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Amer Sports Names Retail Industry Executive Stuart Haselden CEO of Arc’teryx

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021–

Amer Sports Corporation (“Amer Sports”) today announced the appointment of retail industry executive, and seasoned global operator Stuart Haselden to the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer at Arc’teryx Equipment (“Arc’teryx” or “Company”), the global design company specializing in technical high-performance outerwear and equipment. The appointment is effective immediately. In this new role, Haselden will lead the global business strategy with a focus on building new vertical capabilities and accelerating regional expansion.

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“As we enter this next phase of growth for Arc’teryx, we are excited to welcome Stuart to the Amer Sports team,” said James Zheng, Board Executive Director and CEO of Amer Sports. “Stuart’s rare mix of global brand business leadership and direct to consumer expertise will be invaluable as we accelerate Arc’teryx direct-to-consumer strategies and position the brand for long-term success. With Stuart’s

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Nike to Debut ‘Rise’ Retail Concept in China

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Nike is hoping to climb to greater heights with the debut of its latest retail concept, Nike Rise.

The first of the large-format stores will open July 9 in Guangzhou, China, and it will mark the debut of the sporting goods giant’s fourth retail concept. The others are Nike House of Innovation, its flagship concept in key urban areas such as New York and Shanghai; Nike Live, its new small-format neighborhood concept, and the Nike Factory outlet stores.

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“We’re reimagining our entire fleet,” said Cathy Sparks, vice president and general manager of Global Nike Direct Stores & Service. She said each of the formats is being analyzed to determine which works best in each market and existing stores may be converted to other concepts.

Nike Rise is poised to capitalize on the strength of the company’s digital efforts and is

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