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    Asics cuts off some European retailers


    Asics has decided to end relations with some retailers in Europe, starting with deliveries planned for January 2022 and afterwards, citing “unprecedented demand for our products,” combined with a challenging Covid-19 situation in many of its production countries. Running is booming, and as we have already reported, new ...

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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 ...

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    Schmidt adds the Kappa license for Austria


    The German Schmidt Group , which has been the licensee of Kappa for Germany since 1999, is taking over the license to the Italian brand for the Austrian market from Alois Wild , adding shoes to the range sold in the country. The Schmidt Group is also Kappa’s licensee ...

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    Another Spanish buying group ceases operations


    There are still more buying groups of independent sports retailers in Spain than in any other country, but they are going through rough times. According to CMDsport , one of them, Quorum Sport , having run into financial trouble due to fiscal problems, has ceased operations. This is the second ...

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    Deerfoot stops working for Saucony in Iberia, takes on Diadora


    According to the Spanish trade publication Tradesport , Deerfoot Sport ’s contract to handle the distribution for Saucony on the Iberian Peninsula came to term on Dec. 31 and was extended to June 1 but no further. Saucony’s parent company, Wolverine Worldwid , began establishing operations of its own ...

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    Enda’s Kenyan shoes land in Europe


    Enda is a special brand of running shoes assembled in Kenya, a country that has become famous for producing some of the world’s greatest distance runners. Started in Kenya four years ago, it is only now beginning to be sold in a few European stores, for the moment only ...

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    Spain's Festibike cancelled for a second year


    In 2021, for the second year in a row, there will be no Festibike . The annual Spanish consumer-oriented cycling-industry festival – organized by a Portuguese events company called Lastlap – was scheduled for Sept. 10-12 in Las Rozas. Also canceled are the accompanying MTB Marathon and FBK ...

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    New European operation in London for Hero Cycles


    The Indian-based Hero MotoCorp (HMC) group, which claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles, has hired an American bike industry veteran, Jeff Weiss , to head up a new subsidiary in London, Hero International (HIT) , that is aiming to reach European sales of €300 million by ...

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    +++ Luanvi , the Spanish sportswear manufacturer, is entering the Italian market via a distribution agreement with RV Distribution , a company based in Cuneo, in Italy’s Piedmont region +++

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    Saucony takes charge of its Iberian distribution


    Saucony is taking charge of its own distribution on the Iberian Peninsula through a new subsidiary. For the past couple of decades the Wolverine -owned brand has relied on a company called Deerfoot Sport for its business in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. The new subsidiary will be headed ...

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    Slinger Bag nearing 40-country distribution


    Slinger Bag , which launched its signature product as recently as the spring of last year, has introduced its combination ball launcher and tennis bag in about 37 countries so far, and it is now planning to introduce similar launchers for pickleball and pádel at some point this year and ...

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    Polygiene's new Iberian distributor


    This month Polygiene will begin dealing with the distributor Ravago Chemicals in Spain and Portugal. Ravago Chemicals delivers chemical materials and specialty additives to about 15,000 customers.

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    +++ The merchandise and training programs of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar , Rafael Nadal ’s brainchild, based in Manacor (Mallorca), can now be purchased on Amazon following a new agreement between the two parties +++ Redipro will handle the distribution of Everlast in Spain and ...

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    Slinger Bag finds a distributor for Russia


    Slinger Bag has signed a five-year distribution deal for Russia with Neva Sport , which handles the distribution for Babolat in the country as well. Slinger Bag will be launching its product in the country on April 1. As we have reported over the past few months, Slinger ...

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    Bianchi takes over its distribution in France


    Bianchi , the Italian bike company owned by Cycleurope since 1997, is setting up a new “France division” headed up by Christoph Soenen , a French manager who worked previously for Royal Velo France, Mavic, Campagnolo and Ekoï . The brand was previously distributed by the French subsidiary ...

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    +++ Glacier Imports has agreed with Groove Armada Distribution that it will take over its distribution in the U.K. and Ireland of Capita snowboards, Union snowboard bindings, Coal headwear, DeeLuxe snowboard boots and Crab Grab snowboard gloves and accessories from the autumn/winter 2021/22 ...

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    LTA strikes deal with Slinger Bag’s distributor


    The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) , the governing body for tennis in the U.K., has reached a three-year deal with Framework Sports Marketing , the exclusive distributor in the country of Slinger Bag. Framework will be supplying the LTA with 20 of Slinger Bags’ combination trolley bag and ...

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    +++ Kästle will be distributed in Italy by Panorama Diffusion , the company led by Günther Acherer , who was recently elected as chairman of the Italian Outdoor Group +++ Slinger Bag has signed a five-year agreement with the Fais Group for the distribution of its ...

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    +++ Zerofit base layers will be distributed in the U.K. and Ireland by ProQuip Golf , which has acquired exclusive distribution rights for these territories +++