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JD Sports bounces back, achieves record first-half profits

JD Sports bounces back, achieves record first-half profits

JD Sports Fashion reported an earnings surge on Tuesday as the first half of its financial year saw strong demand on the back of lockdowns being eased and ended.
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VF Corp and Redress announce winner of 2021 Redress Design Award

VF Corp and Redress announce winner of 2021 Redress Design Award

As part of its ongoing partnership with environmental non-profit Redress, Denver-based apparel group VF Corporation has named Taiwan's Jessica Chang as the winner of the 2021 Redress Design Award.
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Castore clinches another kit deal... this time it's cricket

Castore clinches another kit deal... this time it's cricket

Sporting boundaries don’t appear to exist for Castore. The ambitious, fast-growing lifestyle and sportswear brand, so far best known for its kit deals with major UK football teams, has now entered the cricket arena.
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Dapper Dan launches football-inspired capsule collection with Pepsi

Dapper Dan launches football-inspired capsule collection with Pepsi

Harlem couturier Dapper Dan has teamed up with drinks company Pepsi to launch a capsule collection celebrating both the NFL season and New York Fashion Week. 
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Hibbett promotes Jared Briskin to EVP merchandising

Hibbett promotes Jared Briskin to EVP merchandising

Sports apparel and footwear retailer Hibbett Inc. announced on Thursday the promotion of Jared Briskin to executive vice president, merchandising. 
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Peloton launches private label active apparel

Peloton launches private label active apparel

The American fitness platform has announced the global launch of its first fully fledged private label activewear line, Peloton Apparel, offering men’s, women’s and gender-neutral pieces.
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FitPink opens first store, joins Belfast’s Victoria Square line-up

FitPink opens first store, joins Belfast’s Victoria Square line-up

​FitPink, the specialist women’s sport and lifestyle brand, has opened its first-ever bricks-and-mortar store at Victoria Square, the 694,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination centre in Belfast.
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Athleta seeks to drive growth through expansion of wholesale partnership with REI

Athleta seeks to drive growth through expansion of wholesale partnership with REI

The Gap-owned women’s athleticwear brand has announced the expansion of its wholesale partnership with REI, a move that will see the label’s products sold in 135 of the outdoor retailer’s stores.
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Kick Game gets further £3.5m funding from backers

Kick Game gets further £3.5m funding from backers

​Luxury sneaker and apparel retailer Kick Game has secured an extra £3.5 million in financing from VGC Partners. The capital injection will go towards the brand’s target to secure revenues of £50 million by 2022.
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Former Nike VP joins JD Sports as non-exec director

Former Nike VP joins JD Sports as non-exec director

As non-executive directorships go, this a big appointment. Former Nike and Puma exec Bert Hoyt has joined UK-based sportswear retail giant JD Sports Fashion’s board, effective immediately.
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JD Sports "in talks to buy Missguided" - report

JD Sports "in talks to buy Missguided" - report

​JD Sports is possibly on the acquisition trail again with a report claiming that it's in talks to buy online fashion retailer Missguided. Neither company has commented however, so it remains unconfirmed for now.
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Lululemon gives upbeat full-year forecast on strong workout apparel demand

Lululemon gives upbeat full-year forecast on strong workout apparel demand

Lululemon Athletica Inc forecast annual revenue and profit above estimates on Wednesday, as demand for its comfortable leggings and sports bras remained strong despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
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Performance monitoring platform Whoop expands into smart apparel

Performance monitoring platform Whoop expands into smart apparel

Backed by new funding, the Boston-based personal fitness membership service has announced the launch of Whoop Body, a line of smart apparel featuring the latest in the company’s performance-monitoring technology.
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The North Face reveals collaboration with Shantell Martin

The North Face reveals collaboration with Shantell Martin

The VF Corp-owned outdoor brand has announced that it is teaming up with the New York-based artist for a collaborative collection that revisits the label’s archives.
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Crep Collection and Vanilla open at Bluewater

Crep Collection and Vanilla open at Bluewater

The major Bluewater mall in Kent is welcoming two new retail concepts. Mall co-owner and property giant Landsec has now added Crep Collection Club and Vanilla to its retail roster.
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Federer-backed shoe firm On targets $6bn+ valuation in IPO

Federer-backed shoe firm On targets $6bn+ valuation in IPO

​On Holding AG, the shoemaker backed by Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, is eyeing a valuation of more than $6 billion in a US initial public offering (IPO).
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