Archive for the ‘Sporting goods’ Category

19 Nov 2020

Welcome to Sporting Goods Report

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Welcome to Sporting Goods Report, the independent publication providing exclusive analysis for business leaders in the sports, outdoor and active lifestyle industry. By registering for a free trial, you will receive our bi-monthly publication by...

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6 Nov 2020
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Under Armour divesting MyFitnessPal

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Under Armour is realigning its investments in digital fitness with an agreement to sell MyFitnessPal to Francisco Partners for $345 million, and to shut down Endomondo at the end of this year. This means Under Armour’s digital strategy will...

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6 Nov 2020
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Wauters taking over Rossignol leadership

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After the transformation of the Rossignol Group into a versatile mountain sports gear supplier in the last few years, Bruno Cercley is preparing to hand over its executive leadership early next year to Vincent Wauters, a former Amer Sports...

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Two leading Dutch online specialists team up

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Two leading online sports retailers in the Netherlands have teamed up to form Passa Sports, with a target to reach a turnover of €100 million in the Benelux countries through online stores specialised in tennis, running and team sports. Passa...

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22 Oct 2020

Sport 2000 triples Czech and Slovak market share

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Sport 2000 estimates that it has tripled its market share in the Czech Republic and Slovakia through a partnership with A3 Sport, a Czech sports fashion retailer with 75 stores and retail sales of nearly €100 million, that became the retail...

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Blaze damages Fischer’s large-scale Ukrainian production plant

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Fischer’s Ukrainian ski manufacturing plant, one of Europe’s largest winter sports equipment factories, has been badly damaged by fire. The Austrian company said it could not tell when ski production could resume in Mukachevo, but it added...

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22 Oct 2020
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Burton gets prominent investor on board in China

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It was on a heli-skiing trip in New Zealand that a partnership started to take shape for an impactful joint venture in the Chinese snow sports market. Zhang Lei’s decision to take the trip led to a long-lasting friendship between the investor...

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8 Oct 2020
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Seasonal trends and uncertainties stimulate ski touring market

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Tightening restrictions in several European countries are contributing to uncertainties about the snow sports season ahead – and reinforcing predictions that ski touring could gain significant share in the ski equipment business. Concerns were...

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Tepid stock market launch for Academy Sports & Outdoor

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Academy Sports & Outdoor raised $182.8 million in its initial public offering (IPO) last week, with shares priced below the target range and in weak demand upon their launch. With shares priced at $13.0, the IPO valued Academy Sports at about...

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8 Oct 2020
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Head buys Indigo brand owner

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Head is expanding in the high-end ski market through the acquisition of the German company behind Indigo, which filed for insolvency last April. Schwabe & Baer Entwicklungsgesellschaft makes high-end skis, snowboards, helmets and other...

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