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    Blue Tomato expands “Rent Your Ride” rental service


    Action sports and lifestyle retailer Blue Tomato is expanding its offer to rent selected products such as snowboards, splitboards, boots and bindings. As part of the “Blue Tomato Rent Your Ride” service, customers can obtain advice on the products in several stores in Germany and Austria and then rent them. ...

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    Estimated 2026 circular market size by circular solution


    According to a McKinsey analysis, the European sports circular market is expected to grow 20–25 percent a year, reaching €30–50 billion by 2030. But which sectors offer the most immediate potential for growth? Resale? Repair? Recycling? Or something else?

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    New name for Rentle, expansion into resale


    Finnish retail rental specialist Rentle, which lists Decathlon, Rab and Scandinavian Outdoor, amongst others, as customers, has changed its name to Twice Commerce. The name reflects the platform’s expansion from purely rental into resale. There will be no change in the rental platform, but brands can now benefit from the ...

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    Quiksilver and Roxy launch apparel rental service in France


    As reported by the website Apparel Resources, boardsports brands Quiksilver and Roxy have launched an online rental service in France under the label “Boardriders Rental.” The website offers high-quality performance apparel for men, women and children for rent. François Latterrade, Head of Quiksilver Europe, told the website that the rental ...

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    Decathlon launches BuyBack in the UK


    Following a successful launch in continental Europe, Decathlon has introduced BuyBack in the UK, a service that allows customers to sell their old bikes back to the retailer for up to 45 percent of the RRP. The first part of the program will focus on bicycles and will later be ...

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    Rental and second-hand markets contribute nearly £7bn to UK economy


    A study by Barclaycard Payments has found that UK retailers are benefiting from the growing recommerce economy. 76 percent of retailers now offer more sustainable shopping formats that include rental, reuse and resale offerings. Barclaycard Payments partnered with Development Economics to combine thousands of responses from UK consumers with demographic, ...

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    Rental Revolution: Advantages, challenges, and the road ahead


    Is your business ready for rentals? We look at how to overcome common concerns and obstacles and access the potential $700 billion rental market

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    Pádel brand invites you to rent before you buy


    StarVie has introduced eight-day pre-purchase rentals for pádel racquets. The fee per rental is €22.90 and includes the costs of shipping to and from the customer and of insurance to cover any damage to the racquet. The racquet is delivered to and collected from whatever address the customer provides. If ...

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    Houdini expands circularity platform, launches “Houdini Circle”


    Swedish sportswear company and sustainability pioneer Houdini has expanded its circularity platform and opened “Houdini Circle,” the first retail concept of its kind, in Stockholm.

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    Intersport Austria with record sales in crisis year


    Intersport Austria saw a record turnover of €645 million in the fiscal year 22/23. Its success rests on two strategic pillars. We have the details.

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    Freitag to offer free bag rentals this summer


    Hot on the heels of its first fully recyclable backpack, Swiss bag manufacturer Freitag is now launching a free rental service for travel bags this summer. Source: Freitag The F511 Skipper and F512 Voyager from Freitag Between June 28 and Aug. 23, members of the benefit program ...

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    This is Rentle, the Finnish pioneer in rental platforms now cooperating with Decathlon


    Decathlon UK launched its rental service with Rentle in the spring of ’23. We explore the benefits of partnering with a rental platform specialist.

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    Kettler expands home fitness equipment rental service


    Kettler Sport now offers its “Rent a Kettler” service in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The service was first introduced in Germany in November of last year. For Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the fitness company is cooperating with RNTL, which has specialized in the logistics and organization of similar rental services since 2020. ...

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    Decathlon U.K. launches rental scheme nationwide


    Following a successful trial last year, Decathlon is now rolling out its sports rental scheme in all its stores across the U.K. The rental scheme includes bikes, tennis rackets, paddle boards and kayaks. The retailer has committed £1 million (€1.14m) worth of products to the scheme. Decathlon tested the scheme ...

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    Spanish bike-rental company has big plans


    Rookfy, a bicycle-rental platform in Spain, enjoyed a satisfactory debut last year, according to chief technology officer Santiago Alonso, who spoke with CMDsport. The young company has recently added the retailer Escapa to its marketplace and joined the Spanish Association of Brands and Bicycles (Ambe). In an interview with, ...

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    ​Sportmaster launches winter gear rental service


    Sportmaster, Russia’s largest sporting goods retailer, has launched a new winter equipment rental service. Available items include snowboards, cross-country skis, skates and field hockey equipment. For example, a Termit Fastlane snowboard with Stream bindings can be rented for 310 rubles (€4.20) per day or 5,850 rubles (€78.70) per month. Nordway ...

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    Peloton offers refurbished bikes in North America


    As of Dec. 26, Peloton Interactive began offering refurbished bicycles in the U.S. and Canada at a discount of up to $500 over new bicycles. The program, called Peloton Certified Refurbished, offers models priced from $1,145 (refurbished Peloton Bike) and $1,995 (refurbished Peloton Bike+). According to the company, each refurbished ...

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    Kettler pilots new fitness equipment rental service in German cities


    In partnership with the Munich-based service provider Mietfit, Kettler started a new rental program for training machines such as the Tour 300 cycle ergometer or the Optima 800 cross-trainer, which can be selected on the Kettler website. The offer is aimed at customers who only train at home in winter, ...

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    Burton launches online rental program


    Burton has announced a new online rental program for snowboards, boots, bindings and outerwear in the continental U.S. The rental model is aimed at short-term rentals, with gear shipped directly to the customers. Burton promises professionally cleaned and like-new condition equipment, shipped with the tools and hardware needed to set ...

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    Equip App raises CHF 5 million to revolutionize access to sports


    Geneva-based private equity firm The New Frontiers (TNF) led the 5 million Swiss francs funding round for Equip, a self-service rental app founded in 2021 that promises to fundamentally change the way sports are played at the local level. Equip was born in Switzerland in 2021 out of a desire ...