For decades it was the norm for fashion retailers and even sports specialists to produce in Asia, not only to keep costs low either, but also because European businesses had little interest in sewing. So we see labels reading Made in China, Bangladesh, or Vietnam. There has been a trend in recent years with an […]
Major crises put peoples’ everyday lives to the test and often usher in lasting changes. In many countries, the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus have led to dramatic declines in social contact. One result of this is a sharp rise in internet use around the world. So while the current crisis has indeed shackled the retail […]
The market environment of sports retail is just as dynamic as sport itself. New developments and trends demand sports retailers to play an active role in shaping this environment. In this Interview Margit Gosau, CEO of SPORT 2000 International, strongly believes in the future of brick-and-mortar retail and offers insights into new concepts and ways […]
Fitness is booming. New forms of fitness are constantly pushing the market – inspiring both, men and women. Fitness has been established as an independent product range for quite some time now, and sales are distributed evenly throughout the seasons. However, the rapid arrival of new fitness trends keeps sports retailers on the move. Niko […]
Customer loyalty programs are firmly established in today’s retail industry. However, the development of such measures requires creativity, intuition and an accurate knowledge of the customers. After all, every store wants to offer something different and special to stand out from the flood of loyalty cards, VIP clubs and shopping communities. Given their active character, […]
Specialization – an essential element for the future of brick and mortar sports retail. Simply selling goods has served its purpose. Customers demand a shopping experience to which they can identify. The ABSOLUTE concept from SPORT 2000 International is a holistic solution for the specialist retailers of the future. With the ABSOLUTE Run Store in […]
The beauty ideal of women is changing – slowly but surely. In glossy magazines, social media channels, such as Instagram, as well as in ads, clichés and stereotypes of ideal women’s bodies are being done away with. Until recently, the fitness industry remained relatively unaffected by this. The image is anchored too firmly in our […]
At the first edition of Outdoor by ISPO in the beginning of July, the realignment of Outdoor was in focus. Outdoor has changed, not in its core aspects - but in its scope. In the past outdoor was consider as a term for die-hard athletes who defied all kinds of weather conditions to pursue their sport. Meanwhile, this area has grown further and now appeals to a larger audience. Sports retailers are required to launch measures in order to keep up with this development. Thus, the entire sports industry must come up with innovative and new ways to respond to the needs of customers in a more targeted manner.
All of Europe is running—in marathons, city runs, or just as a leisure activity. And no wonder, because with the right clothing and shoes, this is a sport that can be practiced anywhere and at any time of the year. Gadgets that were only used by professional athletes in the past—smart equipment like training watches and trackers—have become part of all runners’ basic equipment now, no matter at what level they are running.
Sport moves people - not only physically but also emotionally. For over 50 years, we have been inspiring our customers – no matter their level or motivation - to be active in sport. We always focus on the human being. This essence connects our SPORT 2000 retailers in all our 23 countries.