Decathlon opens 22 stores across 16 cities amid lockdown relaxation
Global sports retailer Decathlon has opened 22 of its stores across 16 cities where retail operations are permitted under current lockdown relaxation guidelines.
The company will re-open its other stores after receiving the go-ahead from the local authorities. Decathlon has 70 large-scale stores in India and retails over 500 products including running shoes, clothing, and other sports goods.
Decathlon has launched a series of zero-contact and innovative, technology-enabled shopping options in addition to stringent in-store safety and health-related compliances to safeguard its customers and staff from the Covid-19 disease.
“All operating stores are strictly adhering to the prescribed local guidelines on top of Decathlon’s stringent, internal operating protocols. These include - but are not limited to - physical distancing of at least two metres, using hand sanitizers frequently, wearing masks at all times, temperature screening for all walk-ins, and Decathlon teammates,” Decathlon said in a statement.
Decathlon entered India in 2009 as a cash-and-carry retailer and was approved for single-brand retail in 2013.
The company had reported a revenue total of Rs 1,278 crore ($192.1 million) for the 2018 financial year, which made it India’s second-largest single brand retailer after Xiaomi.
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