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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 33 - 1+2


Industry stocks fell by 0.5% in Q4 | NPD: Consumers spent 12% more on sports goods in Jan-Sept 2021 | Sports retailers confirm the recovery | Crocs buys HeyDude for $2.5bn | Crocs reassures investors | Alpargatas buys a sustainable sneaker brand | Fanatics acquires Topps | Signa and Central buy Selfridges | ABG and Puma circle the Beckhams | Be agile, creative, consumer-centric!

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 51+52


Nike beats Q2 estimates | Adidas releases its first NFTs | ABG strikes global deal with JD | Signa Sports United goes public | Li & Fung teams up with Maersk | Padel Nuestro acquires a rival | FESI questions proposed DSA | New threats to winter sports | Low consumer confidence in the U.K. | New Era Cap refinances itself | Samurai “pushes forward” beyond rugby

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 49+50


Only 16 out of 64 sports retailers in 15 European countries didn’t decline in 2020 | Sports Direct’s parent grew by 23% in H1 | European running initiative by Sport 2000 | Rallye sells Go Sport for one euro | Adidas moves into the metaverse | ABG signs up licensees for Reebok | Lululemon’s sales rose by 30% in Q3 | New anti-Covid measures in Europe | Boycotts against China over Xinjiang | Bogner partners with Bodiseng for China | Allbirds still privileges growth over profit | Shoes will be sportier and costlier | New VBER rules are analyzed

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 47+48


Winners and losers in globally flat retail | ISPO Munich is moved to November | Supply chain issues move fairs forward | Yue Yuen’s growth stopped in Q3 | China’s Topsports sees lower sales | Foot Locker grew by 3.9% in Q2 | On sees growth slowing down | ABG shelves IPO plans | Austria imposes a general lockdown | Alpine ski facilities not yet closed | Outdoor shoes outperform athletic, casual

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 45+46


Adidas budgets 17-21% growth | UA upgrades guidance | Wolverine breaks even | JD’s buy of Footasylum blocked | Swedish market grows by 6.5% | New Balance sees 30% growth | Asics’ growth softens | Alpargatas sells Osklen | Allbirds’ valuation doubles | Big cut in Peloton’s guidance | On will use carbon waste in shoes

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 43+44


Puma improves despite supply chain drags | XXL blames bike shortage for poor results | Shimano’s component sales up 30% | VF raises sales outlook despite supply issues | UA makes Baratto chief consumer officer | Crocs’ Ebitda margin goes over 32% | Allbirds seeks $2bn valuation | Mixed results for Chinese firms | PE firm acquires NPD Group | A bullish European surf industry | Pádel booms in Scandinavia | Decathlon makes new green pledges

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 41+42


NPD: World market flat or down 4% | Industry stocks down 8% in 3 months | Pon acquires Dorel Sports | iFIT drops its planned IPO | Boohoo launches Debenhams marketplace | Asos’ CEO quits amid profit warning | New top managers for IIC | Sports and finance prop up ANWR | Promising tennis sales in Europe | New international study on exercising | Bernard Tapie has passed away

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 39+40


A 10.8% drop in sports apparel in 2020 | Nike cuts guidance on supply chain woes | Nike works with fewer retailers in Spain | Skechers adjusts prices | iFIT seeks $6.7bn valuation | Rossignol to focus on mountain sports | Winter sports industry warns about Covid | Warnings about the economic recovery | European Outdoor Summit to be integrated into ISPO Munich

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 37+38


Drop of 8.2% for sports shoes in 2020 | IPO values On at over $9bn | Crocs wants to triple sales | JD raises guidance after record H1 | Sales accelerate at Lululemon | Zalando helps Athleta in Europe | Planetics sells sustainable sports goods | A new CEO for SportScheck | WeSports makes many acquisitions | Adidas doubles minimum orders in Spain | Vietnam extends Covid restrictions

