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21. November 2023

The bicycle market: supply chains and global developments require strong networks

National and international bike associations are important points of contact in the cycling scene, which is becoming larger and more demanding worldwide. Industry connections are indispensable in light of the complex challenges in the bicycle market. High-tech products, calls for transparency and sustainability, the issue of global supply chains, and the ups and downs of […]

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1. September 2023

Competence in Sportstyle – New Category with Potential

With its “Center of Excellence” approach, SPORT 2000 is pursuing a strategy of close international cooperation between selected areas of expertise. The newly introduced “Sportstyle” category bundles the retail association’s know-how across countries for the growing market of sneakers and streetwear.    “In each of our countries, there is an individual focus on certain categories. […]

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25. July 2023

Running analysis 2.0: how humans and AI complement each other perfectly

Specialist running stores are looking to digital measurement and analytical tools for support with running analyses as the ideal complement to personal consultations. A complete professional running analysis package benefits everyone – consumers, retailers and industry stakeholders – as Christoph Görner, Running Retail Manager at SPORT 2000 GmbH is well aware. “Specialist stores were already […]

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6. July 2023

Safety first: how Sport brands contribute to safer swimming

Children learning to swim safely and adults keeping fit in the water: this is the ambition swimwear supplier BECO has for its cooperation with associations and European sports retailers. BECO area sales manager Kirsten Schweighöfer addresses the central questions in this blog post: safety aspects that are relevant when swimming, demands customers make on equipment […]

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23. May 2023

WITEBLAZE: from the idea to the SPORT 2000 stores

SPORT 2000 now has a brand that replaces all previous exclusive brands – WITEBLAZE. The 360° approach consisting of textile, equipment and footwear is characterised by a multifunctional brand approach and timeless design without compromising on performance. A brand full of potential for dealers, producers and consumers. Verena Isabel Schledorn, Senior Category Manager for Outdoor […]

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17. April 2023

New SPORT 2000 Multi-Category-Retail concept takes sports retail in Mauritius to a new level

Consistent implementation of the SPORT 2000 multi-category retail concept successfully raises sports retailing in Mauritius to a new level. The first SPORT 2000 store in Mauritius offers an impressive shopping experience for sports enthusiasts and emerging new markets for the industry. The SPORT 2000 flagship store at Tribeca Mall has been a must-visit destination for […]

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2. February 2023

Specialisation concepts: win-win-win situation for customers, retailers and industry

With the launch of Ski Experts by SPORT 2000 Germany, the international buying group is continuing its successful push for specialisation. Consolidated expertise in the specialised stores is a win-win-win situation, especially for customers, retailers and the sporting goods industry. Bernhard Leichtfried, international category manager for winter sports, and Marvin Krieter, international marketing manager for […]

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5. January 2023

Sustainable functionality: wool, hemp and all the rest are conquering the sports retail trade

Performance, functionality and sustainability: athletes are not willing to give up any of these qualities. Renewable natural materials fulfil these high demands, making them very much in vogue at the moment. Peter Krause, Creative Director and Product Development Apparel at SPORT 2000 International, is an expert in natural materials. He talks in our interview about […]

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