Correcting a German press report, the German subsidiary of Decathlon indicates that its net sales went up by 26.4 percent to €654 million in 2019. Online sales accounted for more than 20 percent of the French retailer’s sales in the country. Decathlon opened 16 stores in Germany in the course of last year, leading to a fleet of 80 stores in the country by year-end. André Weinert, who was appointed chief executive of Decathlon Germany last September, after serving as its commercial director, gave a gross sales figure of €800 million in an interview posted on its website, but this evidently included VAT. Weinert has been working for Decathlon since 2003, and he became the manager of Decathlon’s eighth German store in Würzburg after its opening in 2007. He took the place of Stéphane Montini, who moved to the U.S. in the autumn, working now as territorial manager for Greater Los Angeles. Before the coronavirus crisis, Decathlon was planning to open 10 more stores in Germany this year. So far it has opened only two of them, in Hamburg and Fulda, and it plans to open only three more by the end of this year. The current business plan calls for Decathlon to open another 10 stores in 2021, including its biggest store in Germany, which would be located at Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, measuring almost 8,000 square meters. The company will also open its third logistic center in the country, occupying 30,000 square meters in the Berlin area.