Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 3rd Quarter 2012 Edition

Date: November 14, 2012
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Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 3rd Quarter 2012 Edition
This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; company strategies; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; legal issues; manufacturing facilities; new stores; online retailing; recycling; research and development (R&D); and research facilities. Companies, organisations, brands and events examined in this report include Adidas Group, Beyond Surface Technologies, China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA), Columbia Sportswear, Cornell University, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dick's Sporting Goods, G-III Apparel Group, Invista, Jack Wolfskin, Jinggong Holding Group, JJB Sports, Nike, Perry Ellis International, PT Kizone, Puma, Quiksilver, Sports Direct, Swire Resources, Teijin, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The University of Manchester, The Wyss Institute, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation, Vilebrequin and Zheijiang Jiaren New Materials Co.
SUMMARY

ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS

G-III APPAREL GROUP HAS ACQUIRED THE LUXURY SWIMWEAR BRAND VILEBREQUIN FOR EURO85.5 MN (US$106.2 MN)

JJB SPORTS HAS ENTERED INTO ADMINISTRATION

Teijin Limited will merge its NI Teijin Shoji and Teijin Fibers Divisions and launch a new company called Teijin Frontier

COMPANY STRATEGIES

VF Corporation has unveiled a new growth strategy for its Asia-Pacific business

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

Jack Wolfskin has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has launched the Higg Index

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Adidas
Second quarter 2012
First half of 2012
Columbia Sportswear
Second quarter 2012
First half of 2012
Nike
Perry Ellis International
Outlook
Puma
Second quarter 2012
First half of 2012
Quiksilver
Under Armour
Unifi
Fourth quarter 2011/12
2011/12
VF Corporation

JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND

DISTRIBUTION

Columbia Sportswear and Swire Resources have formed a joint venture company in China
Cornell University has ended its licensing agreement with Adidas after Adidas refused to contribute to severance pay for Indonesian factory workers
The University of Manchester and Beyond Surface Technologies have entered into a licensing agreement to commercialise a new formaldehyde-free finishing technology

LEGAL ISSUES

Nike has been granted an interim injunction against Adidas for patent infringement

MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

Adidas will close the only sportswear factory it owns in China

NEW STORES

Puma has opened its first sustainable Puma store worldwide in India

ONLINE RETAILING

Quiksilver has launched an online store in ten European countries

RECYCLING

Teijin Group and Jinggong Holding Group have formed a joint venture company in China to establish a closed-loop recycling system for polyester

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

The Wyss Institute has received US$2.6 mn in funding from the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a smart suit for soldiers which improves physical endurance
2RESEARCH FACILITIES
Invista has established its first textile research centre in mainland China

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 2 qtr 2011 and 2 qtr 2012
Table 2: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, 2 qtr 2011 and 2 qtr 2012
Table 3: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, Jan-Jun 2011 and Jan-Jun 2012
Table 4: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, Jan-Jun 2011 and Jan-Jun 2012 List of figures
Figure 1: Nike Flyknit shoe
Figure 2: Adidas adizero Primeknit shoe
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