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Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

German sportswear company Puma expects the financial impact from coronavirus lockdowns to last well into the second quarter, but believes global growth in running should help to support a strong improvement after that.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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RYU Apparel inks distribution deal with Mexico's Grupo Pavel

RYU Apparel inks distribution deal with Mexico's Grupo Pavel

RYU Apparel Inc. announced on Monday the launch of a wholesale distribution agreement with Mexico City-based fashion, athletic apparel and cosmetic distributor Grupo Pavel.
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Icebreaker's GM of Europe becomes global brand president

Icebreaker's GM of Europe becomes global brand president

Having held the position of general manager of the Europe, Middle East and Africa zone at the business since 2019, Jan Van Mossevelde is becoming global brand president of the VF Corp-owned merino wool specialist. 
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VF Corp allocates 493 million euros to sustainability initiatives

VF Corp allocates 493 million euros to sustainability initiatives

The Denver, Colorado-based owner of brands including Vans, The North Face and Timberland, has announced that it has allocated all of the net proceeds from its inaugural green bond to 13 of its sustainability projects.
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Foot Locker to invest $275 million in 2021, with focus on digital

Foot Locker to invest $275 million in 2021, with focus on digital

The American footwear and athletic apparel retailer announced its capital allocation program for 2021 on Wednesday, revealing plans to invest $275 million over the course of the year, with an emphasis on digital growth.
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Apex Global Brands to be acquired by Galaxy Universal

Apex Global Brands to be acquired by Galaxy Universal

The Californian brand management company, whose portfolio includes Cherokee, Hi-Tec, and Interceptor, announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Galaxy Universal LLC.
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Columbia Sportswear posts 18% drop in sales in 2020

Columbia Sportswear posts 18% drop in sales in 2020

The American sports apparel and equipment company has reported an 18% decrease in its annual global sales, which totaled $2.5 billion last year. In the U.S., sales fell 17% to $1.6 billion. 
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Adidas plans to sell struggling Reebok brand

Adidas plans to sell struggling Reebok brand

German sportswear maker Adidas AG plans to sell or spin-off its underperforming Reebok brand, 15 years after it bought the U.S. fitness label to help compete with arch-rival Nike Inc.
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​Sports Direct to anchor revitalised Lexicon mall in Bracknell

​Sports Direct to anchor revitalised Lexicon mall in Bracknell

It’s big and it’s playing a big part in Bracknell’s revitalisation. Frasers Group is to become an anchor destination at the £30 million redevelopment of The Lexicon mall in the Berkshire town with a 40,000 sq ft store.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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Hibbett opens 3 new boutique-style locations

Hibbett opens 3 new boutique-style locations

Having recently reported positive progress in its comparable sales, the Birmingham, Alabama-based sportswear retailer has announced new store openings in California, Virginia and South Carolina.
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Loss-making Asics upbeat as 2020 includes wins as well as losses

Loss-making Asics upbeat as 2020 includes wins as well as losses

Asics was unsurprisingly loss-making last year but the company was upbeat as China and e-commerce outperformed, while it made market share gains in key categories in EMEA.
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Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu opened this month’s New York Fashion Week on the Sunday night of Valentine’s Day, with a nostalgic ode to Coca Cola capitalism. Imitation of Christ followed him with pure whimsicality.
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Katie Grand to kick-off Fila’s 110th Anniversary with heritage collection

Katie Grand to kick-off Fila’s 110th Anniversary with heritage collection

Italian sports fashion brand Fila is launching a special 110th Anniversary collaboration with UK stylist, creative director and founder of The Perfect Magazine, Katie Grand.
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Hibbett Sports reports 22% boost in comps, raises earnings prevision

Hibbett Sports reports 22% boost in comps, raises earnings prevision

The sportswear retailer has published its preliminary Q4 results, reporting a 21.9% rise in comparable sales, increasing its quarterly earnings predictions, and providing a first look at its guidance for the new year.
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