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  • JD Sports

    JD upgrades its forecast, reinstates the CEO role


    Confirming a report that came out in The Sunday Times in May, which had been initially denied , Peter Cowgill , executive chairman and CEO of JD Sports Fashion, revealed a plan to divide his role before the next annual general meeting of the company one year from now, ...

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    Sports Direct aims to open flagships in all European capitals


    Sports Direct is considering acquisitions as a way to build up its presence in Europe, according to the Financial Times . It is also looking at opening flagship stores in “all” capital cities in Europe, similar to the one it has just inaugurated on London’s Oxford Street, as part ...

  • Deporvillage

    JD Sports Fashion on track to acquire Deporvillage


    Deporvillage has found a buyer. As we reported in January , the owners of this international sports e-tailer based in Catalonia had engaged a financial advisor with a view toward selling a majority stake. JD Sports Fashion has since stepped in through its controlled holding company in Spain, ...

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    JD reportedly buys a young women’s apparel brand


    In a further move into the local young fashion market, JD Sports Fashion has acquired Missy Empire , a fast-fashion e-tailer based in Manchester, according to Drapers , which indicates the possibility that its women’s apparel collection will be offered in JD Sports’ stores and on its website ...

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    Decathlon's sales fell by 10.7% in Spain in 2020


    Decathlon ’s sales in Spain fell last year by 10.7 percent to €1,526 million including VAT, due to Covid-related restrictions, but the online channel grew by 126 percent to represent 18 percent of the total turnover. The number of stores rose by two to a total of 174, but their ...

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    Austria’s Gigasport chain earns Sport 2000’s Profi seal


    Gigasport , one of the bigger members of Sport 2000 Austria , is implementing the specialized “profi” concept of the buying group in all its 18 stores in the country. A seal of quality has been given by the buying group for all Gigasport stores in the areas of mountain, ...

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    Foot Locker Europe partners with drop-shipping expert


    Foot Locker Europe has signed a four-year deal with CommerceHub to help expand its product assortment and create a more efficient supply chain for its Foot Locker and Sidestep banners in 18 countries. It will do so through the drop-ship network of CommerceHub, a leading cloud-based ...

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    Skechers opens a flagship in Berlin


    Skechers USA is building up its own network of mono-brand stores in Europe strongly. After setting up a flagship store in Munich last year, it is opening another flagship of 1,000 square meters in a very central area of Berlin. Located on the Tauentzienstrasse in front of the Kaiser-Wilhlem-Gedächtnis ...

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    Intersport launches “Überwissen” campaign in Germany


    In a new marketing campaign that ironizes the hyper-knowledge owned and shared by its staff on the sales floor, Intersport Germany celebrates the re-opening of its retail partners’ stores after a long lockdown. The “Überwissen” (= something like “superior knowledge”) video directed by Pat Boriello shows the ...

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    Fast-growing Time2padel expands in Italy, Sweden and Chile


    Time2padel , a Spanish pádel retailer which also owns the Padelmania banner, is embarking on a major international retail expansion through franchises and “corner” shops at pádel clubs, according to a report in CMDsport . This year in Italy it will be adding two new franchises, in Naples and ...

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    Fútbol Emotion partners with Nike for a deal with the Huesca club


    Fútbol Emotion and Nike have signed a joint deal with the SD Huesca football club, which plays in La Liga . For the next four seasons, Fútbol Emotion will be supplying Nike apparel to the men’s, women’s and youth divisions of the club, along with its staff ...

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    Sports Direct opens an “elevated” flagship store in London


    As part of the chain’s “elevation strategy,” Sports Direct is reopening its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, which it inaugurated in 2014, after a major £10 million (€1.2m-$1.4m) refurbishment carried out in the last six months during the recent Covid-related retail lockdowns. Two other flagship stores are due ...

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    Decathlon rolls out its marketplace in Europe


    Decathlon is making a soft launch of its new online marketplace in Spain, Germany and the U.K., after a satisfactory response to a test that started in Belgium in December to complement its offer of private label items. The Spanish project is starting with a selection of about 30 brands ...

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    Foot Locker is redesigning its staff jerseys


    Foot Locker Europe is redesigning the “Striper” jersey worn by clerks at its stores. To this end it has hired Highsnobiety , which provides what it calls audience insight, category analysis, brand strategy, go-to-market planning and integrated campaigns. This media company is in turn hiring “local sneaker and streetwear ...

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    What will football look like by 2024?


    Decathlon is providing interesting insights into what the game of football may look like in 21 years, with most spectators following matches in smaller stadia or through an immersive experience over the internet. For example, contact lenses on the eyes of a player could allow future spectators to see ...

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    WIT Fitness collaborates with CrossFit


    WIT Fitness , a six-year-old online and offline multi-brand retailer based in London, has signed a global multi-year e-commerce and retail partnership with CrossFit . WIT will operate an online CrossFit store and support CrossFit with in-house products in the future. WIT has only two physical stores in London for ...

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    New criticism for JD Sports’ executive compensation policy


    New criticism has emerged against the compensation package agreed for Peter Cowgill , the forceful executive chairman of JD Sports Fashion . A shareholder advisory service, Glass Lewis , is calling on investors to vote against the “inappropriate” pay policy of the company, which is controlled by the Pentland ...

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    Sergio Longoni of DF Sport is honored by the Lombardy region


    Sergio Longoni , the head and founder of DF Sport Specialist and Bicimania , has received an honorable mention at the Premio Rosa Camuna 2020 (Camunian Rose Award). The award, established by Lombardy’s regional council, recognizes each year those who have distinguished themselves for industriousness and creativity and ...

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    Sport-Tiedje grew by 55% last year, thanks to e-commerce


    The German-based Sport-Tiedje Group , which claims to be still Europe’s largest retailer for home fitness products, has reported a 55 percent sales increase to €203 million for last year, with growth in all European countries, as higher online revenues compensated for the partial closure of its 65 stores in ...

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    SSU will take over Wiggle and go public as the world’s leading sports e-tailer


    Signa Sports United (SSU), the big international sports e-tailer based in Berlin, has entered into a business combination agreement with Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation , a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) based in Los Angeles, to finance the acquisition of Wiggle Chain Reaction Cycle , alias Wiggle CRC , ...