Executive Editions

This section includes the executive edition of Sporting Goods Intelligence Europe (available in regular PDF format and as E-Version) - released every two weeks, it is the trusted source of market and competitive intelligence for industry leaders and professionals in the sporting goods industry. Based on extensive research and analysis the executive edition includes essential information on big and small players including news of acquisitions, mergers and other strategic moves, financial results, market statistics, changes in management and distribution, retail development and strategy, marketing, e-commerce & DTC, new business models and legal issues.

SGI Europe Executive Editions

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 3+4


Isn’t sports retailing an “essential” category? | Winter sports in the doldrums | Blue Tomato and Zumiez experiment | The latest from Goat and StockX | Spanish buying groups stress branding | Li Ning may take over Clarks | Dus switches to Pinarello | White quits as Salomon president | Google announces Fitbit’s takeover | Pon’s capital gain on Accell shares | Lower sales at Yue Yuen and Stella | Getting ready for ISPO

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 1+2


Industry stocks up 32% in 2020 | Will Reebok be black-owned? | Mizuno sets up EU office in NL | Emerald buys PlumRiver | FLA bans Xinjang sourcing | Adidas’ progress in recycling | Sports & outdoor retail rose in U.K. | U.K. signs trade pacts | Alpine ski resorts under siege | Germany’s winters sports retailers seek aid | Reflections and interviews on diversity 

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 47+48


DTC, EMEA, China boost Nike | JD Sports buys Shoe Palace | Peloton acquires Precor | New investors for Canyon, Vaha | Signa Sports United thrives | The status on Covid restrictions | WFSGI: Agility to fight Covid | Lululemon shoes planned in 2021 | EU sets conditions for Fitbit’s buy | More action in Brussels | Ispo Online takes shape

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 45+46


Winter sports chaos | Spain promotes sport, fears job cuts | Frasers ups guidance, bids on Debenhams | Decathlon to gross €30m in its first year in Ireland | Intersport Germany into retail media | Italy goes digital | BSI calls for supply chain regs | Fishing tackle grows by 4% | Gore, Bionic use ocean plastic | Ispo Brandnew’s top 10 

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 43+44


Euro retailers’ market shares | A shorter retail lockdown | NPD: The market grew in Q3 | Fesi puts out Covid survey | Foot Locker’s sales soar | Sport24 plans move abroad | Shuhe24 buys bike e-platform | Tradeinn uses Klarna | Arc’teryx opens DTC Icon store | Brooks grows by 49% | Fila down by 7% in Q3 | Goldwin’s profits down | Sumitomo raises guidance | Vulcabras’ revenues up in Q3 | Losses continue for Yue Yuen | Covid-inspired trends | EU issues IP action plan

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 41+42


VF buys Supreme | Adidas approaches “normalization” | New initiatives by Sport 2000 | EU expands Amazon probe | Big growth for Alibaba, Zalando | Wouters will lead Rossignol | Covid boosts bike makers’ results | Callaway, Acushnet benefit, too | Asics improves only in running | Wolverine better than expected | WFSGI’s monthly Covid survey

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 39+40


Bad timing for new lockdowns | World’s major retailers grew by 7% | New Amazon probe in Germany | Stricter rules for marketplaces | Callaway to merge with Topgolf | Will Adidas divest Reebok? | VF’s results and agility strategy | Puma returns to profit and growth | Technogym invests in home fitness | OR and Ispo Munich will be digital-only | Contrasting consumer sentiment in Europe | Little impact from Covid on China’s results or biggest sports retailer

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 37+38


The leading sports retailers online | E-commerce boosts Decathlon | Covid boosts online sales | VF reorganizes the top suite | Icon and Hyperice get high valuations | Cautious outlook for winter sports | Tennis’ recovery to benefit Babolat | Nike is most marketed brand in sports | WFSGI survey shows more pessimism | eBay joins the sneaker resale market | Facebook helps Elho’s rebirth | Ispo Munich, other fairs go hybrid

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 35+36


Sports stocks rose by 10.8% in Q3 | Nike’s shares surge on strong Q1 | Intersport works with 11teamsports | More funding for fitness start-ups | Anta’s president will run Amer | Rossignol and Fischer restructure | Vulcabras concentrates on sports shoes | A new French plant for sports shoes | Slinger Bag teams up with Dunlop | Call for sports recovery plan in the U.K. | New concession by Google on Fitbit | Bob Gore passes away

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 33+34


NPD sees 5% growth globally in 2019 | On launches unique subscription service | Peloton defies Apple’s new subscription service, posts its first profit | Technogym prioritizes home fitness | New chairman, new goals for Intersport | More action in Sweden’s sports retail | Sports outperforms shoes at ANWR | Tretorn pushes DTC | Amazon, a Janus-faced company | WFSGI sees further supply chain problems | More firms switch to rail transport

