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

    2021-05-13T11:48:00Z

    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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    No change planned in JD’s top management

    2021-05-11T12:26:00Z

    In response to our inquiry, a spokesman for JD Sports Fashion denied a report in The Sunday Times that Peter Cowgill , the company’s dynamic executive chairman and CEO, was planning to step down from its day-to-day functions, hiring a CEO to help manage the group’s growing range of ...

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    JD buys a small meanswear retailer

    2021-05-11T12:26:00Z

    JD Sports Fashion has acquired Oi Polloi , an upscale casual menswear store in Manchester, and its online shop. Founded in 2002, the retailer offers clothing under its own label as well as brands such as Adidas , Reebok , Converse , Keen , Patagonia ...

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    Andy Long replaces Andy Rubin on JD’s board

    2021-05-07T15:28:00Z

    JD Sports Fashion has announced the departure of Andy Rubin , chairman of Pentland Brands , as a non-executive director of the retailer, which is controlled by the Pentland Group with a stake of 51.9 percent. He was replaced on May 6 by Andy Long , an executive ...

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

    2021-04-29T14:10:00Z

    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?

  • How sports companies are dealing with Brexit
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    How sports companies are dealing with Brexit

    2021-04-29T12:39:00Z

    The European Parliament voted on April 27 to approve the agreement signed by the British government and the EU on Christmas Eve to regulate trade relations after the U.K.’s official exit from the European Single Market on Jan. 1. It’s been hard for the companies in our sector, especially the ...

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    Afterplay establishes e-tail platform for installment payments

    2021-04-28T14:24:00Z

    The payment processor Afterpay is launching an online platform, called Dropshop by Afterpay , that offers interest-free installment payment plans for exclusive or early access to certain products. For instance, working in partnership with The Finish Line , the U.S. sporting goods retailer recently acquired by JD Sports Fashion ...

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    Foreign sports retailers dominate on Facebook in Spain

    2021-04-19T17:09:00Z

    CMDsport has published a report on the social-media presence of the top purveyors of sporting goods and sportswear in Spain. The top platform is Facebook , followed by Instagram and Twitter , and on Facebook the top chain, by a large margin, is JD Sports , with 3.47 ...

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

    2021-04-15T13:22:00Z

    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

  • JD reports flattish annual results, despite Brexit and the pandemic
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    JD reports flattish annual results, despite Brexit and the pandemic

    2021-04-13T18:27:00Z

    JD Sports Fashion Plc managed to report generally good results for the year ended Jan. 30, 2021 despite the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, “which have severely tested all aspects of the business,” the management said. The company’s profit before exceptional items and taxes of 421.3 million ...