• 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

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    Go Sport is being sold to a financial investor


    Rallye has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Financière Immobilière Bordelaise (FIB) for the sale of the entire share capital of the third-largest sporting goods retailer in France, Groupe Go Sport, for the symbolic price of one euro, without assumption of debt and without ...

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    Ukraine seeks to involve other countries against Sportmaster


    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has instructed his government to try to urge the U.S., the European Union and other foreign allies to impose similar economic sanctions as those that it has recently imposed on 27 persons and companies including Sportmaster Operations , the parent company of the Russian ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 9+10
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 9+10


    Norway grew by over 7% in 2020 | A good winter season in Russia | Weaker results at Foot Locker | New markets for Wildberries and Amazon | Ukraine castigates Sportmaster | Puma confirms recovery path | Wolverine predicts better times | A stellar year for Nautilus | Subscriptions save GoPro | Inov-8 founder buys back the company | Pickleball is spreading to Europe

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    Soft anti-Covid restrictions boost sales of winter sports items in Russia


    After a slump in sales at the beginning of the current autumn/winter season, sales of products for winter sports in Russia have proven to be strong in January and February thanks to abundant snow and weak quarantine restrictions, allowing all ski facilities to continue to operate in contrast with ...

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    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Sportmaster


    Sportmaster-Ukraine has been included in a list of sanctions imposed on Feb. 19 by the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council through a presidential decree notified to Sportmaster Operations Pte . the company based in Singapore that controls Sportmaster’s operations outside Russia. The sanctions have been levied against Sportmaster ...

  • SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 3+4
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    SGI Europe Executive Edition: Vol 32 - 3+4


    Isn’t sports retailing an “essential” category? | Winter sports in the doldrums | Blue Tomato and Zumiez experiment | The latest from Goat and StockX | Spanish buying groups stress branding | Li Ning may take over Clarks | Dus switches to Pinarello | White quits as Salomon president | Google announces Fitbit’s takeover | Pon’s capital gain on Accell shares | Lower sales at Yue Yuen and Stella | Getting ready for ISPO

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    Russia’s Sportmaster launches a new PRO store format


    Sportmaster , the leading sporting goods retailer in Russia, has opened a large new store of 5,000 square meters based on its Sportmaster PRO format– a concept focused on attracting professional athletes – in the Metropolis shopping center in downtown Moscow. It is the 14th store operating under ...

  • 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 

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    Sportmaster exits China, while expanding west


    The leading Russian sporting goods retailer, Sportmaster , has completely stopped operating in China, says Ilya Titarenko , distribution director of the comany, in discussing with us the company’s expansion outside its core market in the former Soviet Union, including Uzbekistan most recently. Back in 2014 , Sportmaster ...