January 19, 2022
Shopify, which provides the back-end e-commerce platform for thousands of small and mid-sized companies, is partnering with Chinese retailer JD.com to give its customers the ability to sell in the PRC with minimal friction and start-up costs.
As the clock ticks down to the Beijing Winter Olympics, the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China is seeking clarity on human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region from the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations.
Retail sales of the formerly high-flying Fila brand, which Anta Sports controls in China, grew high-single digits year-over-year in the fourth quarter, but are still up 35-40% from 2019 levels.
Simms Fishing Products, which has been led since 2017 by serial-CEO Casey Sheahan, elevated five senior executives to round out its leadership team.
The former Kent Watersports changed its name to Kent Outdoors, as the Seawall Capital-owned sporting goods company has acquired paddle board and kayak brand BOTE, and bike brand Kona.
Urban Outfitters, which was cut off by Nike as part of last spring’s purge of “undifferentiated” retailers, has launched its own private label activewear line for women, called Frans Sport.