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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 25+26+27


    Nike will aim to recapture mojo with innovation as it lowers FY25 outlook | Rip Curl showing positive DTC growth in northern hemisphere | Analysis: The top sporting goods industry performers by sales and profits in Q1 2024 | Golden Goose IPO postponed | Under Armour to begin move to new HQ | Altor buys Renewcell and starts Circulose | Taiwan’s fitness equipment giant Dyaco opens e-bike factory | New CEO at FootBalance | New management at Premier Padel | Unisport opens first store in Germany | On releases impact progress report 2023 | Decathlon’s extra-financial FY23 | TrusTrace launches updated AI-powered forced labor prevention solution | Puma continues major marketing offensive during Euro and Copa | Marucci, Victus become official bats of MLB | Intersport, Decathlon largest clothing retailers in France | New UK report shows physical and mental benefits of surfing | Shaun White launches first-ever professional halfpipe league | X Games plans to launch innovative X Games League | Apple seeking cheaper alternative to its VR headset

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°23+24-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 23+24


    Analysis: The top sporting goods industry performers by sales and profits in 2023 | Analysis: The latest inventory levels in the Sporting Goods Industry, Q1 2024 | Lululemon business healthy; US dip caused by internal product, color issues | JD Sports bolsters North American presence, reports revenue growth ahead of Hibbett Acquisition | Foot Locker reaffirms FY outlook as ‘Lace Up’ strategy begins gaining traction | Zumiez sees improving trends, another loss in Q1 | Despite unsatisfactory 2023 result, Hummel’s CEO aims for top 10 market position | Athleta delivers for Gap Inc. in Q1 | Authentic Brands Group to acquire Champion from Hanesbrands | Sports fashion giant rises as New Era takes over ’47 | Foot Locker to spend as much as $1 billion on stores | XXL and Frasers Group forge strategic partnership | Golden Goose plans IPO in Milan in June | Authentic and Beaumanoir announce partnership for Boardriders brands in Western Europe | Cisalfa opens first Intersport Superstore to strengthen presence in Italy | Russian sporting goods industry is hit with a labor shortage | IOC might be losing a big sponsor

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 21+22


    VF Corp. fails to deliver yet again, stock tumbles nearly 12 percent | Global survey on women’s sports calls for brand investment | Zwiebler appointed permanent CEO of WFSGI, set to advance global sporting goods initiatives | Technical Apparel segment drives Amer Sports’ Q1 revenue growth | Deckers eyes more double-digit sales growth after strong FY24 | Nidecker Group acquires iconic skate brands, expands legacy in action sports | Under Armour’s latest reset will take many months to unfold | Russian sporting goods market experiences surge in cross-border e-commerce | Castore opens first London outlet store at The O2 Canada Goose exceeds expectations in Q4 due to DTC, North America´ | Alpargatas maps out new business strategy, turns Q1 profit | Grupo SBF’s Ebitda up 14 percent in Q1 | Google joins Walmart in new funding round for Indian e-tail giant | Galeria’s investors pledge €100m, seek restructuring, Sunday shopping and name change | Will longboarding surf into the LA 2028 Olympics? | Canada Goose’s new Creative Director’s first campaign pays tribute to Jane Fonda | Desport leases former Decathlon retail spaces in Russia

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 19+20


    Puma sees improving trends ahead, maintains FY24 outlook | Asics’ Q1 operating income jumps by 53 percent, maintains FY outlook | On posts another strong quarter, re-affirms FY24 objectives | Acushnet maintains H1 outlook despite slow Q1 start in some regions | Mizuno FY results exceed forecasts | Brooks Running posts strong Q1 results | Allbirds reduces Q1 loss, confirms FY guidance | Descente FY net rises by 14 percent, sales up 5 percent | Orbea dips below €400 million in sales | Peloton reports another loss, restructuring as CEO departs | Paris 2024 to generate €9 billion for host region, new study reveals | U.S. Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick joins Arccos as Investor and Ambassador | Hanesbrands still weighing options for Champion | Lululemon and Life Time launch co-branded apparel for pickleball’s surge | XXL relocates Swedish stores in response to soaring rents | Wolverine Worldwide appoints new Chief Financial Officer | Canada’s Competition Bureau launches investigation into Lululemon’s environmental claims | No more non-competes in the US | LIV Golf announces executive hires | Eastside Golf launches first women’s line, emphasizing authenticity and inclusion | Frasers Group revamps digital infrastructure to enhance retail operations | Criticism arises as sports brands fall short in designing boots for women | Decline in golf apparel sales signals market shift | Newcastle United introduces the SoundShirt to football | Gildan has strategy to gain share in targeted markets

