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Asics boosts sales by 8% in Europe

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Asics Europe recorded an improvement in total net sales of 8% between January and September 2012, in spite of the company’s choice to discontinue a number of high-profile accounts in the 1st 3 quarters of 2012 and difficult trading circumstances.

Intersport reports solid sales growth in Eastern Europe

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Total sales of sporting goods is improving in Central and Eastern Europe with Russia up 2.5% and Poland 3%. Intersport particulary experienced an upsurge in sales in Poland and the Ulkraine in 2012 as a result of it being the offical retailer at UEFA EURO 2012

Winter Sports company Columbia Sportswear goes freestyle in Russia

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Columbia Sportswear declared that it had become the sponsor of the Russian freestyle ski teams, beginning with the forthcoming World Cup season and including the 2014 Winter Olympics, in which Russian skiers will contend on their own mountains, in Sochi.

Intersport discloses information on new Austro-German partnership

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It took slightly longer than anticipated, however this morning the Presidents of Intersport Germany and Österreich finally revealed the future partnership of the 2 buying groups. The news began to leak last week when the Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde, the Austrian anti-trust authority, supplied details about the forthcoming merger.

Revenue increasing for Go Sport by 18.4% in Poland

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Go Sport in Poland, in which sales jumped by 18.4 % overall and by 5.4 % on a like for like basis . For the full year , the Go Sport group’s revenue dipped by 0.7 % to €675.6 million,

Arena supporters German swimming team

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Arena has secured the exclusive rights to sponsor and outfit the German swimming national team under the helm of the German swimming federation. The Italian company, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, takes over the sponsorship responsibility from the TYR brand.

SDI( Sports Direct ) enters the Slovakian market

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Sports Direct , the number one British sports retailer and wholesaler , is maintaining its expansion into Central Europe (CE) with the new store openings in Slovakia . A few weeks back the retailer launched a store in Košice, in the eastern part of Slovakia,

Bicycles in Austria gaining traction

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“Cycling is a thriving sector in Austria – and that’s a very good thing !” As stated by  Doris Bures, Austria’s Federal Minister for Transport at the opening of the Velo-city conference happening in the Austrian Capital this week.

Dosenbach-Ochsner increases sales in a tough Swiss market

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Switzerland’s biggest shoe and sporting goods retailer expanded its overall sales considerably within the last year with the Dosenbach, Ochsner Sport and Ochsner Shoes banners.

Germany based Sport 2000 retailers publish good growth for 2012

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Sport 2000 Deutschland reports a sales improvement at retail prices of 4.3 % to €1.55 billion in 2012 when compared with the previous year. The numbers are from Germany based retailers alone and leave out affiliated retailers in Switzerland

Significant Bike-Sharing Possibilities in Sopot, Poland

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The introduction of a bike sharing scheme in Sopot , Poland , is a glowing Illustration of how it is possible to increase the cyclist modal share without additional cost for the city , as a consequence of partnerships with the private sector.

Amazon is Germany number1 e commerce retailer

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EHI Retail Institute has released its recent report on the evolution of ecommerce in Germany. It assessed the 1 ,000 most significant webshops in the Germany which combined €29 .5 billion of sales in 2012. This matches a growth of 16.1 % as compared to the previous year.

Making the most of the EU budget

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That’s where ECF’s €6 billion campaign comes into play. ECF estimates that over the last seven-year period, only €600 million from EU funds have been used on cycling, and out of these, €400 million have been spent in only four countries – Hungary, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. That only leaves €200 million to the whole rest of the EU, or 0,02 percent of the total budget.

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Austrian company Signa Holding aquires Karstadt Sports

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Promptly after Intersport Germany’s takeover of Intersport Österreich, the Austrian economy hits back to win a significant coup on the German sporting goods retail landscape.

Helly Hansen adjusts its distribution structure in Central Europe

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Helly Hansen aims to reshuffle its distribution in the Benelux nations, Germany and Austria, Sport-Partner, the Dutch trade publication, reports. The Norwegian brand of sailing, outdoor and lifestyle apparel, has achieved an agreement with Netherlands-based Unlimited Sports Group ( USG )

Cycle sales flat in Germany but unit values soar

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ZIV, the federation of German or Germany-based bicycle manufacturers and wholesalers, has presented its recent statistics on the growth of the German bicycle market. Unfavorable weather conditions in the spring time were mostly to blame for in-country sales being down 7 % by the end of June in terms of volume.

A solid preformance for SportXtreme

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Pilotshop Guust Outdoor & TravelGMS, the buying group for Central European shoe retailers, claims that its latest addition, the sporting goods retailer network SportXtreme, has developed really well with its introduction at the beginning of the year. The group contains 42 retailers, 21 of which are in the Netherlands, 13 in Germany and 8 in Austria.
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