Posts tagged as eybl

  • intersport_AUT

    Wednesday, November 12th 2014

    Intersport Austria fights for former Eybl customers

    by Markus Huber

    With a rather unusual marketing campaign, Intersport Austria is directly addressing customers of the chain formerly known as Intersport Eybl which is now controlled by British retailer Sports Direct International (SDI). According to Intersport, the Eybl customer card is expiring, and its bearers now have the chance to acquire an Intersport card when returning their Eybl […]

  • Wolf_Sport_Wolfgang_Gaffal_klein

    Monday, April 28th 2014

    Former Eybl exec opens own store


    Wolgang Gaffal, former chief buyer for bicycle equipment for Austrian retailer Sport Eybl & Sports Experts, is about to become a sporting goods retailer of his own. Gaffal left the big chain last year before Sports Direct International, the large British retailer started to take over control of the troubled Austrian company. On May 2, […]

  • Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

    SDI halts Eybl’s online shop after the founding family pulls out

    by Markus Huber

    Yesterday, Sports Direct International, the U.K. retailer, which controls Austria’s Sport Eybl & Sports Experts, abruptly closed Eybl’s online shop and has since then redirected the customers to According to ORF, the public Austrian broadcast corporation, the twelve employees of the Eybl online shop were not informed of this rapid measure. Reportedly, the staff of […]

  • Wednesday, September 11th 2013

    Eybl no longer buying partner of Intersport Austria

    by Markus Huber

    Simultaneously with the merger of Intersport Germany and Intersport Austria and the end of Intersport Austria’s financial year on Aug. 31, Sport Eybl & Sports Experts ceases to be a purchasing partner of the buying group of which it was one of the co-founders. Eybl quit the group as a regular member a few years back […]

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013

    Sports Direct to acquire majority in Eybl

    by Markus Huber

    Sports Direct International, the big U.K.-based sporting goods retailer with operations in various European countries, has agreed to acquire 51 percent of Sport Eybl & Sports Experts, the leading chain in Austria. SDI secured the stake by paying €10.5 million for the shares plus providing another €30 million of equity capital. A substantial part of […]

  • Thursday, March 28th 2013

    Intersport Germany in line to acquire Intersport Austria


    Intersport Germany has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of a majority stake in Intersport Austria. Together, Intersport Germany and Intersport Austria represent the interests of retailers that manage a total of nearly 1,900 sporting goods stores in six countries – Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – with a […]

  • Friday, October 19th 2012

    Eybl skips Intersport license

    by Markus Huber

    Sport Eybl & Sports Experts, the leading Austrian sporting goods retailer with an estimated market share of 25 percent in the country, will drop the name Intersport from its Eybl chain. Eybl was one of the founding members of Intersport Austria some 50 years ago, but quit the buying group as a regular member in […]