Basic Italia announced that Kappa will be the new technical supplier and official sponsor of the Torino Football Club for at least three years, starting with the 2008-09 season. The Turin-based brand, which sponsored the Juventus team until the 1999-2000 season, replaces ASICS in this role. Meanwhile Xavier Chupin, the French licensee of Kappa and Robe di Kappa, plans to open the first French Robe di Kappa store through a partner in Grenoble next September. His company, Kappa France, reportedly reached sales of €23 million last year.