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    Fútbol Emotion acquires Basket Revolution


    Fútbol Emotion, the Spanish sports equipment retailer specializing in football that is part of Grupo Tansley, has acquired Basket Revolution, a specialty retailer that sells basketball footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. As we reported just a few days ago, Fútbol ...

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    Spanish police dissolve counterfeiting ring


    Spain’s National Police in Elx (Alicante province, autonomous community of Valencia) have intercepted in Murcia some 70,000 counterfeit products, worth about €10 million, according to a report in Diffusion Sport. Among the items are 15,000 football kits, 2,000 pairs of sneakers, 30,000 sweatshirts and 5,000 pairs of jeans. The sting ...

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    Atom selling 50% abroad in its first year


    Atom ended its first year of operation with €2.4 million in sales, according to Diffusion Sport, which spoke with the running-shoe brand’s sales director, Antonio Sáenz, at last month’s Micam show. Half of the total consists of export sales, particularly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the Czech Republic, ...

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    Joma enjoys record 2022, remains prudent on 2023


    Joma, the Spanish brand with headquarters in Toledo and a historical focus on running, football and tennis, was present as usual at the recent Micam footwear show, which ran on Feb. 19-22 in Milan. Alessandro Annibale, sales director of its Italian subsidiary, was on hand to meet with local retailers ...

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    Spanish bike-rental company has big plans


    Rookfy, a bicycle-rental platform in Spain, enjoyed a satisfactory debut last year, according to chief technology officer Santiago Alonso, who spoke with CMDsport. The young company has recently added the retailer Escapa to its marketplace and joined the Spanish Association of Brands and Bicycles (Ambe). In an interview with, ...

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    Pádel takes the lead in Catalonia


    The battle of racquet sports is hot in Catalonia, according to CMDsport. Back in 2019, for the first time, the ranks of the Catalonian Pádel Federation swelled past those of the Catalonian Tennis Federation. Tennis surged again thereafter but has since fallen behind again. For the past two years the ...

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    Decathlon signs Spanish mobility manifesto


    Decathlon has signed the Manifesto for Active Mobility, one of four such documents put forth by a public-private joint partnership in Spain called (in translation) The Future of Mobility. (The other three concern multimodal mobility, urban logistics and electric mobility.) The objective is to decarbonize transport so as to “generate ...

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    Base Detall Sport doing pre-pandemic business


    Base Detall Sport returned to pre-lockdown levels of revenue in 2020. Sell-in amounted to €70 million, up by 19 percent, while the buying group’s associated stores posted sales of about €175 million. Speaking with Diffusion Sport, CEO Toni Maristany ascribes the resurgence to the three pillars of Base’s triennial plan: ...

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    Decathlon among co-founders of new textile waste association in Spain


    A group of major European retailers has joined forces to launch the Association for Textile Waste Management, which aims to help manage clothing and footwear waste generated in the Spanish market. The group comprises Decathlon, H&M, Ikea, Inditex, Mango, Kiabi, and Tendam. The non-profit association was formed in connection with ...

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    Preview of the upcoming Fitur show


    The next edition of Fitur Sports will be taking place on Jan. 19 at IFEMA Madrid and addressing such matters as sporting events, training camps and sports holidays. Organized in collaboration with the Spanish Sports Association (Afydad), the show bills itself as a meeting of the tourism and sports industries, ...

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    UYN hires new distributor for Spain, Portugal


    UYN (Unleash Your Nature) has hired Mega Sport to handle its distribution in Spain and Portugal. The distributor’s chief executive, David Vinyeta, told CMDsport that the Italian apparel brand for outdoor, running, cycling, yoga and other sports produced some 1,860 products last year at its 3,500-square-meter research center, Areas (Academy ...

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    Deporvillage raises its sales projections


    Black Friday, it seems, has augured better than the second quarter for Deporvillage, which has raised its projections for current-year annual sales to €157 million, according to CMDsport. This would be just shy of the record haul of 2021: €160 million. The week-long pre-Christmas promotion brought in more than 86,000 ...

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    The return of Fumarel’s physical stores


    Spanish firm Fumarel, which specializes in technical sportswear, will open a physical store in Madrid’s Moraleja Green shopping mall on Nov. 30. Fumarel ceased activity in 2008. In 2017, Pedro Domecq, the son of the company’s founder, relaunched it online. The new 170-sqm shop in Madrid will be the company’s ...

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    Decathlon to promote sports among the youngest in Spain’s Valencian Community


    The Decathlon stores in Spain’s Valencian Community have teamed up with the Trinindad Alfonso Foundation to promote sports among the youngest in schools across the region. The Trinidad Alfonso Foundation is chaired by Juan Roig, the majority owner of the Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona. The Decathlon stores in the autonomous ...

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    Fusalp to open first Spanish store


    High-end skiwear brand Fusalp is set to open a store in Madrid, the brand’s first in Spain, Palco 23 has reported. The store will be located at 88 calle Claudio Coello, in the Salamanca district, one of the wealthiest areas in Spain’s capital city and a major shopping district. Fusalp ...

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    JD Sports acquires another 18% in Deporvillage, how holding 98% of the online retailer


    Following the group’s announcement in June 2021, JD Sports Fashion announced that Iberian Sports Retail Group (ISRG; the group’s existing 50.02 percent intermediate holding company in Spain) has acquired an additional 18 percent holding in the issued shares of Deporvillage from co-founders Xavier Pladellorens and Àngel Corcuera for a cash ...

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    Atmósfera Sport looking to top its record-breaking 2021


    Atmósfera Sport is projecting 30 percent revenue growth for the current year, finance director Paco Zaragoza tells Diffusion Sport. The rosy news follows what was already the retail buying group’s best year ever in 2021. Álvaro Llorens, director of e-commerce and digital marketing, credits a tripling of digital sales – ...

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    Adidas opens flagship in Barcelona


    At 2,200 square meters, Adidas’ new store in Barcelona is also its largest store in Spain, according to CMDsport. The brand’s other Spanish flagship is in Madrid. It operates seven shop-in-shops and 13 outlets as well.

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    Sprinter opens new stores in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands


    Sprinter has just inaugurated a 925-square-meter store at the Atalaya del Tormes shopping mall in Salamanca and will soon open a new 750-square-meter store in Alicante on Oct. 20. More openings are planned in the Spanish island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, for November, as well as in Pontevedra, ...

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    Rossignol Group chooses Wintersteiger to provide race ski service machines


    Rossignol Group, home to winter sports brands Rossignol and Dynastar, has invested in Wintersteiger’s Jupiter ski service machines for their three production centers in France and Spain. Introduced in 2021, the precision machines will ensure premium processing for the group’s racing ranges and guarantee a perfect, consistent finish and ski ...