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5 Mar 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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4 Feb 2021
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Arne Arens taking over as Boardriders chief

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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,...

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JD Sports buying another U.S. sneaker retailer, raising funds

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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...

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3 Feb 2021
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Arc’teryx changes leadership

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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...

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3 Feb 2021
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Intersport accelerating “smart verticalisation”

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Intersport International Corporation (IIC) wants to accelerate its “smart verticalisation,” after a mixed performance that led to a 13.8% decline in the sales of affiliated retailers to €10.6 billion last year. On a comparable store basis,...

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31 Jan 2021
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ISPO Munich online capitalises on investments in digital tools

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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...

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20 Jan 2021
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Padelmania grips more European markets

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If you want to play a game of padel in Stockholm, it could take a couple of weeks to get a slot. Sweden is one of the European markets that have driven the sudden expansion of padel, a convivial and accessible racquet sport played in two pairs....

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20 Jan 2021
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White leaving Salomon, Pambet returns for interim leadership

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Jean-Marc Pambet has agreed to return to Salomon’s leadership on an interim basis, due to the somewhat abrupt departure of Michael White, after just one year at the helm of the French outdoor and winter sports brand. After more than three...

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20 Jan 2021
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VF shifts Asian operations to Shanghai and Singapore

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VF Corporation is transferring its Asia Pacific operations from Hong Kong to Shanghai and Singapore, to take stronger advantage of growing markets in China and South-East Asia. VF said that it was launching a “transformation plan” for its...

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7 Jan 2021

Reebok draws diverse interest, ABG confirms attraction

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From Percy Miller to Shaquille O’Neal, the Adidas Group’s move to evaluate a Reebok sale has drawn interest from a diverse cast of potential buyers. The Adidas Group confirmed last month that it was considering options for Reebok, including a...

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