US-based retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has announced the acquisition of Affinity Sports, a sports management technology company.

"Affinity Sports will provide its services under the Dick's Team Sports HQ platform."

Affinity Sports will provide its services under the Dick's Team Sports HQ platform to youth sports national governing bodies and large-scale organisations.

Laox has announced its plans to acquire Emerging Shoe Industry from Shiko GROUP for JPY390m ($3.89m).

Emerging Shoe Industry is a Japanese company involved in the planning, manufacture and sale of women's leather shoes, while SHIKO is a shoe manufacturer also based in Japan.

Laox is a retail store operator selling appliances and electronics based in Japan.