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    Zalando reports a “healthy balance sheet” for 2022


    Zalando has released its figures for 2022, stating that all financial figures came within the ranges of the updated company guidance despite a challenging economic backdrop. GMV grew 3 percent to 14.8 billion euros in 2022, with revenue stable at 10.3 billion euros compared with a year ago. Adjusted earnings ...

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    Atom selling 50% abroad in its first year


    Atom ended its first year of operation with €2.4 million in sales, according to Diffusion Sport, which spoke with the running-shoe brand’s sales director, Antonio Sáenz, at last month’s Micam show. Half of the total consists of export sales, particularly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the Czech Republic, ...

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    Joma enjoys record 2022, remains prudent on 2023


    Joma, the Spanish brand with headquarters in Toledo and a historical focus on running, football and tennis, was present as usual at the recent Micam footwear show, which ran on Feb. 19-22 in Milan. Alessandro Annibale, sales director of its Italian subsidiary, was on hand to meet with local retailers ...

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    VF Corp. prices €1 billion Eurobond offering


    VF Corp. intends to use proceeds from the proposed offering of two €500 million tranches of notes, which are due in 2026 and 2029 with respective coupon rates of 4.125 percent and 4.25 percent for debt repayment, general corporate purposes and to fund certain sustainable development projects. J.P. Morgan, Morgan ...

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    eBay reports better-than-expected Q4 results


    eBay Inc. has published the financial results for the fourth quarter – again reporting negative revenue growth – and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022. “In 2022, we made significant progress on our multi-year strategic journey,” said Jamie Iannone, CEO of eBay. “Our focus category playbook continues to drive the ...

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    Globe Intl. eyes H2 for improved profitability


    Australian company Globe Intl. reported an after-tax net loss of A$0.2 million versus a profit of A$12.5 million for its H1 ended Dec. 31 as revenues declined by 16 percent to A$120.5 million (€77.5m). Ebit came in at A$0.9 million, or 0.7 percent of sales, significantly below the 12.7 percent ...

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    Pou Sheng Intl. warns on record FY profit drop


    The Yue Yuen retail unit blames an expected annual profitability decline of 75 percent to 89 million yuan renminbi (€12.2m) on “weak foot traffic and soft consumer sentiment” in China throughout 2022 due to the country’s pandemic control measures. Pou Sheng’s FY22 revenues are forecast to come in 20 percent ...

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    Alibaba reports improved results despite challenges


    Despite softer demand and supply chain and logistics disruptions, Alibaba Group reported revenue and profits for Q3 that exceeded Wall Street estimates. Revenues increased by 2 percent to 247.8 billion yuan renminbi (€34.1b) from RMB 242.6 billion for the period ending Dec. 31. The Chinese e-commerce behemoth said in a ...

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    Strong year-end performance for Björn Borg


    Sweden-based Björn Borg reported net sales of SEK 198 million (€17.9m) for the fourth quarter of 2022 (October-December), compared to SEK 181 million in the corresponding quarter of 2021. Proprietary e-commerce and e-tailer sales increased a total of 21 percent to SEK 77 million (€6.96m), continuing the strong upward trend ...

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    The Athlete’s Foot FY sales jump by 10%, set to introduce new concept


    The 550-door chain The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) and affiliated websites across 30+ countries grew its year-over-year global retail revenues by 10.3 percent in 2022 to $555 million, parent Arklyz Group reported, despite a difficult retail environment that was impacted by rising inflation, supply chain challenges, and socioeconomic and political unrest. ...

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    Pulp manufacturer Renewcell with triple-digit sales growth


    Renewcell, the Swedish dissolving pulp manufacturer, reported net sales of 12.6 million Swedish kronor (€1.1m) for the full year to Dec. 31, 2022, up from SEK 2.8 million (€253K) in the previous year. Through its patented process, the company produces a dissolving cellulose pulp known as Circulose from 100 percent ...

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    Canadian Tire's SportChek Q4 comps decline


    SportChek, the retail segment of publicly traded Canadian Tire, suffered a 1.7 percent decline in Q4 comparable store sales due to lower outerwear sales and “higher promotional intensity” in its markets. The 375-door group, under several banners, posted a 1.9 percent increase in Q4 sales to C$637.9 million (€460.9m) from ...

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    New Wave Group reports “best year ever” with sales up 30%


    New Wave Group, the Swedish parent company of Craft, Seger, Auclair, Derby of Sweden, D.A.D. Sportswear and a total of nearly fifty brands in business, sports and leisure, gifts and home textiles, ended its fiscal year 2022 with net sales of 8.84 billion Swedish kronor (€793.1m), up 32 percent, or ...

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    BasicNet posts 34% sales growth in 2022


    BasicNet, the Italian parent for the Kappa, K-Way, Superga and Sebago brands, has reported preliminary results for 2022. Final results are due for release on March 9. Group brands’ aggregate sales rose 34.1 percent year-over-year to €1.27 billion in 2022. Commercial licensee and direct aggregate sales grew by 27 percent ...

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    Goldwin raises guidance after record results in first nine months


    Goldwin, the Japanese sports apparel company that also distributes a portfolio of own and licensed brands in certain regions, raised its guidance for the full year ending March 31, 2023, after posting record results for the third consecutive quarter. Sales are now projected to reach 113,500 million yen (€808.4m), up ...

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    Amazon Q4 revenues top forecasts while profit decreases


    Amazon posted net sales of $149 billion for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022, for a 9 percent increase compared with the fourth quarter of 2021. Revenues topped forecasts and were driven by “a record-breaking holiday season,” the company said. As previously reported, the company expected net sales in ...

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    Lockdown boost wanes for Tradeinn


    Tradeinn generated revenues of €433 million in 2022, up by 15 percent year-on-year, according to the Expansión and Diffusion Sport. This is nevertheless a decrease in pace. As we reported a year ago, even CEO David Martín was surprised at the figures for 2020 and 2021, when what he called ...

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    Lululemon shares take hit on analyst downgrade


    Lululemon shares fell $4.87, or 1.54 percent after a Wall Street analyst downgraded the stock to “underperform” on Jan. 24 and slashed its target price to $290, below the company’s closing price at $311.21. Bernstein analyst Aneesha Sherman suggested the company’s shares have a “reset coming” due to numerous factors ...

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    Xtep International provides update on Q4, FY22 results


    Xtep International is forecasting a high single-digit sales decline, including retail and online channels, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022, when the discount level was approximately 30 percent versus 20 to 25 percent in the year-ago period. Anticipated full-year results call for mid-teens year-over-over revenue growth and a ...

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    361 Degrees Intl. details preliminary Q4 results


    E-commerce sales for the Chinese company rose an estimated 25 percent in the fourth quarter, 361° Degrees reported on Jan. 16, but overall core branded sales were essentially flat during the period. Meanwhile, 361° Kids branded sales increased low-single digits year-over-year.