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Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2014

Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2014


This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); distribution facilities; financial results; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; and new stores. Companies, other organisations, individuals and brands featured in this report include: Adidas, Andy Murray, Archroma, BASF, BeoCare, Columbia Sportswear, DSM Dyneema, Nilit, Nike, Perry Ellis International, PrimaLoft, Puma, Quiksilver, Shelby Elastics, Surfstitch, Tanatex, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Under Armour, Unifi and VF Corporation.


  • SUMMARY
  • ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
    • Archroma will acquire BASF'S textile chemicals business
    • BeoCare has acquired Shelby Elastics, a manufacturer of knitted medical textiles
    • Nilit has acquired Invista's nylon 6.6 manufacturing facility in Americana, Brazil
    • Quiksilver has sold its majority equity stake in Surfdome to Surfstitch
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
    • Primaloft has implemented the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
    • Primaloft has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
  • DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
    • Under Armour will build a new distribution facility in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA
  • FINANCIAL RESULTS
    • Adidas
    • Third quarter 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 3 qtr 2013 and 3 qtr 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, 3 qtr 2013 and 3 qtr 2014
    • First nine months 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, Jan-Sep 2013 and Jan-Sep 2014
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, Jan-Sep 2013 and Jan-Sep 2014
    • Columbia Sportswear
    • Outlook
    • Nike
    • Second quarter 2014/15
      • Table Nike: revenues by geographical region, 2 qtr 2013/14 and 2 qtr 2014/15
    • First half 2014/15
    • Perry Ellis International
    • Puma
    • Under Armour
    • Unifi
    • VF Corporation
  • JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
    • DSM Dyneema has entered into a manufacturing agreement with JS Gloves
    • Under Armour Has entered into a partnership with Andy Murray
  • MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
    • Tanatex has opened a new textile chemical production facility in Thailand
  • NEW STORES
    • Nike has opened its first two stores dedicated to women's products

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