The American fashion company has joined forces with MLB to launch three collaborative collections featuring iconic teams including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
French winter sports brand Salomon is set to cut 82 manufacturing jobs, while at the same time adding to its R&D and head-office staff, where 59 new jobs will be created to speed up the company’s diversification.
JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
German sportswear giant Adidas raised its 2021 sales outlook on Friday, saying it expects strong demand for new products despite ongoing lockdowns in Europe, supply chain challenges and political tensions.
On June 1, Hubert Hinterseher will take over from Michael Lämmermann, the German sport group’s CFO since 2013. Arne Freundt, currently head of EMEA, has instead been promoted to the post of chief commercial officer.
UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
Gym+Coffee is flexing for expansion and improved visibility. The Irish athleisure brand has hired the Mongoose marketing agency “to raise awareness of the brand and build on its global community in Europe”.
E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.