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Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics' ruling body World Athletics will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records.
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Pentland's Endura commits to planting 1 million trees

Pentland's Endura commits to planting 1 million trees

The project is already under way in Mozambique, where the local community is planting mangroves – water-thriving trees that are thought to absorb large quantities of carbon. 
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Adidas rings in Chinese New Year with a new collection

Adidas rings in Chinese New Year with a new collection

Adidas is marking Chinese New Year with the launch of a new sportswear collection and the announcement of a new brand ambassador.
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Soccer stars Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger Land new faces of Bumble & Bumble

Soccer stars Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger Land new faces of Bumble & Bumble

World Champion soccer stars Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger have scored a beauty deal with Bumble & Bumble.
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VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

The Vans parent company announced a 5% increase in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ expectations, despite strong growth in China and the group’s digital channel.
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Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton said on Wednesday it had struck a partnership with the National Basketball Association, as the luxury goods brand ramps up its efforts to make a splash in the United States. 
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Adidas bets on recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'

Adidas bets on recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'

German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday more than half of the polyester used in its products this year would come from recycled material, including millions of shoes made from plastic waste.
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Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

The Boston, Massachusetts-based sports and footwear brand announced the launch of its global partnership with the Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter on Tuesday.
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TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx has taken a 37,500 sq ft unit at Queensgate shopping centre and is to open a new store in mid 2021, Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, have announced.
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EK Servicegroup signs UK licensing deal for Intersport

EK Servicegroup signs UK licensing deal for Intersport

The European multi-sector association wants to expand its activities in the sportswear sector.
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Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Men's fashion was hybrid at Sacai, rebellious and romantic at Dunhill, oscillating between past and future at Acné Studios, strength and fragility at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and sportswear and couture at Pigalle. 
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Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

The gradual retreat of retailers from physical spaces is continuing with the latest slate of store closures coming from Jack Wills, which is now owned by Frasers Group. One central London store is on the closure list.
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Why a ban on Vaporfly shoe could boost Nike's bottom line

Why a ban on Vaporfly shoe could boost Nike's bottom line

A controversy over Nike's hyper-advanced Vaporfly shoes that some say give runners an unfair advantage could boost sales, especially among amateurs hoping for more spring in their step.
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Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson brands shine at N Brown

Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson brands shine at N Brown

Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson were good news for owner N Brown Group in the 18 weeks to January 4, despite the firm’s overall revenues dropping by 5% in the period. 
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Avenatti, following arrest, fails to end 'vindictive' Nike extortion case

Avenatti, following arrest, fails to end 'vindictive' Nike extortion case

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti’s bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike, after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a “vindictive” prosecution. 
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Merry Christmas for Very.co.uk as fashion and sports shine

Merry Christmas for Very.co.uk as fashion and sports shine

The newly-renamed Very Group reported buoyant Christmas sales for its star Very.co.uk brand on Wednesday with “strong peak trading driven by growth in fashion and sports”.
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