Decathlon has opened business in South Africa with a pop-up store in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. The French retailer's project leader in South Africa, Arnaud Gauquelin, says in an entry on Decathlon's website that the retailer is starting with a pop-up store to learn more about the demand from local sports enthusiasts, but that it should open a permanent store in South Africa by the end of this year. Meanwhile, Decathlon has reportedly postponed the opening of its first store in Mexico, initially planned for May 27, until mid-June. It will measure 4,000 square meters and will be located in Querétaro, a town north of Mexico City, according to CMD Sport. It will be run by Samuel González, who managed several Decathlon stores in Spain over the last five years. A second store is tentatively planned for Mexico City before the end of this year. Before the end of 2016, Decathlon should also have its first store in place in Colombia, located in Bogotà. The French retail giant already has a strong presence in Brazil with a total of about 20 stores. More in SGI Europe.