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UK: Sports Direct ups investments in Umbro and Adidas | 11 Sep 07

UK sportswear chain Sports Direct International has increased investments in two of the major brands it stocks, Adidas and Umbro, as it awaits shareholder approval for its Everlast merger later this month.

UK: Umbro appoints Gary Brown as CFO | 6 Sep 07

Sporting goods firm Umbro has appointed Gary Brown as its CFO. He will take up the position in November 2007.

UK: Steve Makin named Umbro CEO as McGuigan resigns | 12 Jun 07

UK sports brand Umbro Plc yesterday (11 June) announced the resignation of its chief executive Peter McGuigan and said CFO Steve Makin will step into the role with immediate effect.

UK: Umbro board feeling comfortable with progress | 16 May 07

Football brand Umbro looks to be outrunning last year’s branded sales as it cashes in on priority markets.

UK: Umbro deploys PLM solution to cut lead times and costs | 10 May 07

Umbro, the manufacturer of football kit and related products, has selected PTC’s FlexPLM solution to help shorten lead times and reduce development costs.

GERMANY: Puma plays down Umbro link | 26 Mar 07

German sportswear brand Puma has refused to be drawn on rumours it could make a move for football brand Umbro.

SOUTH KOREA: Umbro fails to secure trademark rights | 20 Mar 07

Football kit maker Umbro has been told it cannot register its diamond-shaped logo in South Korea because the image is not distinctive enough.

UK: Undercover counterfeit raid finds suspects | 16 Mar 07

Police in Leicestershire raided a UK factory suspected of manufacturing counterfeit designer clothes following a long-standing undercover investigation prompted by three apparel manufacturers.

UK: JJB Sports sued over football kit prices | 15 Mar 07

Consumer group Which? is suing high street retailer JJB Sports on behalf of fans who were unlawfully overcharged for football shirts.

UK: World Cup growth pushes Umbro FY profit up 16% | 8 Mar 07

Football apparel and footwear manufacturer Umbro posted a profit increase of 15.7% to GBP26.6m (US$51.4m) for the year ended 31 December 2006, buoyed by international growth.

CHINA: Umbro raises stake in licensee Team & Sports | 9 Feb 07

Sports brand Umbro has upped its stake in its Chinese licensee by another 15% and signed a revised distribution deal.

UK: Umbro FY profits to be "marginally below" expectations | 30 Nov 06

Sportswear maker Umbro has warned that its full-year profits are likely to be "marginally below" previous predictions, as England’s World Cup result exacerbated already challenging UK trading.




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