Quick fix wanted: The Sports Authority urgently needs fresh money. If not, the shutters may close at many of the U.S. chain’s outlets.
One of the United States’ largest sporting goods retailers is facing severe financial difficulties. According to Bloomberg, The Sports Authority (TSA) badly needs to satisfy short-term financial claims which are due in the next few days. 

Dr. Holger Schwarting is Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Sport 2000.
Harold Rubrech is resigning from his position as CEO and Managing Director of Sports 2000 International after one year. Dr. Holger Schwarting and Hans-Hermann Deters will temporarily assume his tasks.

ISPO Munich
Jakob Oberrauch (CEO Sportler AG), Stefan Wolf (Head of Insights & Strategy, Medienagentur hmmh), Bernd Mayer (Serviceplan Consulting) and Jan Kegelberg (Chief Digital Officer at SportScheck). The discussion was moderated by Dr. Stephan Telschow (Corporate Director & Management Board GIM Gesellschaft für Innovative Marktforschung).
At ISPO MUNICH, a panel from ISPO ACADEMY discussed the topic “Future Retail: Digital Innovations in the Sporting Goods Industry.” Despite the growth of online business, the roundtable agreed: Physical stores will not die out.