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Decathlon to open first Hong Kong stores in August

Decathlon store opening august 2017 Hong Kong news - Retail in Asia

Decathlon will open its first Hong Kong store this year, with plans for two locations – one in Mong Kok and the other in Causeway Bay.

The French multibrand sports retailer will bow its first Hong Kong stores in Mong Kok Grand Plaza Basement and Causeway Bay Park Lane, according to a post on Decathlon Hong Kong’s Facebook account.

While store specifics or dates have not been given, Decathlon Hong Kong said the openings would take place in August.

“Finally, your new sports stores open in August,” said a post on Facebook.

SEE ALSO: Decathlon opened its biggest Singapore store

Decathlon first entered Hong Kong in 2015 with the launch of country-dedicated website and e-commerce platform.

In February 2017, the French group reported a 12% lift in revenues during 2016 (+4.4% on a like-for-like basis), reaching 10 billion euros, excluding taxes.

Earlier in the year, it launched sub-brands Itiwit — a paddle-board line, and Subea — an underwater sports brand, to bolster its current sporting goods offering

A recent report published by corporate finance advisory firm Capitalmind pinned the global sporting goods market at $388 billion in 2015, up 5%. The report said Intersport, Decathlon and Foot Locker currently dominate the sporting goods distribution market worldwide.

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