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Performance apparel markets: business update, March 2016

  • April 2016
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  • Textiles Intelligence
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  • 23 pages

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); financial results; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; and new stores. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: Adidas Group, Alexium International, Aquafil, Authentic Brands Group, Columbia Sportswear, Covestro, Delta Galil Industries, DuPont, EuroFibers, FC St. Pauli, Global Brands Group, Korteks, Kunshan Xiefu New Material, Lancaster University, McGuire Uniforms, Michigan Biotechnology Institute (MBI), Milliken & Company, the National Hockey League (NHL), National Safety Apparel (NSA), Nike, the OESV Austria Ski Team, Pentland Group, Perry Ellis International, Puma, Runtastic, Sciessent, Speedo USA, Tanatex Chemicals, Tecgen, Teijin Aramid, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Under Armour, Unifi, Unifi Textiles Suzhou (UTSC), UniFirst Canada, USA Boxing, VF Corporation and W L Gore.

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Performance apparel markets: business update, March 2016
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SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Adidas Group has acquired Runtastic
Milliken and Company has acquired Springfield
National Safety Apparel has acquired Tecgen
The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont have entered into an agreement to combine their
businesses in a merger of equals
UniFirst Canada has acquired McGuire Uniforms
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Aquafil and Speedo USA have formed a partnership to recycle post-production fabric scraps
collected from Speedo swimwear manufacturing facilities
FINANCIAL RESULTS
Adidas
Columbia Sportswear
Nike
Perry Ellis International
Puma
Under armour
Unifi
2014/15
1st quarter 2015/16
Outlook
INVESTMENTS
W L Gore will invest more than US$15 mn in research and development in order to create
durable water repellent (DWR) treatments which are more environmentally friendly
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND
DISTRIBUTION
Adidas Group has entered into a new seven-year partnership agreement with the National
Hockey League (NHL)
Alexium International has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with ITextiles
Authentic Brands Group and Global Brands Group have launched the Spyder brand in South
Korea
Columbia Sportswear has entered into a licensing agreement with Delta Galil Industries
EuroFibers has entered into a partnership with Teijin Aramid
Kunshan Xiefu New Material has joined Covestro's INSQIN Partner Manufacturer Program
Michigan Biotechnology Institute (MBI) is collaborating with Bolt Threads to develop a
commercial-scale process for producing Engineered Silk fibres
Pentland Group and Lancaster University have established the Pentland Centre for
Sustainability in Business
Tanatex Chemicals and Sciessent have entered into a partnership agreement relating to the
distribution and marketing of Sciessent's odour controlling treatment, Lava
Under Armour has entered into several new partnership agreements with sports teams and
athletes
Unifi has entered into new manufacturing and distribution agreements relating to its Repreve
fibre
MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Unifi will expand its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, North Carolina, USA
NEW STORES
Under Armour has opened four new shop-in-shops in Germany


List of tables
Table 1: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 3 qtr 2014 and 3 qtr 2015
Table 2: Adidas: breakdown of Adidas and Reebok revenues by region, 3 qtr 2014 and 3 qtr
2015
Table 3: Nike: revenues by geographical region, 2 qtr 2014/15 and 2 qtr 2015/16

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