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    Intersport Sweden partners with Canopy to protect the world’s forests


    Intersport Sweden – the country’s leading sporting goods retailer, founded in 1968 and with nearly 100 stores – has announced a partnership with the non-profit organization Canopy to promote forest-friendly supply chains. The aim is to set important signs for the world’s forests, species and climate. Intersport Sweden thus joins ...

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    Steve Evers: “We’re asking the industry to take some additional risks”


    Intersport CEO Steve Evers discusses business models, his successes and concerns, and why Intersport is putting pressure on the industry.

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    Sport Voswinkel replaces half of its management duo


    On August 1, 2023, Ralf Lehmkuhl will join the management of Intersport member Sport Voswinkel (a German retail company currently operating 35 stores) as a co-CEO together with Marcus Neul. Lehmkuhl joins Voswinkel from Karstadt Sports, where he was most recently responsible for SportScheck’s controlling. According to Voswinkel, a particular ...

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    Intersport Germany pursues growth plans after record year


    Intersport Germany has posted record sales of €3.31 billion for the fiscal year 2021/2022, the highest figure in the company’s history. Sounds familiar? Precisely the same result was reported a few days ago by competitor Sport 2000. Intersport Germany emerged from the 2021/2022 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, ...

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    Intersport launches Alpine store concept in Crans Montana


    Intersport Switzerland has partnered with Mood Media and LG to equip its new Alpine store concept in Crans-Montana with the latest audiovisual retail technology. The high-tech upgrade is visible as soon as you enter the store. In the shop window, Mood Media, an experiential media company based in the U.K., ...

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    Intersport Germany strengthens digitalization strategy at management level


    Source: Intersport Katja Burkert Katja Burkert, head of the IT department at Intersport Deutschland eG, will be appointed to the management board of Intersport Digital GmbH, the buying’s digital unit that develops and successfully implements the digital and data-driven business models as part of the omnichannel strategy, ...

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    Intersport Austria forecasts good winter business with renewed interest in all winter sports


    In the first two weekends of Advent, Intersport Austria registered a boom in all winter sports equipment: According to the buying group, there was request for skis, touring skis, snowshoes, as well as sleds. The booking situation on the company’s rental platform is also developing well. As last year, the ...

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    The Largest Sports Retailers Worldwide


    Our exclusive annual analysis on the top 50 sports retailers worldwide. The charts and data can be downloaded. This is exclusive data and analysis for Premium Members.

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    The world’s biggest sports retailers


    This exclusive, yearly statistic shows the revenue development of the 50 largest sports retailers worldwide.

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    International is important cog in Columbia’s growth plan


    Columbia Sportswear unveiled a three-year financial target plan last week that calls for potential double-digit growth on its profit & loss statement that will be driven by sales gains outside its home U.S. market, footwear and digital. In FY22, the company confirmed a guidance call for 10 to 12 percent ...

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    Intersport Austria publishes Sport Report 2022


    In its Sport Report 2022, Intersport Austria surveyed 1,350 Austrians between the ages of 16 and 69 about their sports habits, the importance of shared sports experiences in the family and their mental and physical fitness. The result of the study: 94 percent already recognize the importance of sports at ...

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    Corinne Gensollen named new chair of Intersport International


    Source: IIC Corinne Gensollen, Intersport International Corporation’s new chairwoman At its annual general meeting in Helsinki, the delegates of the national Intersport organizations voted for Intersport International Corporation’s (IIC) new board of management. Rick White was re-elected as an independent IIC board member from Canada. At the ...

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    Norwegian sports specialty market grew by 3.6% in 2021


    According to data compiled by the Norwegian sporting goods industry association, Norsk Sportsbransjeforening, Europe’s highest per capita sporting goods market recorded a 3.6 percent increase in 2021 among its nine top banners to 14,875 million Norwegian kroner (€1.46b) from 14,363 million in 2020. The trade group intends to release a ...

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    Intersport Germany: Growth in challenging times, new store opens in Bad Homburg


    On the occasion of the opening of the new Intersport Krumholz store in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Alexander von Preen, CEO of Intersport Germany, gave an interim assessment of the current situation in the sporting goods market and the development of the cooperative.

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    Norwegian authorities ask retailers to disclose microplastic emissions of garments in Norway


    Citing a little-known Norwegian law, Norwegian citizen and activist Axel Klanderud has called on authorities to force retail companies Anton Sport and Intersport (both part of Sport Holding AS) to be transparent about the microplastic emissions generated by the sale of their products in the country. The following verdict was ...

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    Intersport Germany and Adidas agree on new single account delivery concept


    Intersport Germany has entered a new stage of its cooperation with Adidas. Both companies signed for a single account model, similar to the agreement that Intersport has had with Nike since 2018. Kicking off with the June 2022 order show in Heilbronn, Intersport retailers will have access to pre-set single ...

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    Sweden’s Löplabbet continues to grow and breaks new records


    Intersport Sweden-owned running shop chain Löplabbet closed its books for 2021 with solid growth and new records. For the year, which has been challenging for everyone in the sector, the development was positive in all of the chain’s stores and e-commerce. Source: Löplabbet Stellan Kinell, head of Löplabbet ...

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    Intersport France expands logistics capacity to address cycling boom


    After eight months of work, Intersport has opened a new warehouse at its facilities in Machecoul-Saint-Même, in France’s Loire Atlantique department. The new 18,000-square-meter building brings the total warehouse surface in Machecoul to 30,000 sqm. Intersport is the owner of Manufacture Française du Cycle, its own bike factory in Machecoul, ...

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    Intersport Spain’s sales up by 1.9% in Q1


    According to CMDsport, sales at Intersport Spain were up year-on-year by 1.9 percent, to €57.5 million, for the first quarter of 2022. Full-year sales for 2021 amounted to €246 million, up by 15 percent from 2020 but still 14 percent shy of 2019’s €287 million. Although revenues are but halfway ...

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    VSSÖ president Kellermayr resigns, association’s board with new structure


    With Gernot Kellermayr leaving the organization after 14 years of presidency, the Austrian Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Suppliers (VSSÖ) is reorganizing its presidium. In the future, the presidium of the VSSÖ, which defines the operational and strategic goals of the association, will be composed of four members with ...