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 17+18


    Adidas sees strong Q1 metrics, better-than-expected results | JD Sports plans to acquire Hibbett in £899m deal, accelerating US expansion | Gymshark names GM, bolstering executive team for omnichannel expansion | XXL reports stronger gross margin, lower sales in Q1 | As wholesale recovers, Skechers raises 2024 sales and profit forecast | Garmin gains on positive results from all segments | Moncler brand revenues rose by 20 percent in Q1 | Esports World Cup with record purse of $60 million | Russia’s Sportmaster posts a 2023 revenue hike | Alipay+ launches football carnival across Asia for Uefa Euro 2024 celebration | Sprandi poised for comeback in Russia | Agilitas Sports obtains licence for Lotto in India, Australia and South Africa | Decathlon closes one more store in Sweden, only has one left | DFB Academy coaches bring German soccer to America | Foot Locker unveils new store concept at Willowbrook Mall |Finland’s Luhta reveals Olympic Collection from Rukka

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°15+16-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 15+16


    US sporting goods imports decline sharply in Q1 | Court approves BowFlex purchase agreement | Decathlon’s global revenue surges by 4.4% to €15.6 billion | Superdry unveils restructuring plans amid financial struggles | “Biggest marketing investment ever”: Puma launches brand campaign | Climate responsibility rating: H&M and Inditex are better than Nike and Adidas | Asics study reveals link between teenage exercise and adult mental wellbeing | More trouble with uniforms for Nike, Adidas ends partnership with Parley for the Oceans | Decathlon France raised revenues | focused on circularity in FY23 | Lululemon unveils Team Canada’s kit for Paris 2024 | Protest supports NGOs and initiatives that ‘help everyone ride more’ | Agilitas Sports appoints former Adidas Design Director as VP Footwear Design | Asics presents new Nimbus Mirai as its “most circular shoe ever” | Change of Iberian plans for Sprinter, Sport Zone

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°13+14-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 13+14


    Nike posts digital decline for first time in nine years | Lululemon posts strong Q4 results, some Q1 softness in US | Majority of Foot Locker’s annual non-US sales generated by five countries | DFB’s Strategic Shift: Adidas to Nike, Redefining Football Apparel’s Future | Anta Sports’ FY23 operating profit rises 45 percent | Fila Holdings continues to reshape business model | Busy summer of sports, soft comps should bolster JD Sports Nike addresses backlash over England kit for Euro 2024 | Shein considers supply chain as a service | Grupo SBF improves key metrics in FY23 | Lamoda Sport and DeSport gear up development strategies | Competition on marketplaces is becoming increasingly difficult: Russian retailers

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 11+12


    Adidas posts first loss in 30 years, eyes €500m operating profit in FY24 | Is Topgolf Callaway on the Market? South Korean sources says so | On eyes greater reliance on DTC, apparel | Allbirds has a new CEO | Zalando wants to cover 15% of the European fashion market | Puma achieves greenhouse gas reduction targets ahead of schedule | Decathlon rebrands to ‘ignite global passion for sport’ | The Weber era at Brooks is coming to an end | More losses at Allbirds Xtep Intl. annual profit hits all-time high | Yue Yuen’s profit, sales slip in soft FY23 | Li Ning considers privatizing sportswear firm amid market challenges | Italy’s Cisalfa to take over SportScheck Puma partners with Google Cloud to enhance online retail experience | Boxing equipment market to accelerate at a CAGR of 4% by 2027 | China’s athleisure market poised to hit $82.8 billion by 2024 | France’s proposal against fast fashion | Sympatex unveils new more sustainable dying solutions | Progress in ski boot recycling; call for collaboration | EFTA states and India deepen economic partnership with new trade agreement

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°9+10
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 9+10


    Puma expects business headwinds to persist in H1 of 2024 | IIC reports another successful year | Technical apparel will fuel Amer Sports’ growth in FY24 | Frasers Group boosts board with key appointments | Foot Locker delivers tepid outlook, delays Ebit margin objective | Moncler Group’s FY23 Ebit increases by 15 percent | Acushnet pleased with golf’s resilience across the EMEA | Gymshark’s annual profit drops despite higher sales | Bowflex files for bankruptcy protection, reaches stalking horse agreement | OOSC Clothing secures £1.4m export finance deal to fuel global expansion |  MonclerGrinta withdraws from Double R, signs consultation agreement with RPHSalomon launches 3rd gen of Index recyclable running shoe | Gildan results benefit from higher customer replenishment | Globe spinning in right direction with shift in focus | A bright future for pickleball in Spain? | Refurbed expands into the second-hand sporting goods market | A new player emerges in the Russian sporting goods market

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°7+8-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 7+8


