The sporting goods retailers affiliated with Intersport International Corp. (IIC) raised their sales by around 2 percent to a total value of around €10.5 billion in 2014, with an increase of 3 percent in local currencies. Double-digit increases in football, running and fitness more than offset flat sales of outdoor products and a weather-related decline of more than 10 percent for snow sports products – two categories that tend to represent close to 40 percent of the average Intersport retailer's business. On Feb. 6, the shareholders of IIC unanimously elected Kim Roether to the board of management, taking the place of Klaus Jost, former president of IIC, who left the board of Intersport Germany after Roether was appointed as its new chief executive last autumn. More in SGI Europe.