Executive Editions

This section includes the executive edition of Sporting Goods Intelligence Europe (available in regular PDF format and as E-Version) - released every two weeks, it is the trusted source of market and competitive intelligence for industry leaders and professionals in the sporting goods industry. Based on extensive research and analysis the executive edition includes essential information on big and small players including news of acquisitions, mergers and other strategic moves, financial results, market statistics, changes in management and distribution, retail development and strategy, marketing, e-commerce & DTC, new business models and legal issues.

SGI Europe Executive Editions

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 37+38


The leading sports retailers online | E-commerce boosts Decathlon | Covid boosts online sales | VF reorganizes the top suite | Icon and Hyperice get high valuations | Cautious outlook for winter sports | Tennis’ recovery to benefit Babolat | Nike is most marketed brand in sports | WFSGI survey shows more pessimism | eBay joins the sneaker resale market | Facebook helps Elho’s rebirth | Ispo Munich, other fairs go hybrid

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 35+36


Sports stocks rose by 10.8% in Q3 | Nike’s shares surge on strong Q1 | Intersport works with 11teamsports | More funding for fitness start-ups | Anta’s president will run Amer | Rossignol and Fischer restructure | Vulcabras concentrates on sports shoes | A new French plant for sports shoes | Slinger Bag teams up with Dunlop | Call for sports recovery plan in the U.K. | New concession by Google on Fitbit | Bob Gore passes away

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 33+34


NPD sees 5% growth globally in 2019 | On launches unique subscription service | Peloton defies Apple’s new subscription service, posts its first profit | Technogym prioritizes home fitness | New chairman, new goals for Intersport | More action in Sweden’s sports retail | Sports outperforms shoes at ANWR | Tretorn pushes DTC | Amazon, a Janus-faced company | WFSGI sees further supply chain problems | More firms switch to rail transport

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 31+32


The sports apparel market’s growth slows down | The athletic shoe market is up (by) 6.7% | £1 billion valuation for Gymshark | Frasers is set to buy some DW Sports assets | Galeria’s creditors agree to a big settlement | Norwegian sports retail merger is challenged | Strong growth in Norway | New management for Kesko’s resilient sports unit | Intersport and Stadium close stores in Sweden | Opinion: The short- vs long-term perspective of retail recovery | Two prominent Adidas executives quit | Globe suffers from strong U.S. dollar | Anta switches to DTC | New strategies make Li Ning resilient | 361° focuses on branding, e-commerce | Acquisitions boost Xtep’s turnover | Yue Yuen posts a $136m loss | Steep sales drops at two Chinese shoemakers | Lanxess divests one of its units | A lot of action around Polygiene | Ecco and other donate bicycles | Josef “Pepi” Fischer is dead

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 29+30


More e-commerce, fewer items | WFSGI sees recovery, but later | Sports equipment market up by 3.5% | Britain’s DW closes all stores | XXL bounces back | Swiss market to drop by 10% | Nike realigns management | Adidas, Puma see an upside | Reebok users decide on product

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 27+28


NPD measures Covid’s impact | Post-Covid surveys by McKinsey and WFSGI help define the “new normal” | JD reports strong gains | Store rents being renegotiated | EU issues guidelines for platforms | Sportmaster to sell more online | Martes expands abroad | On will not go public | Adidas beats Nike in brand value rise | Macron grows, goes green

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 25+26


Industry stocks rebound | Digital acceleration at Nike | Intersport’s shared platform cleared | Will Karstadt Sports survive? | Lululemon acquires Mirror | Head integrates Zoggs | Marathons are off or online | New Balance in control of W. Europe | Ispo Re.Start Days spread optimism | Facebook boycott spreads | Doubts about Amazon’s marketplace | Frank Dassler has died | Laurent Boix-Vives has died

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 23+24


Fesi calls for green recovery | Sport 2000 aids retailers | Covid-19 still an issue in May | Decathlon enters Ireland, partners in Switzerland | Footway seeks a streetwear buy | Reebok breaks with CrossFit | The pandemic stimulates running | Masks for athletes and public | EU, Vietnam sign trade deal | Mandatory shoe tags in Russia

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 21+22


Decathlon seeks 10-15% sales drop | Karstadt/SportScheck link in doubt | Foot Locker falls by 43% in Q1 | Asics moves into the red | Europe lifts Fila’s results | Covid spares Canada Goose | Tecnica outperforms | The UYN brand makes its mark | Oberalp’s unique virtual convention | Brands call against racism | Ispo tracks coronavirus’ effects | Pandemic triggers contractual issues

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 19+20


Foot Locker shuts German chain | Sportmaster signs online deal | Zalando sees growth of 10-20% | Facebook looking into retail | Odlo has a new owner | Wintersteiger buys locker-mak|er | VF feels it can face the pandemic | Sales plummet for Under Armour | Mizuno improves in Europe | Yue Yuen takes heavy losses | Oberalp, Schöffel hold e-meetings

