Retail insights from the sporting goods industry – Page 2

  • Lamoda Russia

    Lamoda Sport and DeSport gear up development strategies


    Over the last few years, new sporting goods chains such as Lamoda Sport and DeSport have emerged in Russia, replacing Western suppliers and constantly opening new doors. Lamoda Sport, an offline subsidiary of a prominent Russian marketplace Lamoda, has recently launched a new store in Rostov, a big city in ...

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    Competition on marketplaces is becoming increasingly difficult: Russian retailers


    Some Russian sporting goods suppliers are considering moving away from working with marketplaces, citing fierce competition, rising fees and risk of losing identity. Alpindustria, a prominent brand of outdoor goods, faces a dilemma regarding whether to sell its goods through marketplaces, Vitaly Kalaida, Deputy Head of the Alpindustria commercial department, ...

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    JD Sports announces expansion into South Africa


    JD Sports Fashion has partnered with Foschini Retail Group, a subsidiary of The Foschini Group Limited (TFG), to launch the JD brand in South Africa. Over 40 JD stores are set to open across the country in the next five years, with the first expected by the end of 2024. ...

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    Sizekick and Stronger join forces for AI-driven size recommendations


    Stronger wants to utilize Sizekick’s AI-driven size recommendations to offer tailored sizes to their customers, while also helping the environment.

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    Jordan Brand’s World Of Flight opens in Beijing, unveiling exclusive collection


    Source: Jordan Brand Jordan Brand’s World Of Flight retail concept has landed in China, marking its inaugural debut in Beijing’s Sanlitun district. This new location will serve as the exclusive launch site for the ”Jordan Wings” collection, initially introduced in March and available solely in the Greater ...

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    Lululemon opens up store in Stockholm


    Canadian yoga and fitness brand Lululemon is set to open its doors at a new store on Biblioteksgatan 9 in Stockholm – in a property that has been rebuilt after a fire in 2017. “We are thrilled to welcome Lululemon to our rebuilt property in Bibliotekstan. The brand will bring ...

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    On Holding set to make Hong Kong debut amidst Asia-Pacific surge


    Swiss sportswear brand On Holding is gearing up to establish its inaugural store in Hong Kong, marking its debut in the vibrant shopping scene of Greater China. The company, backed by tennis legend Roger Federer, has secured a prime spot spanning 3,000 square feet at H Queen’s, a prominent structure ...

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    JD set to open larger store at Broughton Shopping Park


    JD is set to enhance its presence in Chester with the unveiling of a bigger and upgraded store at the Broughton Shopping Park this weekend. The new location promises an expanded selection of products from brands like Nike, Adidas, The North Face, and Under Armour. James Air, Director and Head ...

  • Go Sport
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    Baked teams up with Go Sport for international brand campaign


    Baked and Go Sport have joined forces to unveil a brand campaign spanning Go Sport’s primary global markets. The collaboration aims to harness their collective strengths in fostering a “go further” mindset among consumers. The campaign champions the pivotal role of sports in the daily routines of modern athletes and ...

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    Revo opens flagship store in Manhattan’s SoHo district


    Source: Revo New Revo sunglass store in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district Revo, the performance sunglass brand, announced the grand opening of its inaugural brick-and-mortar retail store in Manhattan’s SoHo district. Situated at 436 West Broadway, a bustling shopping hub, the store promises a unique and ...

  • On Berlin

    On opens first store in Germany


    As part of its global retail expansion, the Swiss brand On opened its first German community store in Berlin on March 15, where customers will have access to a full range of On products. To date, the brand operates 32 stores worldwide and plans to open 15 to 20 new ...

  • Cisalfa Sportscheck

    Italy’s Cisalfa to take over SportScheck


    Cisalfa Sport S.p.A. is the new preferred business partner of SportScheck GmbH and set to join the business operations. A corresponding agreement is still subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office, but the deal is expected to be finalized by June 2024. The German retail chain SportScheck will ...

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    2023 consumer trends: Demand for sustainability among Gen Z and Millennial fashion shoppers


    See how 2023’s fashion choices are being reshaped by Gen Z and Millennials’ unique sustainability values. 

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    Footasylum’s annual sales and profits surge


    British retailer Footasylum saw its sales and profits for the year to Jan. 27, 2024 surge, driven by store openings and the implementation of an omnichannel point-of-sale system. The retailer opened a 1,850-sqm flagship in London’s Oxford Street in September, among other openings. Revenues in the year rose by 7 ...

  • Decathlon
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    Decathlon signs EU’s Sustainable Consumption Pledge


    Decathlon has signed the European Commission’s Sustainable Consumption Pledge as part of the company’s commitment to reduce its impact on the planet. The retailer described the Sustainable Consumption Pledge as its “renewed commitment to changing the way we do business.” The Sustainable Consumption Pledge involves voluntary cooperation from businesses ...

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    A new player emerges in the Russian sporting goods market


    Stadion, a company recently registered to sell sporting goods and athletic apparel in Russia, targets to start opening its first brick-and-mortar stores in 2024. Analysts believe that the declared plans mean that the Russian market is still in the transition phase. At the end of 2023, the Russian state ...

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    YouGov customer loyalty ranking 2024 Germany: Sport 2000 at the forefront


    The latest German Customer Loyalty Ranking 2024 by market research company YouGov in collaboration with the Handelsblatt newspaper reveals the rising stars of the year in terms of customer loyalty across 33 categories. Sport 2000 came out on top in the overall ranking with an increase of 12.8 percentage points ...

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    Accent Group to end franchise model for The Athlete’s Foot down under


    Inside Retail has reported that Australia-based Accent Group, a digitally integrated retail and distribution company in the performance and lifestyle apparel and footwear market in Australia and New Zealand with more than 800 stores, 34 brands and more than 40 websites, plans to end its franchise model for The Athlete’s ...

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    Steve Evers: “We want to grow with a capital G”


    Intersport International, the global sporting goods retailer, concluded the year 2023 with retail sales totaling EUR 13.7 billion.

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    El Corte Inglés shuttering its sportswear banner


    El Corte Inglés will be closing down its Sportown banner, which is devoted to sportswear, on Feb. 29, according to CMDsport. The reason is the failure to meet sales targets. The first Sportown stores, covering some 350 sqm apiece, opened in 2009 in major Spanish cities. There are, at present, ...