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Nike extends deal with Chinese Athletics Association

Jan 17, 2020 / China
The giant sportswear brand and the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) signed a long-term partnership extension through 2033

Asics expands global tennis sponsorships

Jan 10, 2020 / Japan
The Japan-based brand announced the sponsorship of Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia ahead of the start of the 2020 season. Iga Swiatek also joined Asics Tennis

Pentland acquires the Speedo North America

Jan 9, 2020 / United States
PVH Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Speedo North America business to Pentland Group, parent company of Speedo International Limited

Liverpool and Nike with multi-year partnership deal

Jan 8, 2020 / United Kingdom
The football team based in the northwest England announced a new multi-year partnerhsip with Nike, which becames its official kit supplier from the 2020-21 season onwards

AAFA opposes CBP proposal to reclassify fashion footwear

Nov 22, 2019 / United States
The association representing the American footwear and apparel industries wrote to the Customs and Broder Protection warning for the consequences of the decision

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

Best quarter ever for Puma

Oct 29, 2019 / Germany
Best set of results posted in a quarter, both in terms of revenue and EBIT, was announced by Germany-based Puma. Footwear with 17% growth

Mark Parker to step down as Nike's CEO

Oct 23, 2019 / United States
The sportswear giant announced Board Member John Donahoe will succeed Mark Parker as President & CEO in 2020. Parker will become Executive Chairman of Nike

adidas launches sneaker through Snapchat video game

Oct 21, 2019 / Germany
For the release of its new baseball cleat the Germany-based sportswear giant has created a video game and partnered with Snapchat

Umbro extends South America license

Oct 15, 2019 / South America
The owner of the brand, Iconix Brands Group, has announced a ten-year extension of Umbro’s licensing agreement with long-time partner Grupo Dass

Rip Curl sold to Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2019 / New Zealand
The acquisition of Rip Curl by Kathmandu creates an Australasian based surfing and outdoor adventure lifestyle company offering a varied technical based product mix

Columbia Sportswear consolidates growth

Aug 7, 2019 / United States
The US-based sportswear company announced growth of 9% in the second quarter for net sales. The increase in the first half of the year amounted to 8%

Under Armour updates 2019 full year outlook

Jul 31, 2019 / United States
The Baltimore-based sportswear brand has announced financial results for its second quarter with a 1% rise in sales to 1.2 billion US dollars. Footwear represents roughly a quarter of total revenue
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