The Bründl group, an Austrian retailing group that works with Intersport, will be going its own way on Sept. 1, 2019. Both companies are closely linked, and they have influenced the Austrian sports goods retail industry for the past five years together. The Bründl group currently manages 26 stores and 550 employees at nine locations in Austria. The company has been a member of Intersport since the creation of the first Bründl store in 1970. As of November 2018, there are 107 Intersport Austria members at 280 locations in the country. For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the company recorded an increase of 14 percent from the previous year. Intersport currently employs 3,600 people in Austria. Intersport Austria has members in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary as well.