The American running specialist New Balance has a new CEO: President Rob DeMartini will step down as of December 31, 2018 - without further explanation. Joe Preston succeeds former running shoe newcomer DeMartini.
Adidas, like its German competitor Puma, is once again increasing its expected sales for the 2018 financial year in the third quarter. America and China remain the driving forces behind the second-largest sporting goods group after Nike. But as recently, the sports company is worried about its home market and a brand.
The European Outdoor Group rebuilds its Corporate Social Responsibility team: Dr. Katy Stevens is promoted. With Dr. Jane Turnbull, a new member with many years of outdoor experience is joining the team.
Puma's NBA comeback is paying off: Even before the start of the season, the Herzogenaurach based sporting goods manufacturer's basketball return has boosted its business figures for the third quarter of 2018. This also has an impact on the forecast for the year as a whole.