Companies in the Sports Business

Companies
  • China
    KTC has begun to develop itself as a supplier brand.
    Manufacturing costs are skyrocketing, mainly because of labor costs. As a result, quality-driven factories are busy looking for ways to escape this trap by transforming their production offer into a supplier brand. One example of this development is KTC. 
  • China
    Prof. Dr. Nick Lin-Hi speaks with women in the factory
    The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is used frequently, but what is it really about? The credibility of many companies is at stake here, especially when it comes to manufacturing in China. ISPO.com discussed these issues with a CSR expert who collects valuable data in Chinese factories and validates them. 
  • Sports business
    Tim Bantle
    Black Diamond, the U.S. brand of mountaineering and snow sports equipment, has appointed Tim Bantle new managing director of its European business. Most recently, Bantle was in charge of product management, sales and marketing at the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City.
  • ISPO Munich
    Snowboards by K2 in the Enjoyers collection
    Alpine sport outfitters K2 will be presenting an abundance of new products at ISPO MUNICH. These include skis which have been tried and tested on icy slopes, ski boots with an “aprés-ski walking mode” and surf-inspired snowboards.
  • Retail
    A shop of Sports Direct.
    Sports Direct International (SDI), the large British sporting goods retailer and owner of a wide range of sports and fashion brands, continues to invest in the sector. It has now become known that SDI recently bought a minority stake in the American Iconix Group. This company controls a gaggle of labels including Starter, Pony and Umbro and holds licenses like the one for “Peanuts”.