At its general annual assembly in Copenhagen, Sport 2000 International announced that the buying group had achieved record turnover. Sales increased, in 2014, by 5.3 percent to €6,264 million. The number of affiliated stores jumped by 49 to 3,728. The alliance has partners in 23 countries.
The meeting also confirmed Harold Rubrech as its new chief executive. As reported, the 48-year-old replaces Wolfgang Schnellbügel as the operational head of the organization. Rubrech was, until last year, marketing director at Intersport Gemany and previous held a similar role at Sport 2000 Germany. The assembly also re-elected Holger Schwarting of Sport 2000 Austria as chairman of the supervisory board. This will be Schwarting’s fourth term at the top of the international organization’s controlling body.