Sport 2000 Austria reports that A3 Sport, a major sporting goods retailer with an online store and 75 physical shops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has joined the retail organization. Most of the stores will be rebranded with a dual logo. The buying group says that the partnership will quadruple Sport 2000’s estimated market shares from 3 percent to 12 percent in the Czech Republic and from 7.4 to 18.4 percent in Slovakia. Sport 2000 Austria generated retail sales of €634 million with 306 specialty retailers operating 518 stores, 403 of them in Austria and the others in the two other countries. The group has also reported on excellent sales scores achieved in Austria since May 1, which allowed the affiliated retailers to compensate for the losses from the lockdown phase. Running, cycling and stand-up paddling enjoyed the strongest increases.