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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

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    Sport 2000 launches


    Sport 2000 has launched a new website, , as a content platform to jointly promote the products offered in the sneaker stores affiliated with the German buying group. The platform is designed as a pure content platform, not as a web store. For example, product news, campaigns and ...

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    Nike opens a concept store at Citadium Paris


    Nike has opened a concept store, called “Nike by Haussmann,” on the third floor of the Citadium lifestyle-oriented department store at 50-56 rue Caumartin, near Boulevard Haussmann in central Paris. The 615-square-meter mono-brand store occupies the totality of the floor space. Although it offers both men’s and ...

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    New retail initiatives by VDS, Internetstores and Intersport


    Triggering new initiatives, the retail sector has been reinventing itself in Germany following the retail lockdowns ordered by government authorities to minimize contamination from the Covid-19 virus. A couple of interesting examples were presented during the workshops and conferences given as part of the new ISPO Munich Online event. ...

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    Didriksons pop-up in Paris


    As reported by Sportfack , Didriksons is opening a temporary showroom in the Le Marais district of Paris at 12 Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth. Didriksons’ offering has been available to French customers for a little over a year, but only through e-commerce at . The brand, founded in ...

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    Intersport Austria stretches payment terms for members


    Due to the negative development of the winter season caused by the pandemic in Austria’s tourist regions, Intersport Austria has set up extensive support measures for its affiliated dealers. It is granting a 12-month deferred payment to more than 100 of them for all deliveries of winter goods from ...

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    Intersport’s global retail sales fell by 9% in 2020


    Intersport International Corp. (IIC) reports a drop of around 9 percent on a currency-neutral and store-adjusted basis in its members’ retail sales across the world during 2020, but expects a rebound in the spring. In terms of euros and with The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) excluded, total retail sales ...

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    Amazfit smatwatches now on sale at Argos stores in the U.K.


    Argos is the first nationwide retailer in the U.K. to become an authorized dealer of Amazfit products. The products on sale at Argos stores are limited for now to four of the company’s newest smartwatches: the GTS 2 , the GTS 2 mini , the Neo and ...

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    Tennis-Point opens second Spanish physical store


    Diversifying from e-tail, Tennis-Point has opened its second brick-and-mortar store in Spain. This one is located on a premium thoroughfare – the Passeig de Gràcia – in the city of Barcelona, covering some 600 square meters. It will operate on an omni-channel model with a staff providing personalized advice. ...

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    Boohoo, Asos make moves on major U.K. retail assets


    Boohoo, the growing British online fast-fashion retailer has acquired the intellectual property assets of Debenhams , the oldest and biggest department store in the U.K., for £55 million (€75.3m-$69.1m) in cash, plus value-added tax. The takeover includes Debenhams’ big internet marketplace with the related customer data, contracts and other ...

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    +++ Bergans of Norway will open a new bmono-rand store in the Norwegian city of Trondheim +++

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    Blue Tomato to rent snowboards and related gear


    Blue Tomato , the European action sports e-tailer and retailer based in Austria and owned by Zumiez , has begun renting snowboards, splitboards, boots and bindings at two points of sale in Austria: one store in Obertauern and its headquarters in Schladming. The service, called “Rent Your Ride,” will be ...

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    Schöffel launches digital brand experience for retailers


    Building up on the positive experience gained through its international online sales meeting last May, Schöffel has opened a “ Digital Brand Space ,” making its entire brand world a virtual experience that will be developing all year ’round. The German sports apparel company’s retail partners can ...

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    Spanish buying groups seek stronger corporate identities


    Base Detall Sport , one of the major Spanish buying groups in the sporting goods sectors, is asking that all of the 298 stores run by its 82 retail members should carry one of its banners – Base, Base Selection or Wanna Sneakers – by the end of ...

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    Better-than-expected profits for JD Sports Fashion


    In an update on its performance through the Christmas selling period , JD Sports Fashion said that demand has remained robust throughout the second half of 2020, including the key months of November and December, despite temporary store closures in many territories. As a result, revenues for the 22 weeks ...

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    Decathlon France will sell Brooks running products in its stores


    Decathlon will be selling Brooks running products in its French stores starting mid-February. According to reports in , they will be initially available in 25 Decathlon stores, mostly in the Paris/Ile de France region. Brooks products will not be available via Decathlon’s e-commerce site, though. The vertical French-based ...

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    Russia’s Sportmaster launches a new PRO store format


    Sportmaster , the leading sporting goods retailer in Russia, has opened a large new store of 5,000 square meters based on its Sportmaster PRO format– a concept focused on attracting professional athletes – in the Metropolis shopping center in downtown Moscow. It is the 14th store operating under ...

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    Spy+ takes the contactless try-on to a new level


    Spy+ is using Google ’s Image Swirl and QR-code scanning to enable customers to try on snow goggles without ever touching them. The American action sports eyewear company, which was recently acquired by Bollé Brands , says the combination “overcomes the largest barriers to retail sales in the ...

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    Asics shutters its NYC flagship store


    Asics has closed down for good its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in the Manhattan district of New York, which it had opened in 2017, occupying 2,035 square feet of selling space, to position itself in the city as a direct competitor of bigger sports brands like Nike, Adidas ...