International sports retailer coming to Victoria

Published: 21 June 2018

The world's largest sports retailer, and French brand -  Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process.

The French company has more than 1,100 stores in more than 30 countries around the world and offers a huge range of sporting and outdoor goods in its large warehouse-style stores.

The company has announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 people.

The Victorian Government has worked closely with Decathlon to facilitate its investment, having helped with approvals and site locations.

Victoria's retail sector plays a crucial role in the economy, employing 365,000 people. Victorian retail trade grew by 4.5 per cent in 2017, faster than any other state, with turnover reaching $79.2 billion and accounting for a quarter of national retail turnover.

Visit Invest Victoria to find out more about the announcement.