Steve Evers: “We want to grow with a capital G”

Steve Every IIC

Source: IIC

Intersport International, the global sporting goods retailer, concluded the year 2023 with retail sales totaling EUR 13.7 billion.

Intersport International Corporation (IIC) achieved retail sales totaling €13.7 billion in 2023. This is exactly the same record amount that the association achieved in 2022. At the end of the calendar year, the Intersport Group boasted a network of 5,381 stores worldwide, an increase of 72 stores compared to the previous year, solidifying its presence in 42 countries around the globe. For Steve Evers, CEO of IIC, this is a pleasing result, given that the past year presented a number of challenges. We spoke to him about the result and the outlook for the future.

Mr. Evers, Intersport Germany, and perhaps other countries, too, have already set new records for 22/23. How are things looking internationally?

“First of all, we are very pleased that we were able to achieve the same record sales in 2023 as in 2022. In both financial years, we achieved record sales of 13.7 billion euros. It would have been even higher in 23, but the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar, which is very important for the overall volume of our group, was under strong pressure. In local currency, the result would have been even better.

Secondly, we are very proud of the fact that we had a network of 5,381 stores worldwide in the calendar year 2023, an increase of 72 stores compared to 2022. This is due to the acquisition of GoSport in France, but also to the fact that many NOs have opened stores. And we expect this figure to continue to rise this year.”

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