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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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    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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    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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    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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    Intersport South East Europe opens new 25,000-sqm logistics center


    Source: Fourlis Group New Intersport logistics center, southeast Europe The Intersport South East Europe subsidiary, based in Greece, has opened its new logistics center, run by Trade Logistics S.A. (both companies belonging to the Fourlis group). The new 25,000-square-meter facility in Oinofyta/Boeotia is a fully automated distribution ...

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    Russian import-replacement campaign faces difficulties


    The Russian Industry and Trade Ministry has rolled out a 700 million rubles (€9.5m) program to support the import-replacement trend in the domestic sporting goods market. The authorities plan to encourage local companies to replace sportswear, sporting gear and athletic apparel, which are expected to be in short supply due ...

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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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    Sumitomo with brand realignment in North America


    In a global alignment strategy, the sports business for Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) will be affiliated under the Dunlop brand umbrella. Roger Cleveland Golf Company, which is SRI’s North American sales company, currently operating as Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO, will now be doing business as Dunlop Sports Americas. Based in Kobe, Japan, ...

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    A founder resigns from Snow Factory


    As CMDsport reports, Xavier Garriga, one of two brothers who founded the company 16 years ago, has resigned from Snow Factory to join The Coaches, a consultancy specialized in sustainability as it applies to management. His stated reason is a desire to return to entrepreneurship. Snow Factory is now under ...

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    Comparison of Yue Yuen’s shoe-producing regions by volume


    This exclusive interactive chart compares Yue Yuen’s shoe-producing regions by volume. The chart can be downloaded. This is exclusive data and analysis for Premium Members.

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    Tréndico is entering the phygital era


    Tréndico Group will be taking “all necessary steps” to bring its Atleet and Foot on Mars stores into the “phygital” (physical + digital) realm. Speaking to CMDsport, group CEO Carlos Tejeda laid out the rationale as follows: “The main changes in the market are generated by the consumer, and right ...

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    Avia is returning to Spain


    According to DiffusionSport, Avia is returning to Europe, and specifically to Spain, after an absence of about a decade. To this end, the American brand of athletic footwear has secured a licensing and distribution deal with Sandsock S.L., a firm in Barcelona. Sandsock has since presented Avia’s collection for summer ...

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    Julbo takes over its distribution in Spain, hires an international sales manager


    Julbo is severing ties with Esportiva Aksa, its partner of many years in the Spanish market, and taking charge of its own distribution in the country. To this end, the French optical brand has hired two executives: Brian Sánchez Vigara and Roger Puig Ventura. Julbo is in addition looking to ...

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    PureGym enters the U.S. market


    PureGym, the U.K.-based operator of affordable fitness clubs, has opened its first gym in the U.S., located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It will be followed by two others shortly in Springfield, Virginia and Elkridge, Maryland. Franchising is a possibility going forward. Memberships start at $9.99, with no long-term contractual obligations. ...

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    New Reebok licensee for Greater China


    Tristate Holdings, a licensee of the Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for its Nautica and Spyder brands, has been selected as the licensee for Reebok in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan after its takeover from the Adidas Group. It will manage all wholesale and retail operations for Reebok in the ...

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    American Yeti will open a European subsidiary


    Yeti Coolers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yeti Holdings headquartered in Austin, Texas, has announced that it is planning to set up a European office in Amsterdam. It will be headed up by a new managing director of international operations; Kevin Ross, who served most recently as vice president of ...

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    New Balance goes direct in three more Eastern European countries


    New Balance has further extended its control over the distribution of its products in Europe. It has taken it over from Aspire Sports for the markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, with effect from Jan. 1. Its business in those three countries will be run by its Polish ...