SGI Europe Editorial Team

SGI Europe Editorial Team

The SGI Europe editorial team is made up of both full-time and freelance editors and writers, experts in the sporting goods industry and lovers of sports.

See more of our individual team members at our Contact page.

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    Prowinter presents program of upcoming January trade show in Bolzano


    All the new features of the twenty-fourth edition of Prowinter, which will take place in Bolzano, Italy, from Jan. 10 to 12, 2024, were presented at a digital press conference this week. “At the request of the companies, the 2024 edition has been extended for an additional day,” said Geraldine ...

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    Sports eyewear market to post 7.3% CAGR by 2027, says new report


    The global sports eyewear market was valued at $5.7 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $8.9 billion by 2027, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 percent from 2021 to 2027, according to a new report by Allied Market Research. Key growth drivers will include a ...

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    Estimated 2026 circular market size by circular solution


    According to a McKinsey analysis, the European sports circular market is expected to grow 20–25 percent a year, reaching €30–50 billion by 2030. But which sectors offer the most immediate potential for growth? Resale? Repair? Recycling? Or something else?

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    WFSGI to tackle physical inactivity with new strategic plan for the sporting goods industry


    The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) unveiled a strategic plan at ISPO Munich 2023. The aim is to take on the historically high rate of physical inactivity.

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    ISPO Munich 2023: Alive and kicking


    Our editors sum up the biggest themes, most important numbers, trends and pinch points on show at ISPO Munich 2023.

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    FESI welcomes EU Council’s latest steps towards gender equality in sports


    The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the steps taken by the European Council in recognizing the importance of gender equality in sport, calling it a “significant stride” towards the implementation of the recommendations set forth in FESI’s StrongHer manifesto. FESI commended the Council for its ...

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    Polygiene introduces new plant-based StayFreshBIO


    The Polygiene Group will launch a plant-based antimicrobial technology for the textile market at ISPO Munich 2023. The technology is based on a 100 percent bio-based active ingredient derived from plant substances. It complements Polygiene’s current silver-based solution and is in line with the movement in certain regions looking for ...

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    How Sport 2000’s "One Sport" strategy is evolving


    Ahead of ISPO Munich 2023, Sport 2000 International has released an update of its One Sport 2000 strategy and progress. In a statement, Margit Gosau, CEO of Sport 2000 International and Sport 2000 GmbH, discusses a three-pronged approach which includes expanding specialization and progressively implementing this in brick-and-mortar retail formats, ...

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    Digitalization is key for 85% of European SMEs, but gaps in tech adoption


    Digitalization is a powerful growth lever in today’s economy, but companies are not always up to speed with technological developments, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to new research from Sage, 85 percent of European SMEs consider digital tech as a key element to their growth plans. Meanwhile, SMEs ...

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    BSI voice support for sustainable EU supply chain laws


    The German Sporting Goods Association (BSI) has voiced its support for the ambitious EU supply chain law, the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), advocating for more impact-oriented sustainability legislation.

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    Meet the EDM team at ISPO Munich and join our panel with FESI and Adidas


    Join our panel with FESI and Adidas on the information requirements for EU sustainable policies at ISPO Munich. 

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    Register now: Becoming a super winner in sports – driving profitable online growth


    Discover what McKinsey’s extensive meta-analysis has found to be the most important factors for a successful business. In part three of our EDM Expert Talks with McKinsey & Co. it’s all about digital growth.

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    Three new independent directors for HanesBrands


    HanesBrands has appointed three new independent directors to its Board of Directors. Colin Browne, Natasha Chand and John Mehas will take on the new roles, effective immediately. With these appointments, the company’s board will temporarily expand to 13 directors before returning to 10 directors effective at the 2024 annual meeting ...

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    Latest StockX report gives an insight into what sneakerheads want


    Sneaker resale platform StockX has unveiled its latest annual Big Facts: 2023 Trends report, giving an insight into what’s popular in the sneaker market this year. Retro Adidas styles and character-inspired Crocs are among the best-performing trends.

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    World’s top pádel retailer optimistic despite glut


    360° Padel Group has reduced its current year revenue forecast to €62 million, according to CMDsport, as the industry-wide inventory glut has sparked a margin-narrowing price war. However, by the end of 2023, it hopes to be operating more than 500 physical stores between its Pádel Nuestro and Pádel Nuestro ...

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    Footway Group presents reorganization plan


    After the Swedish Footway Group AB filed for voluntary company reorganization in July, the company submitted a preliminary reorganization plan to its creditors at the beginning of November. The plan includes a proposal for debt relief of approximately 70 million Swedish kroner (€6.02m) and a new share issue of the ...

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    Sporting goods industry trade shows in numbers


    With ISPO Munich just weeks away, we take a look at the numbers behind some of the sporting goods industry’s key trade shows.

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    Sport 2000 Austria: Zentrasport’s reorganization proceedings closed


    The restructuring proceedings with self-administration submitted by Zentrasport Österreich e.Gen. on Aug. 11 were successfully closed on Nov. 9, 2023, at the regional court in Wels. The creditors approved the restructuring plan. The original target ratio of 60 percent could not be fully met; creditors will receive a ratio of ...


    Wolverine Worldwide accelerates transformation plan


    Wolverine World Wide, Inc., the owner of a large brand portfolio, including Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, Sweaty Betty, Hush Puppies and Wolverine, announced actions to accelerate its ongoing strategic transformation into a “brand-led and consumer-obsessed growth company.” Chris Hufnagel, President and CEO, said: “We are moving with speed and urgency to ...

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    2023 Polartec Apex Award winners announced


    Polartec has announced the winners of the Polartec Apex Awards 2023. The annual design award recognizes brands and designers that embody Polartec’s Made To Go Beyond ethos. The winning garments – selected from hundreds of entries that improve the lives of those who wear them – embody the pinnacle of ...

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