• 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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    S&P upgrades its outlook for Foot Locker


    The st onger-than-expected performance of Foot Locker in the past financial year has led Standard Poor’s to upgrade its outlook for the company from negative to stable, while affirming its BB+ issuer credit rating. Foot Locker’s leverage reached a range in the mid-1x; which was much ...

  • 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

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    Foot Locker releases its inaugural Impact Report


    Following similar steps recently taken by key suppliers such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and Under Armour , Foot Locker has released its Impact Report, which describes the company’s environmental, social and governance efforts. The report covers the company’s global operations for the fiscal years 2019 and 2020, from ...

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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

  • Sporting goods industry stocks rose by 10.9% in Q1 2021

    Sporting goods industry stocks rose by 10.9% in Q1 2021


    Confirming the resilience of our industry, the average stock market value of 38 selected public companies in the sporting goods sector advanced by 10.9 percent in the first three months of 2021. Comparatively, the main stock indices grew by only between 2.4 percent and 8.5 percent over the period.

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    Foot Locker has a new CFO, earns praise from Moody’s


    Moody’s has confirmed Foot Locker ’s positive Ba1 corporate family rating, in spite of Covid’s effects on its business, considering that its liquidity is very good. Other assets are its scale, geographic diversification and well-recognized brand names. Key risks are the chain’s narrow focus on the fashion-sensitive premium athletic ...

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    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 ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 11+12
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 11+12


    Decathlon falls by 6%, sees upside | JD acquires a Polish-based retailer | Zalando sets new targets | Adidas’ business plans stresses DTC | New role for Tecnifibre at Lacoste | Tennis-Point moves into the U.S. | French ski industry in critical state | Inline skates lift Tecnica | A new Olympic agenda | FESI calls for harmonized governance | Myanmar violence raises concern