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17. September 2021

The team sports business

Team sports have a permanent place in our society. There are more than 100,000 team sports clubs in Germany and Austria alone. Athletes having the correct and, above all, same gear plays a particularly important role. SPORT 2000 has a range of top international brands, such as hummel and PUMA, equipping clubs with the highest […]

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12. August 2021

These megatrends are shaping customer buying behaviour in the sports retail sector

Trends such as health, mobility and connectivity have become particularly important in sports retail over the past year, influencing customers’ individual buying behaviour. Bernhard Leichtfried, Purchasing Manager of SPORT 2000 Austria and Category Manager for Winter Sports at SPORT 2000 International, has delved into the topic of megatrends in sports retail. In our interview, he […]

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4. May 2021

ABSOLUTE: 2 years of specialisation at the highest level

Two years ago, SPORT 2000 International launched the specialised retail format ABSOLUTE. The market has shown that hyper-specialisation leaves room for growth. SPORT 2000’s international concept allows retailers to dramatically increase their visibility and guarantees closer cooperation at eye-level with network and suppliers alike. This enables independent sports retailers to focus still more intensively on […]

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29. January 2021

Best agers: what customers aged 55+ want from specialist sports retailers

The outbreak of the global pandemic contributed to an increased health awareness among people. Keeping yourself fit through exercise and sport is growing in importance. This trend is set to continue in the coming years especially in the ever-growing 55+ generation – also known as “best agers”. Companies – not least those in the sports […]

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18. December 2020

Best practice: with its Ski Pros, SPORT 2000 Austria demonstrates unparalleled winter-sports expertise

During this year’s winter-sports season, retailers and sport fans alike are having to demonstrate huge amounts of patience and flexibility. Across Europe, the rules on winter sports keep changing from one minute to the next, as do opportunities to practise these sports. What hasn’t changed, though, is the excitement we feel as we look forward […]

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6. November 2020

A discipline in itself: international category management in winter sports

The task of purchasing goods in the sports retail sector is challenging both strategically and from an operational viewpoint. Winter sports, in particular, pose purchasers with new challenges every season due to their dependence on weather and snow conditions – even in “normal” years when there is no pandemic. One person who is more acutely […]

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30. September 2020

Future in sports retail: New SPORT 2000 generation in the fast lane

The branch of sports retail offers exciting future prospects for young people who are enthusiastic about the world of sports. The new generation of retailers, Andreas Strobl (24) from Austria and SPORT 2000 Store Manager Matthieu Peron (33) from France, seized this opportunity and are still burning for their professional careers today. With SPORT 2000 […]

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26. August 2020

Fusion of Online and Offline: The role of digitalization in the Sports Industry

2020 completely changed the rules of retail. The crisis due to the coronavirus presented the retail of all branches with numerous new challenges. Especially the heavily brick and mortar driven sports industry. Policies disrupted the status-quo and retailers found themselves facing a storm they had never anticipated, with mounting stocks, shortage of delivery and payment […]

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