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VF Corp slips as production delays, China curbs hit sales forecast

VF Corp slips as production delays, China curbs hit sales forecast

Vans shoe maker VF Corp cut its full-year revenue forecast on Friday as it struggles with material shortages, labor issues at factories and slump in sales in China due to COVID-related lockdowns.
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French outdoor sports e-tailer Hardloop raises €3 million

French outdoor sports e-tailer Hardloop raises €3 million

In January, the outdoor sportswear and equipment e-tailer has raised fresh capital worth €3 million with Sport & Performance Capital, SGPA and a pool of business angels, to boost its digital tech capabilities.
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Decathlon rethinks US market approach

Decathlon rethinks US market approach

The French sport retailer is closing down its two California-based US stores, and will prioritise local e-tail development and partnerships with other chains, like Walmart and Target.
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Elsewhere in Paris couture: Yuima Nakazato, Imane Ayissi and Aelis

Elsewhere in Paris couture: Yuima Nakazato, Imane Ayissi and Aelis

Paris couture remains a powerful magnate for experimental designers, as the final day witnessed collections from Yuima Nakazato of Japan, Imane Ayissi of Cameroon and Aelis of Italy.
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Authentic Brands inks Reebok distribution deal for Middle East, North Africa

Authentic Brands inks Reebok distribution deal for Middle East, North Africa

Authentic Brands Group on Thursday announced Al Boom Marine as its new operating partner for Reebok in the GCC, the Middle East including Iraq and Lebanon, and North Africa including Algeria, Egypt and Morocco. 
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Intersport International’s sales bounce back vigorously in 2021

Intersport International’s sales bounce back vigorously in 2021

The sports retail group, whose revenue recorded a 13.8% shortfall in 2020, set the clock back last year, posting a 20.7% revenue growth to reach a total of €12.2 billion.
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Next creates 'department store' as it merges and expands Watford presence

Next creates 'department store' as it merges and expands Watford presence

​Next is to open a department store in all but name as it transforms its existing sites in the Atria centre in Watford and also adds a Victoria’s Secret, the lingerie brand for which it holds the UK licence.
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Lacoste and Awake NY launch first collaboration

Lacoste and Awake NY launch first collaboration

Lacoste announced on Wednesday that it is teaming up with Angelo Baque’s label Awake NY for a capsule collection that reimagines Lacoste’s iconic pieces. 
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Adidas to hire more than 2,800 new employees worldwide in 2022

Adidas to hire more than 2,800 new employees worldwide in 2022

German sportswear maker Adidas said on Wednesday it plans to hire more than 2,800 new employees in 2022, across 307 of its sites in 47 countries globally. 
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Nike's SNKRS head Ron Faris to lead new Virtual Studios

Nike's SNKRS head Ron Faris to lead new Virtual Studios

U.S. sportswear giant Nike has appointed its SNKRS vice president, Ron Faris, to lead its Virtual Studios, a new division for the company that supports its latest push into the metaverse.  
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French sports retailer Decathlon names Barbara Martin Coppola as new group CEO

French sports retailer Decathlon names Barbara Martin Coppola as new group CEO

French sports retailer Decathlon named 45-year old Barbara Martin Coppola, a former executive at companies such as IKEA and Google, as its new global chief executive.
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Decathlon and Hirestreet link up for skiwear rental

Decathlon and Hirestreet link up for skiwear rental

​How to bring down the cost of an expensive ski holiday. Decathlon UK has launched a new partnership with fashion rental platform Hirestreet, becoming the first major sports brand to offer the service.
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Sportsshoes.com in tie-up with Patagonia's Hike and Trail collections

Sportsshoes.com in tie-up with Patagonia's Hike and Trail collections

Premium UK online sports and outdoor gear retailer Sportsshoes,com has formed a new retail partnership with international outdoor clothing brand Patagonia.
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Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara is taking its next resort show on the road again, as the Italian marque reveals plans to stage its next cruise collection in Lisbon, marking the latest foreign jaunt by the Italian luxury fashion marque.
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Wilson Sporting Goods opens first NYC flagship store

Wilson Sporting Goods opens first NYC flagship store

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods announced on Friday the opening of its first flagship store in New York City. 
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Alpha Industries appoints chief brand officer

Alpha Industries appoints chief brand officer

Alpha Industries announced on Monday the appointment of Matthew Pantoja as chief brand officer, effective immediately.
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