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 17+18


Puma drops by 1.3% in Q1 | Adidas falls by 19% in Q1 | Planet Sports is salvaged | Big clearances help XXL | Stadium offers second|hand items | Decathlon works with marketplaces | Wintersteiger grows strongly | Profits up at Shimano | Fitbit returns to profits | Garmin thrives in outdoor, fitness | Thule grants warrants | Hanesbrands invests in masks | Drop-shipping at Beachbody, Bucher

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 15+16


McKinsey and WFSGI on Covid-19  | Some stores re-open in Europe | Intersport Sweden in trouble | Adidas and VF refinance | Wolverine grows in Europe | E-commerce helps Skechers | GoPro focuses on DTC | Columbia acts on coronavirus | Some trade shows turn virtual | Companies help fight the virus

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 13+14


Covid-19 sinks industry stocks | Karstadt Sports’s parent in trouble | German government aid insufficient | More on the corona crisis | Exploring the post-corona period | OR and other shows are rescheduled | Online and offline retail are disrupted | Interesting action online | Moody’s pessimistic on Amer | UA and Wolverine react


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 11+12


Nike’s anti-coronavirus playbook | The industry’s Covid-19 reaction |  Global recession expected |  Tokyo Olympics postponed | Good results for Anta | No pressure for Mammut’s sale | Vulcabras reworks production | TNF is prospecting


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 09+10


Adidas posts strong results | Covid-19 infects the industry | New dates for Fibo and IWA | Solutions in sight for Norway | Daka Sport acquires Sportsworld | Changes at SportScheck, Golfino | Polartec, Primaloft making noise | Forced labor in China


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 07+08


Decathlon  grows by 9.2% | Planet Sports  is insolvent | Footway bids for Sportamore | Coronavirus affects many brands | Puma  outperforms | Brooks  sues namesake | New team and distributors atNike | Founder buys back Cabrinha |Ispo Awards  go green


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 05+06


Gresvig goes bankrupt | XXL seeks new funds | A review of the Nordics and Russia | Rising Sport 2000 crosses borders | Intersport Germany grows by 3% | Signa expands in Spain, Switzerland | Virus cancels Ispo Beijing | New co-chairs for WFSGI Ispo will work for equality | A rule change to deal with Nike | BenQ launches new membrane


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 03+04


Intersport’s new brand platform | Snowleader raises funds | Decathlon in Luxembourg, Kazakhstan | Uncertainty over Vaporfly | Sustainability at Rossignol, Adidas | New horizons for Gore-Tex | FTA between EU and Vietnam | What to expect from Amazon | Be active, responsible, creative at Ispo


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 01+02


Sports industry stocks outperform | Speedo goes direct in the U.S. | Russian Sportmaster enters Denmark | XXL hires new CEO after poor results | Decathlon’s German expansion | Adidas launches skiwear | A growing ski market | Brands donate for Australian fire | A look at Ispo’Sports Week | NikeAdidas and our emotions | SGI Europe’s thoughts on the future


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 30 - 43+44


Lower sales, higher margins for SDIPentland  reduces its stake in JDDecathlon  works with TMall  in Russia | Nike  gains market share in Europe | Amer  changes its sale structure | Babolat  targets Asia | Pelican  acquires Confluence | Truce in U.S.-China relations | China’s Stella  goes abroad | Fashion meets function in Annecy | International Calendar of Events


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 30 - 41+42


Signa buys SportScheck | Fesi has a new president | Worries over idle adolescents | Decathlon buys Dita | Conzzeta is selling Mammut | Kering might buy Moncler | Safilo buys Blenders | Culture wars rage at Nike | Rapala restructures | Nordica goes hands-free


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 30 - 39+40


Top retailers grow less than the global market | Russia is up, Korea down | Intersport widens its digital reach | Black Friday turns white, green | Adidas shifts Speedfactory to Asia | Nike stops working with Amazon | Nike tax probe in Spain | Down is more sustainable | Newcomers to the circular economy | Getting ready for Ispo


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 30 - 37+38


XXL maps new strategies | Adidas speeds up | Puma posts record results | New top brass at Nike, Adidas, UA | EMEA shines at UA, not Asics | VF misses expectations | Columbia thrives, loses founder | Callaway is synergizing | Glenmuir buys Sunderland | Google is buying Fitbit | Champion eyes $3bn in sales | Hong Kong row continues


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 30 - 35+36


European market rises by 2.7% | XXL refinances itself | Topsports’ IPO raises $1 billion | SDI lashes out at major brands | New moves at Sport 2000 Austria | Humanic’s parent hires an expert | Leaseback for Boardriders HQ | VF’s business plan for Europe | Good and bad news for Nike | A tweet rocks the NBA in China | Intersport Russia sold fakes | Nike, Lululemon appeal to teens


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