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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 14:
3rd Quarter 2005

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Fast track: tracking the leading players in sporting goods
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2005
Performance apparel markets: anti-static technology in performance apparel, 3rd quarter 2005 (21 pages)
Profile of W L Gore: a leader in performance outerwear fabrics (10 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2005

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Fast track: tracking the leading players in sporting goods
published in Issue 14, 3rd Quarter 2005  


Top tier brands Nike, Adidas and Reebok account for around one-third of the global market for sports apparel and footwear which is worth over US$60 bn.

In footwear, they hold a 60% share of the US$20 bn market. In sports apparel—which is a larger market—they have around 15% of the total. Second tier brands such as Puma, Asics, Mizuno and Umbro are much further behind in terms of market share.

Nike was the Greek goddess of victory and her namesake company is living up to the name.

US-based Nike is the world’s largest sporting goods company and has held that position for many years (see Table 1 and Table 2). Second in line is Germany-based Adidas-Salomon and third is US-based Reebok.

But the big three top tier firms will become the big two in 2006 when Adidas-Salomon completes its purchase of Reebok (while selling off Salomon).

Nonetheless, based on current results, Nike will remain the largest firm in terms of sales even when Adidas and Reebok combine their resources.

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides an overview of the sector for performance apparel and corporatewear. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for performance fibres, fabrics and clothing, and is essential reading for executives who are working in (or supplying) this fast growing sector. It is also an invaluable one-stop-shop where people who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis can find an authoritative source of relevant information which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies in this sector.
Reports in Performance Apparel Markets include:
 reports on major developments in the global performance apparel market, focusing on new products and technologies, innovative fibres and key players;
 detailed, independently-researched reports on one of the following topics: antimicrobial fibres and fabrics, anti-static technology, flame resistant fibres and fabrics, high strength fibres and fabrics, high visibility apparel, microencapsulation, moisture management fabrics, performance swimwear, seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming technologies, smart and interactive textiles, stain protective apparel, stretch fibres and fabrics, surfwear and surf-inspired clothing, temperature regulation, UV protective fibres and fabrics, and waterproof breathable fabrics;
 company profiles, outlining the business, product, market and manufacturing strategies employed by key players in the performance apparel industry; and
 business news and developments affecting global performance apparel markets, majoring on innovations, mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and financial performances.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry – and market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. The market is also being boosted by changes in consumer lifestyles. People are living longer and spending more time on leisure activities. New high-tech fabrics are being developed for a wide range of active sports such as aerobics, athletics, ballooning, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, parachuting, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and windsurfing.
Exciting innovations are emerging in smart textiles and nanotechnology – and the sector’s growth prospects are helped by the trend in increasing demand for performance features in mainstream fashion.
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