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    Slinger Bag enters India, names media advisor


    Slinger Bag , the innovative marketer of portable ball launchers, continues its international drive with a five-year distribution agreement for the Indian market with Racquets4U , a fast-growing specialist e-tailer that is said to be highly rated for the comprehensive marketing and grassroots programs it conducts to help grow the ...

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    Oberalp will distribute Falke and Burlington in Italy


    The Oberalp Group will take over the distribution of Falke and Burlington for the Italian market from January 2021, raising the number of distributed brands to nine. It may also obtain the distribution of these two brands of socks in other European countries. Founded in 1981 by ...

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    Head takes over the distribution of some products in Scandinavia


    Head Scandinavia is taking over the distribution of its racquet sports operations in Sweden, Denmark and Finland from GSL , which has had the rights for Sweden since 2010. According to Sportfack , it will be pushing in particular the paddle tennis segment, which is growing strongly in Sweden. ...

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    +++ Duca del Cosma , the Italian brand specializing in golf fashion, will now sell its golf shoes also at the PGA Tour Superstores in the U.S.+++ Avanti will be the Swiss agent for Kabooki ’s Lego-Wear collection +++ Emporio will distribute the skateboarding socks of ...

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    Pentland puts Berghaus and Ellesse on Tmall to drive growth in China


    Pentland Brands has introduced Berghaus and Ellesse , two of its most successful brands, to China as part of the group’s strategy to drive the group’s commercial growth in the region. The brands are now available in China on Tmall . Ellesse was recently launched in China ...

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    Slinger Bag finds a distributor in Singapore


    Slinger Bag has reached a five-year agreement with Tennis Bot , which will be its exclusive distributor in Singapore. The year-old ball-launcher company is set to begin sales on the island nation by mid-December. Tennis Bot was founded in Singapore and has since expanded elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, distributing the ...

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    +++ Pyga Industries has created a new sales, marketing and distribution business for its handcrafted frames, called Pyga Mountainbikes , which will distribute the products in 23 countries across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Latin America +++ Nike will use the Southeast Asian marketplace of Lazada ...

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    Slinger Bag moves into Bulgaria and Chile


    Slinger Bag continues to sign up new distributors worldwide. Its innovative tennis ball launcher will be sold in Bulgaria by Ark Dream , which is also the local distributor for Babolat , under a new five-year exclusive deal. The brand has also made its first foray into the ...

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    ABG to handle Nordic e-tail for Rehband


    The Active Brands Group Scandinavia (ABG) of Sweden has been handling the distribution in the Nordic and Baltic countries for a Swedish brand of knee sleeves and other compression gear, Rehband, since June. It is now taking charge of Rehband’s regional e-commerce operations as well, with a website ...

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    Shimano adjusts the distribution in Belgium and the Nordics


    Shimano Belgium and Lazer Sport will relocate to a new office in Mechelen, Belgium as of July 1, 2021. Shimano Belgium is a subsidiary of Shimano Benelux while Lazer designs bicycle helmets in Belgium and markets these products globally. While sharing the new facilities, Shimano Belgium and ...

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    Tecnica goes partly direct in the U.K.


    After 17 years of collaboration, the Tecnica Group has decided to stop working with a distributor in the U.K. and Ireland for the Blizzard, Tecnica and Nordica brands, using sales agents instead. The current distributor, TKC Sales, will deliver the autumn/winter 2020 collections as planned, with the ...

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    Marchon gets the Converse eyewear license


    Marchon Eyewear, which is already a the long-time licensee of Nike for glasses, has entered an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement with Converse . The New York-based company replaces De Rigo as Converse’s licensee. The Italian eyewear manufacturer obtained the Converse license after taking over the American ...

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    Two Norwegian distributors join forces


    Spex Holding is acquiring all the shares of two Norwegian wholesale distribution companies, Beach Mountain and Response Nordic . As reported by the Norwegian Sports Industry Association , Invest42 , until now the sole owner of Beach Mountain, is becoming a co-owner of Spex. Both Beach Mountain and Response ...

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    Changes in the sales team at Chris Sports


    Chris Sports , a Swiss distributor for numerous sports, bike and outdoor brands such as Giro , Kari Traa , Keen , Elevenate , Evoc and Mountain Hardwear , is reorganizing its business unit for hardgoods and bike products in the same way as its softgoods/shoes department – with ...

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    Vulcabras takes over Alpargatas’ Mizuno license


    An asset reshuffle involving three of Brazil’s leading footwear manufacturers will result in Vulcabras Azaleia focusing on sports with its Olympikus brand and the distribution of Under Armour in Brazil, while getting out of the women’s sector and taking over a Mizuno license from Alpargatas, ...

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    Unify distributes Nixon in the U.K.


    Nixon , the California brand of lifestyle watches and other accessories, has announced a distribution contract for the U.K. with Unify Brand Partnerships , effective immediately. The partnership covers Nixon’s full range of products, including its new line of backpacks, convertible duffels, totes and other carry products made with Reprieve ...

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    WMDUK to distribute Spy+ in the U.K.


    Bollé Brands has appointed VMDUK for the distribution in the U.K. of Spy+ , the Californian brand of action sports sunglasses, prescription frames and winter products. Founded in 1994 in San Diego, the brand was taken over by Bollé Brands in September 2019 it was taken over by ...

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    Slinger Bag teams up with Dunlop in Europe


    Slinger Bag has announced a landmark deal for its game-changing tennis ball launcher with Dunlop , appointing the Sumitomo Rubber subsidiary as its exclusive distributor for several years in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Benelux countries, Spain and Portugal. With this distribution contract, which will essentially double ...

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    BasicNet reacquires the Kappa brand in Japan


    China Dongxiang has agreed to sell the rights to the Kappa brand in Japan for $13 million. BasicNet plans to give a major boost to brand’s development in the country, where Kappa generated sales of $30 million in 2019 through Phenix and its licensees. China Dongxiang ...

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    A new Iberian distribution company, Excens Sports, for Fischer and other brands


    Spain’s Excens Group , which owns several outdoor and bike brands, has moved into wholesale distribution, acquiring the Iberian distribution rights for the Fischer , Smith , Barts , Level and Polaroid brands. To handle them, it has created a distribution company called Excens Sports . The ...