In view of the decision of the German government to reduce the value-added tax from 19 to 16 percent and from 7 to 5 percent from July 1, the sporting goods retailer and manufacturer Decathlon Germany declared that it will pass on the tax benefits to its customers in a transparent manner. The company will adjust the prices for all products in its current range in Germany.

The spread of the virus had led to massive restrictions in the retail trade and the temporary closure of Decathlon’s physical stores in Germany. Before reopening, all stores were thoroughly cleaned. In addition, attention was paid to the correct implementation of the security requirements. These include all important organizational information for the branches on the subject of security, hygiene and prevention in order to minimize the spread of the virus. Decathlon Germany scheme is fundamentally based on the measures and guidelines provided by the German association for trade and goods logistics (BGHW) to protect all employees and customers.