Globetrotter, the German outdoor retail chain that is part of the Fenix Outdoor group, will move into SportScheck’s 10-year-old store in Berlin-Steglitz, which is scheduled to closed on July 20. Decathlon has a store that is located opposite to the new Globetrotter store, on the premises of a former SportScheck unit. Other sporting goods retailers like Intersport Olympia, 11teamsports, Foot Locker, Snipes and Karstadt Sports have their own stores in the neighborhood. SportScheck will remain with only one store in the German capital, located in the Mall of Berlin. The store network of SportScheck in Germany will be reduced to 16 units. Globetrotter will be moving into its new premises in the autumn, closing its present location in the area because of the construction of a new urban motorway. The company has announced a new concept for the new location but has not yet revealed any details. The SportScheck chain was acquired last December by Galeria Karstadt Kaufhoh, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based Signa Retail group, which has also been managing the Karstadt Sports chain. The merger of Karstadt Sports and SportScheck is not yet complete, and both companies are still legally independent from each other, but certain managerial functions have already been combined. Thomas Wanke was recently appointed to the newly created position of chief executive for both Karstadt Sports and SportScheck.