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    Steve Evers: “We want to grow with a capital G”


    Intersport International, the global sporting goods retailer, concluded the year 2023 with retail sales totaling EUR 13.7 billion.

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    El Corte Inglés shuttering its sportswear banner


    El Corte Inglés will be closing down its Sportown banner, which is devoted to sportswear, on Feb. 29, according to CMDsport. The reason is the failure to meet sales targets. The first Sportown stores, covering some 350 sqm apiece, opened in 2009 in major Spanish cities. There are, at present, ...

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    Frasers Group boosts board with key appointments


    Frasers Group is keeping its foot on the pedal. Now, it has announced new names to its board.

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    On expands global retail reach with new store in Portland


    Swiss performance sportswear brand On revealed plans for its latest store opening in Portland, Ore., marking a significant step in its ongoing global retail expansion. Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, the store will debut on NW 23rd Avenue, situated just a mile from the brand’s Americas headquarters. Britt Olsen, GM ...

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    Sports Direct launches Outdoor concept, starting in Cardiff


    Sports Direct is expanding its offerings and launching a new Outdoor concept, starting in Cardiff, the retail giant’s flagship location.

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    IIC reports another successful year


    Intersport International (IIC) closed 2023 with retail sales totaling €13.7 billion. This matched the previous year’s record result despite a very challenging business environment. At the end of the calendar year, the Switzerland-based group had a network of 5,381 stores worldwide, an increase of 72 stores compared to the previous ...

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    Sports Direct integrates On products in flagship stores


    After a long time, Sports Direct will finally integrate On in their flagship stores.

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    Jordan Brand opens its first concept store in US


    Nike is gearing up to introduce its first Jordan Brand concept store in the US, with Philadelphia set to host the “World of Flight” theme. The project, revealed through documents submitted to the Philadelphia Historical Commission, involves the transformation of a 1921, 7,000 square foot building into a destination for ...

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    Marks & Spencer adds Puma and Reebok to its brand offer


    British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that Puma and Reebok are joining The Sports Edit, its dedicated sportswear platform on M& More than 140 products from the two brands will be added to M& throughout February and March. Reebok will be available on M& from February, with Puma ...

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    Skechers surpasses 5,000 retail locations, aims for 10,000


    With a recent opening in Bogotà, Skechers has surpassed 5,000 Skechers-branded retail store locations throughout more than 120 countries. In 1992, the company opened its first-ever Skechers store in Manhattan Beach, near its corporate offices. Its first international store was then inaugurated in Japan. Every location features the same look, ...

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    Heydude embarks on outlet expansion plan


    Heydude is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan to increase its number of outlets. In 2024, the company plans to open 30 new outlet stores, a significant jump from the five opened in the past six months. The surge in outlet openings stems from a strategic shift in 2023. “We’re ...

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    Interview with Kant’s VP: “The holy place is never empty”


    An interview with Maxim Vinogradov, VP of Russia’s retailer Kant.

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    Absolute Run Kaufmann opens in Heilbronn


    Absolute Run Kaufmann will open in Heilbronn, Germany, on Feb. 22, 2024. Behind the freshly converted store are Sport 2000 GmbH and partner Schuhhaus Kaufmann. The store in the city center, with 200 sqm of retail space, is the first Absolute Run store in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The Managing ...

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    Puma steps into the digital future with Touchtech partnership


    Touchtech, a platform renowned for its sales assistance tools, has announced a collaboration with Puma Group. The move reflects Puma’s commitment to digitalization in a rapidly evolving retail landscape. Andres Castro, Team Head of Customer Connectivity at Puma Group, emphasized the importance of digitalization to meeting the evolving needs of ...

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    JD Sports plans flagship store in Munich


    British sports fashion retailer JD Sports has secured itself a prime location in Munich for its largest German flagship store to date. Now that the German sports chain SportScheck will soon have to give up its flagship store in Munich’s pedestrian zone in the city center (Neuhauser Straße) following the ...

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    Decathlon sells 82 European stores


    Decathlon has signed a leaseback deal for the sale of 82 of its stores in Europe with an American publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) called Realty Income. According to CMDsport and other sources, the sale price was €527 million. The stores are located in Germany, France, Spain, Italy ...

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    In Paris, Arc’teryx opens shop-in-shop ahead of flagship


    Outdoor apparel brand Arc’teryx has opened an 80-square-meter shop-in-shop on the ground floor of La Samaritaine, the department store on Paris’s Rue de Rivoli. The retail space, inaugurated on Feb. 9, showcases a range of functional and performance items from the brand’s spring/summer 2024 collection. Arc’teryx will soon open ...

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    Fútbol Emotion posts 64 percent revenue increase


    Spanish retailer Fútbol Emotion saw its revenues jump by 64 percent in 2023 to €82 million, Palco23 has reported. The company has almost tripled its sales in just two years, after posting a turnover of around €30 million in 2021. Half of the company’s turnover is generated through e-commerce, while ...

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    Cisalfa inaugurates large store, plans 10 openings in 2024


    Cisalfa Sport has opened a new store in Rovereto, in Italy’s mountain region of Trentino Alto Adige. It is the retailer’s first store opening in 2024. The new 1,500-square-meter store sells sportswear, activewear and citywear from more than 100 brands. The store reportedly represented an investment of nearly €700,000, according ...

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    Alo Yoga strengthens its Canadian retail presence


    American activewear brand Alo Yoga has opened its first store in the Canadian province of Quebec. The new 490-square-meter outlet, inaugurated on Feb. 2, is located at the CF Carrefour Laval shopping mall. Alo Yoga, known for its yoga and wellness collections, opened its inaugural Canadian store at CF Toronto ...