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    Fesi publishes a Covid survey ahead of a conference in Brussels


    The European Commission was scheduled to organize a major conference on Nov. 17 about the recovery of the sports sector after the coronavirus crisis. The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (Fesi) said it hopes that its recommendations have been taken into account. It considers that sport and ...

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    Online retail for sporting goods grows above average in Switzerland


    The latest edition of the Distance Selling Monitor for Switzerland - a monthly survey of 113 online retailers in Switzerland carried out by GfK in cooperation with the Swiss Post Office and the Swiss Retail Association - reports continued high online sales for the third quarter of ...

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    Brands and values in Italy's Serie A technical sponsorship deals


    The technical sponsorship market in Serie A , the top tier of the Italian football league, is worth a combined €118.6 million, according to an assessment by . The figure, which does not include commercial sponsorships, was calculated based on the deals between the different Serie A clubs ...

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    Adidas tops ranking of culturally relevant brands in sport


    The Fan Intelligence Index , a new global study intended to identify the 40 culturally most relevant brands through sport, has placed Adidas at the top of the ranking, which is ”based around a brand’s ability to influence culture through sport.” The Big a was followed by the Jordan ...

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    Physical activity helps prevent coronavirus-related hospitalization, new study suggests


    Exercise has long been known to boost the immune system. A new study focusing specifically on Covid-19 has now found that maximal aerobic and cardiac capacity helps prevent hospitalization in Covid-19 cases. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Oct. 10, is entitled “Maximal Exercise Capacity is Inversely ...

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    Hybrid fabrics are growing fast


    The hybrid fabrics market is expected to reach $418 million by 2027, representing a 9 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) growth from 2020 to 2027, according to a new study by Allied Market Research . The growth will be primarily driven by the increasing success of lightweight fabrics, a ...

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    Covid has affected the sports industry badly


    The sports industry, intended as the organization of sports events and related betting and licensing activities, is estimated to have lost between 30 and 40 percent of its revenues because of the Covid-19 pandemic, based on a study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers ( PWC ), and its recovery will be slow. ...

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    Ongoing growth for wearable devices


    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which created bottlenecks along the supply chain, the global wearables market is expected to grow by 14.5 percent to 396.0 million units in 2020 in terms of deliveries, and to continue to increase at a compound average annual rate (CAGR) of 12.4 percent through 2024, according ...

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    WFSGI: The industry is not yet at the end of the tunnel


    The sporting goods industry continues to be affected by the coronavirus crisis, particularly at the manufacturing end of the supply chain, judging from the August edition of the Covid-19 Impact Survey conducted by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ( WFSGI ). Manufacturers reported decreases in demand ...

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    Gym closings spur the demand for sporting goods in Russia


    Consumer demand for sporting goods on the Russian market has been seen growing because 37 percent of the gyms in the country are still not allowed to resume operations, based on research conducted by Evotor . Quite a few gyms have been shut down for good, as their owners had ...

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    NPD: The global sports market grew by 5% in 2019


    A rise of 9 percent in retail sales of bicycles and accessories drove the growth of the global sporting goods market in 2019, according to the NPD Group . The consumption of sports shoes slowed down to 6 percent, compared with an estimated increase of 9 percent in 2018. Both ...

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    Conference Board: Big drop in global consumer confidence


    Global consumer confidence fell at a record pace between April and June because of the Covid-19 pandemic according to the Conference Board . Its consumer attitudes index plunged from a solid optimistic 106 at the beginning of the year to a pessimistic 92 (anything above 100 is considered positive). The ...

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    Swiss sports retailers predict a 10% sales drop this year


    Excluding bikes, which are becoming more popular in the country, the Swiss sporting goods market achieved modest growth of 1.4 percent in 2019 in comparison to the previous year, according to the Swiss Association of Sports Retailers ( Asmas ), which compiled the figures in collaboration with the GfK ...

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    New runners have emerged from the pandemic


    According to a recent study by Asics , the Japanese sportswear brand, the coronavirus crisis has revealed a new-found love for running all over the world. More importantly, most runners are now planning to maintain their new exercise routine in the future. In an encouraging sign, nearly three-quarters (73% ...

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    The Swiss love sports


    According to a new study by the Federal Office of Sport, the number of Swiss residents aged 15 or older who never participate in physical activity is down to 16 percent, one of the lowest percentages in Europe. Only Finland and Sweden can boast a better performance, with rates of ...

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    Italy registers booming bike sales


    Bicycle sales in Italy have jumped by 60 percent since bicycle shops reopened after the lockdown on May 6, as compared to the same period of 2019. According to data released on June 9 by Ancma (Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori), the sector’s trade association, Italians bought 540,000 units ...

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    Giant’s Q1 results are hit by the pandemic


    Giant saw its revenues in the first quarter decline by 9.3 percent on an annualized basis to $444.5 million. The net income before taxes dropped by 16.9 percent to $27.4 million. Sales of e-bikes and traditional bikes in many European countries were hit by strict shutdowns in connection with ...

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    Apparel brands may lose 20% of their value


    The brand value of the world’s 500 biggest companies might lose up to an estimated $1 trillion as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according the “Brand Finance Global 500 2020” survey. Brand Finance , whose surveys aim at creating a link between marketing and finance, also conducted a Covid-19 ...

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    Spaniards project a recovery in March 2021


    According to a recent survey of 1,187 Spanish industry professionals conducted by CMDsport , the general sense in the national sporting goods industry is that the market will return to its pre-crisis level sometime between September 2020 and March 2021. But uncertainty reigns. The projections listed in the questionnaire ran ...

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    According to an annual report from Observatorio Cetelem, sporting goods...


    According to an annual report from Observatorio Cetelem, sporting goods emerged as the Spanish sector with the most total customers and the greatest percentage growth in 2019. All sectors but one (leisure items) saw growth last year, but the percentage of Spanish consumers purchasing sporting goods climbed seven points to ...