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Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Relaunch of the ISPO.COM website

by Andi Spies

With the relaunch of ISPO.COM the new website becomes an information platform and contact point for all B2B and B2C sports business professionals. The ISPO NEWSBLOG that has been reporting on the latest sports industry news on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will now be part of ISPO.COM. With ISPO.COM sports business professionals that […]


Thursday, November 26th 2015

German fitness retailer acquires Scottish counterpart

by Markus Huber

Sport-Tiedje, Europe’s largest specialty retailer of fitness gear, according to its own information, with 30 outlets in Germany, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, has agreed to take over Powerhouse Fitness – a Scottish chain and online retailer in the same category. Powerhouse Fitness has been in the fitness equipment retail business since 1987 […]


Tuesday, November 17th 2015

Fossil enters wearable market with Misfit

by Markus Huber

Fossil, the maker of fashionable watches has announced the acquisition of Misfit, a marketer of fitness trackers, for $260 million. The investment reflects the growing awareness of large watch brands for the highly interesting market of wearable technologies. Texas-based Fossil Group is also the licensee for other labels such as Adidas, Diesel, DKNY and others. […]


Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Alibaba creates new entity dedicated to sports

by Markus Huber

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has founded a new company, Alibaba Sports Group, whose majority shareholder of the group is along with Yunfeng Capital and media company Sina Corporation as junior partners. The new combination aims to promote sports in the country through a digital platform dedicated to both sports participants and spectators. The plan is […]

sportscheck wanderfestival 2015

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Hike Festivals 2015: Tours, tests and workshops

by Andi Spies

  SportScheck veranstaltet seit über 60 Jahren die unterschiedlichsten Freizeitsport-Events, wie die bundesweiten Stadtläufe, das OutdoorTestival im Trentino und das GletscherTestival im Stubaital. In diesem Herbst kommen mit den Wander-Festivals in Bad Schandau (25.-27.9.) und Oberstdorf (2.-4.10.) zwei weitere Events dazu.


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