+++ Without mentioning a specific date, Puma’s CEO, Bjôrn Gulden, has told Germany’s Handelsblatt that he wants to double the company’s sales in the longer term, compared with last year’s level of $5.2 billion

+++ Asos plans to invest £14 million in a new “Tech Hub” in Belfast that is set to open in early 2022 with 52 dedicated roles, rising to 184 two years later


Legal & Institutional:

+++ The Cambodian government has raised the minimum wage for textile, apparel and footwear workers by $2 to $194 a month, starting in January 2022

+++ The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Association is investing $2.5 million in a new Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and Occupational Safety and Health that should be completed in December, compensating for the loss of duty-free status as a Least Developed Country

+++ Bauer Hockey is teaming up with Hockey Canada, Jumpstart and the Scotiabank to set up a Future of Hockey Lab intended to identify and advance initiatives that will make the sport of hockey more welcoming and equitable for diverse participants



+++ Lloyd, a German producer specializing in formal men’s shoes, has launched its first line of comfortable casual shoes for cycling and everyday life with a “Power Transmitting Core” under the LL/CYC label



+++ Tecnifibre is the official racquet stringer of the ATP Opên tournament in San Diego, which takes place from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3

+++ UYN has confirmed its position as official outfitter of the Austrian free ski team for the Big Air World Cup starting on Oct. 22 in Chur, Switzerland, after working for it earlier this year at the World Championships in Aspen, Colorado and the Junior World Championships in Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Trade Shows & Other Events:

+++ SHER, the new brand of women’s cycling wear, is organizing a talk in English with Monika Sattler, the first woman to have been cycling the Vuelta like a pro, on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 18:30 CET on Instagram unde LIVE TALK*@sheractive