    Nike announces 2% workforce reduction | Asics eyes modest FY24 growth, but flat sales in Europe | Topgolf Callaway forecasts higher revenue, Ebitda and cash flow in 2024 | XXL promises Ebitda improvements amid cost-cutting | European market remains strong for Under Armour | Wolverine makes progress on turnaround but more bumps likely | KMD Brands sees soft H1 group sales | Alpargatas’ write-offs impact Q4 Ebitda, adjusted gross margins | GoPro’s retail strategy ahead of plan despite Q4, FY losses | Crocs brand kicks off 2024 with momentum, $5bn sales target not until later | HanesBrands plots next moves for Champion business | Mizuno posts strong nine-month results, lifts FY outlook | Tiger Woods unveils Sun Day Red apparel brand | Enda Athletic founder appointed as On’s head of Africa | Winter sports industry unites for climate action, join UN Race to Zero campaign | Xponential completes divestiture of Stride Fitness | Sales at AFP up 8%, though short of expectations | Unfair competition: HDE calls for clear rules for Temu & Co | Squash racquet market is poised to increase, but needs more visibility

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 5+6


    Adidas eyes €500m operating profit for FY24, most Yeezy inventories won’t be written off | The North Face, EMEA stronger in “challenging” VF quarter | Puma gets “A” rating for second year running on CDP Climate Change list | Intersport Germany continues to grow in 22/23 | Opportunities ahead – WFSGI and McKinsey release 2024 report | Decathlon releases VR shopping app in US | Amazon announces AI-powered shopping assistant | Done deal: PGA Tour announces investment agreement with Strategic Sports Group | Sport 2000 with stable development in 2023 | Deckers raises FY guidance, sets CEO succession plan after strong results | PayPal introduces six new checkout innovations | Macron posts 15 percent sales increase | Columbia faces revenue decline challenge | Real Madrid becomes football club with highest revenue, says Deloitte report | Sneaker design democratized? Zellerfield launches design platform | German e-commerce sales bottom out

  • SGI Europe Vol 35 n°3+4-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 3+4


    Analysis: 2023 Market Cap of global Sporting Goods stocks rising 2.4% | Puma shares decline on FY24 outlook | Amer Sports looks to raise $1.8bn from IPO next week | Campion to leave Nike after 17 years, joins UCLA | New CPO, President of Americas at Under Armour | Wolverine Worldwide sells Sperry to Authentic | Founder of Snipes steps down as CEO | Sprague becomes new CEO of POW | Decathlon Austria with successful 2023 | Russia faces 50% increase in prices for European sporting goods | Puma named “Top employer globally” | ANWR Group accelerates positioning of affiliated retail networks | Counterfeit products cost EU companies €16 billion in sales each year | A review of pro golf’s pending big deal | Vivobarefoot, Balena present 3D-printed, customized and fully compostable shoe

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 35 - 1+2


    Wolverine Worldwide on expected FY course, update on transformation | Amer’s Arc’teryx brand key to sales growth in China | JD Sports cuts profit forecast due to weak consumer spending | Footway Group announces extraordinary general meeting, restructuring nearing completion | Crocs expects record revenues, raises FY guidance | Uvex Sports Group with new executive management | Xponential Fitness closes master franchise agreement for Pure Barre and YogaSix in Japan | A challenger rises in Spanish pádel e-tail

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°49+50-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 49+50


    Nike eyes innovation, cost cuts to drive future results | Analysis: The world’s biggest sports retailers | Analysis: The top sporting goods industry performers by sales and profits in Q3 2023 | Asics sells outdoor subsidiary to Chinese investor | EU adopts supply chain directive | Manchester United reaches agreement for Ratcliffe to acquire 25% of shares | Pádel Nuestro ups its year-end sales forecast | A year in review for padel | Arena has become a Benefit Corporation | China’s Bosideng takes strides toward net zero emissions and sustainable fashion | Zeal Optics introduces Re-Shred recycled goggle initiative

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°47+48-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 47+48


    Lululemon eyes men’s, footwear as key growth opportunities | Frasers confident in strategy despite short-term challenges for premium lifestyle biz | EU bans destruction of unsold textiles, footwear | Analysis: The European Sports Retail Market | Zumiez braces for FY loss despite higher Blue Tomato sales | Dutch business of JD Sports declared bankrupt | Irving invests in sneaker marketplace Kicks Crew | WFSGI to tackle physical inactivity with new strategic plan for the sporting goods industry | WeSports invests in Tretorn and Thevea Group | Under Armour makes proprietary fiber-shed test method publicly available | Puma announces partnership with New Zealand Football Association | Atleet flying high for Tréndico | Puma turns sneakers into compost | Reebok is preparing a new digital sneaker | Women’s elite sport revenues to surpass $1bn for the first time in 2024 | Prowinter presents program of upcoming trade show in Bolzano | Sports eyewear market to post 7.3% CAGR by 2027, says new report

