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Sportswear firms debate digitalisation and disruption 22 Nov 2017

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way products are sold to the tools and technologies that make them, sporting goods brands, retailers and manufacturers are still trying to work out the best way to navigate this rapidly-changing landscape.

Adidas poised to thrive in highly competitive landscape 9 Nov 2017

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global sportswear industry, the proliferation of athleisure, and a more reactive and agile manufacturing process, writes Pedro Aguilar, beauty and fashion analyst at market research provider Euromonitor International.

Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot? 14 Sep 2017

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency. A new survey takes a deep dive into unlocking digitisation's potential.

Why is the German sustainable textiles scheme losing members? 16 Aug 2017

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has told just-style it will continue working hard to extend its influence and fix operational problems.

Texprocess 2017 – Digitalisation takes shape in fashion value chains 6 Jun 2017

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. And they advise that not only does digitalisation have the potential to provide agile support for existing products and reduce time to market for new ones – but that now is the time to start planning to make digital part of your strategy.

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Zalando hits FY sales target despite challenges 17 Jan 2018

Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has achieved full-year sales in line with management guidance, despite what it says was a challenging October.

Hugo Boss hits 2017 growth targets on strong sales 17 Jan 2018

Hugo Boss saw its share price climb in trading yesterday (16 January) as the German fashion brand hit its targets for 2017 and signalled its turnaround is gathering further pace.

Adidas boosts base layer technology 12 Jan 2018

German sportswear giant Adidas has developed a new base layer technology it says eliminates unwanted distractions by moving with the critical areas of athletes in motion.

Adidas to support Fashion for Good on sustainability 11 Jan 2018

Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, is partnering with German sportswear giant Adidas in a move it hopes will accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.

Amazon Black Friday protests call for better wages 27 Nov 2017

Thousands of Amazon workers took part in a strike during Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, across distribution centres in Germany and Italy in protest for better wages.

Digital platform helps speed and simplify sourcing 27 Nov 2017

Helping apparel and textile buyers make sense of a highly-fragmented global market is the promise of an online sourcing platform that also claims to speed-up cycle time and take cost out of the process.

Adidas Q3 driven by US and China growth 9 Nov 2017

German sportswear group Adidas has booked another quarter of strong earnings and revenue growth thanks to expansion in the US and China, but saw its share price dip as growth slowed in Europe.

Zalando moves to a loss in Q3, despite sales hike 7 Nov 2017

Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has lowered its forecast for the full year as it moved to a loss in the third quarter, despite a double-digit sales hike.

HBC shares surge on Galeria Kaufhof bid confirmation 2 Nov 2017

Shares in Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) surged by more than 9% this morning after the Canadian retailer confirmed it has received a bid for its Galeria Kaufhof business from the owner of its principal German competitor - retail estate business Signa Holding.

Hugo Boss raises guidance on solid Q3 sales 2 Nov 2017

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has lifted its full-year guidance on the back of growth in Europe and Asia and – for the first time in two years – growth of its US own retail business.

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World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 2015

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'

Adidas joins world's most sustainable companies 22 Jan 2015

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Esprit launches vegan hantags 30 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers.