Italy’s Cisalfa Sport Group suffered a relatively small decline of 2.7 percent in consolidated sales to €439.5 million in the financial year ended Feb. 28. Excluding revenues of €179 million from the Intersport business in Italy, Cisalfa Sport and its other integrated sporting goods retail chains had revenues of €366.4 million, including sales of €18.5 million through the online channel. Meanwhile, Cisalfa is going ahead with a major expansion of its physical store network, focusing for the most part on shopping malls and adding omnichannel capabilities everywhere. It has juust opened a new 1,500-square-meter store in Orio al Serio, near Bergamo. Its inauguration follows a wave of other store openings that have included the new Cisalfa stores at the shopping malls of Grande Cuneo (Cuneo) and Parco Levante (Livorno) in October and November 2020, respectively, and at Area 151 (Pederobba, Treviso) in March of this year. All the new stores are characterized by a large surface area of more than 1,100 square meters and an omnichannel approach. More openings and shop renovations are planned for the coming months. In May, Cisalfa will renovate its stores in Milan’s via Arona, Saint-Christophe (Aosta) rue de la Maladière, the Rossini mall in Pesaro and the Le Befane mall in Rimini. In September, Cisalfa will then open a new 1,500-sqm. store at Turin’s Parco Dora mall, as well as a 1,400-sqm. store at the new Retail Park shopping mall in Carpi (Modena), followed by a 1,900-sqm. store at the Da Vinci mall near Rome’s Fiumicino airport.