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    ​Luis Trenker with new stores


    Luis Trenker has moved its store in Salzburg’s Judengasse across the street to a new, approximately 120-sqm location. In addition, openings of new shops are planned this August in Munich’s downtown luxury mall Fünf Höfe as well as in the South Tyrolean capital of Bolzano, home of the ...

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    NewStore has a new president


    NewStore , a Berlin- and Boston-based company offering turnkey omnichannel store solutions, promoted Richard Berger , who joined the company in December 2019 to oversee its customer-facing operations, from chief commercial officer to president. Stephan Schambach , NewStore’s CEO, chairman and founder, will continue to lead the executive team and ...

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    ​Citrus-Lime, British provider of cloud-based retail systems, breaks the £1 billion barrier


    U.K.-based PoS solutions provider Citrus-Lime reports that customer sales processed through its End-to-End Retail Solution have broken through the £1 billion (€1.17bn-$1.39bn) barrier – a major milestone in the company’s history. More than half of that amount was transacted through the platform in the last 12 months alone, Citrus-Lime ...

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    Canada Goose unveils plans for its first Scottish store


    Canada Goose has announced plans to open a store in Edinburgh this fall – its seventh in the European market. The new two-story retail store will be located on Multrees Walk, a pedestrian mall that features some of the city’s most exclusive fashion brands. Designed to combine the brand’s ...

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    Leon Cycle is expanding into France


    German bike retailer Leon Cycle has opened its first shop in France and has plans to expand further in the country. The new French store, opened in late June, is located in Lille, in the north of the country, at 12 rue de la Vieille Comédie. Two more stores ...

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    Arc’teryx rebrands Icon Stores, opens new NYC location


    Located at the Upper West Side in New York, Arc’teryx Equipment has just opened a newly rebranded micro-store concept called Arc’type , centered around the brand’s most renowned designs. “The Arc’type store is a smaller store concept that features the Arc’type curated selection: 22 of the brand’s most noteworthy ...

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    G-Motion e-bike store opening with Storck Bicycle


    On July 15, the German Glinicke Automotive Group celebrated the opening of the “ G-Motion ” e-bike center in Kassel. Markus Storck , founder and CEO of Storck Bicycle , attended the festivities. His brand is the driving force behind the new store. With the cooperation between G-Motion and ...

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    New HDE scenario: German retail sales to grow 1.5% in 2021


    The situation in the German retail industry continues to be dominated by recent store closures due to the last Covid lockdown. A survey of 650 retail companies across all locations, size categories and sectors conducted by the German Retail Association ( Handelsverband Deutschland , HDE) shows that more than half ...

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    Sustainable sports retailer Sportgreen opens first stores


    After launching its online platform for sustainable sports products In April 2021, Sportgreen has opened a physical flagship store of 800 square meters under the same name and with the same products in the German town of Ingelheim. The new store adds up to two smaller Sportgreen shops that ...

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    Bergzeit's bonus program cooperates with climbing app Vertical Life


    With the launch of its “ Bergzeit Club ” bonus program, the German multichannel retailer has stepped up its commitment to customer relationship management. Now Bergzeit is bringing a new partner on board with the climbing app Vertical Life , which offers valuable benefits for club members by allowing them ...

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    German DTC bicycle supplier Rose Bikes pushes expansion in brick-and-mortar retailing


    End consumers have been able to test and buy bicycles from German DTC bicycle supplier Rose Bikes at Lengermann Trieschmann in Osnabrück, Breuninger in Stuttgart, Sport Reischmann in Kempten and the four Globetrotter stores in Cologne, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Dresden since April 2021. ...

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    Spanish consumers like shopping both online and in stores


    According to the “ Estudio E-Commerce 2021 ,” a study put out by IAB Spain and Elogia , the distinction between e-tail and physical retail has blurred this year in Spain to the point of indifference for 58 percent of the country’s consumers. This is an increase of six ...

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    Sales in Austrian sports retail strongly divided in 20/21 winter season


    Pointing to the strongly diverging business development for Austrian retailers (depending on location and product range focus), the national Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers and Suppliers ( VSSÖ ) provided a first summary for the full year 2020 and the winter season Q4, 2020, and Q1, 2021. According ...

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    Salewa opens brand store in Munich


    South Tyrolean brand Salewa opened a new 140-square-meter mono-brand store in downtown Munich on June 25. Munich is the birthplace of Salewa. On July 8, 1935, Josef Liebhart , then the director of the Munich Saddlers’ and Upholsterers’ Purchasing Cooperative , founded Salewa as a subsidiary for saddle and ...

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    Svenskt Sportforum launches quarterly industry index based on sales of Swedish retail chains


    Industry organization Svenskt Sportforum has launched the Sportindex , a Swedish industry index produced in collaboration with Stockholm-based HUI Research that includes statistics on the development of the sporting goods retail industry. The new Sportindex aims to provide a credible and quality-assured statistical basis that is valuable for ...

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    Outdoor-Profis becomes wholly owned Sport 2000 subsidiary


    Outdoor-Profis GmbH , the umbrella company for the outdoor specialty retailers that are part of the Sport 2000 sporting goods buying group, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sport 2000 GmbH group. Acquisition details were not disclosed. Previously, Sport 2000 held an unspecified minority stake in Outdoor-Profis. With ...

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    Saucony unveils Run It Local campaign to support running retailers


    Saucony is launching a new initiative, Run It Local , to support specialty running retailers. The €335k campaign will run from July to September with various activities across Saucony’s EMEA territories. Beginning with a drive to access runner-reach, a geo-targeted social media burst and digital ads will highlight the ...

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    Decathlon France offers marking and engraving for bicycles to prevent theft


    In France, legislation was recently passed that makes it mandatory to mark bicycles to protect them from theft. All new bicycles sold in the country since January 1, 2021, must bear an engraved “ Bicycode ” identification number and be registered in a national registry. This measure will also be ...

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    Bergzeit implements code of conduct for outdoor activities and suppliers


    Bergzeit , the German online outdoor and mountain sports retailer based in Otterfing near Munich, has published a four-page code of conduct for activities in the mountains aimed at its employees and external partners. In view of the growing recreational pressure in the Alps, the company wants to “be a ...

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    La Sportiva opens store in Cortina


    La Sportiva has opened a new store in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites. It is the 11th brand store La Sportiva in Europe. The store, located at Corso Italia 198, sells products for both winter and summer sports, including climbing, trail running, mountaineering and trekking. In ...