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Surging Gymshark is target for private equity firms

Surging Gymshark is target for private equity firms

Fast-growing sports and athleisure brand Gymshark is in the sights of private equity investors although they would only be able to buy a minority stake, a news report said.
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The North Face launches free virtual summer camp program

The North Face launches free virtual summer camp program

The two-week summer camp program will offer a variety of free online experiences taught by the brand's athlete ambassadors, dedicated to families and children staying at home during the pandemic. 
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New Balance to run French, German, Benelux markets directly

New Balance to run French, German, Benelux markets directly

The US brand’s relationship with the Royer group, its distribution partner in France, Germany and Benelux since 2011, will terminate at the end of 2020, when New Balance will take over European operations directly.
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JD Sports boss slams government for unfair approach to retailers

JD Sports boss slams government for unfair approach to retailers

JD Sports' boss has hit out at the UK's business rates relief, questioning why supermarkets that have been open during the lockdown get the relief. He thinks some should have gone to landlords to help them cut rents.
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Hundreds of redundancies to come at Pentland, Boxfresh brand to be "paused"

Hundreds of redundancies to come at Pentland, Boxfresh brand to be "paused"

Pentland Brands is to “hibernate” its sneaker brand Boxfresh and cut around 350 jobs as part of a strategic review of its global business.
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JD Sports profits rise, but with consumer uncertainty it calls for "rental realism"

JD Sports profits rise, but with consumer uncertainty it calls for "rental realism"

JD Sports Fashion continued to progress globally last year and despite the damage the pandemic has caused, it remained optimistic for its future prospects as it delivered its full-year results.
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Schiaparelli and Naomi kick off Paris's first digital couture season

Schiaparelli and Naomi kick off Paris's first digital couture season

Schiaparelli kicked off first the ever fully digital Paris haute couture season on Monday with a film which concentrated on its couturier, Daniel Roseberry, since he was marooned in New York throughout the lockdown.
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U.S., EU advocacy groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit

U.S., EU advocacy groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from the US, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement Wednesday urging regulators to be wary of Google’s $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit Inc because of privacy and competition concerns.
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Jack & Jones launches SS21 offer to global teams via live-stream

Jack & Jones launches SS21 offer to global teams via live-stream

Bestseller's Jack & Jones has said a “revolutionary” chapter has been written in the brand’s history with its first digital collection launch to its teams around the world. And it's planning more live-streamed events.
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Size-inclusive brands targeting all women gain in popularity

Size-inclusive brands targeting all women gain in popularity

Interest and website clicks are rising for inclusive fashion brands, according to a study by fashion search engine Stylight.
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Hi-Tec Sports unveils range of products with built-in face masks

Hi-Tec Sports unveils range of products with built-in face masks

Made in collaboration with Tharanco Lifestyles, the initial range will launch nationally this fall, and will be available online and at outdoor and performance clothing retailers throughout North America.
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Parley and Adidas step up their commitment to eradicate ocean plastic

Parley and Adidas step up their commitment to eradicate ocean plastic

The three stripes brand and the NGO Parley for the Oceans are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their partnership with several initiatives to limit marine pollution and put an end to the global plastic crisis.
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Mango adds 900k new e-customers during lockdown

Mango adds 900k new e-customers during lockdown

Coronavirus-related store closures across Europe drove a sharp increase in online sales at Spanish retailer Mango during the months of lockdown.
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Sainsbury's fashion sales fall in lockdown but recovery has started

Sainsbury's fashion sales fall in lockdown but recovery has started

Fashion sales seem to be recovering at Sainsbury's, the supermarkets giant that's also a major clothing retailer, it said in a Q1 trading update on Wednesday.
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Adidas HR head steps down after race row

Adidas HR head steps down after race row

The head of human resources at Adidas has stepped down after a group of employees called for an investigation over her handling of racism at the company.
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Under Armour to discontinue record apparel partnership with UCLA

Under Armour to discontinue record apparel partnership with UCLA

Under Armour said it will discontinue its partnership with UCLA - a 15-year, $280 million accord announced in 2016 that was billed as the largest apparel deal in the history of American collegiate sports.
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