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    +++ On April 29, Decathlon opened its largest store in Bavaria with a focus on mountain and winter sports, cycling and water sports in Unterföhring near Munich under lockdown conditions (currently only offering Click Collect and express pickup) +++ Lululemon has opened a 2,800-square-feet store at the Southgate ...

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    German retailers get cheap Covid tests from the GMS buying group


    Since April 20, German employers are obliged to offer regular Covid-19 tests to staff members who are not working remotely from their homes. To enable its affiliated shoe and sports retailers to meet this obligation, the German-based GMS buying group is supplying its members with inexpensive rapid tests. To ...

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    Spain’s Cronos opens a first store in Portugal


    According to CMDsport , Deportes Cronos will be opening its first Portuguese store under its own name on April 24. Located in the capital city of Lisbon, and measuring some 100 square meters, the store is to be the first of seven in the country. The Spanish buying group ...

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    Selfridges re-opens with a buzz, Bavaria enforces lockdown


    While Bavarian shoe stores were forced to close down again as of April 12, all types of non-essential retailers, including shoe and sporting goods stores, were allowed to re-open in England and Wales, and some of them have come up with clever ideas to lure back customers who could only ...

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    Hervis will focus on four sports


    Hervis Sports , the largest integrated sporting goods retail chain in Austria, wants to concentrate more on bikes, outdoor, running and snow sports in the future, without ignoring fitness, football or other categories, said Werner Weber , who became CEO of the company in November 2019, in a virtual press ...

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    Decathlon expands in southern Russia


    Decathlon has started building a mega-store in Sochi that will be one of the chain’s biggest ones in Russia when it opens its doors on 5,000 square meters of selling space in 2022. The company is also planning to contract out new suppliers in the region, which hosted the ...

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    At least seven more JD stores in Spain are in the works


    JD Sports is expanding rapidly in Spain, where it has already set up a network of a dozen stores in the last couple of years. It has just opened a store in a shopping center of Madrid, La Vanguardia, and according to CMDsport , it is planning to add ...

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    JD takes Size? to Canada


    JD Sports Fashion has opened its first Size? sneaker shop outside Europe in Toronto. It has also launched a dedicated web store for the Canadian market, . The chain’s expansion in Canada is expected to continue with a store in Vancouver later this year, followed by a ...

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    Decathlon is recovering and expanding in the U.K.


    This month Decathlon will be opening a two-floor, 35,000-square-foot experiential flagship at the Trinity Leeds mall in the British city of Leeds. The store will make products available for customers to touch, and maintain a repair shop for bicycles, kayaks and tents. According to Fashion Network – which ...

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    Intersport deploys electronic pricing in Greece and some other countries


    The Fourlis Group , one of the master licensees of Intersport , has rolled out an electronic shelf labelling (ESL) solution that allows for instant price changes at some of its stores in Greece and other countries, permitting better price management and saving a lot of time. Based in Greece, ...

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    Munich’s largest shoe store to open in April


    Schmid Schuhe Mode Sport is opening next month the largest shoe store in the Munich area, taking the place of a former Karstadt department store in the Olympia shopping mall. The 9,500-square-meter location will offer regular and sports shoes for the whole family on two floors. Based in ...

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    Signa is looking to lead the international pádel market


    The game of pádel, an easier alternative to tennis, is said to be most popular now in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland, and industry experts predict that it is going to spread soon to other countries including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. According to CMDsport , ...

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    JD Sports partners with an e-sports firm in Italy


    JD Sports and Qlash , an e-sports organization, have announced a new year-long partnership for 2021 that allows JD Sports to be part of the Italian e-sports scene. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will use their physical locations to “exchange” visibility and exposure. JD Sports ...

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    First Canadian JD store may open in the second half


    JD Sports Fashion is reportedly planning to open its first JD Sports store in Canada in the second half of this year. Like it did in the U.S. with the acquisition of The Finish Line , it would utilize the platform of Onepointfive Ventures , a company based ...

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    Decathlon expands in Austria and Germany, will enter Andorra


    Decathlon , which is already by far the biggest sports retailer in France and Spain, is reportedly planning to open its first store in Andorra, the small independent enclave between the two countries, after strenuous efforts made since the local legislation relaxed the rules for foreign investment in 2012. It ...

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    Sporthaus Saemann in Germany closes down for good


    Hopes for a reorganization of the insolvent German retailer Sporthaus Saemann in Heilbronn have finally been dashed, leading to the closure of its large Intersport Profimarkt , three golf stores and an innovative Saemann Sportkultur store in the city center. In a statement, the insolvency administrator, Lutz Lohmann, ...

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    Go Sport is being sold to a financial investor


    Rallye has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Financière Immobilière Bordelaise (FIB) for the sale of the entire share capital of the third-largest sporting goods retailer in France, Groupe Go Sport, for the symbolic price of one euro, without assumption of debt and without ...

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    i-Run opens its first Parisian concept store


    i -Run , a French online and offline retail chain specializing in running shoes, has opened its first concept store in Paris. The three-storey shop, called “The House of Running,” has a surface of 210 square meters (130 for the store alone) and is located at 10 rue du Plâtre, ...

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    Padel Nuestro to double its international retail footprint


    According to Diffusion Sport , Padel Nuestro intends to more than double its retail footprint in the padel tennis market. To its existing 35 points of sale, the Spanish group plans to add 12 own stores, six franchises and 20 Padel Nuestro Express shops. If all goes well, ...

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    Earnings - Q4 2020 Results XXL Group


    This earnings briefing includes the highlights of the Q4 2020 Interim Report of XXL Group