Karstadt Sports is one of Germany’s leading Sportswear and equipment retailers, and operates stores at 28 city-centre locations. Acquired by SIGNA in autumn 2013, Karstadt Sports’ efforts are currently focused on extending the business’s successful development, leveraging its potential and driving forward the expansion process.

The company’s key assets are its brands, a clearly structured range comprising team Sports, running/hiking and outdoor product categories, as well as a high level of consumer confidence in the brand. This is complemented by an excellent portfolio of prime locations that is due to be expanded further, outstanding knowledge of the customer base and an experienced management team. E-commerce as well is becoming important for Karstadt Sports, alongside bricks-and-mortar retailing.

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Jens Dunkel

Jens Dunkel

Jens Dunkel was appointed CEO of Karstadt Sports in July 2019. Prior to this, he has been Head of Purchasing at Karstadt Sports since October 2017. The experienced retail manager looks back on a long-standing career in the German retail sector. He previously held various management positions at Aldi Nord. He was part of the management team at Penny. In the last few years, he was Managing Director of coop eG responsible for purchasing and category management and played a major role in the reshaping process and the cooperation between of coop eG and the Rewe Group.