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    A second logistics hub for growing Intersport France


    Intersport France has launched the project for the establishment of a second logistics platform of 84,000 square meters in the area of Château-Renault in the Loire Valley, in collaboration with local authorities. Scheduled to go on stream in 2024, it would employ about 150 people at the start, growing to ...

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    Growing Stadium group shelves sneaker store concept


    The Stadium Group, the leading Swedish sporting goods retailer, reportedly opened a Sneakers Point store last May on Nordstan in Gothenburg, but it has already closed it, with no plans to develop further such a concept. According to a spokeperson, five other stores under this banner and a website have ...

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    Sprinter opens a first store outside Spain


    Sprinter – the biggest and more techical sports retail banner within the Iberian Sports Retail Group (ISRG) – confirms that has opened its 173rd physical store and its first one outside of Spain. According to CMDsport, the Sprinter store is located at the Zuidplein mall in the Dutch port city ...

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    Zara partners with Joma for men’s athletic line


    Zara has launched a line of fitness apparel and running shoes for men under its private label for sports products, Athleticz, limited for sale on its website and at some of its stores in Paris, Milan, Dubai, Manchester, Leidschendam-Voorburg (the Netherlands), Barcelona, Madrid and La Coruña (Spain). The Spanish brand ...

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    Golf shines at Alpen and Xebio in Japan amid the pandemic


    The recent measures taken by the Japanese government from July tthrough September to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which shut down team and indoor sports and reduced store traffic, had an impact on the latest quarterly results of two major Japanese sports retailers. Golf was an exception, and winter sporting goods ...

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    Decathlon wants to double its turnover in Germany


    Based on a just-launched business plan for the next five years, Decathlon Germany aims to double its turnover to €2.5 billion in terms of gross merchandising value by 2026, compared with projected levels of around €950 million in 2021 and €1.3 billion in 2020. To help achieve this goal, the ...

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    Foot Locker launches Sidestep in Spain


    Catering to a growing hype for sneakers in Spain, Foot Locker is planning to open its first stores under the trendy Sidestep banner in the country, competing with other foreign banners like Courir, Snipes and JD Sports, and many local banners. The first Sidestep stores are slated for openings in ...

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    Fanatics will host an international Olympic store


    Fanatics is partnering with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to launch its first global Olympic web store, starting with the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024, followed by the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina, and the Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2028. Fanatics will work with the organizing ...

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    WeSports buys a Swedish Nordic ski retail specialist


    After its recent acquisition of the Finnish water sports equipment supplier Finwake in September, WeSports, a Stockholm-based group of individual sports, outdoor and mobility companies operating both online and with physical stores and product brands, has completed the acquisition of a Swedish sports retailer, Pölder Sport AB. Founded in 1990, ...

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    Updated: Decathlon will launch a new “Decathlon Mountain” store franchising project in France and Switzerland


    Decathlon is about to open two pilot stores in France and Switzerland for a new “Decathlon Mountain” concept that it plans to franchise in about 15 mountain resorts in the two countries. They will be selling only Decathlon products from the retailer’s huge range of private label items for winter ...

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    Hans-Hermann Deters will leave Sport 2000


    Hans-Hermann Deters, an iconic figure in the German sporting goods market, is planning to leave the position of joint general manager of Sport 2000 GmbH next March 31, after seven and a half years of successful work with the retail organization, where he reinforced its specialist orientation. At the age ...

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    Foot Locker to launch new proprietary apparel line


    Foot Locker is launching a new clothing line called LCKR by Foot Locker that ”merges sneaker and sports culture with the heritage of Foot Locker to bring a new iteration of casual wear to the market.” The launch is supported by U.S. rapper and activist Gunna, the first promotional protagonist ...

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    Canada Goose opens pop-up in Manchester


    Canada Goose has opened a pop-up location on New Cathedral Street in the English city of Manchester. The pop-up is hosting an installation for the senses called “Live in the Open,” with a storytelling platform, to urge “the community to connect with the world around outside;” an exhibition of photographs, ...

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    Fabletics opens a first store outside the U.S.


    Fabletics’ latest store is also, reports Fashion Network, its first one abroad. The U.S. brand has settled on Germany – one of the brand’s top markets, according to its managing director for Europe, Gerrit Müller – to begin its international expansion. The new store is located on the Kurfürstendamm, the ...

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    Signa Sports United to launch AI-based virtual bike fitting engine


    Signa Sports United (SSU), the German-based sports e-commerce platform that owns several websites for the sale of bicycles, has entered a strategic partnership with Motesque, a specialist startup for biomechanics, computer vision and AI, to launch what they claim will be the first biomechanical AI-based virtual bike fitting engine ...

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    Big push for JD and Sprinter in Iberia


    The Iberian Sports Retail Group (ISRG), which is controlled by JD Sports Fashion, is contemplating a strong development of its physical store network, accompanying its push into e-commerce through its recent acquisition of Deporvillage and the local web stores of JD Sports and Sprinter. Sprinter, the more technical sporting goods ...

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    Bründl Sports opens new flagship store, carries Marcel Hirscher’s new ski and apparel brands


    Bründl Sports opened a new, sustainable and attractive flagship store with a net sales area of 2,500 square meters (total size: 5,600 sqm) in the heart of the Austrian ski and mountain sports town of Kaprun on Oct. 1 after a construction period of only one and a half years, ...

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    Foot Locker offers bonds with a 4% yield


    Foot Locker has announced that it is offering $400 million in senior notes due in 2029, priced at 100 percent of the principal amount and bearing annual interest of 4.00 percent. The private offering is scheduled to close on Oct. 5. Indicatively, the relatively high yield would compare with the ...

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    Sport 2000 finds retail licensee for Mauritius, Madagascar


    Sport 2000 International has acquired a new licensee, the HV Group, in the island states of Mauritius and Madagascar, where it is planning to open seven specialist stores by 2026. Mauritius is to receive two large stores and three small ones, Madagascar will host two others of undisclosed size. The ...

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    Decathlon opens corners in Silpo supermarkets in Ukraine


    Decathlon continues to work with other retailers in various countries, including the Ukraine. The leading international sports retailer has opened 20 corners in Silpo supermarkets in Kiev and nine other big Ukrainian cities, including some in which it already has its own stores. Currently, the product range is limited to ...