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    New line brings ViralOff to retail customers


    An Italian company called Colors has channeled Polygiene ’s ViralOff antimicrobial treatment into a line of products for retail customers. The Regenesis ViralOff Trigger Shield line of sprays and other products works on soft surfaces, hard surfaces and fabrics. It also meets the same ISO standards ...

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    Frasers acquires retail park near Manchester


    Frasers Group has acquired the estate of the Robin Retail Park in the town of Wigan, just outside Manchester in the U.K. The terms of the sale have not been disclosed. According to Drapers , however, Otium Real Estate paid £12 million (€14m-$17m) for the property in March ...

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    Europe’s patchwork of Corona regulations for retailers


    Daily changes to local Corona safety regulations for retail stores make it difficult to stay on top of things as the pandemic situation heats up again in most European countries. Here is an overview (as of March 25, subject to change and with regional variations) of the status of so-called ...

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    Yue Yuen posts losses despite retail rebound


    Although China is resisting the pandemic much better than other markets, Yue Yen Industrial Holdings ended 2020 in the red, hampered by the global decline in the demand for shoes, especially in the casual segment. The company was strongly impacted by government measures to contain the spread of the ...

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    Decathlon plans to work with more online marketplaces in Russia


    Decathlon is set to begin selling sporting goods through several online marketplaces in Russia as part of an expansion of its online sales activities, according to the local Retail news service, which quoted Julia Goroshenya , development director of Decathlon in Russia. Decathlon has already worked successfully with ...

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    A new trade body in the U.K. to support digital retail


    Six major U.K.-based e-tailers – Asos , Boohoo , Gymshark , the Ocado Group , AO World and The Hut Group (THG) – have launched the UK Digital Business Association (UKDBA) , a new trade body to support the fast-growing e-commerce sector. The new association will back the ...

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    Padel Nuestro to double its international retail footprint


    According to Diffusion Sport , Padel Nuestro intends to more than double its retail footprint in the padel tennis market. To its existing 35 points of sale, the Spanish group plans to add 12 own stores, six franchises and 20 Padel Nuestro Express shops. If all goes well, ...

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    Outdoor Retailer Summer Market moves from June to August


    Emerald Expositions has announced that Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2021 has been moved from its original date of June 15-17 to Aug. 10-12 as a physical trade show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, with a digital extension for exhibitors and attendees unable to attend in person. ...

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    Frasers takes a hit with English retail lockdown due to end on Apr. 12


    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that non-essential retail stores may reopen in England on April 12 after having been closed since Jan. 4 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms are also due to reopen on that date. Like in other ...

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    Adidas joins the Fur Free Retailer program


    Adidas has joined the Fur Free Retailer program, an international initiative of the Fur Free Alliance that aims to encourage companies to go fur-free. Adidas currently does not sell products made of animal fur, but the brand has nevertheless pledged to permanently renounce fur in order to ...

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    The latest on Nike’s presence on Lidl’s marketplaces


    Some Nike products are being offered on the German and Spanish marketplaces of LIdl , one of the largest low-cost grocery retailers in Europe, raising some eyebrows. However, Nike released the following statement in reaction to a a report in the Spanish pres: ”Lidl is not a partner in ...

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    Nike products are sold on Lidl’s marketplaces in Germany and Spain


    Nike has released the following statement in reaction to an article published on our website on Feb. 15: ”Lidl is not a partner in Nike’s marketplace strategy and we are not selling product to their business.” A spokeman for Nike would not say, however, whether it is in litigation ...

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    Speedo partners with a Finnish retailer to promote swimming


    Acting in cooperation with a Finnish retail member of Intersport , Speedo has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Finnish Swimming Association . As part of the agreement, Intersport Sello will launch two online stores, one for active swimmers and other for recreational swimmers. The aim is ...

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    Heyconnect is helping Fila with German marketplaces


    Fila is entering the German marketplace business through Heyconnect , a start-up in Hamburg that helps brands establish an online presence. Heyconnect will be serving as the sports brand’s hub for the marketplace business, logistics, partner management and brand development in the country. Fila’s German foray is beginning with ...

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    New retail initiatives by VDS, Internetstores and Intersport


    Triggering new initiatives, the retail sector has been reinventing itself in Germany following the retail lockdowns ordered by government authorities to minimize contamination from the Covid-19 virus. A couple of interesting examples were presented during the workshops and conferences given as part of the new ISPO Munich Online event. ...

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    Pentland Connect cross-brand ordering platform attracts 1,200 retailers


    With online shopping picking up during the coronavirus pandemic and retailers adapting to an unpredictable retail climate, Pentland Brands has expanded its B2B online offering through its Pentland Connect platform for retail clients. Retailers can now order products from across the brand’s portfolio 24/7. According to the group, ...

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    Intersport’s global retail sales fell by 9% in 2020


    Intersport International Corp. (IIC) reports a drop of around 9 percent on a currency-neutral and store-adjusted basis in its members’ retail sales across the world during 2020, but expects a rebound in the spring. In terms of euros and with The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) excluded, total retail sales ...

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    Boohoo, Asos make moves on major U.K. retail assets


    Boohoo, the growing British online fast-fashion retailer has acquired the intellectual property assets of Debenhams , the oldest and biggest department store in the U.K., for £55 million (€75.3m-$69.1m) in cash, plus value-added tax. The takeover includes Debenhams’ big internet marketplace with the related customer data, contracts and other ...

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    +++ Bergans of Norway will open a new bmono-rand store in the Norwegian city of Trondheim +++

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    Germany gives more aid to retailers affected by the extended lockdown


    As expected, the German government has agreed with the federal states on a further extension of a lockdown for retailers that sell non-essential products until Feb. 14. In response to requests made by fashion and sports retailers that are heavily dependent on the sale of winter products, especially seasonal clothing ...