Decathlon, a French manufacturer and retailer of sporting goods, plans to open up to nine points in the Northwest of Russia by 2025. In addition, a distribution center will be built for the company in several stages in the industrial park A Plus Park Shushary. According to analysts, the total investment in the center may amount to more than 1 billion rubles. The center for Decathlon in Shushary will be built according to the built-to-suit scheme by the development company A Plus Development. The first phase will be completed by February 2017, the area will be 10 thousand square meters. m, within seven years it is planned to expand the area to 30 thousand square meters. m
Currently, the retailer has three stores in St. Petersburg, the first of which was opened in 2011 year. The area of Decathlon stores in Russia starts from 1 thousand square meters. m and an average of 3-4 thousand square meters. m. In total, on the territory of Russia at the 39 chain of stores in 20 cities, in the world the network has more than 1 thousand points.