All Kappa articles

  • BasicNet

    BasicNet posts double-digit sales increases in H1, approves multi-voting rights for longterm shareholders


    BasicNet , the parent company of Kappa , Superga , Sebago, K-Way, Briko and other brands, has reported aggregated wholesale-equivalent sales of group products of €443 million in the first half of 2021, representing a 20.5 percent increase as compared to the same period last year. The figure includes ...

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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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    Naples' football club plans to create its own jerseys


    After the expiration of its sponsorship contract with Kappa , which had taken the place of Macron , the S.S.C. Napoli football club had not unveiled any new kit partner. The Serie A club has now announced that it is planning to drop any technical sponsors and produce ...

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    Big profit on investments lifts China Dongxiang’s results


    A 269 percent gain in investment income boosted operating and net earnings at China Dongxiang for the financial year ended March 31. While its revenues went up by 27.8 percent to 1,970 million yuan remimbi (€255.0m-$304.5m), the Chinese sportswear company’s net income showed a fourfold increase to RMB 1,811 million ...

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    Kappa collaborates on Naples’ kit with an Argentine designer


    County of Milan , a brand run by the Argentine designer Marcelo Burlon , has collaborated with Kappa to revamp the uniform of the SSC Napoli football club in a rather sumptuous way. Kappa, which is the official sponsor of the club, calls it “a celebratory collection” ...

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    Legea might replace Kappa as Napoli’s kit partner


    The kit deal between S.S.C. Napoli , a football team that competes in Italy’s Serie A, and Kappa might be terminated ahead of time, and Legea is reportedly in pole position to take over as the club’s new technical sponsor. The contract between Napoli and Kappa is set ...

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    Two Italian teams wear special jerseys to honor Maradona


    SSC Napoli honored the late Diego Armando Maradona by wearing a special fourth kit during the Serie A match between Naples’ football team and AS Roma on Nov. 29. The Kombat kit was designed with Kappa last year, and was indeed expected to be unveiled ...

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    BasicNet reacquires the Kappa brand in Japan


    China Dongxiang has agreed to sell the rights to the Kappa brand in Japan for $13 million. BasicNet plans to give a major boost to brand’s development in the country, where Kappa generated sales of $30 million in 2019 through Phenix and its licensees. China Dongxiang ...

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    BasicNet buys back Kappa Japan from China’s DongXiang


    BasicNet has signed a deal to reacquire the Kappa brand in Japan from the Chinese group DongXiang for $13 million. The company said the deal is limited to intellectual property assets and does not include any related business unit and should take place “in the coming months.” ...

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    Many Chinese sportswear brands issue sales warnings for Q2


    As a result of lockdown restrictions implemented in China and elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic, several Chinese sportswear brands have released profit warnings for the second quarter of 2020. Xtep warned that retail sell-through dropped by low-single digits in the quarter. It also has higher-than-usual inventories. The group ...

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    Kappa lifts China Dongxiang’s sales, despite the pandemic


    The recent introduction of a direct-franchise model, designed to ensure a sufficient supply of products in the stores through bulk orders of merchandise, lifted the Chinese sports company’s revenues, which were up by 12.6 percent on a comparable basis in the new financial year ended on March 31, reaching 1,841 ...

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    Kappa will sponsor a rugby tournament


    Kappa will be the official apparel sponsor of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), which is scheduled to take place in England in October and November next year. As part of the deal, the Italian sportswear brand will supply kit for all match officials, volunteers and staff ...

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    Kappa is the new sponsor of the French Metz team


    Kappa will replace Nike as the kit sponsor of FC Metz, a French football club that competes in the First League. The Italian sportswear brand is back after nine years, as Kappa had previously been the club’s kit sponsor, from 2006/07 to 2010/11. The new contract will enter ...