Posts tagged as Sport 2000

  • New partners: Harold Rubrech, CEO of Sport 2000 International, in the middle with Jakob Oberrauch (left) and Andrea Morino of Sport Alliance.

    Tuesday, November 24th 2015

    Italian retail group joins Sport 2000

    by Markus Huber

    Sport Alliance International of Italy has agreed to join the ranks of Sport 2000 International, the large European buying group of sporting goods retailers. Currently, Sport Alliance counts 265 doors in Italy. Sport Alliance was founded back in 2003 by the Italian Bolzano-based Oberrauch group which runs the Sportler chain in the country and in […]

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    Monday, September 14th 2015

    Finnish and Swedish retailers join Sport 2000

    by Markus Huber

    SGN Sportia, the big specialty retailer from Finland, has decided to join the ranks of Sport 2000 International, the European buying group of sporting goods shops. At this point, SGN runs 56 points of sale around the country. Simultaneously, Team Sportia of Sweden becomes part of the international family of sporting goods retailers. The group, […]

  • Control your game: the new Ace of Adidas.

    Thursday, July 30th 2015

    Adidas trims down its soccer shoe offerings – with Sport 2000 at its side

    by Markus Huber

    Adidas aims to halt its various advanced soccer shoe lines, including the F50, Predator, 11pro and Nitrocharge, to focus on its two flagship models, the X and the Ace. The reduced offering follows the same principle that German coach of the Bayern Munich soccer club Pep Guardiola has coined, that there are only two main types of players: Game changers […]

  • Harold J Rubrech - CEO Sport 2000 International-1

    Tuesday, June 16th 2015

    Sport 2000 International reports all-time high

    by Markus Huber

    At its general annual assembly in Copenhagen, Sport 2000 International announced that the buying group had achieved record turnover. Sales increased, in 2014, by 5.3 percent to €6,264 million. The number of affiliated stores jumped by 49 to 3,728. The alliance has partners in 23 countries. The meeting also confirmed Harold Rubrech as its new […]

  • Wolfgang Schnellbügel (left) and his successor as managing director of Sport 2000 International, Harold Rubrech.

    Friday, February 6th 2015

    Schnellbügel to quit Sport 2000 International

    by Markus Huber

    Wolfgang Schnellbügel will step down as head of Sport 2000 International. He has served as its managing  director since 2006 and is going to accept a new professional challenge in France. His successor as head of the purchasing group will be Harold Rubrech.

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    Thursday, February 5th 2015

    German Sport 2000 records substantial increase in members

    by Markus Huber

    The German section of Sport 2000 has seen a large number of new retailers join the group in 2014. Compared to the previous year, the number of affiliated enterprises grew by 70 to a total of 805. The increase came partly from the strategy to invest in specialized retailers, in particular the outdoor, team sports and running sectors. Retail […]

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    Friday, September 19th 2014

    Austrian Sport 2000 opened second factory outlet yesterday

    by Markus Huber

    The Austrian buying group Sport 2000 has opened a so-called sports brands outlet in Graz, the second largest city in the country. On 1,500 square meters, the store offers about 30,000 items from some 50 brands at up to 70 percent off recommended retail prices. It is the second store of its type after the group launched another […]

  • Hans-Hermann Deters

    Thursday, August 28th 2014

    German Sport 2000 hires new chief to develop international business

    by Markus Huber

    Sport 2000 Deutschland has appointed Hans-Hermann Deters as new co-managing director, effective Nov. 1. He will steer the buying group along with Andreas Rudolf who will continue to lead the group in charge of purchase, sales and marketing. Deters’ job will mainly be to take care of the specialty shop formats operated by affiliated retailers […]

  • Thursday, July 10th 2014

    Sport 2000: outdoor sales slightly up; soccer is the champion

    by Markus Huber

    In the first half of 2014, the German section of Sport 2000 has booked an increase in the outdoor category by 3.2 percent compared with the first six months of the previous year. Hardgoods were up by 8 percent , footwear by 6 percent. Ongoing difficulties were registered in apparel: The category was flat. However, […]