Decathlon’s sales in Spain fell last year by 10.7 percent to €1,526 million including VAT, due to Covid-related restrictions, but the online channel grew by 126 percent to represent 18 percent of the total turnover. The number of stores rose by two to a total of 174, but their sales dropped by more than 27 percent because of the pandemic. The subsidiary still managed to generate operating earnings of €141 million before amortization (Ebitda) and €117 million before interest and tax (Ebit). The net profit declined by 16.9 percent to €86.4 million. The growth registered in the first half of this year indicates that Decathlon’s sales in the country, which is the company’s second-largest market after France, will be close to €2 billion in 2021, surpassing the €1,719 million level reached in 2019. Decathlon España plans to open three more physical stores in the country this year, while launching its new marketplace. It also plans to double the size of its logistics center in Barcelona.