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Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st quarter 2015

Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 1st quarter 2015

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); events; financial results; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; and new stores. Brands, companies, other organisations and events featured in this report include: Adidas, Bauer Hockey, Berkshire Partners, Black Diamond, Burlington, Columbia Sportswear, Cone Denim, Endomondo, ISPO Munich, Kathmandu, MyFitnessPal, Nau, New Balance, Nike, Perry Ellis International, Puma, PurThread Technologies, Quiksilver, Reebok, Rockport, Timberland, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation and Westex.


  • SUMMARY
  • ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
    • Adidas has agreed to sell its Rockport business to a new entity formed by Berkshire Partners and New Balance
    • Under Armour has acquired the Endomondo and MyFitnessPal apps and websites
    • Endomondo
    • MyFitnessPal
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
    • More brands have committed to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • EVENTS
    • ISPO Munich took place during February 5-8, 2015, in Munich, Germany
  • FINANCIAL RESULTS
    • Adidas
    • Fourth quarter 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 4 qtr 2013 and 4 qtr 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, 4 qtr 2013 and 4 qtr 2014
    • 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 2013 and 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, 2013 and 2014
    • Outlook
    • Columbia Sportswear
    • Fourth quarter 2014
    • 2014
    • Nike
    • Third quarter 2014/15
      • Table Nike: revenues by geographical region, 3 qtr 2013/14 and 3 qtr 2014/15
    • First nine months 2014/15
    • Puma
    • Fourth quarter 2014
    • 2014
    • Outlook
    • Quiksilver
    • Fourth quarter 2013/14
    • 2013/14
    • Outlook
    • First quarter 2014/15
    • Under Armour
    • Fourth quarter 2014
    • 2014
    • Unifi
    • VF Corporation
    • Fourth quarter 2014
    • 2014
    • Outlook
  • JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
    • Adidas Group will acquire the distribution rights for Reebok brand products in Argentina and Brazil
    • Perry Ellis International has renewed and expanded its licensing agreement with Nike
    • PurThread Technologies has entered into a partnership agreement with Burlington relating to the production of fabrics for health care and apparel applications
    • Westex and Cone Denim have entered into a partnership agreement to develop a range of flame resistant (FR) denim fabrics for workwear
  • NEW STORES
    • Bauer Hockey is opening new speciality retail stores

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