Posts tagged as intersport

  • intersport_general

    Thursday, December 4th 2014

    Intersport acquires big East German retailer

    by Markus Huber

    Intercontact, the acquisition vehicle of Intersport Germany, has agreed to buy Sportpoint Holding and its subsidiaries with immediate effect. Sportpoint is a leading retailer in the Eastern part in Germany where the company currently runs 17 outlets and a total of 16,000 square meters of selling surface.

  • Klaus Jost, former chief of Intersport Germany and International.

    Thursday, December 4th 2014

    IIC picks Mikkola as Jost’s successor

    by Markus Huber

    On Dec. 2, the shareholder meeting of Intersport International Corporation (IIC) held in Zurich elected a new chairman of the supervisory board. The members of the board opted for Jussa Mikkola, the controlling body’s vice chair since 2009. The 59-year-old directs both Intersport Finland and Russia and has been with the retailer network for some 25 […]

  • Friday, November 14th 2014

    Intersport pulls out of Korea

    by Markus Huber

    The European edition of  Sporting Goods Intelligence reports that Intersport International Corporation (IIC) and its master franchise partner for South Korea, LG Fashion, have decided not to extend their five-year agreement. A whole year of negotiations on financial terms and future positioning in the Asian country has apparently proved fruitless. SGI Europe writes that this is the first […]

  • 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 […]

  • intersport_CH

    Wednesday, November 12th 2014

    Swiss Intersport expects higher profits

    by Markus Huber

    In a preliminary release, Intersport PSC, the Swiss licensee of Intersport, projects a higher than expected positive net income of 1.4-1.5 million Swiss francs (€1.16-1.25 million) for the financial year 2013-14, which ended on Sept 30.

  • Klaus Jost, no longer president of German Intersport, but still at the helm of IIC.

    Tuesday, November 4th 2014

    Jost no longer on German Intersport’s executive board

    by Markus Huber

    Effective Nov. 3, Klaus Jost, president of Intersport Germany in charge of purchasing, marketing and distribution since 2001, is no longer a member of the buying group’s executive board. The supervisory board informed that it could not find a common basis with Jost on the future strategy of the company. Additionally, the controlling body felt […]

  • Monday, November 3rd 2014

    John Forzani: sudden end to a Canadian dream

    by Markus Huber

    John Forzani, until three years ago Canada’s largest retailer by far, died on Friday, Oct. 31. He was a professional footballer who played for his home city club, the Calgary Stampeders and was active in the Canadian Football League (CFL) between 1971-1976. During this time, he opened his first sporting goods store together with his two […]

  • Kim Roether

    Friday, October 10th 2014

    German Intersport appoints Kim Roether as chief of executive board

    by Markus Huber

    The supervisory board of Intersport Deutschland led by Knud Hansen, an affiliated retailer in Kiel, a city at the Baltic Sea coast, has appointed Kim Roether to the newly created role of chairman of the executive board. The new organizational structure is intended to better represent the interests of member retailers, which are set to be at the top […]

  • Thursday, September 18th 2014

    Intersport France’s Neukirch joins IIC board

    by Markus Huber

    The only new member on the board of management partly elected at the annual meeting of Intersport International Corporation (IIC) at Dromoland Castle, Ireland, is François Neukirch, chief executive of Intersport France. Neukirch began his career at Décathlon and eventually became CEO of Go Sport, another large-scale French sporting goods retailer. He took over the […]

  • Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

    Dutch Coach network becomes The Athlete’s Foot

    by Markus Huber

    Intersport International (IIC) has sealed an agreement with its Dutch licensee, Euretco, to integrate the latter’s Coach franchise network of sneaker stores into IIC’s globally operating The Athlete’s Foot (TAF) sporting goods stores. Having been in the market for 25 years, Coach counts 31 franchise stores and 50 doors in the Netherlands. Before the end of […]