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    New Balance’s European sales grew by 35 percent in 2023


    Overall, the privately held Boston company New Balance grew annual revenues by 23 percent last year to reach $6.5 billion worldwide, according to Joe Preston, President and CEO, fueled by double-digit growth and market share gains across every global market. Additionally, the group, which presently counts 350 contracted athletes and ...

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    Stellar 2023 at 360 Padel Group


    360 Padel Group’s revenue for 2023 rose 20 percent year-on-year to exceed €60 million, according to TradeSport. The company’s Pádel Nuestro retail division saw B2C sales rise 22 percent, with own stores doubling their sales. B2B sales rose by 12 percent. Sales at the pádel brand Siux (ProPadel Group), with ...

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    New Wave nets 5% gain in FY23 operating profit


    Annual operating profit for Swedish New Wave Group, whose business operates in three segments, increased by 5 percent to 1,577.2 million Swedish kroner (€140.4m) for the 12 months ended Dec. 31 as total revenues inched up by 2 percent to SEK 3,874.6 million (€344.9m) from SEK 3,782.3 million. In Q4, ...

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    SportChek comparable sales fall in Q4, FY


    SportChek, the Canadian Tire-owned retail chain, which ended 2023 with 371 stores, suffered a 6.4 percent decline in comparable store sales in the final period, because of lower sales of outerwear, skis and snowboards. Its total sales declined by 13.5 percent in Q4 to C$552.2 million (€380.1m) from C$637.9 million. ...

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    Dunlop Sports’ operating profit increases by 40% in FY23


    Sumitomo Rubber’s sports division generated a 40 percent gain in annual operating income to ¥12,482 million (€77.4m) from ¥8.943 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31. Annual sales rose by 8.6 percent to ¥126,647 million (€785.0m) from ¥116,597 million, bolstered by golf gains in North America and South Korea ...

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    BasicNet's 2023 revenues rise to €398.6M despite brand revenue dip


    BasicNet generated consolidated revenues of €398.6 million in 2023, up by 2.7 percent from the year earlier, as aggregate group brands revenues slipped by 10.4 percent to €1.14 billion, preliminary results show. The Italian company, which is the parent of such brands as Kappa, Robe di Kappa, K-Way, Superga and ...

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    Salter achieves 20% sales growth, equaling its record in 2020


    Spanish gym equipment maker Salter saw revenues reach €14 million in 2023, a 20 percent increase from the previous year and the same as in 2020, at the peak of the pandemic crisis, CMDsport has reported. The growth was primarily attributed to the recovery of the B2B sector, which accounted ...

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    Brooks reports 5% sales growth and a record number of units sold


    Brooks Running finished 2023 with revenue growth of $1.2 billion, representing a 5 percent increase year-over-year and a record of more than 20 million units sold. Since 2018, Brooks’ compound annual growth rate (CAGR) exceeded 14 percent. In North America, the brand reached $1 billion in revenues in for the ...

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    Footway secures €7 million to bolster financial position


    Footway has secured 80 million SEK (€7 million) in financing to strengthen its financial position and ensure the successful completion of its reconstruction. The financing includes a directed new share issue of 50 million SEK (€4.4 million) in B-shares and a strategic collaboration with Juni, to boost its accounts ...

  • Forum Sport
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    Sales flat, profits down at Forum Sport


    In its full-year 2023/24, ended Jan. 31, Forum Sport generated €121.4 million in sales, 1 percent more than the €120.2 million of FY 2022/23, according to CMDsport. Things were on the upswing until November, which was flat year-on-year and marked a reversal of fortunes for the next two months. CEO ...

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    Perfect Moment announces pricing for IPO


    London-based luxury lifestyle brand Perfect Moment Ltd. has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 1,334,000 ordinary shares at a price of $6.00 per share. This represents gross proceeds of approximately $8 million before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. In addition, Perfect Moment, a provider of technical ...

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    Goldwin’s Q3 operating income inches up


    The Japanese group Goldwin has reported a 5.5 percent increase in implied Q3 revenues to ¥43,736 million (€274.3m) from ¥41,437 million for the three months ended Dec. 31. Operating income was 0.9 percent higher year-over-year at ¥13,119 million (€82.3m) versus ¥13,004 million. Net income fell by 1.7 percent to ¥10,251 ...

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    Amer Sports raises $1.365 billion in NYSE IPO


    Amer Sports, the parent company of Arc’teryx, Salomon, Wilson and other brands, raised $1.365 billion in its IPO on the NYSE through the sale of 105 million shares, 24 percent below the $1.8 billion the company had originally planned to raise. Nonetheless, yesterday’s IPO valued Anta Sports at $6.5 billion, ...

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    Tradeinn hits a half-billion in annual revenues


    The Spanish e-tailer Tradeinn, as Diffusion Sport reports, rounded out its full year 2023 with revenues of about €500 million, a milestone in its history and a meeting of its projection from June. The total represents an increase of 15.2 percent from the €434 million for the full-year 2022 and ...

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    361 Degrees Intl. provides operational update


    Year-over-year sales of 361 Degrees Intl.’s kids’ products rose by 40 percent in Q4. That growth exceeded the year-over-year sales expansion of the Chinese company’s core branded sales, which rose by 20 percent, and its e-commerce business, which increased by 30 percent for the period ended Dec. 31. As for ...

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    Joma looks to double or triple its sales


    Joma is now in a position to double its sales in five years and perhaps triple them in what Diffusion Sport calls a reasonable period – this according to Marina López, its Managing Director and Marketing Chief. The Spanish brand has expanded its facilities in Portillo from 65,000 to 90,000 ...

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    Yue Yuen sells more, produces less in December


    Sales at the manufacturing segment of Hong Kong-based Chinese company Yue Yuen Industrial fell 2 percent to $420.4 million in December, making it the first of 12 consecutive months with a decline as customers cut back on orders. Yue Yuen’s retail segment Pou Sheng grew 16 percent ...

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    Xtep updates Q4, FY23 results in Greater China


    Annual sales for Xtep International in FY23, in both offline and online channels, rose more than 20 percent year-over-year, the company reported yesterday. Inventory turnover for the 12 months was 4 to 4.5 months. Meanwhile, in Q4, which ended Dec. 31, 2023, the Chinese group generated year-over-year retail sales ...

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    Zumiez updates quarter-to-date sales


    Zumiez, the parent of the Blue Tomato retail chain, reported a 4.2 percent increase in international net sales, consisting of revenues generated in Europe and Australia, for the nine weeks ended Dec. 30. However, comparable international sales were down 4.2 percent for the period. Group sales fell by 6.6 percent ...

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    Intersport Spain still down from 2019


    Neither separately nor in aggregate have the companies that make up Intersport Spain yet matched the annual sales of 2019 – which themselves were, for the most part, in decline from 2018. The latest available figure for its full-year 2022 is about 28 percent down from the pre-lockdown year. Intersport ...