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    New global partnership in running business conferences


    European Athletics, Running Industry Alliance (RIA) and Running USA have announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing the global running industry’s business landscape. As part of this strategic alliance, the three running business conferences that each organization stages annually or biennially will support each other in terms of content, cross-promotion, ...

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    Head and Porsche present exclusive capsule for the 911 Turbo’s 50th anniversary


    Source: Head Porsche | Head W Series To mark the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Head and Porsche have teamed up to create three exclusive skis and a complete collection of sportswear and accessories, including two Mips helmets and a pair of ski goggles, influenced ...

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    Franco Fogliato steps down as Salomon CEO


    Amer Sports, Inc. has declared today the departure of Franco Fogliato, President and CEO of Salomon, citing personal reasons. Effective immediately, Fogliato will step down from his role. James Zheng, CEO of Amer Sports, will assume the responsibilities of leading Salomon and overseeing the Outdoor Performance segment on an interim ...

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    TFG introduces JD Sports to South African market


    South Africa is set to welcome the arrival of British sportswear giant JD Sports, courtesy of The Foschini Group (TFG), through an exclusive franchise agreement. TFG’s CEO Anthony Thunström highlighted the move as an expansion of their sports portfolio, leveraging their existing brands like Sportscene, Totalsports, and Sneaker Factory. Thunström ...

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    Sunderland AFC and Hummel reunite in new partnership


    Sunderland AFC and the Danish sportswear brand Hummel have officially announced a new multi-year partnership, marking a comeback of an alliance first established in 1988. Commencing in July 2024, Hummel will take on the role of the club’s new kit partner. This agreement, set to run for an initial five-year ...

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    Spanish e-commerce up in first nine months of 2023


    Online sales in Spain for the first nine months of 2023 rose by 25.1 percent year-on-year, from €2.654 to €3.320 billion, according to Palco23, which cites the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC). The sports sector accounted for €1.792 billion, or 54 percent, of the nine-month total for 2023 ...

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    361 Degrees Intl. provides Q1 update


    Chinese group 361 Degrees Intl. realized high-teens percentage growth for its core brand and a 20-25 percent comparable retail sales gain for its 361° Kids brand during the period ended March 31. Additionally, year-over-year e-commerce sales increased by 20-25 percent in Q1. 361° launched numerous e-commerce marketing initiatives during ...

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    Smith announces exclusive sales partnership with Ultra Sport for UK & Ireland


    Smith, a global leader in snow goggles, helmets, and eyewear, announces a collaboration with Ultra Sport EU, appointing them as the exclusive sales agency for the UK & Ireland markets. Smith aims to leverage Ultra Sport’s expertise to drive substantial growth and development across all sectors. Giacomo Malipiero, Smith’s Senior ...

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    End of an era: World Athletics pays track&field gold medalists at 2024 Olympics


    In a historic move, World Athletics has announced plans to award prize money to gold medalists in track and field events at the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris, marking a significant departure from traditional Olympic practices. A total of $2.4 million has been allocated for prize money at the 2024 ...

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    Frasers Group bolsters EMEA expansion with Twin Sport acquisition


    Frasers Group is set to acquire Twin Sport, a prominent Dutch sporting goods retailer. The acquisition agreement entails Frasers Group acquiring all shares in Twin Sport Holding B.V., a key player in the Dutch sports retail landscape and part of the Intersport franchise under EKS Netherlands. Twin Sport, with 17 ...

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    New Balance teams up with Joe Freshgoods


    New Balance has teamed up with Joe Freshgoods, the Chicago-based lifestyle brand founded by Joe Robinson, on the return of the New Balance 1000. The sneaker running style, originally released in 1999, has been reimagined for a new generation but with a “When things were pure” nostalgic influence, from the ...

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    Heydude opens German online shop


    Shoe brand Heydude, which belongs to Crocs, has announced the launch of its own online shop for the German market. The brand is already available in nearly 1,500 shops in Germany. Starting in May, it will also be available via Berlin-based e-tailer Zalando. Earlier this year, Heydude announced an aggressive ...

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    Rafael Nadal invests in Playtomic


    Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal is investing in Playtomic, the largest racquet sports community in the world. The financial terms were not disclosed. Playtomic is a booking app for padel and tennis courts that is active in more than 50 countries and operates with more than 4,800 clubs worldwide. Founded ...

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    Decathlon’s global revenue surges by 4.4% to €15.6 billion


    In 2023, Decathlon experienced significant developments across various fronts, reflecting its resilience amidst global challenges. CEO Barbara Martin Coppola acknowledged the company’s progress, emphasizing their focus on future sustainability: “We made strides in CO2 reduction while ensuring continued revenue growth.” Financially, Decathlon achieved a 4.4 percent increase in revenue, totaling ...

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    Decathlon opens 177th store in Spain


    Decathlon has opened its 177th store in Spain, this time in Cáceres, an autonomous community of Extremadura, according to CMDsport and Tradesport. The store appears to be a moved Decathlon City from the same general location. The company operates four stores in Extremadura. Located at the Way Cáceres mall, the ...

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    Allbirds faces Nasdaq pressure to boost stock price


    Allbirds is facing pressure to increase its share price after receiving a warning from Nasdaq regarding its stock performance. The sustainable footwear brand disclosed that its Class A common stock had consistently closed below $1 per share for 30 consecutive days, violating Nasdaq’s regulations. Allbirds now has six months to ...

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    News briefs hires Partnerships Coordinator to boost community engagement


    Source: Georgia Malir, new Partner Coordinator at has appointed its first Partnerships Coordinator to enhance its engagement with running and fitness communities. Georgia Malir, previously with Saucony, takes on this role, managing the retailer’s partnerships strategy and overseeing relations with over 1,000 running clubs ...

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    Former Kaufhof owner reportedly taking over Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof


    According to German business publication Handelsblatt, US investor NRDC Equity Partners is to be granted the contract to operate the 92 locations of the German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. NRDC is the investment company of Canadian entrepreneur Richard Baker, who also owns a majority stake in the North ...

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    UK Gov announces £35 million investment into grassroots cricket


    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a £35 million (€40.8m) investment to boost grassroots cricket over the next five years. The package will enable the construction of 16 new all-weather cricket domes in cities due to host the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2026 and Men’s T20 World Cup ...

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    TeamViewer announces the SheSportTech initiative


    TeamViewer, a German remote access computer software brand, is launching an initiative to encourage more women to pivot into a career in sports technology. The TeamViewer initiative is dubbed “SheSportTech.” Selected applicants will receive a grant of up to €1,500 to help them pursue a relevant training course or ...