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German company Schwan-Stabilo records impressive growth for its outdoor division

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The outdoor division of the Schwan-Stabilo group which is composed of the Deuter and Ortovox brands improved its sales in the financial year 2012-13 ended June 30 by 8.9 % to €86 million. While no breakdown by brand was announced by the company, reportinga sales growth for Ortovox of 26 % and for the Deuter brand of 6 % increase.

Panther propels Baltic States Further

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VILNIUS, Lithuania - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania the 3 Baltic states are building up their bicycle marketplaces with typical prices rising though out the Baltic region. Amongst them, Lithuania does most of its trade with Germany.

Zalando reveals a notable sales increase

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Berlin-based Zalando , online retailer of shoes, apparel, sporting goods and lifestyle products, stated that it enjoyed sales of €437 million before VAT in the 2nd quarter when compared with €257 million 1 year ago. For the first half of 2013 the retailer additionally recived a sales increase of approximately 70 % to €809 million. In 2012, the Zalando additionally a few new marketplaces to w

Flextronics in Hungary has been selected as the Manufacturing Partner for Gocycle

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Gocycle’s Karbon Kinetics Ltd  (KKL) announces the choice of Flextronics as its production partner for the Gocycle. Flextronics will take over manufacturing sourcing and logistics  assembly and ultimately high quality control for Gocycle at the Flextronics manufacturing facility in Hungary.

Sportmaster, sporting equipment and products market leader in Russia

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Currently, Sportmaster Group is the leading sporting goods market leader in Russia as well as in the CIS states, as well as the most significant East European company operating a chain of a lot more than 300 branded sporting goods supermarkets and hypermarkets. Sportmaster Group is among the top three European sporting goods retailers, and also enters the top twelve global sporting goods retail ch

Central and Eastern Europe the most significant growing ski market

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The largest growth market for the Ski and Winter sports at present is Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, both in relation to the amount of skiers as well as in regards the growth and development of new ski resorts. Nations not in the past regarded as skiing destinations, such as Bulgaria, Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Russia have started being offered by a lot of international travel agency as h

Russian athletes winning a winter Olympic "gold" in Sochi will receive four million rubles each

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev authorized a decree determining the remuneration for Russian athletes on the basis of performances at the Games in Sochi.

German Uvex records sales growth

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For its financial 2012-13 year, Uvex, the Germany based helmet, goggle and safety equipment company, declared today another record 12 months with product sales expanding by 4 % to €343 million. 

Go Sport business improving in Poland

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In Poland, the Go Sport business grow by 0.9 % in total, however down by 1.3 % on fixed forex rates and then on a same-store basis to €40.7 million. For the duration of the period, Go Sport opened up 10 franchised outlets, with 4 in France along with one Courir store.

Moscow authorities have announced a competition for the reconstruction of the sports complex "Luzhniki"

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State-owned Enterprise of Moscow "Grand Sports Arena" Luzhniki "announced a tender for the design and reconstruction of the stadium" Luzhniki ".

Yekaterinburg planning for World Cup 2018

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Mutko talked over with the governor of the Sverdlovsk territory Yekaterinburg planning for World Cup 2018.Working meeting of Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and Sverdlovsk Region Governor Yevgeny Kuyvasheva held on 13 November in Moscow.

Sport Scheck’s Germany’s Giant Sports Retailer Opens Flagship Store in Munich

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On October 10th at 10am Sport Scheck’s long-awaited Munich flagship retail outlet celebrated its grand opening. Germany’s top sporting goods multi-channel retailer invested 13 million euro in the super-sized, four floors,10,195m² store. 

USA based company sets up Icelantic European distribution

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Icelantic manufacturer of skis and snowboards, is strengthening a European office in the Swiss town of Malans. Icelantic Europe Ltd  is lead by Rico Dürst, a veteran in the Swiss distribution of sporting goods as well as a seasoned market developer of outdoor- and snowsports-related brands.

In excess of 1 billion rubles will be spent on preparation of site for new stadium in Kaliningrad

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Tender agency Kaliningrad region. a tender to choose a contractor for the 1st stage of work on the construction of the arena the 2018 World Cup.

Adidas acts to find solutions for issues in Russia

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In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche, Herbert Hainer, chief executive of Adidas, requires quick measures to combat individual issues in the group’s Russian business as well as in the golf division. This transpired 14 days after the Three Stripes was required to release a profit alert for the latest fiscal year and also just one day after Nike laid out its committed growth plan for the next 3 ye

EOG makes ready for reasonable growth of the European outdoor market

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The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ) has offered a overview on its “State of the Trade” report that is set to be confirmed later this year. The market research anticipates a modest development of the European market for the last year. For the apparel category, EOG predicts growth of 2 % or higher in several European countries of which Germany, Russia, Poland, Sweden and Spain are especially prom

Panther pushs Baltic States Forward

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VILNIUS , Lithuania - All 3 Baltic states are improving their bike markets with average prices growing everywhere . Among them , Lithuania is that does most of the trade , the majority of it with Germany . 

FSUE "Sport-engineering" will stadium in Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad Regional Government has placed a draft resolution under which the FSUE "Sport-engineering" will receive free of charge the project documentation and plot of land for construction of the stadium to 45,015 seats in Kaliningrad.

In Kazan, the third meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Board of "Russia-2018" with the participation of representatives of FIFA

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On October 29, Kazan hosted the third meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Board of "Russia-2018" with the participation of representatives of FIFA. At the meeting of the Council of the parties summed intermediate results of the Organizing Committee and discussed plans for the next year of training. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the "Russia 2018" Spor

Sports Direct makes moves into Austria and the Baltics

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The sports retailer has acquired a 51pc of Austrian chain EAG and 60pc of Sportland International Group, which operates in the Baltic region  Sports Direct has become the largest sports retailer in the united kingdom by providing aggressively lower prices when compared to other sports retail rivals like JJB Sports. 

Moscow commences a Bike Share Program

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As with other major world cities MOSCOW has recently presented its bike-share program. Throughout the center of the Russian Capital, 30 stations containing a total of 230 red city bikes are installed.A Czech company supplied the bicycles, stations, and support. The program is similar to the Citi Bike program introduced in New York several weeks ago.

USG subsidiary will be the distributer for Fila footwear across Central Europe

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Footwear International Distribution has been granted the exclusive rights to distribute footwear under the Fila brand in most areas of Europe. 

Russian authorities have established NGOs to prepare for the 2018 World Cup Football

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Russia's government has placed on the official website of legal information decree to create an autonomous non-profit organization "Center for planning and monitoring training programs to be held in 2018 in Russia the World Cup."

Asics boosts sales by 8% in Europe

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Asics Europe recorded an improvement in total net sales of 8% between January and September 2012, in spite of the company’s choice to discontinue a number of high-profile accounts in the 1st 3 quarters of 2012 and difficult trading circumstances.

Intersport reports solid sales growth in Eastern Europe

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Total sales of sporting goods is improving in Central and Eastern Europe with Russia up 2.5% and Poland 3%. Intersport particulary experienced an upsurge in sales in Poland and the Ulkraine in 2012 as a result of it being the offical retailer at UEFA EURO 2012
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