Without providing a more specific figure, Decathlon announced a few days ago another increase of 12 percent in its total sales to a new record of around €10 billion before sales taxes for 2016. It also reached a new record with one billion items sold at its stores around the world in the course of the year. The absolute growth rate was the same as the one it had reported for 2015, but it was due this time more to an increase in the number of stores and the gradual expansion of its online retail operations than to organic growth.