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 31+32


The sports apparel market’s growth slows down | The athletic shoe market is up (by) 6.7% | £1 billion valuation for Gymshark | Frasers is set to buy some DW Sports assets | Galeria’s creditors agree to a big settlement | Norwegian sports retail merger is challenged | Strong growth in Norway | New management for Kesko’s resilient sports unit | Intersport and Stadium close stores in Sweden | Opinion: The short- vs long-term perspective of retail recovery | Two prominent Adidas executives quit | Globe suffers from strong U.S. dollar | Anta switches to DTC | New strategies make Li Ning resilient | 361° focuses on branding, e-commerce | Acquisitions boost Xtep’s turnover | Yue Yuen posts a $136m loss | Steep sales drops at two Chinese shoemakers | Lanxess divests one of its units | A lot of action around Polygiene | Ecco and other donate bicycles | Josef “Pepi” Fischer is dead

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 29+30


More e-commerce, fewer items | WFSGI sees recovery, but later | Sports equipment market up by 3.5% | Britain’s DW closes all stores | XXL bounces back | Swiss market to drop by 10% | Nike realigns management | Adidas, Puma see an upside | Reebok users decide on product

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 27+28


NPD measures Covid’s impact | Post-Covid surveys by McKinsey and WFSGI help define the “new normal” | JD reports strong gains | Store rents being renegotiated | EU issues guidelines for platforms | Sportmaster to sell more online | Martes expands abroad | On will not go public | Adidas beats Nike in brand value rise | Macron grows, goes green

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 25+26


Industry stocks rebound | Digital acceleration at Nike | Intersport’s shared platform cleared | Will Karstadt Sports survive? | Lululemon acquires Mirror | Head integrates Zoggs | Marathons are off or online | New Balance in control of W. Europe | Ispo Re.Start Days spread optimism | Facebook boycott spreads | Doubts about Amazon’s marketplace | Frank Dassler has died | Laurent Boix-Vives has died

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 23+24


Fesi calls for green recovery | Sport 2000 aids retailers | Covid-19 still an issue in May | Decathlon enters Ireland, partners in Switzerland | Footway seeks a streetwear buy | Reebok breaks with CrossFit | The pandemic stimulates running | Masks for athletes and public | EU, Vietnam sign trade deal | Mandatory shoe tags in Russia

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SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 21+22


Decathlon seeks 10-15% sales drop | Karstadt/SportScheck link in doubt | Foot Locker falls by 43% in Q1 | Asics moves into the red | Europe lifts Fila’s results | Covid spares Canada Goose | Tecnica outperforms | The UYN brand makes its mark | Oberalp’s unique virtual convention | Brands call against racism | Ispo tracks coronavirus’ effects | Pandemic triggers contractual issues

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 19+20


Foot Locker shuts German chain | Sportmaster signs online deal | Zalando sees growth of 10-20% | Facebook looking into retail | Odlo has a new owner | Wintersteiger buys locker-mak|er | VF feels it can face the pandemic | Sales plummet for Under Armour | Mizuno improves in Europe | Yue Yuen takes heavy losses | Oberalp, Schöffel hold e-meetings

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 17+18


Puma drops by 1.3% in Q1 | Adidas falls by 19% in Q1 | Planet Sports is salvaged | Big clearances help XXL | Stadium offers second|hand items | Decathlon works with marketplaces | Wintersteiger grows strongly | Profits up at Shimano | Fitbit returns to profits | Garmin thrives in outdoor, fitness | Thule grants warrants | Hanesbrands invests in masks | Drop-shipping at Beachbody, Bucher

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 15+16


McKinsey and WFSGI on Covid-19  | Some stores re-open in Europe | Intersport Sweden in trouble | Adidas and VF refinance | Wolverine grows in Europe | E-commerce helps Skechers | GoPro focuses on DTC | Columbia acts on coronavirus | Some trade shows turn virtual | Companies help fight the virus

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SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 13+14


Covid-19 sinks industry stocks | Karstadt Sports’s parent in trouble | German government aid insufficient | More on the corona crisis | Exploring the post-corona period | OR and other shows are rescheduled | Online and offline retail are disrupted | Interesting action online | Moody’s pessimistic on Amer | UA and Wolverine react


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 11+12


Nike’s anti-coronavirus playbook | The industry’s Covid-19 reaction |  Global recession expected |  Tokyo Olympics postponed | Good results for Anta | No pressure for Mammut’s sale | Vulcabras reworks production | TNF is prospecting


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 09+10


Adidas posts strong results | Covid-19 infects the industry | New dates for Fibo and IWA | Solutions in sight for Norway | Daka Sport acquires Sportsworld | Changes at SportScheck, Golfino | Polartec, Primaloft making noise | Forced labor in China


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 07+08


Decathlon  grows by 9.2% | Planet Sports  is insolvent | Footway bids for Sportamore | Coronavirus affects many brands | Puma  outperforms | Brooks  sues namesake | New team and distributors atNike | Founder buys back Cabrinha |Ispo Awards  go green


SGI Europe Newsletter: Vol 31 - 05+06


Gresvig goes bankrupt | XXL seeks new funds | A review of the Nordics and Russia | Rising Sport 2000 crosses borders | Intersport Germany grows by 3% | Signa expands in Spain, Switzerland | Virus cancels Ispo Beijing | New co-chairs for WFSGI Ispo will work for equality | A rule change to deal with Nike | BenQ launches new membrane


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