Management:

+++ After working for the Swedish Stadium chain for 15 years, the last four as general manager of its successful Stadium Concept chain, Magnus Wählander is leaving to become the CEO of Coop Mitt, a Swedish chain of about 800 grocery stores

 

Retail:

+++ Sports Direct has signed a lease on the former Debenhams store in the Irish city of Galway, on the Eyre Street side of the Corrib shopping centre, which would be the first store of the British sporting goods retailer in Galway, The Times has reported

 

DTC & E-commerce:

+++ Adidas is opening a Stadium Evolution store and a The Collection store in Jakarta’s Pondok Indah Mall, in collaboration with an Indonesian partner, PT Kanmo Retailindo

+++ Russia’s largest online retailer, Wildberries, has entered the U.S. market, expanding its presence to 14 countries after a year in which its international sales grew to more than $300 million

 

Distribution:

+++ Body Glove has extended its distribution with McPaheil Sports for New Zealand and Australia

 

Marketing:

+++ Hummel has agreed a long-term technical and retail partnership deal with Wasps starting from the 2021/22 season, which will replace the deal that the Premiership Rugby club had with Under Armour

+++ Castore is expanding its contract with McLaren, which started in November with men’s casualwear, through a new multimillion-pound deal to supply its Formula One team and its fans with clothing and accessories, and to run its online shop

+++ According to ESPN, Adidas has signed up Kysre Gondrezick, the #5 draft pick in the Women’s NBA in the U.S., who plays with the Indiana Fever team