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The sports clothing manufacturer has apologized for their email campaign which congratulated the participants of this year’s Boston Marathon for “surviving” the race in the subject line.
Digitalization and sustainability are two of the most important themes in Casey Sheahan’s eyes as CEO of Keen. The former Patagonia boss has a clear mission at Keen.
Kasper Rorsted has a clear vision of which direction Germany's professional soccer league should be taking: The head of Adidas has been campaigning for the internationalization of the DFB cup and Bundesliga, as well as the abolition of the 50+1 rule.
"Digitization has dissolved all boundaries", Kasper Rorsted said in an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" newspaper, demanding a rethink in the global contest for soccer fans: "What would be wrong with hosting a DFB cup final in, say, Shanghai, instead of in Berlin?"
Head of Adidas Opposes 50+1 Rule
The 55-year-old, who took over the post of CEO of Adidas from former boss Herbert Hainer half a year ago, "clearly opposes the 50+1 rule.
François-Henri Pinault no longer sits on Puma's board of directors. During its annual general meeting, Puma confirmed that the head of the Kering group, which owns the German sportswear manufacturer, was resigning from the board.
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Billionaire Pinault's resignation from Puma put fuel on the fire of rumours that the company was soon to be sold. The French luxury goods company Kering owns approximately 86 percent of Puma's stocks.
Puma reports good quarterly results
"I don't feel as though Mr Pinault is particularly keen to rid himself of his Puma stocks," CEO of Puma Björn Gulden told the "Manager Magazine" at the end of March.
Odlo stands for high-quality functional clothing – but the Swiss company suffered market share losses recently. CEO Christophe Bézu introduced the plans for Odlo in Munich.
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Odlo should become more international. According to a report on “sazsport.de”, the functional wear manufacturer from Hüneberg plans to expand globally. The focus will be on Russia, China, Japan, South East Asia, the USA and Canada, the CEO Christophe Bézu reveals. To date, Odlo generates 45 percent of its revenue in Germany alone.
Moreover, Odlo wants to strengthen its spring and summer collections in the running, bike and training categories.
Odlo CEO Bézu: “Trapped in a downward spiral”
Bézu looked critically into the past.
Jack Wolfskin is clearly facing radical change: According the news magazine "Der Spiegel", American investor Blackstone is examining the possibility of leaving the outdoor brand, based in Idstein near Frankfurt. Jack Wolfskin is in discussion with its creditors on how to proceed after the outdoor brand recorded disappointing sales.
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On Monday, a company representative confirmed to ISPO.com that they had entered into discussions with their creditors. "Discussions with our creditors are going positively and we can assume that a long-term solution will provide Jack Wolfskin with a strong platform for further development.
Asics is no longer allowed to prevent its authorized dealers from using price search engines. The OLG Düsseldorf's chief cartel senate has rejected the complaint made by the sporting goods manufacturer. The Federal Cartel Office had previously deemed the contractual clauses created by Asics to be restrictive of the competition and ruled against them.
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The OLG agreed with the interpretation made by the Federal Cartel Office. It argued that though in principle, there was nothing wrong with sales restrictions, problems arose when such restrictions served mainly to "control price competition.
The Finnish sports clothing manufacturer Amer Sports bought the US-based ski manufacturer Armada Skis for 4.1 million US dollars.