+++ Marucci Sports, the American producer of baseball and softball equipment and apparel owned by Compass Diversified, has acquired Lizard Skins, a supplier of branded grip products, protective equipment, bags and apparel used in baseball, hockey, cycling, lacrosse and Esports

+++ The Casall Group is planning to move by next summer into a new and larger head office and showroom of 800 sqm. in the Swedish town of Norrköping, with an expanded storage space of 4,600 sqm.

+++ The Alibaba Group is expanding its logistics in Europe, opening new package handling centers in Spain, France, Germany and Italy, and planning to install automatic picking equipment at its existing centers in Madrid, Paris and Bremen



+++ Andrew Burns, who has been running Columbia Sportswear’s investor relations in the past three years, has been promoted to the position of vice president of strategic planning and investor relations

+++ Allegra Perry, who has worked for institutional investors, Mulberry and The Watches of Switzerland, will become a vice president of VF Corp. in charge of investor relations in January

+++ Nautilus has expanded its board of directors by adding Kelley Hall, senior vice president and chief financial officer at REI Co-op and Shailesh Prakash, chief information officer and vice president of Digital Product Development at The Washington Post



+++ Thule said it will open its first mono-brand store in Canada in December, taking 2,000 square feet in West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Center


Legal & Institutional:

+++ Shimano warns that the shimano-clearance web store is not legitimate, even though it uses its own logo, and that it is petitioning to be it shut down

+++ The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed the appointment of Federico Ferroni, an Argentinian who previously worked for Nike and Vans, as marketing and media manager, replacing Evan Quarnstrom after six years in the post



+++ Timberland and Tommy Hilfiger are launching a new series of collaborative items of apparel, footwear and accessories in their respective online and physical stores

+++ Titleist has developed a golf ball with Radar Capture Technology in collaboration with Trackman, which makes it suitable for tracking its trajectory in an indoor simulator



+++ Hoka has signed a contract as the first “premier partner” for footwear and apparel through 2023 of the new UTMB World Series, the global trail running starting next year in cooperation with The Ironman Group (more in The OutDoor Industry Compass)

+++ Bogner has extended its endorsement contract with the German national ski team (DSV), which started back in 1952


CSR & Sustainability:

+++ Setting a new record, Skechers’ latest Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach, California attracted 17,000 participants and raised more than $2.6 million for children with special needs and education


Trade Shows & Other Events:

+++ In response to a survey, Atmósfera Sport, one of the Spanish buying groups, has decided to hold its in-person in-house fair for the autumn/winter 2022/23 season near Valencia on Dec. 10-11 - with the participation of Adidas, according to Diffusion Sport