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.

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    Google joins Walmart in new funding round for Indian e-tail giant


    Google plans to contribute to the latest round of funding for Flipkart, Amazon’s chief competitor in India, and take a minority share in the generalist e-commerce platform – once regulators approve the deal. Flipkart says that both Google’s investment and its cloud will help the company “expand its business and ...

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    After bitcoin, SEC gives the nod to ether


    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has amended its rules and cleared the way for exchange-traded products (ETPs) – notably, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – that deal in spot ether. The change results from petitions from NYSE Arca, Nasdaq and Cboe BZX.

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    Global fitness equipment market to accelerate at a CAGR of 3% by 2033


    According to a new report by research firm Allied Market Research, part of Allied Analytics, the global fitness equipment market is expected to reach $18.4 billion by 2033, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.02 percent from 2024 to 2033. By type, the cardiovascular training equipment segment was ...

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    Women’s tennis and Saudi investment fund announce multi-year deal


    The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Public Investment Fund (PIF) have unveiled a multi-year partnership that is meant to grow women’s professional tennis and inspire more women and girls around the world to take up the sport. As part of the agreement, PIF will become the first-ever naming partner of ...

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    Global survey on women’s sports calls for brand investment


    According to a new global survey from Parity and SurveyMonk, women’s sports fandom is moving to the mainstream, and the gender gap is expected to narrow further in the coming years. However, more than half of the surveyed (53 percent on average) said that brands are not investing enough in ...

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    Zalando reshuffles its management


    Zalando will be switching up its C-suite come Sept. 1 to match the change in plans that it announced in March. The objective is to increase market share in “pan-European fashion” and “lifestyle e-commerce” through B2C and B2B expansion.

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    JD Sports expanding in Iberia


    JD Sports plans to open 23 stores and convert another 15 stores to the JD banner in Spain and Portugal, according to Diffusion Sport. Chief among the new ones will be locations in Barcelona and Tenerife. This could be a first stage or a modification of the plan we reported ...

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    Vendor of classic jerseys to expand in North America, thanks to outside funding


    The Chernin Group (TCG) has invested $38.5 million into Classic Football Shirts (CFS), a mostly online seller of, as the name suggests, football jerseys.

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    Hydrow acquires majority in Speede Fitness


    Hydrow, maker of high-end, connected rowing machines, has acquired a majority stake in Speede Fitness, according to CNBC. In addition, the company’s founder, Bruce Smith, will be ceding the post of CEO to current President and Chief Financial Officer John Stellato and taking up the post of Chairman.

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    Goldwin FY operating profit up 9 percent


    Japanese group Goldwin reported an annual operating income increase of 9 percent to ¥23,847 million (€141.1m) for the 12 months ended March 31. Annual net income rose by 16 percent to ¥24,281 million (€143.7m). Goldwin’s consolidate net sales for the FY jumped by 10 percent to ¥126,907 million (€750.9m) from ...

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    Nike to open large store in Zaragoza


    Nike will reportedly open a store of nearly 2,000 square meters in Zaragoza. It will be one of the brand’s largest stores in Spain. According to the Heraldo de Aragón, the store will be inaugurated between the end of the year and the beginning of next year.

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    LIV Golf hires former PepsiCo executive as its new CMO


    LIV Golf has announced the appointment of Adam Harter as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Harter, who has already joined the organization, will report to LIV Golf’s Commissioner and CEO, Greg Norman.

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    Puma introduces genderless collection with Palomo Spain


    Puma is launching a new genderless collection in collaboration with Palomo Spain. The new apparel, footwear and accessories collection is meant as a “celebration of queer identities, ‘80s athletic culture, and the glitz of ‘70s roller disco,” Puma said. The collection combines retro flair and contemporary elements with premium fabrics, ...

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    Born Living Yoga seeks international expansion


    Born Living Yoga is targeting €25 million in revenues and is planning to rely on international growth as a driving force behind the plan. The Madrid-based activewear and athleisure label generated €18 million in revenues in 2023. In an interview with, co-founders Alvaro Roca and Arianne Puig explained that ...

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    Alibaba Group posts 8% annual revenue growth


    Alibaba Group reported revenues of RMB22.9 billion (US$30.7bn) for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, representing an increase of 7 percent year-over-year. Income from operations was RMB14.8 billion (US$2.0bn), a decrease of 3 percent year-over-year. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB3.3 billion (US$453 million). Net income was RMB919 ...

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    Paris 2024 to generate €9 billion for host region, new study reveals


    The economic impact of Paris 2024 in the Île-de-France region between 2018 and 2034 is estimated at between €6.7 billion and €11.1 billion over the 17-year period, namely an intermediate scenario projecting a “net injection” of €8.9 billion. The figures were revealed in a new independent study from the Centre ...

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    Reebok’s custom kicks for your avatar


    Reebok has introduced the “digital shoe experience” we reported on back in December. Reebok Impact, as the service is called, will imprint digital Reebok sneakers with an image, for your metaverse avatar to wear. You send by direct message (DM) whatever image you choose to @reebokimpact on Instagram and receive ...

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    Xtep selling K-Swiss, Palladium brands to Ding family


    The purchase price of $151 million for K-Swiss and Palladium is 42 percent less than the $260 million that Xtep Intl. Holdings paid for the brands in 2019. Xtep said the K-Swiss/Palladium wholly-owned subsidiary, KP Global Investment, has accumulated over $100 million in operating losses since being acquired and a ...

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    The EU’s new right to repair


    On April 23, after about two years of negotiation, the EU adopted a directive establishing common rules for the right to repair. Member states must be compliant with the directive within 24 months of its entry into force.

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