All WFSGI articles

  • News briefs

    WFSGI webinar about Rule 40 on Feb. 25

    2021-02-12T17:37:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is inviting all interested parties in the sector to register for a webinar on Feb. 25 about the guidelines to be followed for advertising and marketing activities around the Toky o 2020 Olympic Games. The conference will be held jointly ...

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    WFSGI adds Jorge Casimiro and Steve Evers to its board of directors

    2021-01-29T18:06:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has announced the election of Jorge Casimiro and Steve Evers to its board of directors. Evers, who is the CEO of IIC-Intersport International Corp., replaces Martin Künzi , chief financial officer of IIC, who will remain as ...

  • WFSGI-McKinsey
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    McKinsey + WFSGI: Winners and losers in a market that fell by 7% in 2020

    2021-01-26T18:59:00Z

    Performing better than general apparel and other consumer goods sectors, the global sporting goods market declined by around 7 percent to around €285 million in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a preliminary estimate made by McKinsey Co. in a webinar hosted by the World ...

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    WFSGI launches a revamped website, invites to McKinsey webinar

    2021-01-20T17:58:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ( WFSGI ) has launched a newly designed website, www.wfsgi.org . It is more user-friendly and easier to navigate through than the former one. It also offers more features and customized solutions. Besides guiding visitors through its “working areas” to find out ...

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    WFSGI joins the Centre for Sport and Human Rights

    2020-12-22T15:12:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has joined the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR) , based in Geneva. The CSHR is chaired by Mary Robinson , former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The ...

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    WFSGI’s Covid-19 monthly survey shows a need for agility

    2020-12-18T13:38:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has published the results of the November edition of its WFSGI Covid-19 Impact Survey , a monthly report conducted among manufacturers as well as retailers and brands to provide insights and try to predict the future of the sporting goods ...

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    Next World Cycling Forum takes place during IAA Motor Show in Munich

    2020-12-02T10:42:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ( WFSGI ) announced that the next edition of its World Cycling Forum ( WCF ) will take place on Sep. 9-10, 2021 during IAA Mobility (Sep. 7-12) at Messe München ’s International Congress Center (ICM). Following the relocation ...

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    WFSGI’s October Covid-19 survey shows shifting trends

    2020-11-12T12:13:00Z

    “The industry has a plan, but will need time to adopt and adapt to changes triggered by the pandemic.” This is the summary of the conclusions drawn by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) based on the results of the October edition of its WFSGI Covid-19 ...

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    WFSGI’s monthly Covid-19 survey shows rising pessimism

    2020-10-14T17:28:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has released the results of the September edition of its WFSGI Covid-19 Impact Survey , a monthly report conducted among manufacturers as well as retailers and brands across the sporting goods sector to explore the effects of the pandemic on ...

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    WFSGI webinar on social compliance in the supply chain

    2020-09-18T14:07:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, WFSGI , invites industry officials to a webinar on “Social Compliance in the post Covid-19 Supply Chain.” It will be held on Sept. 22 at 4 PM. Randy Raskin from Eurofins , the leading international specialist in bio-analytical testing, will provide ...

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

    2020-09-15T17:14:00Z

    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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    WFSGI webinar on product reviews for brand reputation

    2020-09-11T09:16:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry ( WFSGI ) is organizing a webinar on Oct. 7 about the effect of online reviews on brand reputation. Schwalbe will show how it manages product ratings, reviews and Q A sessions to learn from the customers’ feedback in order to ...

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    WFSGI’s monthly survey shows signs of optimism

    2020-08-12T19:02:00Z

    The outlook is more positive than before for the sporting goods sector, based on the results of the July edition of the Covid-18 Impact Survey carried out by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) , a monthly report conducted among manufacturers as well as retailers and brands ...

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    WFSGI proposes task force for digitalization of product labels

    2020-07-31T07:14:00Z

    In a letter to its members, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has announced the creation of a “Digitization of Product Information” task force, co-chaired by Decathlon and VF Corporation and aiming to promote digital labelling and best practices within the sporting ...

  • McKinsey
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    McKinsey looks at the “new normal”

    2020-07-09T17:59:00Z

    Experts from McKinsey Co. made some recommendations to sports brands and retailers on how to cope with the “new normal” that is shaping as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic at two webinars hosted by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) at different ...

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    WFSGI’s latest monthly survey shows new corona-related trends

    2020-07-09T17:26:00Z

    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has noted a slight improvement in the supply/demand balance for sporting goods products as the number of sporting goods manufacturers facing a decrease in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic has dropped in all the regions of the world except ...

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    More post-Covid webinars

    2020-07-02T06:16:00Z

    Lots of webinars are taking place these days, in-between virtual sales meetings. One of the musts, in our opinion, is another conference (we already covered the first one) organized by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) jointly with McKinsey Company to help prepare the ...

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    Covid-19 was still an issue in May, according to WFSGI’s monthly survey

    2020-06-08T16:27:00Z

    (Updated and expanded) Many factories have re-opened on a large scale, after a period in which half of the industry was confronted with the closure of the suppliers’ facilities, but the supply chain has not yet adjusted to the effects of the recent retail lockdowns in many parts of the ...

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    Sporting goods suppliers face long-term coronavirus effects

    2020-05-05T15:21:00Z

    The current coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the suppliers of sporting goods, particularly in terms of orders, material shortages and cash. Reports from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and other major sources indicate that many of them are resorting to massive layoffs or facing labor shortages ...

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    Two Asian co-chairs will lead the WFSGI

    2020-02-10T19:25:00Z

    It was Asia’s turn to take on the chairmanship of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industries (WFSGI) for the next three years, after Europe and the Americas. Partly in view of the Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo this year and in Beijing two years later, ...