Arne Arens, who has played an instrumental part in The North Face’s expansion in the last years, has been appointed to take over as chief executive at Boardriders. The U.S. company behind the Quiksilver, Billabong and DC brands, among others,...Read more
JD Sports Fashion moved ahead with a share placing that raised £464.2 million this week, after the British sports fashion retailer struck a conditional agreement to pay $495 million in cash for DTLR Vila, a U.S. sneaker retailer with 247...Read more
Jut a few days after the change of leadership at Salomon, another brand in the Amer Sports group is going through a management transition, with Stuart Haselden taking over as chief executive of Arc’teryx. Haselden strongly contributed to the...Read more
About 10,000 business visitors are anticipated to take part in the inaugural all-digital ISPO Munich this week, capitalising on investment in digital tools. More than 500 exhibitors have registered for the event, from Monday, February 1 to...Read more
The U.S. outdoor retail market is undergoing more concentration, with the agreement by Bass Pro Shop’s owner to acquire Sportsman’s Warehouse, in a deal valuing the target at about $800 million. After a tie-up with Cabela’s in 2017, Bass...Read more
Less than three years after it moved into the U.S. with the acquisition of The Finish Line, JD Sports Fashion is reinforcing its share of the American sneaker business with a deal to take over Shoe Palace, a retailer from San José with 167 footwear...Read more
Sport24 is investing in infrastructure for its online business to widen its reach in other European countries, after it became a leading player in the Danish sports retail market in the last eight years. With 185 own and franchised stores around...Read more
Xavier Simonet is preparing to relinquish the leadership of the Kathmandu Group, after a diversification that is playing out well for the New Zealand outdoor group due to a rise in surfing participation. Simonet said earlier this week that he...Read more
Dick’s Sporting Goods is launching an outdoor retail concept to take advantage of increased interest in outdoor activities, and to advocate in favour of public lands. Public Lands, the leading U.S. sports retailer’s outdoor banner, will get...Read more
The latest retail closures and restrictions are anticipated to accentuate this year’s shift to online retailing, which is reshaping some of the seasonal shopping patterns. The NPD Group found that online sales made up 41% of sports apparel and...Read more
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