/22 ...

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    +++ Kästle will be distributed in Italy by Panorama Diffusion , the company led by Günther Acherer , who was recently elected as chairman of the Italian Outdoor Group +++ Slinger Bag has signed a five-year agreement with the Fais Group for the distribution of its ...

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    Progression will distribute Yniq Eyewear in North America


    Yniq Eyewear , the Stockholm-based brand of snow goggles and other sports eyewear products, has signed up the Progression Brands Group ( PBG ) as its ”operating partner” for its winter sports business in North America. Yniq, which defines itself as “THE Sports Luxury Eyewear Brand,” already has a ...

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    Mizuno establishes European headquarters in the Netherlands


    Joining many other sports brands that have their European hub in the Netherlands , Mizuno has established a new company for its European business, Mizuno Europe B.V. , headquartered in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The new company, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of Mizuno, will begin operations ...

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    +++ Zerofit base layers will be distributed in the U.K. and Ireland by ProQuip Golf , which has acquired exclusive distribution rights for these territories +++

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    Spalding is switching distributors in Europe


    United Sports Brands is set to become the distributor of Spalding ’s basketballs and related equipment for most of Europe. It will be taking over the license from Germany’s Uhlsport , which has held the rights since 2002. According to Patrick Cloots , its senior vice president for international ...

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    Wintersteiger creates a Nordic subsidiary


    Wintersteiger , the Austrian supplier of ski rental and ski service systems, has decided to acquire Board Ski Teknikk , a Norwegian company that has been its distributor for over 30 years, servicing the Swedish market as well. The move is linked to the retirement of the distribution ...

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    Slinger Bag pursues its international expansion


    Slinger Bag , is widening further the international reach of its portable tennis ball launcher through an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with Color Sports , which will be covering the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as the markets of ...

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    Symphony partners with Itochu for Skins in China


    Symphony Holdings has agreed to cooperate with Itochu to develop the Skins brand of compression garments in mainland China and to work together on design, supply chain management and distribution. Itochu got the rights to the Skins brand for Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong ...