• 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

  • News briefs

    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 ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 15+16
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 15+16


    Drop of 8% in Europe in 2020 | JD reports flattering results | Hervis to focus on four sports | Signa reportedly eyes IPO | StockX’ values rises to $3.6bn | Latest data on online retailing | Selfridges reopens with spinning | Consumers are ready to spend more | Alpine skiing falls sharply | Home fitness saves Technogym | Vietnam gets more self-sufficient | Foot Locker goes for sustainability

  • Short stops

    April 12 Short Stops: 11teamsports - Aliexpress - La Sportiva - Lycra – Noble Materials - Nova – Pentland - Rewoolution - Rossignol – Sena Technologies – Sportler - Zeal Optics


    Corporate : +++ 11teamsports , which is affiliated with Intersport Germany , announced the takeover of Cawila, a German brand of football equipment, from the Wiegmann family along with its online shop and a brick-and-mortar Absolute Teamport store in Niederlangen that was franchised by Sport 2000 ...

  • Hervis will focus on four sports

    Hervis will focus on four sports


    Hervis Sports , the largest integrated sporting goods retail chain in Austria, wants to concentrate more on bikes, outdoor, running and snow sports in the future, without ignoring fitness, football or other categories, said Werner Weber , who became CEO of the company in November 2019, in a virtual press ...

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    +++ The three Citadium stores in France - two in Paris and one in Toulon - that were supposed to shut down in 2022, as announced by the company last November, will ultimately remain open thanks to encouraging sales and the renegotiation of rents +++ The fourth Absolut Run ...

  • 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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    Selling shoes becomes an essential service in Bavaria


    The ANWR Group , which is also the parent company of Sport 2000 in Germany and three other countries, has obtained a court verdict in Bavaria that allows its own 19 Schuh Mücke shoe shops to open their doors in the state as of April 1, despite a ...

  • Short stops

    RECENT SHORT STOPS: Nike – Absolut Run – Luanvi – Wimbledon – Olympics -Hyperice


    Retail : +++ Taking the place of a former Nike store in Valencia, JD Sports is opening a flagship store of 650 sqm. in the center of the Spanish city +++ The fourth Absolut Run store of Sport 2000 in Germany has opened on 200 square ...