Type
Business expansion
Country
Germany
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen; Arnsberg; Dortmund
Location of affected unit(s)
Dortmund
Sector
Retail
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Cultural And Recreation Goods In Specialised Stores
47.64 - Retail sale of sporting equipment in specialised stores

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2016
Foreseen end date

Description

French sports retailer Decathlon creates 700 new jobs by developing a new logistics centre at Garbe Logistik-Park Westfalenh├╝tte in Dortmund. With a surface of 29,500 square metres the hall will be the second logistic centre of Decathlon in Germany. The building will be finished in December 2016 and will help to supply Northern German stores of Decathlon and manage the company's e-commerce logistics. The company currently runs 30 stores throughout Germany and a further six stores are to be opened in 2016.

Decathlon, headquartered in Villeneuve d'Ascq (France), currently employs 70,000 employees worldwide.


Sources

  • 2 May 2016: DVZ Logistik und Verlader

Citation

Eurofound (2016), Decathlon, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 87510, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87510.