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    ColourWear taps Unify Brand Partnerships for UK distribution


    ColourWear has teamed up with UK distribution company Unify Brand Partnerships to expand its presence in the UK active and outdoor market. The lifestyle brand is the shared passion of three board and freeski enthusiasts from Gothenburg, Sweden, who in 2010 said, “Enough with the grey!” Fredrik Abrahmson, Thor Kruse ...

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    HanesBrands and G-III announce licensing agreement for Champion, C9 Champion outerwear


    HanesBrands and G-III Apparel Group have entered into a strategic, multi-year licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of outerwear for the Champion and C9 Champion brands in North America, which includes exploring opportunities in Champion’s global network as a key partner. “G-III’s proven track record in category expansion ...

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    Sport-Tiedje becomes Peloton’s strategic partner in Germany


    Peloton is strengthening its retail presence by entering into a collaboration with the Sport-Tiedje Group that will make the fitness retailer the exclusive distributor of Peloton fitness equipment in Germany. The collaboration represents a key milestone for the connected fitness company, expanding access to its fitness equipment and instructor-led classes ...

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    Yonex opens first overseas showroom


    Yonex opened the Yonex Shanghai Showroom, the first overseas showroom for the Japanese sporting goods brand, on Aug. 5, located at 939 Huaihai Middle Road in one of Shanghai’s major shopping areas. The new showroom will allow the brand to share its values through product stories and services. The space ...

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    Erima with new executive for sales and marketing


    Source: Erima Andre Bachmann On Aug. 17, Andre Bachmann has joined the team at German team sports apparel manufacturer Erima as Managing Director of Sales and Marketing. In the past, Bachmann was responsible for managing the field and office sales of all group brands as the long-standing ...

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    Baozun acquires intellectual property rights to Hunter for China, Southeast Asia distribution


    Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) has announced a partnership with Baozun Inc. for the British heritage brand Hunter, famous for its iconic Wellington boots. Through Authentic’s newly formed subsidiary ABG Hunter LLC, Baozun and Authentic are entering into a joint venture for the brand in Greater China and Southeast Asia, under ...

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    In-Sport Fashions signs distribution agreement with Allbirds for the Canadian market


    Québec-based In-Sport Fashions, a Canadian distributor of specialized lifestyle, sports and outdoor products, entered an exclusive partnership with the sustainable footwear brand Allbirds. Effective Sept. 15, 2023, In-Sport Fashions assumes distribution of Allbirds products across all Canadian distribution channels: retail, and wholesale partner openings. Under this new distribution agreement, ...

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    U.K.-based sneaker reseller Laced expands to Europe


    Laced is now available to buyers and sellers in Europe. The London-based online platform has also launched dedicated German and French language websites. According to a report by Footwear News, Laced will grow its current staff of 80 employees by at least 25 percent, with new jobs on the continent ...

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    Atobi and Asics announce strategic partnership


    Atobi, provider of the Real-Time Retail Execution Platform, which enables brands and retailers to optimize collaboration and deliver exceptional brand experiences, has announced a strategic partnership with Asics. This development follows Atobi’s recent VC funding of €3.8 million, which will support further expansion beyond the company’s existing clients, such as ...

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    Cosmetics company Coty renews long-term licensing partnership with Adidas


    Coty Inc. announced that it has renewed its long-term licensing agreement with Adidas. Founded in Paris in 1904 and now headquartered in the Big Apple and traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Coty is one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies with a portfolio of iconic brands in fragrance, ...

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    Freight rates are falling but so are orders


    Freight rates for sea freight containers from the Far East have fallen to a stable low level, but retailers are placing fewer orders with their suppliers than in the previous year. This is according to supply chain experts at Setlog, a software company based in Bochum, Germany, who carried out ...

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    Uvex Sports Group switches to selective distribution in Europe


    Uvex Sports Group (USPG), the parent of the Uvex and Alpina brands, announced that it will be introducing a selective distribution system in Europe from January 2024. Through the new partner program, only certified dealers will have access to the product range. According to an in-depth analysis by the USPG, ...

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    361 Degrees expands distribution partnership in Spain


    Andalusian distributor, VC Sport, is to be the new distribution partner of technical basketball shoes from Chinese-based sporting brand 361 Degrees, according to CMD Sport. This is in addition to the brand’s technical shoes, which VC Sport has been distributing since 2017. Owner and head of the company, Roberto Canalesis ...

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    TrusTrace releases a second industry playbook featuring Asics


    TrusTrace has released its second industry playbook, The Traceability Roadmap: A practical, step-by-step guide to implementing traceability in supply chains. With the free Traceability Roadmap, businesses can find out how to define needs, set goals, outcomes, success indicators, and return on investment to ensure cross-functional buy-in. The ...

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    Klutch Athletics by New Balance launches in 100 stores in the U.S.


    Source: New Balance Chase Young signs on as first ambassador for Klutch Athletics by New Balance Klutch Athletics, the brand of American star agent Rich Paul, has launched in 100 U.S. retail locations at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, JD Sports, DTLR and Snipes, Front Office Sports ...

  • JD Sports Fashion

    JD Sports to expand into Middle East


    JD Sports Fashion will open around 50 stores in the Middle East after agreeing to its first-ever franchise deal with Dubai-based global retailing, distributing and manufacturing company GMG, according to Reuters. The doors, to be situated in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt, will be a large ...

  • Stages Cycling Precor
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    Precor and Stages Cycling announce global distribution partnership


    Precor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Peloton, and Stages Cycling, a U.S. manufacturer of commercial indoor bicycles, power meters and cycling computers, announced that they intend to enter into a “strategic global distribution agreement that will expand the availability and reach of Stages Cycling products to new markets and customers.” ...

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    A pádel headhunter and consultant surveys the court


    Fernando Blanca has given CMDsport a tour of the world of pádel from his perspective as director general of the specialized headhunting agency Padel Recruits and director of marketing and international business development at the consultancy World of Padel. The state of the sport overall is “good,” with steady growth ...

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    Safilo, Hilfiger extend licensing agreement ahead of schedule until 2030


    Italian Safilo Group announced the early renewal of its global licensing agreement with Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Tommy Hilfiger branded sunglasses and optical eyewear collections until Dec. 31, 2030. “We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Safilo,“ commented Martijn ...

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    Captain Fin to launch in Europe


    Following last year’s acquisition of San Diego-based surf lifestyle and hardgoods brand Captain Fin Co. by Liberated Brands – the global master licensee for Volcom and Spyder – Captain Fin is to officially launch in Europe. The launch coincides with the revitalization of its apparel collection, now infused with sustainable ...