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    Asics recognized by CDP for its sustainability efforts


    For the fourth consecutive year, Asics Corp. has been awarded a position on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by CDP. Headquartered in Brussels, CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Asics has been recognized for ...

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    SSU eyes return to profitability in FY24


    The sports e-commerce company Signa Sports United (SSU) is undergoing a strategic realignment assessment to generate long-term shareholder value that it intends to reveal at the end of Q2 but is projecting an ongoing challenging environment through the remainder of the FY due to inflationary pressures impacting both consumer sentiment ...

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    Salomon introduces second generation of its recyclable running shoe


    Salomon has unveiled the new Index.02, a new recyclable running shoe that builds on the Index.01 model the company introduced two years ago. Like its predecessor, the Index.02 is 100 percent recyclable. It’s also 10 percent lighter (263 grams) and offers massive improvements in comfort and performance thanks to enhancements ...

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    ​New research identifies female runners' safety concerns


    Adidas surveyed 9,000 runners internationally to understand men’s and women’s experiences and perceptions of safety when running. 92 percent of women reported feeling concerned for their safety, with half (51%) afraid of being physically attacked, compared to 28 percent of men. Over a third (38%) of women have experienced physical ...

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    Atom selling 50% abroad in its first year


    Atom ended its first year of operation with €2.4 million in sales, according to Diffusion Sport, which spoke with the running-shoe brand’s sales director, Antonio Sáenz, at last month’s Micam show. Half of the total consists of export sales, particularly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the Czech Republic, ...

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    Joma enjoys record 2022, remains prudent on 2023


    Joma, the Spanish brand with headquarters in Toledo and a historical focus on running, football and tennis, was present as usual at the recent Micam footwear show, which ran on Feb. 19-22 in Milan. Alessandro Annibale, sales director of its Italian subsidiary, was on hand to meet with local retailers ...

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    On announces professional running team in Australia


    Swiss performance brand On has announced its professional running team, On Athletics Club, in Australia with the launch of the Oceania division. On Athletics Club is a two-year-old vision that began in Boulder, Colorado, with the objective of building a team of young athletes with potential. The company gives On ...

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    On reportedly has plans for Paris


    Swiss brand On is reportedly considering opening its first store in Paris. According to Sport Guide, the Swiss sports brand has been exploring a series of potential locations in France’s capital city, in trendy and elegant districts like the Marais and Saint-Germain des Près. However, the company has not confirmed. ...

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    Brooks' success builds on connection with runners worldwide


    Berkshire Hathaway-owned Brooks, which continues to make strides with the global running community, generated a 6 percent increase in annual sales in 2022 to an implied $1.166 billion despite persistent supply chain obstacles within the running industry. The company also gained new customers last year in categories outside of running, ...

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    AMSilk and Brain Biotech develop high-performance biobased protein fibers


    Biomaterial specialist AMSilk, based in Munich, and industry solutions provider Brain Biotech have entered a partnership to accelerate the development of high-performance fibers for the performance materials market. AMSilk produces biotechnological materials based on renewable carbon structural proteins that are fully recyclable, biodegradable and contain no microplastics. The company’s Biosteel ...

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    Strava adds a new role to its executive team


    Source: Strava Anita Butler, Chief Design Officer Strava has announced the appointment of Anita Patwardhan Butler as its first-ever chief design officer (CDO). In this role, Butler will oversee all of Strava’s design and innovation aspects, including brand and marketing design, product design, research, and content design. ...

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    Strava CEO steps down for a second time


    Strava’s co-founder, Michael Horvath, is stepping down from the CEO role for a second time. Horvath co-founded the platform with Mark Gainey in 2009. He left the helm in 2013 to support his wife when she battled cancer, then returned in 2019. “I have decided that Strava needs a CEO ...

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    2023 UK National Running Show was the most successful in its history


    The fifth edition of the National Running Show, which took place on Jan. 21-22 at the NEC Birmingham, saw exhibitor and sponsorship revenues increase by 38 percent this year. Raccoon Media Group, which organizes the show, claimed that the 2023 event recorded the largest visitor audience it has ever attracted. ...

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    On unveils global running event series


    Swiss sports brand On has announced its own global running event series, called “On Track Nights.” The series will span three continents and five cities. On Track Nights will kick off in Los Angeles with the Track Fest in early May, followed by the Night of 10k PBs in Highgate ...

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    Parkrun wins Brooks as global footwear partner


    Brooks, a Parkrun partner in the U.K. and Ireland since 2020, is extending the partnership to all Parkrun territories as the organization’s new global footwear partner and also becoming a presenting partner in the U.S., Netherlands and Germany. Over the past three years, Brooks has visited dozens of Parkrun sites, ...

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    Munich expects 35% sales increase and opens new stores


    Spanish sneaker brand Munich expects its sales to jump by around 35 percent in the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, to reach €65-70 million. In an interview with trade publication FashionNetwork, Munich CEO Xavier Berneda said that the company’s revenues are projected to exceed last year’s record sales ...

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    On has various growth levers to pull


    On Holding, the Swiss-based “disruptor”, which generated $1 billion in trailing 12-month sales through Q3, continues to focus on innovation and sustainability issues while establishing growth levers to reach younger, Chinese, and apparel consumers as a head-to-toe brand rooted in performance with lifestyle adaptability. On continues to eye a 60 ...

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    Designer Brands acquires Topo Athletic


    Designer Brands Inc. announced the acquisition of Topo Athletic, expanding its reach into the performance athletic and outdoor footwear categories.

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    Strava’s Year in Sport 2022 reveals the latest industry trends


    Strava’s Sports Year 2022 Report paints a picture of the latest trends in the outdoors, sports & fitness. We present the key numbers.

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    Odlo DACH with new head effective 2023


    Pascal Schweizer, current managing director of Odlo Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will leave the company on Jan. 31, 2023, after more than nine years. Schweizer joined the company in 2013 as managing director Germany from Kettler and took over the management of the DACH markets in 2018. Now he follows ...