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    Sport 2000 Austria well positioned for upcoming challenges


    Source: SPORT 2000 Holger Schwarting, CEO Sport 2000 Austria, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is expecting slight sales growth in its anniversary year. ”The times are very eventful at the moment. On the one hand, sports retailers are benefiting from the megatrends of sports ...

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    Alibaba wants to establish Lazada in Europe


    Alibaba’s unit Lazada plans to enter the European market and take on its online rivals such as Amazon and Zalando. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Lazada’s CEO, James Dong, highlighted that Europe is a “very big market” and that ”for most of the European brands, their largest retail partner ...

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    ESG Report 2022: Alibaba reduces carbon footprint by 620,000 tons using renewable energy


    Alibaba Group announced that it has saved 619,944 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents over the past 12 months by using clean energy sources to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality. That savings is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide generated by 12,915 U.S. households in a year, according ...

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    Amazon launches new seller service to solve supply chain challenges


    As part of Amazon’s investment in its warehousing and distribution network to support sellers and improve customer service, the online marketplace has introduced a new solution that allows sellers to use new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated distribution called Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD). Amazon says AWD ...

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    Marimekko launches marketplace for second-hand goods


    The Finnish lifestyle design company Marimekko is launching a digital, community-driven marketplace for vintage and second-hand goods, called Marimekko Pre-loved. The launch is scheduled for Aug. 25. The platform is built in collaboration with the resale technology specialist Archive. To celebrate the launch, Marimekko will release a special selection of ...

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    Rebag now also sells Adidas, Yeezy, Nike, Jordan


    Luxury re-commerce platform Rebag is now offering shoes and apparel on its platform in addition to bags, watches and jewelry. This includes products from the Adidas, Yeezy, Nike and Jordan brands. “Shoes have been one of the top requests, so of course, we listened. We applied Rebag’s meticulousness for sourcing ...

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    Amazon’s Prime Day 2022 breaks records


    Amazon Prime members purchased more than 300 million items worldwide during Prime Day 2022. This made this year’s event the largest Prime Day event in Amazon’s history. Amazon disclosed in a press release that the savings Prime members achieved thanks to Prime Day amounted to more than $1.7 billion, more ...

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    StockX launches new global campaign


    Sneaker marketplace StockX has launched a new global brand campaign based on the idea of ownership. Developed in collaboration with creative firm Mojo Supermarket, StockX’s new “Own it” campaign encourages people around the world to “own it” as “a celebration of self-expression and inner confidence.” As StockX continues to invest ...

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    StockX to lay off 8% of its workforce


    According to several media reports, the sneaker marketplace StockX announced this week that it will lay off 8 percent of its workforce. The Detroit-based company employs more than 1,500 people, so the number of layoffs is likely to be 120 or more. StockX cited “macroeconomic challenges currently impacting our global ...

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    StockX appoints chief impact officer


    Source: StockX Damien Hooper-Campbell, CIO at StockX Vintage sneaker and other collectibles auction platform StockX has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of its first-ever chief impact officer, Damien Hooper-Campbell. He will report directly to CEO Scott Cutler and oversee key functional areas, including Diversity, Equity ...

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    Kicks Crew raises $6 million in Series A funding


    Kicks Crew, a global e-commerce platform for sneakers and apparel, announced the closing of a $6 million Series A funding. The financing was led by Gobi Partners, Asia-based private investment group Pacific Century Group and DL Securities Hong Kong. The capital raised will help strengthen the company’s position in the ...

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    Poshmark boosts its sneaker authentication process by buying Suede One


    Poshmark, a California-based marketplace for second-hand fashion products, has acquired a virtual sneaker authentication platform called Suede One. The price of the takeover was not disclosed. Founded in 2020, the latter is said to achieve 99 percent accuracy in recognizing popular models such as those of Jordan and Yeezy by ...

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    StockX reaches new milestones, thanks to diversification


    In a mid-year Snapshot of its “Culture Index,” which was first launched last year, StockX reported a 90 percent increase in the gross merchandise value (GMV) going through its marketplace in the first half of 2021, led by a growth of 250 percent from “emerging categories” such as gaming consoles, ...

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    Earnings - Q1 2021 Results Adidas


    This earnings briefing includes the highlights of the Q1 2021 from Adidas.

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    Adidas and Peloton collaborate on apparel


    As expected, Adidas has announced the launch of a line of apparel with Peloton on March 25. The Adidas x Peloton spring/summer 2021 collection – designed in collaboration with the Peloton instructors Ally Love , Robin Arzón and Cody Rigsby – is made of ...

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    Zalando lifts sales forecasts, aims for 10% of Europe’s fashion market


    Zalando has lifted its sales and profit forecasts for 2021 after reporting a 23.1 percent rise in revenues to about €7,982 million for the 12 months to Dec. 31, 2020, with increases of 17.2 percent in the German-speaking countries and 28.4 percent in the rest of Europe, where they ...

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    Earnings - Q4 2020 and FY 2020 Results Adidas


    This earnings briefing includes the highlights of the Q4 results and FY 2020 from Adidas.

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    Infographic Adidas - Improving Business Mix


    This infographic shows gross margin improvement from Adidas from 48,3% in 2015 to expected ~52% in 2021. It also shows how Adidas is planning to increase the gross margin further to 53% to 55% by 2025.

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    Adidas launches third artist-designed women’s collection


    Adidas has launched a third artist-designed line of sportswear for its Women in Power Collection . The two previous artists were Nini Sum of Shanghai and Jordan Moss of New York City. This time around it’s Egle Zvirblyte of London, who has drawn inspiration for her ...

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    Adidas unveils its business plan through 2025, expanding DTC


    After releasing its results for 2020 , Adidas introduced a new strategy at a virtual Investor Media Day, dubbed ”Own the Game,” which it says aims to raise sales, market shares and profits by strengthening the “credibility” of the Adidas brand, by boosting the direct-to-consumer channel and ...