All Sport 2000 articles

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    Sport 2000 grew by 5% in five countries


    The Sport 2000 GmbH sports retail organization, which covers the five countries of Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, was able to generate a small growth of 2 percent in the overall business volume during the 2020 crisis year. The growth was driven primarily by the accession of ...

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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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    Updated: Isn’t sports retailing an “essential” category?


    The German government is widely expected to announce an extension of its lockdown for retailers of “non-essential” items as well as fitness studios and restaurants through Feb. 14, according to leading German media. The second German lockdown started on Dec. 16 and was supposed to end on Jan. 11, but ...

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    Infographics & Data

    The German Sports Retail Market


    This interactive chart shows the largest german sports retailers by revenue, total market size 2019, market shares and revenue development vs the previous year. This chart can be downloaded as JPG, PNG or PDF.

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    Löbe leaves Puma to run Absolute Teamsport


    Sport 2000 GmbH , the joint buying group for Sport 2000 retail members in Germany, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, has created a dedicated legal entity, Absolute Teamsport GmbH , for retailers specializing in team sports, similar to those that it already has in operation for running and outdoor specialists. ...

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    Big swings in the European sports retailers’ market shares


    The overall consumption of sporting goods accelerated in Western Europe in 2019, posting increases of 4.0 percent in euros and 3.6 percent in local currencies, according to an annual study by SGI Europe . This can be compared with the increases of 2.7 percent and 1.6 percent, respetively, that we ...

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    A top manager quits Sport 2000


    Markus Hupach is stepping down by his own choice from his position as one of the three general managers of Sport 2000 GmbH , the new company that oversees the operations of Sport 2000 in Germany, Switzerland and the Benelux countries on behalf of the ANWR Group . With ...

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    Sport 2000 expands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia


    Sport 2000 Austria reports that A3 Sport , a major sporting goods retailer with an online store and 75 physical shops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has joined the retail organization. Most of the stores will be rebranded with a dual logo. The buying group says that ...

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    Analysis: The 10 major European sports retailers online


    The online retail business in the sporting goods sector has been growing stronger and stronger in recent years, and it has been accelerating during and after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New business models and start-ups have disrupted classic sales channels. Players with strong roots in technology, data and innovation have been taking an increasing share of the market, profiting from deep consumer insights and trends. But brand awareness, people, careers and leadership are still playing a strong role in the success of any venture, as many of the examined companies stress on their B2B websites.

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    Sports products outperform shoes and leathergoods at ANWR


    In the first seven months of this year, the total business volume of the ANWR Group went up by 53 percent to €10.2 billion, driven by a 76 percent increase to €8.6 billion in financial services, but the buying groups of ANWR suffered a 10.7 percent decrease in their ...

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    Special status for Sport 2000 in Austria


    Sport 2000 Österreich has been certified for the second time by PHP Sport Management as “Sport Leading Company” in its domestic market. The Austrian buying group, which reached a retail turnover of €579 million in 2019, claims a market share of 29 percent. It federates 240 retailers with ...

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    Sport 2000 helps retail members through the corona crisis


    The coronavirus crisis has shown that buying groups can perform some useful services for their members besides handling relations between retailers and their suppliers. While continuing to work on new store concepts, Sport 2000 International has been helping many of its retail members, who run 3,950 stores in 23 ...

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    Sport 2000 organizes virtual order show for its running segment


    Due to the current market situation and uncertainty about future legal restrictions associated with the coronavirus epidemic, the German retail organization of Sport 2000 has replaced its Order Show 4 / Running Special (June 14-16) with a virtual event. It is still uncertain whether the Outdoor Professionals Show ...

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    Sport 2000 Germany organizes virtual order shows


    We expect that many companies will do the same in lieu of their traditional international sales meetings for spring/summer 2021 products. Due to the current situation and the uncertainty about future legal restrictions associated with the coronavirus, the German retail organization Sport 2000 is replacing its Sneaker Order Show ...

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    German suppliers fear that government aid is insufficient


    On April 6, the German government announced a package of additional financial aid for small and medium-sized companies with 11 to 250 employees. The government will assume 100 percent of the credit risk on loans of up to €800,000 without an assessment of the risks, depending on the size of ...