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°45+46-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 45+46


    Foot Locker takes measures to reach two types of holiday shoppers | Asics sets FY26 targets, eyes operating margin of 12 percent | EssilorLuxottica adds Swedish eyewear brand Bliz to sports portfolio | Strong e-commerce sales bolster Björn Borg results | Latest StockX report gives an insight into what sneakerheads want | FESI welcomes EU Council’s latest steps towards gender equality in sports | How Sport 2000’s “One Sport” strategy is evolving | France announces physical activity and sport as 2024’s “Grande Cause Nationale” | Snowboard brand Forum returns to Europe | Digitalization is key for 85% of European SMEs, but gaps in tech adoption

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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 43+44


    Adidas inventory cuts improve; sees strong demand for Samba, Gazelle | On Holding maintains lofty objectives despite moderating wholesale revenues | Wolverine Worldwide lowers outlook as overhaul moves forward | Asics lifts FY outlook again as 9-month grows by 73% | Under Armour drops FY sales outlook on continued US woes | Topgolf Callaway reports earnings decline, lowers forecast | Canada Goose lowers FY24 outlook, increases reliance on DTC | FilaHoldings’ results hurt by challenges in US, Korea | Descente’s operating profit dips due to absence of one-time gain | CoDi sells Marucci Sports to Fox Factory | Intersport Germany sells Sport Voswinkel to Italian retailer | Nike Inc. makes executive changes to help “reimagine sport for the next generation of athletes” | Sport 2000 Austria: Zentrasport’s reorganization proceedings closed | Peloton Interactive aims to spin in right direction, but share price dips | GoPro expanding retail network, camera range | Acushnet’s Q3 operating income up 3.4 percent | Crocs taking steps to reset Heydude business | Alpargatas reports Q3 loss despite improving trends | Lower costs, inventory benefit Grupo SBF in Q3 | Below-average order fill rates continue to impact Yue Yuen | Elevate Outdoor Collective fills further key positions | Sweet Protection and Kari Traa are realigning in Central Europe

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°41+42-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 41+42


    Analysis: The latest inventory levels in the Sporting Goods Industry, Q2 2023 | Puma maintains FY outlook as Q3 gross margin improves | VF Corp. abandons guidance, commences turnaround plan led by former Vans President | Skechers raises full-year earnings guidance as DTC continues to bolster Q3 sales gains | Deckers raises full-year guidance again on continued strength from Hoka, Ugg gains | XXL misses target in Q3: “Neither proud nor satisfied” | Garmin with strong Q3 results | Moncler Group’s revenues rise 7 percent in Q3 | Vulcabras’ sales rise by double-digits for 13th consecutive quarter | Super Retail Group updates year-to-date sales | Rental and second-hand markets contribute nearly £7bn to UK economy | Skechers sets its sights on basketball | Peloton appoints new Australian GM

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°39+40-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 39+40


    Analysis: Global athletic footwear sales rise by 14 percent in 2022 | Analysis: Global sports apparel sales slow down in 2022 but Europe outperforms | Re:Thinking Business – Small steps for a big change | VF Corp. investor pushes for turnaround plan | German retail chain SportScheck to be acquired by Frasers | Reebok Basketball puts star power in its C-suite | German e-commerce lacks positive impetus | Intersport Voswinkel invests in growth, opens 50th store | MVC Group acquires 70% of Zoot | Jones Introduces Re-Up Tech Snowboard Recycling Program | FitFlop targets pan-European expansion with new logistics partner | The Beachbody Company unveils new growth plan | Stereo Skis partners with Aamodt, adds FIS-certified comp skis | Four brands present ski boots with Boa Fit System | Pentland Brands restructures product and marketing management

  • SGI Europe Vol 34 n°37+38-1
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 34 - 37+38


    Nike says it’s “turning the corner” toward greater profitability | On’s 3-year financial outlook, aims to become “most premium, global sportswear brand” | SSU accelerates strategic realignment, delists shares from NYSE, new CEO | JD Sports on track for FY profit rise as premium sneaker demand holds up | Intersport Austria with record sales in crisis year 2022/23 | E-commerce sales continue to grow in Europe but at a slower pace | Lululemon and Peloton strike fitness content and apparel deal | Head climbs to number one in tennis racquet sales in Europe | Lululemon releases latest Impact Report | Carbios inaugurates textile recycling facility in France | Major Russian marketplace unveils ambitious plans for sporting goods retail development | Safilo and Amazon launch new smart glasses with Alexa for the US market | FIS joins Sports for Nature Framework | Recap of the Ski Industry Climate Summit 2023