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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 15+16


Drop of 8% in Europe in 2020 | JD reports flattering results | Hervis to focus on four sports | Signa reportedly eyes IPO | StockX’ values rises to $3.6bn | Latest data on online retailing | Selfridges reopens with spinning | Consumers are ready to spend more | Alpine skiing falls sharply | Home fitness saves Technogym | Vietnam gets more self-sufficient | Foot Locker goes for sustainability

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 13+14


Industry stocks rise by 10.9% | Strong China gains help Nike | Nautilus will focus on two brands | Lululemon creates regions | Fila declines, except in China | Possible relief for sports retailers | EuroSIMA and UCI join forces | Zoppas returns to Tecnica as CEO | ISPO works on B2B fitness show | Reactions to Myanmar violence | Reactions to forced China labor | How to reduce logistic costs

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 11+12


Decathlon falls by 6%, sees upside | JD acquires a Polish-based retailer | Zalando sets new targets | Adidas’ business plans stresses DTC | New role for Tecnifibre at Lacoste | Tennis-Point moves into the U.S. | French ski industry in critical state | Inline skates lift Tecnica | A new Olympic agenda | FESI calls for harmonized governance | Myanmar violence raises concern

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 9+10


Norway grew by over 7% in 2020 | A good winter season in Russia | Weaker results at Foot Locker | New markets for Wildberries and Amazon | Ukraine castigates Sportmaster | Puma confirms recovery path | Wolverine predicts better times | A stellar year for Nautilus | Subscriptions save GoPro | Inov-8 founder buys back the company | Pickleball is spreading to Europe

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 7+8


Europe down 10%, running outperforms | On Intersport’s | European online platform | Lidl offers Nike products online | Tough go for some internet platforms | XXL improves sharply | Adidas has decided to sell Reebok | Dorel will remain public | Elan launches a foldable ski | Asics tops guidance | UA beats expectations | Lululemon tracks wellbeing | A successful ISPO Munich Online?

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 5+6


Recovering from a 7% market drop | Intersport’s global retail sales down 9% | JD acquires another U.S. sports chain | Sport 2000 gets high carry-over ski items | New retail initiatives in Germany | Europe helps drive VF’s momentum | SHER, a new online women’s brand | Nike questions European tax probe | Grim U.K. market post-Brexit | Sports sponsorships will grow

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 3+4


Isn’t sports retailing an “essential” category? | Winter sports in the doldrums | Blue Tomato and Zumiez experiment | The latest from Goat and StockX | Spanish buying groups stress branding | Li Ning may take over Clarks | Dus switches to Pinarello | White quits as Salomon president | Google announces Fitbit’s takeover | Pon’s capital gain on Accell shares | Lower sales at Yue Yuen and Stella | Getting ready for ISPO

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 1+2


Industry stocks up 32% in 2020 | Will Reebok be black-owned? | Mizuno sets up EU office in NL | Emerald buys PlumRiver | FLA bans Xinjang sourcing | Adidas’ progress in recycling | Sports & outdoor retail rose in U.K. | U.K. signs trade pacts | Alpine ski resorts under siege | Germany’s winters sports retailers seek aid | Reflections and interviews on diversity 

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 47+48


DTC, EMEA, China boost Nike | JD Sports buys Shoe Palace | Peloton acquires Precor | New investors for Canyon, Vaha | Signa Sports United thrives | The status on Covid restrictions | WFSGI: Agility to fight Covid | Lululemon shoes planned in 2021 | EU sets conditions for Fitbit’s buy | More action in Brussels | Ispo Online takes shape

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 45+46


Winter sports chaos | Spain promotes sport, fears job cuts | Frasers ups guidance, bids on Debenhams | Decathlon to gross €30m in its first year in Ireland | Intersport Germany into retail media | Italy goes digital | BSI calls for supply chain regs | Fishing tackle grows by 4% | Gore, Bionic use ocean plastic | Ispo Brandnew’s top 10 

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 43+44


Euro retailers’ market shares | A shorter retail lockdown | NPD: The market grew in Q3 | Fesi puts out Covid survey | Foot Locker’s sales soar | Sport24 plans move abroad | Shuhe24 buys bike e-platform | Tradeinn uses Klarna | Arc’teryx opens DTC Icon store | Brooks grows by 49% | Fila down by 7% in Q3 | Goldwin’s profits down | Sumitomo raises guidance | Vulcabras’ revenues up in Q3 | Losses continue for Yue Yuen | Covid-inspired trends | EU issues IP action plan

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 41+42


VF buys Supreme | Adidas approaches “normalization” | New initiatives by Sport 2000 | EU expands Amazon probe | Big growth for Alibaba, Zalando | Wouters will lead Rossignol | Covid boosts bike makers’ results | Callaway, Acushnet benefit, too | Asics improves only in running | Wolverine better than expected | WFSGI’s monthly Covid survey

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 39+40


Bad timing for new lockdowns | World’s major retailers grew by 7% | New Amazon probe in Germany | Stricter rules for marketplaces | Callaway to merge with Topgolf | Will Adidas divest Reebok? | VF’s results and agility strategy | Puma returns to profit and growth | Technogym invests in home fitness | OR and Ispo Munich will be digital-only | Contrasting consumer sentiment in Europe | Little impact from Covid on China’s results or biggest sports retailer

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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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