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    Bogner appoints a brand manager


    Bogner has appointed Barbara Holzer as director of brand management to affirm the brand’s positioning in the “luxury sports fashion” segment and to expand its leading position in the sector. She will directly report to Heinz Hackle , joint CEO of the German apparel company. Bogner describes Holzer ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 13+14
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 13+14


    Industry stocks rise by 10.9% | Strong China gains help Nike | Nautilus will focus on two brands | Lululemon creates regions | Fila declines, except in China | Possible relief for sports retailers | EuroSIMA and UCI join forces | Zoppas returns to Tecnica as CEO | ISPO works on B2B fitness show | Reactions to Myanmar violence | Reactions to forced China labor | How to reduce logistic costs

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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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    +++ Markus Rech , who left last April as CEO of SportScheck , after Signa Retail took over the German sporting goods retail chain, is reportedly going to run Takko Fashion , a German discount fashion retailer +++

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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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    Karstadt Sports’ parent to get a state loan


    Germany’s federal government has agreed to grant a €460 million loan to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof (GKK) , the big and struggling department store chain owned by Signa Retail , according to the German press agency, DPA . However, the loan is said to be subordinated to a number of yet ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 47+48
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 47+48


    DTC, EMEA, China boost Nike | JD Sports buys Shoe Palace | Peloton acquires Precor | New investors for Canyon, Vaha | Signa Sports United thrives | The status on Covid restrictions | WFSGI: Agility to fight Covid | Lululemon shoes planned in 2021 | EU sets conditions for Fitbit’s buy | More action in Brussels | Ispo Online takes shape

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    Signa Sports United thrives amid the pandemic


    Sport and exercise have never been more popular in Germany than they are at present, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Signa Sports United (SSU) , which claims to be Europe’s biggest e-tailer for sporting goods through its numerous websites. Gear for home and outdoor use has been ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 45+46
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 31 - 45+46


    Winter sports chaos | Spain promotes sport, fears job cuts | Frasers ups guidance, bids on Debenhams | Decathlon to gross €30m in its first year in Ireland | Intersport Germany into retail media | Italy goes digital | BSI calls for supply chain regs | Fishing tackle grows by 4% | Gore, Bionic use ocean plastic | Ispo Brandnew’s top 10 

  • Intersport embarks in retail media in Germany

    Intersport embarks in retail media in Germany


    After two years of preparation, Intersport Germany has launched a new retail media service that allows brands from inside and outside the sporting goods industry to advertise themselves through the offline and online channels of some of its affiliated retail members. The clients will benefit from this new ...