Posts tagged as vds

  • Werner Haizmann, president of VDS and Fedas.

    Wednesday, February 4th 2015

    German sporting goods retail grew by 1.5 percent in 2014

    by Markus Huber

    According to Werner Haizmann, president of the respective sporting goods retail federations in Germany and Europe, VDS and Fedas, the German market grew in 2014 by 1.5 percent to slightly more than €7.3 billion in retail sales including VAT. While the weather in Germany was unfavorable throughout the year, the VDS president listed other challenges for the […]

  • Thursday, October 31st 2013

    Germany’s best salesperson comes from Bavaria this year

    by Markus Huber

    From Oct. 20-22, Verband Deutscher Sportfachhandel (VDS), the federation of German sporting-goods retailers, ran the 28th edition of its Super Cup, a contest among the country’s sales staff to discover the crème de la crème in the profession. The competition was held at the foot of Zugspitze, Germany’s country’s highest mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The overall winner was […]

  • Monday, October 29th 2012

    VDS rewards best sales persons in German sports retailing

    by Markus Huber

    Verband Deutscher Sportfachhandel (VDS), the German federation of sporting goods retailers, held the 27th edition of its Super-Cup, on Oct. 21-24. The gold medal of the competition, which rewards the country’s best sales persons in the sporting goods sector, went to Oliver Spies from Sport Räpple, a retailer from outside Stuttgart. Spies walked away with […]