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    Another strike at the largest port in the U.K.


    The second strike in a few weeks at the Port of Felixstowe could put further strain on supply chains. The union called a nine-day strike on Tuesday Sept. 27. The Port of Felixstowe is the largest port in the U.K. Already last month, about 1,900 port employees participated in a ...

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    Progred to distribute Converse accessories in Iberia and France


    Until now the brand’s retail partner for Iberia – especially 20 El Corte Inglés locations – Progred Group has struck a deal with Converse to expand its distribution for the brand to accessories in Spain, Portugal, France and Andorra. These are to be sold through the major retailers of fashion, ...

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    An interview with Intersport’s new chairwoman


    Intersport International’s new chairwoman, Corinne Gensollen, has granted an interview to She is the first woman to hold the post and has been replaced as general manager of Intersport France by Sylvain Darracq.

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    Tecnosport to distribute Biody Xpert


    Tecnosport has signed a deal to launch and serve as the exclusive distributor and vendor of Biody Xpert, according to CMDsport. Produced by the French company Aminogram, Biody Xpert is a portable, wireless device that measures body fat, the mineral content of bones, metabolic-protein mass, intra- and extracellular water levels, ...

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    Skechers expects situation in China to ease


    Skechers still sees the international market as key to its goal of reaching $10 billion in sales by 2026, despite ongoing headwinds in China. The company said at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference that it expects the situation in the People’s Republic to improve within two quarters. It will ...

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    Canada Goose shows optimism about consumer demand


    Canada Goose is optimistic that its fiscal 2023 income statement will not include any red figures, as its luxury consumer base remains relatively unfazed by the market’s current woes. At the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, the company said the North American market will remain very healthy in 2023, while ...

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    Peloton Interactive partners with Amazon


    Peloton Interactive, weeks after announcing 800 layoffs and on the eve of its fourth-quarter earnings release, has a new distribution deal in place for its bike, guide, select accessories and apparel with Amazon in the U.S. News of the Peloton-Amazon partnership sent shares in the interactive fitness company up 18.5 ...

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    Uvex Sports signs distribution agreement with Horse Pilot in France


    During the international equestrian trade show Spoga Horse in Cologne, the German company Uvex Sports (headquartered in Fürth), and the French equestrian apparel brand Horse Pilot, based in Cysoing, signed a distribution agreement for Uvex equestrian equipment for the French market. As of September 2022, the Horse Pilot sales force ...

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    How should product price differences in the EU be treated in light of geo-blocking?


    Online shops: Is geoblocking permitted in cross-border sales? What is the law; what is there to know? Our legal expert brings light to the matter and explains the EU Geo-Blocking Regulation.

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    Decathlon partners with Zeus Labs for U.K. distribution


    Decathlon has chosen London-based start-up Zeus Labs to help handle its U.K. freight. Zeus now reportedly handles nearly half of all the retailer’s restocking in the U.K. Zeus was founded by Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis in 2019. It’s a digital freight platform with a vision to drive efficiency in ...

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    ABG expands Reebok in several EMEA countries


    To support Reebok’s new global structure, Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is working with Al Boom Marine in the Middle East and North Africa, Bounty Apparel in South Africa and Flo Magazacilik (Flo) in Turkey to drive distribution and grow the business. The group made the announcement in a newsletter this ...

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    UA revamps retail in Spain, opens brand store


    Under Armour (UA) has opened its first own store in Spain, according to CMDsport. Located at the Westfield La Maquinista mall in Barcelona, the store covers 450 square meters and sells men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories for fitness, running, basketball and other sports. The brand has been operating ...

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    Elevate Outdoor Collective’s new ‘One Team’ approach restructures global sales


    Elevate Outdoor Collective (EOC), formerly K2 Sports, announced a fundamental change to its global sales structure designed to support the growth of its independent brands.

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    Lululemon expands international presence with launch in Spain


    Lululemon Athletica Inc. has announced its expansion into the Spanish market. Spain is the brand’s first new market in Europe since 2019, for which the brand credits the significant lead time needed and the company’s “Power of Three ×2” growth plan. A dedicated Spanish-language e-commerce platform will go live at ...

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    New French sales rep for Polygiene


    Source: Polygiene Jean Charles Marchionni, new Polygiene sales Agent France Polygiene is expanding its Central European team. From July 1, French sports and outdoor industry veteran Jean Charles Marchionni will start as a new sales agent for the Swedish group. Marchionni is well-known in the industry as ...

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    VBER 2022: Guidelines for the new EU-wide distribution law


    This article provides you with everything you need to know about the new EU-wide distribution law: Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER). It is one of the most important regulations for everybody in the trade business.

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    Nike to exit Russia for good


    According to multiple published reports, Nike, three months after suspending operations in Russia, has decided to exit the country altogether. Slated to report its fourth quarter and full fiscal year results on Monday, Nike’s planned withdrawal follows that of other U.S. firms, such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Google, who have ...

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    Logistics company Bleckmann builds new circular distribution center in the Netherlands


    Together with the construction specialist VDR Bouwgroep, the Dutch logistics company Bleckmann is building the largest circular logistics center in the Netherlands, following a strict architectural and construction plan that relies on the most environmentally friendly materials and construction methods available to date. According to a company release, this next ...

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    Russell Athletic returns to Spain


    Russell Athletic is returning to Spain, after a few years’ absence, with a sell-in for the Iberian Peninsula for spring/summer 2023, according to CMDsport. The brand’s distributor, Proged, is working up a marketing campaign for this year’s collection, which, under the Eagle R line, veers toward streetwear for 16- to ...

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    K-Way launches in Hong Kong


    French brand K-Way, part of BasicNet, an Italian company that also owns the Kappa, Briko and Superga brands, amongst others, has partnered with Bluebell Group to launch in Hong Kong. Following the brand’s digital launch in June via, the first physical brand store is scheduled to open in October ...