Mike Stöhr, the sales manager of Peak Performance in Germany, has been promoted to the rank of country manager. Stöhr reports strong increases in the country, though he did not mention absolute figures. He told The Compass that the increase is mainly due to wider distribution outside specialty sports retailers, with new customers in the fashion business like the local big players Peek & Cloppenburg, Hirmer and Konen. Another reason for growth is the development of Peak’s franchise system. It now counts four franchised stores in the country, and two more to follow in the next few months in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.