Fesi, the federation of European sporting goods manufacturers, is to open its ranks to industry retailers. The decision was taken at the association’s general meeting held from Oct. 20-21. Simultaneously, the first retailer joined Fesi – Foot Locker Europe is now its first retail member. Its president and chief executive, Lewis Kimble, has also joined the Fesi board.
Our organization seeks to represent the sporting goods sector at all levels in Europe and it was the view of the board that we will be able to do so more effectively with the added input of retailers.”
Luca Businario, president, Fesi
In addition to this strategic move, the general assembly elected Guiherme Athia of Nike as vice president of the federation. Additionally, it welcomed the newly founded Turkish sporting goods federation, Spor Markalari Dernegi (SMD), as a new member.