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10 Jun 2021

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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11 Jun 2021
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Signa Sports United moves ahead with plans to go public and buy Wiggle

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Signa Sports United said it's moving ahead with plans to go public on the New York stock exchange and to buy Wiggle CRC, through a combination that gives the online sports retailer an implied enterprise value of about $3.2 billion. The deal...

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Snipes heading East with Distance

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After its expansion into nine European countries and the U.S., Snipes is heading east with the agreed acquisition of Distance, a Polish retailer with 31 stores specialised in sneakers and streetwear. Started in 2003, Distance has built up its...

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Salomon in restructuring and investment plan

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About four months after Jean-Marc Pambet returned to Salomon’s leadership, on an interim basis, the company has set in motion a reorganisation that should lead to 82 job cuts at the French brand’s head office But at the same time, Pambet said...

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11 May 2021
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New Balance changes European leadership

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Mathias Boenke has been appointed to lead New Balance’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from June, after the running brand steadily reinforced its European distribution in the last years. Boenke is a familiar face at New...

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28 Apr 2021
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XXL regains drive in cleaned-up and buoyant Norwegian market

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XXL has inflated its purchases of spring gear by several hundred million kroner, as the Norwegian market is buoyed by reduced capacity and much-increased demand for outdoor gear. The leading Nordic sports retailer, with 90 large-scale stores...

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British Intersport retailers split, Elverys takes charge in Ireland

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British retailers affiliated with Intersport have agreed to continue purchasing together through Associated Independent Stores (AIS). Intersport International Corporation (IIC) has long had a licensing agreement with AIS for the U.K. and Ireland,...

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Fenix bullish on recovery

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Fenix Outdoor International is considering investments in its own production over time, to create a more flexible supply chain and support the rise of its online business. This comes as the Swedish-based outdoor group is anticipating rapid...

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28 Apr 2021
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British firm with Swiss capital agrees Mammut takeover

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Mammut should accelerate its international expansion, after the Conzzeta group reached an agreement to sell the outdoor brand to Telemos Capital, a British investment firm with Swiss capital. Funded by Jacobs family capital, Telemos was launched...

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Signa Sports United readying faster expansion drive

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Signa Sports United has reinforced its management team to prepare for another expansion drive, amid reports that it’s discussing a potential initial public offering and a combination with Wiggle, the British online retailer. For this purpose,...

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