+++ Drapers reports that Danielle Petesic has left Lululemon, where she served as vice president of product development, to become chief product officer at Gymshark

+++ Brendon Babenzien, co-founder of Noah and former design director for Supreme, has been appointed creative director for J.Crew’s men’s collections.



+++ Thule is opening its first retail stores in the U.S., measuring 1,600 sqft, at Market Station in Denver, Colorado



+++ Slinger Bag adds an exclusive, five-year distribution deal for South Africa with The Golf Racket Pty


Legal & Institutional:

+++ The powerful German Cartel Office has set up a dedicated division, led by Felix Engelsing, to examine whether Amazon is infringing on any anti-trust regulations

+++ Callaway Golf is sued in the U.S. by Ranging Optics for infringement on U.S. patents 6,512,574 and 7,443,927 through the Callaway 300 Pro Laser Rangefinder and other laser range finder products



+++ Sweaty Betty has teamed up with the Hollywood actress Halle Berry for a limited-edition collection of 22 technical and lifestyle pieces inspired by boxing and jiu-jitsu under Berry’s own wellness brand, Re-Spin



+++ On Running has signed a sponsorship deal with a professional cycling team, the Qhubeka ASSOS, for the 2021 racing season

+++ After a two-year stint with Callaway, Sergio Garcia returns to play with TaylorMade clubs and balls, as he had done in the previous 15 years

+++ Hyperice has agreed a multi-year deal with the Los Angeles Sparks that will see the California-based company provide the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team players and training staff with its muscle recovery technology both during practice sessions and on gamedays

+++ Sundried has become the official apparel partner for a U.K.-based event organizer, Active Training World (ATW)