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    StockX booms over Cyber Weekend

    2020-12-03T17:55:00Z

    This year StockX enjoyed its best Cyber Weekend ever. The daily gross merchandise value (GMV) for the period averaged a growth of 100 percent year-on-year. Black Friday’s rate of one trade per second rose at times in the subsequent days to as much as three per second. The website ...

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    European bike sales to jump by 47% by 2030

    2020-12-03T17:55:00Z

    A new forecast from CIE (Cycling Industries Europe) , Conebi (Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry) and ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) , three industry groups based in Brussels, has predicted that Europeans will buy an extra 10 million bicycles per year by 2030. This would represent an increase of ...

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    European visitors can participate in Ispo Beijing through an avatar

    2020-12-03T16:58:00Z

    The forthcoming Ispo Munich trade show will be digital, but Ispo Beijing will be held in person as planned – or almost so - on Jan. 14 to 16. Whereas China has opened again for business, Europe remains under varying degrees of Covid-19 lockdowns. To enable Europeans ...

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    Adidas grants a Corona bonus to all employees

    2020-12-03T16:58:00Z

    Adidas has announced that it will give a Corona thank you bonus to all the members of its staff of about 60,000 employees around the world for Christmas. Regulations introduced by the German government will make the bonus free of taxes and social charges. The bonus will amount to ...

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    Zalando adds 1 mln clients during Cyber Week

    2020-12-02T17:53:00Z

    Zalando acquired more than one million new customers during the sixth edition of its Cyber Week, surpassing last year’s new customer record. The gross merchandise volume (GMV) grew by about 35 percent over same the period and some 7,500 orders were placed per minute at peak times. The share ...

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    Sequential undergoes strategic review

    2020-12-02T17:49:00Z

    The Sequential Brands Group’ s board of directors has re-launched a “broad exploration of strategic alternatives,” which may include the sale of the company or the disposal of one or more of its brands. The company’s vast portfolio includes sports brands such as And1, Avia and Heelys , among ...

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    Obituary: Pat Doran

    2020-12-02T17:42:00Z

    Patricia Doran , a well-known and respected American fashion designer and fashion journalist, has passed away. John Horan , former editor of Sportstyle and current editor of the American edition of Sporting Goods Intelligence , calls her “the first lady of sports fashion.” She began her career in fashion ...

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    Foot Locker’s CFO is due to retire in April

    2020-12-02T17:42:00Z

    Foot Locker expects Lauren B. Peters to step down as executive vice president and chief financial officer and retire in April 2021. The sports retailer has engaged the headhunting firm Crist | Kolder to find a successor from in- or outside its ranks. Peters has been with ...

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    Two Italian teams wear special jerseys to honor Maradona

    2020-12-02T16:49:00Z

    SSC Napoli honored the late Diego Armando Maradona by wearing a special fourth kit during the Serie A match between Naples’ football team and AS Roma on Nov. 29. The Kombat kit was designed with Kappa last year, and was indeed expected to be unveiled ...

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    Sergio Ramos leaves Nike, probably for Adidas

    2020-12-02T16:49:00Z

    The captain of the Real Madrid football club and the Spanish national football team, Sergio Ramos , has decided not to extend his 10-year deal with Nike. He has now posted a photo on Instagram of him wearing Adidas boots, leading to press speculations that he has ...

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    Kathmandu’s group CEO is unexpectedly leaving

    2020-12-02T11:26:00Z

    Xavier Simonet has given notice that he will leave Kathmandu Holdings within the next six months. He has held the role of chief executive of the group for the last five-and-a-half years. The company said that Simonet’s departure was unexpected. During his tenure, Simonet has repositioned the group ...

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    Next World Cycling Forum takes place during IAA Motor Show in Munich

    2020-12-02T10:42:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ( WFSGI ) announced that the next edition of its World Cycling Forum ( WCF ) will take place on Sep. 9-10, 2021 during IAA Mobility (Sep. 7-12) at Messe München ’s International Congress Center (ICM). Following the relocation ...

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    ​Stefan Rosenkranz will be BSI’s new managing director

    2020-12-02T10:42:00Z

    Source: BSI Stefan Rosenkranz The board of the Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry ( BSI ) has appointed Stefan Rosenkranz as its new managing director. Rosenkranz will take up his new position on Feb. 1, 2021, taking the place of NIcole ...

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    VF opens its first multi-brand store

    2020-12-01T18:25:00Z

    The VF Group has opened its first multi-brand store on a surface of 2,000 square meters on three levels in a landmark building near Milan’s cathedral. Named after its address, Orefici11 carries three brands – Timberland , The North Face and Napapijri – with dedicated ...

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    Burton re-sells a surf brand

    2020-12-01T18:25:00Z

    In 2006, Burton Snowboards bought Channel Islands , a brand of surfboards, from Al Merrick , a shaper who founded it 51 years ago in Santa Barbara, California. Burton has now agreed to sell CI Surfboards to the founder’s son, Britt Merrick , along with members of its ...

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    Former Zappos head Tony Hsieh dies

    2020-12-01T10:00:00Z

    Tony Hsieh , who co-founded Zappos.com , the pioneering American footwear and clothing online retailer, and ran it for about two decades, died at the age of 46 due to complications from injuries sustained in a house fire in New London, Connecticut. Known for his kindness, generosity and a relentless ...

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    Under Armour launches the Curry brand

    2020-11-30T18:24:00Z

    Imitating what Nike has done so successfully with Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand, Under Armour has launched the Curry sub-brand and logo in a new line of apparel and footwear products for a variety of sports. It is named after Stephen Curry , ...

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    Löbe leaves Puma to run Absolute Teamsport

    2020-11-30T18:12:00Z

    Sport 2000 GmbH , the joint buying group for Sport 2000 retail members in Germany, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, has created a dedicated legal entity, Absolute Teamsport GmbH , for retailers specializing in team sports, similar to those that it already has in operation for running and outdoor specialists. ...

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    European Tour and PGA Tour unite

    2020-11-30T17:57:00Z

    The European Tour and the PGA Tour have announced a “Strategic Alliance” for golf competitions, covering tournament scheduling, prize funding, media rights and commercial matters. The PGA Tour will be acquiring a minority stake in the European Tour’s media production company, European Tour Productions , and the PGA ...

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    Superfeet introduces custom-insole system to Europe

    2020-11-30T17:28:00Z

    The insole and footwear manufacturer Superfeet brought its Fitstation – which it describes as a “personaliszd” insole- and footwear-fitting system – to Europe in November. Already rolled out in the U.S., the system pairs elements from both the Swedish footwear-tech company Volumental and the American computer company ...