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    Adidas inaugurates a store in Rome


    Adidas has opened a new store in Rome. The 714-square-meter retail space, on two floors, is located at via del Corso 132, a main street in the historical city center and one of Rome’s shopping avenues. The store features a number of technological innovations, among them immersive dressing rooms with ...

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    Zalando is Nike’s second retail partner for Connected Partnership in ten European countries


    Just a few hours after JD Sports announced it would become Nike’s first European retail partner for the brand’s Connected Partnership program, Zalando has spread the news that it will be Nike’s partner in Germany, Austria, Benelux, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Poland for the same integrated customer ...

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    JD Sports to be first European retailer to go live with Nike’s connected partnership


    JD Sports will be Nike’s first European retail partner for the brand’s Connected Partnership. The integrated loyalty program aims to enhance the shopping experience of customers through access to member-exclusive products and experiences. Starting in the U.K., the program will enable customers to link their JD and Nike membership accounts ...

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    Tennis-Point hires Stefan Salzer as managing director


    The German tennis and running equipment retailer Tennis-Point has hired Stefan Salzer as its new managing director. He will be working alongside company founder Christian Miele to lead the European growth of the company in existing markets and new business lines, focusing on strengthening stability and scalability in the company’s ...

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    Eighth Sport 2000 Absolute Run store opens, international expansion planned


    An eighth Absolute Run store (based on the Sport 2000 focus shop concept for running specialists) opened in Würzburg on Sept. 22. The owner is Jan Diekow, who together with concept provider Sport 2000 has reopened his Laufstil store on more than 250 square meters of retail space. Besides one ...

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    Go Sport opens new Paris store “La Salle de Sport”


    Less than one year after the acquisition of Go Sport by Hermione People & Brands for one symbolic Euro from Rallye, the company has opened its first new store in Paris. The new, 1,700-square-meter ‘La Salle de Sport’ (the gym) retail concept at Boulevard de la Madeleine in the heart ...

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    Amazon Marketplace reports significant growth in Germany


    According to Amazon, small and medium-sized retailers in Germany sold around 750 million products via Amazon Marketplace in 2021. With a population of around 83 million people, that would amount to almost ten products per person. In 2020, the figure was still around 100 million products lower. According to Amazon’s ...

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    Tracksmith to expand outside the States with new U.K. store


    According to Drapers and Apparel Resources, the U.S. running brand Tracksmith is about to expand over the big pond and will open its first store in the U.K. at the end of September. The two media outlets report that the new brick-and-mortar store, located in London’s Marylebone district, is planned ...

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    E-Commerce: Secondhand marketplaces on the rise


    Cross-border marketplaces are developing fast, and the C2C trend is one of the drivers.

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    Lululemon expands in Spain


    Lululemon is cramming its early moves in Spain into a short span of time, according to Diffusion Sport. The Canadian brand switched on its Spanish e-commerce site at the end of August, and followed that up in early September with the opening of its first own-store in Spain, on Paseo ...

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    Sprinter opens two Iberian stores, plans seven more


    At the start of this month Sprinter opened two new Iberian stores, in Alcantarilla and Andorra, according to Diffusion Sport. The first of these is the JD Group-owned retailer’s third store in the Spanish region of Murcia. It is also the smallest of the two, at 702 square meters, 504 ...

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    Cross-border commerce publishes first online retail ranking


    Providing an overview of the European fashion retail market in 2021, Cross-Border Commerce Europe has published a ranking of fashion retail online.

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    On opens new global headquarters and flagship store


    The Swiss company On opened its new campus and global headquarters named On Labs, located in Zurich and offering space for roughly 1,000 employees (to date filled with the On staff of 700). Also, part of the building with a total size of 15,000 sqm is Europe’s first On flagship ...

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    Decathlon Italy joins forces with Leroy Merlin on World Cleanup Day


    Decathlon Italy will team up with improvement and gardening retailer Leroy Merlin on the occasion of this year’s World Cleanup Day on Sep. 17. Employees from 130 of their stores will join forces with customers and other citizens on a series of initiatives organized by the two retailers across Italy ...

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    Nike debuts robotic system that cleans and repairs sneakers


    Source: Nike Nike B.I.L.L. in action Nike has unveiled B.I.L.L. (Bot Initiated Longevity Lab), a robot-augmented system that is said to clean and repair shoes with selected customizations. By using advanced robotics, combined with old-school handcraft, water-based cleaning products and recycled polyester patches, B.I.L.L. is currently capable ...

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    Gymshark opens first brick-and-mortar store


    Gymshark has announced it will open its previously announced flagship store on Regent Street in London on Oct. 1. This first-ever brick-and-mortar store for the British brand will span around 1,700 square meters and feature several other functions in addition to the sale of Gymshark products and apparel. For example, ...

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    Saucony boosts its retail presence in Spain


    Saucony, a brand of Wolverine Worldwide, is planning to open around 20 shop-in-shops at El Corte Inglés’ department stores across Spain between 2022 and 2023, Modaes has reported. Specifically, between ten and twelve will open in the fourth quarter of 2022, devoted to its Originals product line (fashion). Six or ...

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    Canada Goose shows optimism about consumer demand


    Canada Goose is optimistic that its fiscal 2023 income statement will not include any red figures, as its luxury consumer base remains relatively unfazed by the market’s current woes. At the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, the company said the North American market will remain very healthy in 2023, while ...

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    Volumental announces 86% increase in revenue


    Volumental, a Sweden-based global platform offering 3D foot scanners, announced that it has seen an 85 percent increase in revenue this year and scans half a million consumers’ feet per month. With poor fit being the most common reason for shoe returns, stores that have implemented Volumental’s foot scanning technology ...

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    Sport 2000 digitizes NOS processing


    For the start of the spring/summer 2023 shopping season, Sport 2000 has, for the first time, completely digitally processed order preparation and entry for the NOS (never out of stock) segment. Together with MobiMedia and its digital order platform Quintet24, the retail group has developed a system that enables a ...