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 35+36


Sports equipment grew by 11% in 2020 | iFIT reports losses ahead of its IPO | Peloton’s growth slows down | On turns around as it readies its IPO | Loss-making Allbirds will be sportier | Sequential Brands Group goes bankrupt | Margins improve at Foot Locker | New hurdles in JD’s takeover of Footasylum | Austrian and Swiss buying groups cooperate | Globe’s sales rise by 76% | Anta’s profits double on 55% higher sales

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 33+34


Adidas sells Reebok to ABG | WHP Global buys the Lotto brand | Asics grows strongly in Europe | Fanatics is valued at $18bn | Slinger Bag gets new funding | Fogliato will run Salomon | Small market drop in Norway | Strong golf market boosts Callaway | Yue Yuen goes higher-end | Tennis is on the rise | More details on ISPO Munich

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 31+32


NPD: 15.5% growth in Big5 | Intersport jumps by 32% in Q2 | Online drives growth in Sweden | Sports Direct’s sales decline | Foot Locker buys two chains | Adidas sees 20% growth in 2021 | Puma prioritizes wholesale | Wolverine buys Sweaty Betty | Asics cuts off retailers | Bike boom benefits Shimano more than its clients | A disrupted supply chain

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 29+30


Danish Sportmaster fit for the Nordics | XXL: Better margins, lower market shares | Lidl offers golf items in France and Germany | StockX reaches new milestones | Nike loses legal round on Dutch taxes | Puma, Crocs nearly doubled sales in Q2 | Plants close in Bangladesh and Vietnam | Recreational trends benefit Thule | New anglers help Rapala | Anta unveils 5-year strategic plan | ISPO Munich opens up to consumers | Home and commercial fitness can coexist | Opinion on the new EU distribution rules

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 27+28


Industry stocks jump by 27% | Nike beats expectations | Adidas shortlists Reebok suitors | ABG plans to go public | Intersport sells TAF | JD will buy Deporvillage | The Swedish market recovers | Bikes offset skis in Austria | Eurobike to move to Frankfurt | European gyms feel the pinch | Fitness firms attract investments

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 25+26


Decathlon rolls out its marketplace | SSU acquires Wiggle as it plans IPO | What will Nike report tonight? | Amer helps Anta to double sales | Digital expert will run Wolverine | John Colonna will run K2-MDV | Corporate action in Vancouver | Big business on social media | A look at cross-border online sales | Pentland sees modern slavery rising | Amnesty alleges crimes in Xinjiang

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 23+24


Sport 2000 drops by 9% globally | ANWR banks on financial services | A 3-year plan for Intersport Spain | JD transfers Dutch chains to ISRG | FESI sees recovery ahead | New boss for Luhta group | Head will be run by a team | Lululemon jumps by 88% | Enda’s African shoes land in Europe | Many new young and female runners | VF launches an incubator | Circularity grows in the industry

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 21+22


Signa sees a 13% CAGR online | Intersport Austria regains independence | Foot Locker jumps by 83.1% in Q1 | Russia’s Wildberries sees sports boom | Amazon steps up counterfeiting | China’s Topsports grows by 7% | Better results at retail in Japan | Yue Yuen turns around | Europe leads Asics’ turnaround | VF is accelerating | Le Coq Sportif is refinanced | New Era’s success in Europe

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 19+20


Adidas upgrades its outlook | Reebok’s potential said to be high | Under Armour raises guidance | Zalando lifts guidance | New U.S. buy for Tennis-Point | New reports on On’s IPO | Korean firm buys TaylorMade | Champion targets sales of $3bn | Peloton sees hit from product recall | Recalls made easier in Europe | Boenke to run New Balance EMEA | Markus Hefter quits ISPO

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 17+18


Puma starts 2021 with a bang | XXL gains market shares | Moody’s upgrades Amer | Shimano grows by 64.4% | Chinese firms post strong gains | Big jumps in China’s economy | Zalando widens pre-owned concept | Sportgreen, a new online platform | New lockdown rules in Germany | How are we dealing with Brexit?

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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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