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    On takes over the distribution in Spain


    CMD Sport reports that On Running will take control of its business in Spain through its own subsidiary. The Swiss brand has officially announced the consensual termination of its business relationship with Siker Sport, which has been distributing On over the past seven years. As of Jan. 1, 2022, the ...

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    Nike cancels orders in the U.S.


    A tweet circulated by Brendan Dunne of Complex, which reports mostly about sneakers, has raised new doubts about the Swoosh’s ability to service its retail clients in the U.S. due to the current supply chain disruption, sending down slightly Nike’s share price and that of some major U.S. retailers. Dunne ...

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    A Nov. 30 webinar on the EU’s new norms on vendor/retailer relations


    Two webinars will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 to discuss new strategic opportunities and trade complications for the sale of sporting goods in Europe as of June 2022, based on a new updated version of the European Union’s Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER), which has been regulating vertical supply ...

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    New U.S. office for Amundsen Sports


    Amundsen Sports, the Norwegian technical apparel supplier named after the famous Arctic explorer, has opened a “Clubhouse” on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado. The space will serve as the company’s North American head office, with a showroom and an event space to present its products. The brand has been selling ...

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    Zalando more than triples its fleet of Magazino robots


    Zalando has ordered 20 order picking robots specifically designed for the footwear industry from the German start-up Magazino. Zalando, which has invested in Magazino, initially bought two of the robots called Toru in 2018, before increasing the fleet by an additional six in 2019. Once the latest robots are fully ...

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    Oberalp Group plans to expand in Southern Europe


    The Italian Oberalp Group intends to invest more in other Southern European markets in the coming years, according to SAZ. To this end, Marion Alexandre has been appointed to the new position as general manager for South Europe as of June 1, 2021. She is to be responsible for developing ...

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    Sidas focuses on its own brands for all the seasons, drops X Socks


    X-Technology Swiss is taking over the distribution of its X Socks line of sports socks in France, starting next April, after working for 20 years through Sidas. The latter company has decided to concentrate on its own brands: Podiatech, Sidas, the Sidas Academy, Therm-ic and Shoo IQ. Sidas has already ...

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    Eastpak returns to North America


    Eastpak’s iconic daypack has been and still is a hot item in Europe, thanks notably to the efforts of a dynamic French-based distributor, Kostia Belkin, in the 1990s. It also enjoys a strong popularity in Asia, which was the first export market for the brand. Founded in Boston in 1952 ...

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    Under Armour in talks with a new Russian franchisee


    Under Armour confirms a report that it is in negotiations with a new potential franchise partner to develop its Brand House retail format in Russia. The first stores may be opened in Russian shopping centers in the autumn of 2022, according to local sources. The new franchisee would take over ...

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    Sugi is licensing Sergio Tacchini footwear for Europe


    Sergio Tacchini Europe has signed a long-term licensing deal with Sugi International for the development, production and distribution of a new line of Sergio Tacchini footwear that will “significantly upgrade the quality and breadth” of the line, while expanding its distribution. The deal covers many countries in Europe, including Russia, ...

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    While opening another franchise in Spain, Nike works with fewer retailers


    Last year Nike made Italy’s Percassi Group its preferred partner in southern Europe, opening six stores with the Italian firm in Greece, Italy and Portugal as well as a flagship on a major thoroughfare in Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia. According to Palco23, a Spanish news service covering the sports business, ...

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    Orage plans to return to Europe


    Orage, a Montreal-based brand of outerwear that caters primarily to freeride skiers and snowboarders, is reportedly expanding back into the European market. After undergoing several changes of leadership and direction under the umbrella of Coalision and its CEO and president, Bernard Mariette, the brand was sold in 2013 to one ...

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    Revo builds up its golf business in Europe


    Revo Sunglasses has announced the expansion of its Revo Golf division to the U.K. and the European mainland under the leadership of Grahame Jenkins, a 35-year veteran of the golf industry who owns Tee to Green, a monthly golf magazine distributed in all the 400 golf clubs in Ireland. He ...

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    Adidas to double minimum orders by Spanish buying groups


    Next year, according to CMDsport, Adidas will be doubling the minimum order for any Spanish buying groups from €1 million to €2 million. While most of Spain’s numerous buying groups already exceed the threshold, certain retailers tell the Spanish trade paper that they believe Adidas is ratcheting up its strategy ...

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    Brooks veteran will lead True Motion into the U.K.


    Hamish Stewart, who has been working with Brooks Running for more than 20 years, has become U.K. country manager for True Motion, a German running shoe start-up. He will be assisted by another former running shoe veteran, Richard Outterside, as account manager. Stewart was instrumental in building up Brooks’ European ...

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    SRAM integrates Time Sport into its manufacturing and distribution apparatus


    Last February, the U.S.-based SRAM Group acquired the pedal business of France’s Time Sport, a former property of the Rossignol Group , including all related patents. It subsequently set up a pedal manufacturing facility in Coimbra, Portugal. SRAM already manufactures SRAM chains and Zipp wheels in ...

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    The Lifestyle Company will distribute O’Neill ready-to-wear in France


    The Lifestyle Company will distribute O’Neill products in France, including the overseas departments and territories, in a new multi-year contract that will debut in spring 2022. The contract only involves the O’Neill ready-to-wear lifestyle offer. O’Neill Wetsuits , based in England, takes charge of the equipment and technical ...

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    BrandFusion will sell Champion and O'Neill shoes in the Netherlands


    A Dutch sales agency, BrandFusion, has agreed to include the footwear collections of Pantofola d’Oro, Champion and O’Neill in its product portfolio for the Dutch market, according to Sport Partner . These brands are licensed for various territories by the five-year-old Brandsplus Group , which is also the ...

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    Electric partners with Volcom in Europe


    Liberated Brands Europe , an entity affiliated with Volcom Europe , is partnering with Electric for the distribution of the Californian sport and lifestyle eyewear brand in Europe. The agreement includes the wholesale distribution of Electric’s goggles and sunglasses as well as its e-commerce and marketing operations. The eyewear ...

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    11teamsports expands into the Iberian peninsula


    According to CMDsport , the German football specialist Eleventeamsports has begun operations on the Iberian peninsula with an e-commerce site and is planning to establish a network of franchise stores there over the coming years. Its main competition in Spain is Fútbol Emotion . Founded in 2007, the German retailer ...