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    Stores remain closed in Germany, will reopen in France


    Sporting goods stores and other so-called “non-essential” physical retail operations are re-opening in all the major European countries except in Germany. They are set to open again in France on May 19. They have been rising sharply in England and Wales since they were allowed to open again on April ...

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    Cisalfa expands its retail network after a 2.7% sales drop


    Italy’s Cisalfa Sport Group suffered a relatively small decline of 2.7 percent in consolidated sales to €439.5 million in the financial year ended Feb. 28. Excluding revenues of €179 million from the Intersport business in Italy, Cisalfa Sport and its other integrated sporting goods retail chains had revenues ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 19+20
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 19+20


    Adidas upgrades its outlook | Reebok’s potential said to be high | Under Armour raises guidance | Zalando lifts guidance | New U.S. buy for Tennis-Point | New reports on On’s IPO | Korean firm buys TaylorMade | Champion targets sales of $3bn | Peloton sees hit from product recall | Recalls made easier in Europe | Boenke to run New Balance EMEA | Markus Hefter quits ISPO

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    Influential German retail manager passes away


    Hugo Laumann , a German manager dedicated to the promotion of traditional small and medium-sized independent sporting goods retailers, passed away on April 30 at the age of 92. As its general manager, he helped build up the German sporting goods retailers’ association, VDS , into an organization whose strong ...

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    Buying groups partner with Nike and Brooks on charity runs


    To help support sports clubs in Germany that are under pressure as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions and following withdrawals, Nike and Intersport are joining ranks for the launch of the new Nike Pegasus 38 running shoe with a “Keep Clubs Running” charity campaign, in which ...

  • Mathias Boenke will lead New Balance EMEA

    Mathias Boenke will lead New Balance EMEA


    Returning to New Balance after a dynamic journey on the other side of the fence at Intersport , Mathias Boenke has been appointed as senior vice president of the American sports brand for the EMEA region, starting in June. Based at New Balance EMEA ’s office in Amsterdam, ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 17+18
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 17+18


    Puma starts 2021 with a bang | XXL gains market shares | Moody’s upgrades Amer | Shimano grows by 64.4% | Chinese firms post strong gains | Big jumps in China’s economy | Zalando widens pre-owned concept | Sportgreen, a new online platform | New lockdown rules in Germany | How are we dealing with Brexit?

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    Austria’s Bründl Sports is certified climate-neutral


    As one of the first sports retailers in Austria, Bründl Sports has just received a certificate as “Climate Neutral Company” from Fokus Zukunft , a sustainability consultancy that has worked with the Austrian retailer to define a bundle of initiatives based on the three pillars of ecology, economy and ...

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    Sportgreen – a new sustainable sporting goods platform


    Sportgreen.de is an interesting new German web store for the sale of sports clothing and footwear products that are at least 50 percent sustainably produced or made from recycled materials. Starting with a range of items in the fitness and running segments, it officially went live on Earth Day ...

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    German retail lockdown measures set through June 30


    German legislation that imposes new limits on the opening of schools and non-essential retail stores, including sports shops, passed the Senate on Thursday, April 22. Already approved by the lower house of the German Parliament, the bill became law on Friday after being signed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier . ...