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Sports & adventure

Sports & adventure Archives

Winter is coming: Ski brands eagerly anticipate return to slopes

With resorts about to open for the first time since Covid, brands are hoping consumers will splash out on new clothing a...

Why Rip Curl is barrelling into sustainable surfwear

With the recent announcement of a wetsuit recycling program, Rip Curl is looking at other ways it can be kinder to the p...

Rip Curl launches wetsuit recycling program

Recycled rubber will be repurposed for use in the safety attenuation layer of soft fall matting used at playgrounds and ...

Rebel: Inside Australia’s store concept of the year

It takes a particularly brave retailer to launch an entirely new physical store concept at the very peak of Covid.

HanesBrands aims to boost its sales by US$1 billion, largely targeting Asia

Champion is expected to become a US$3 billion global brand by 2024.

Simon, Authentic Brands snap up adventure wear company Eddie Bauer

The brand will join Forever 21, Aeropostale, Nautica, Lucky Brand and Brooks Brothers in a rapidly expanding retail grou...

Retail news around the globe

Foodpanda to open Taiwan tech hub; Havaianas celebrates best quarter in 10 years; Innisfree to close Canadian stores; an...

How Kathmandu implemented flexi hours and Fri-Yays

As Kathmandu CEO Reuben Casey said, “encouraging customers to get ‘out there’ has to start with our team”.

Kathmandu unveils global rebrand ahead of overseas expansion

New Zealand outdoor retailer Kathmandu has taken the wraps off its major global rebrand today, shifting its focus to bec...

Super Retail’s year-to-date sales continue climbing

CEO Anthony Heraghty said the group hasn't had to discount products as consumer demand remains strong.

JD Sports launching in New Zealand later this year

JD Sports joins several existing brands at Sylvia Park that cater to active, fashion-forward Kiwis.

Why Nike is putting used sneakers back on the shelf

The US sportswear giant has just entered the booming resale market with the launch of Nike Refurbished.

“We have to amplify their voices”: How Nike creates emotional connections

Former Nike CMO Greg Hoffman explains why brands need to build emotional equity with consumers.

Females to the front: JD Sports, Adidas launch women-led campaign

Sports retail giants Adidas and JD Sports have joined forces to put women in the spotlight through a new campaign.

Surf’s up: How Rip Curl offset the impact of store closures, travel bans

Strong demand for surf products helped Rip Curl's owner Kathmandu Holdings lift its first-half sales despite the ongoing...

Inside Peloton’s plan to take at-home workouts global

We chat with the connected fitness company's international MD about international expansion and whether the connected f...
Two mannequins in a Kathmandu store

Kathmandu CEO: How we capped carbon

Kathmandu CEO Reuben Casey shares insights into the team effort to reduce emissions and how its latest fleece innovation...

Peloton launching down under this year in “key Australian cities”

Its stores will be interactive showrooms, and will provide customers the chance to try out its smart-cycle products firs...

Analysis: How JD Sports has masterminded its global ascent

The self-styled “king of trainers” has been on an acquisition spree in recent months, focusing on the US.

Why has Adidas set Reebok free? Here’s what went wrong

The original plan was for both brands to fend off the dominance of Nike, but it didn’t quite work out.