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Nike loses trademark case against Puma

Jul 3, 2024 / United States
The US-based sportswear company has suffered a setback in its bid to trademark the capitalised version of the word “footware” for tech-related products after a European Union court backed a complaint by Puma

Foot Locker relaunches FLX Rewards programme

Jul 3, 2024 / United States
As part of its Lace Up Plan, the US-based sportswear retailer has launched an enhanced FLX Rewards programme to transform the shopping experience for customers. A revamped mobile app will also follow

New Generation: Joana Trigueiros from Maray

Jul 2, 2024 / Portugal
With 18 years of experience in finance and marketing, Joana Trigueiros took over the shoe brand in 2019 when she realised its journey was coming to an end. Let’s find out more

Nike announces fourth quarter and full year results

Jul 1, 2024 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has announced modest results for the fourth quarter and the full year, as it seeks to position itself for profitable growth in the long term

Scotch & Soda Northern Europe will not reopen

Jun 28, 2024 / Netherlands
Following the declaration of bankruptcy on the 12th of June, the administrators have announced that the northern branch of Scotch & Soda will not be reopening

Yoox Net-a-Porter to exit China

Jun 28, 2024 / China
The luxury fashion e-tailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) is believed to be in the process of closing its China operations in order to focus investment and resources on its more profitable regions

H&M posts solid second quarter

Jun 28, 2024 / Sweden
The Sweden-based fashion group has reported a solid performance in the second quarter of 2024. However it has also warned of a drop in sales in June, mainly due to “unstable weather” in some of its key markets

Inditex joins Pack4Good initiative

Jun 27, 2024 / Spain
The parent company of brands such as Zara, Berksha and Massimo Dutti has joined Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to help protect endangered forests by reforming its paper packaging

Puma names new Vice President Direct-to-Consumer

Jun 27, 2024 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has named Erik Janshen as Vice President of the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) business. He joins Puma from PVH Corp

Allbirds completes international distributor agreements

Jun 27, 2024 / United Kingdom
The Californian footwear brand has announced that it has finalised the agreements that will cover the Benelux and Scandinavian regions. Japan will now have an exclusive distributor

Authentic Brands Group appoints General Manager of Africa

Jun 26, 2024 / United States
The New York-based brand management group ABG has appointed Warren Bowers as General Manager of the Africa region to continue expanding its presence in emerging markets worldwide

Decathlon UK posts loss as it invests in transformation plan

Jun 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK arm of the French-based retailer posted a 2 million British pounds (2.4m euros) loss in 2023, after investing 10 million British pounds (11.8m euros) in transformation initiatives

Clarks to cut a further 150 jobs

Jun 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear specialist is reportedly set to slash 150 office jobs, as losses widened last year. The latest job cuts come after the company made 103 roles redundant in 2023

Golden Goose postpones IPO

Jun 20, 2024 / Italy
Permira-backed luxury sneaker company Golden Goose has postponed its IPO due to a climate of political uncertainty in Europe. The shares were due to start trading next Friday

Hoff looks to expand in India

Jun 20, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish sneaker brand has teamed up with the e-commerce giant Myntra to enter the Indian market. This move is part of the company’s international growth strategy
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