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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 ...

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    Protective signs central distribution contract with Intersport Germany, adds new sales reps


    The specialized bike and nordic skiing brand Protective just signed a central distribution contract with Intersport Germany after closing similar central distribution deals with Sport 2000 and ZEG, the cooperative of independent bike dealers, in 2021. The Intersport agreement was another step on the brand’s agenda to regain ground in ...

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    ​X-Technology takes over Swiss distribution of X-Socks


    Wollerau-based X-Technology Swiss Research & Development AG, which company founder Bodo Lambertz had sold to Swiss investors in November 2021, will take over distribution of the X-Socks brand in Switzerland from Lowa Schuhe AG as of January 1, 2023. This step consolidates and strengthens the distribution of the X-Bionic and ...

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    Samurai strengthens European business, partners with logistics specialist Bleckmann


    British sportswear brand Samurai has chosen Dutch logistics company Bleckmann as its partner for freight forwarding and cross-docking in Europe. Since an investment by Primosole Holdings in May 2021, Samurai has been on a journey to transform its business model from focusing exclusively on premium teamwear in the rugby and ...

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    SNS works with Bleckmann


    The Swedish company SNS (Sneakersnstuff) has entered into a partnership with Dutch logistics company Bleckmann for all logistics handling in Europe. SNS was founded in 1999 and has worked on more than 200 cooperation projects with major footwear brands since 2003. The company started as a local store in the ...

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    Schanner to distribute Bauer’s Prosharp in four European markets


    After the Canadian hockey specialist Bauer Hockey acquired the Swedish company Prosharp AB, specializing in fully automatic grinding machines for skate blades, in August 2021, the company now announced that Schanner Eishockeyartikel GmbH + Co. KG will take over the distribution of Prosharp in Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia on ...

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    Born Living Yoga plans to launch in America


    Born Living Yoga, the Madrid-based company specializing in yoga apparel, plans to launch in Mexico this coming autumn through a partnership with Liverpool, has reported. This is supposed to be the first step toward the brand’s expansion across the American continent at large. Born Living Yoga will initially open ...

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    Intersport Germany and Adidas agree on new single account delivery concept


    Intersport Germany has entered a new stage of its cooperation with Adidas. Both companies signed for a single account model, similar to the agreement that Intersport has had with Nike since 2018. Kicking off with the June 2022 order show in Heilbronn, Intersport retailers will have access to pre-set single ...

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    Itochu acquires marketing and licensing rights for Reebok in Japan


    Tokyo-based Itochu Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement for Reebok’s marketing and licensing rights in Japan. Reebok is owned by New York-based Authentic Brands Group (ABG). Adidas formally completed the divestiture of Reebok to ABG on Feb. 28, 2022. Itochu will start operations via Locondo, Inc., which is ...

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    Xponential Fitness signs multi-brand master franchise agreement for Mexico


    Xponential Fitness, Inc., the world’s largest franchisor of boutique fitness brands headquartered in California, announced the signing of a master franchise agreement in Mexico for its StretchLab, Rumble and AKT brands. The agreement provides the master franchisee with the ability to license at least 60 studios of the three brands ...

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    Lotto partners with Coupang to debut in South Korea


    Coupang and WHP Global have announced a partnership to bring Lotto to South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, Coupang will serve as the exclusive distributor for the brand in South Korea, bringing a collection of men’s and women’s lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers. With nearly 18 ...

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    Descente Ltd. transfers overseas sales to Japanese subsidiary


    Descente Ltd., the Japanese company that holds territorial licenses or trademark rights for several western brands besides its own, has opted to shift all of its international product sales to its consolidated subsidiary, Descente Japan Ltd. For the year ended March 31, 2021, the transferred business that was created ...

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    Reusch to distribute Speedo in Austria and Italy


    Reusch International AG in Bolzano, Italy, will take over the distribution of the Speedo swimwear brand in Austria and Italy from the Oberalp Group, also based in Bolzano, as of Jan. 1, 2023. Reusch also distributes Deuter in Italy. The collaboration is another important milestone for the Italian glove specialist, ...

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    ​Under Armour appoints Indian distributor and plans e-commerce


    Under Armour is moving from its current wholly-owned subsidiary to a distribution model in India, with plans to launch e-commerce operations and double-digit new brick-and-mortar store openings in the country by the end of 2022. Under Armour entered the market in 2019 and is now handing over the reins to ...

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    PBG names Jeff Burkley Vice President


    Progression Brands Group (PBG), a U.S.-based operator and distributor for several outdoor and winter sports brands, appointed sporting goods industry veteran Jeff Burkley to the newly created position of vice president. Reporting to CEO Ian Widmer, Burkley will be responsible for developing and leading commercial strategies across the company’s multi-brand ...

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    Itochu acquires stake in Under Armour’s exclusive Japanese distributor


    Tokyo-based Itochu Corporation, one of Japan’s largest trading corporations, announced on April 5 that it has agreed to acquire a majority of the outstanding shares of Dome Corporation, also based in Tokyo and Under Armour’s exclusive Japanese distributor. Dome will be managed in the future by Itochu and Under Armour, ...

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    Streetwear brand Represent chooses Bleckmann as logistics partner


    Source: Bleckmann Signing the contract at Represent headquarters: (from left) Michael Heaton, Robert Kiewik (Bleckmann), George Heaton British streetwear brand Represent, founded in 2012 by brothers George and Michael Heaton and selling primarily through e-commerce, temporary events and key retail partners worldwide, has selected Dutch global supply ...