Posts tagged as new balance

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    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

    NB kicks “Warrior” off the pitch

    by Markus Huber

    Sport-Fachhandel, the German trade publication, has announced that New Balance intends to stop selling its soccer gear under the Warrior label, but instead under the banner of its core NB brand.

  • Friday, January 23rd 2015

    Adidas sells Rockport and reports satisfactory figures

    by Markus Huber

    As was rumored since last year, Adidas Group is now selling its Rockport brand of fashionable footwear. The buyer is a new company orchestrated by the institutional investor Berkshire Partners and New Balance, the U.S. sports footwear and apparel brand. The German group is set to divest Rockport for a total of $280 million. New Balance will invest via […]

  • Monday, December 29th 2014

    Sports industry rich list for 2014

    by Markus Huber

    Based on results from Forbes magazine, our colleagues at Sporting Goods Intelligence (U.S. edition) have conducted a survey on the wealthiest people in the sporting goods industry, and on how their fortune developed in 2014. Thanks to the splendid rise in Nike shares, its co-founder, Phil Knight saw his wallet inflate to a healthy $22.4 billion, up from $16.3 billion last […]

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    Sunday, December 28th 2014

    New Balance sues Converse for alleged design infringement

    by Markus Huber

    U.S. media reports that New Balance has filed a lawsuit against Converse for allegedly copying a shoe design developed by PF Flyers, a brand which is owned by New Balance. It is the similarities in the design of PF Flyers and Converse’s own iconic Chuck Taylor footwear that are at the heart of the issue. New Balance’s lawyers apparently […]

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    Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

    New Balance reports another year of double-digit pace

    by Markus Huber

    According to, the US trade publication, New Balance managed to lift its worldwide sales, in 2013 to $2.39 billion— 14.2 percent up on the previous year. This means the third consecutive year of double-digit growth. There was no word on the breakdown between US domestic and international sales. Based on the figures released for 2012, […]

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    Tuesday, February 11th 2014

    Heidi Klum designs for New Balance

    by Markus Huber

    German super model Heidi Klum is back in the business of designing – this time with her new partner New Balance. The line called “Heidi Klum for New Balance” comprises both footwear and apparel. The shoe collection consists of lifestyle and performance styles, ranging between $90 and $110. The line is specifically designed for springtime […]

  • Wednesday, September 18th 2013

    Few sportsmen make the Forbes rich list

    by Markus Huber

    The latest Forbes list of America’s 400 richest people includes few owners and/or executives of sporting goods companies. The wealthiest among them, as always, is Nike’s  Phil Knight who is ranked #24 with a fortune of estimated $16.3 billion, down from position 23 last year. New Balance’s Jim Davis and his family jumped from #229 […]

  • Wednesday, March 6th 2013

    Brisk European expansion continues at New Balance


    New Balance saw its sales expand by 22 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) last year, after an impressive sales hike of 35 percent in 2011. The company said that the rise was driven by running footwear, but it was also supported by brisk sales of lifestyle products. New Balance added that […]

  • Friday, January 4th 2013

    New Balance signs its first tennis sponsorship


    New Balance continues to add new sponsorships, contrary to its previous philosophy. The latest deal is the brand’s first in the tennis sector, and according to the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper, its value is in a range that is usually reserved for the world’s top five players. The contract is with Milos Raonic, a […]

  • Tuesday, December 11th 2012

    New Balance moves into skate footwear


    New Balance is moving into the skate footwear market, through a licensing deal with Black Box Distribution in California. The range is to be branded as New Balance Numeric or NB#. Black Box, a company specializing in skating products, will make and market both footwear and apparel under these brands. The deal initially covers the […]