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Scapino acquires shop-in-shops from Aktiesport

Published
Mar 14, 2016

Dutch shoe chain, Scapino, acquired the stock and inventory of the 128 shop-in-shops branches of Aktiesport, the sports retailer that went bankrupt in February. Scapino started afresh earlier this year, after parent company Macintosh Retail Group went bankrupt in 2015, and is now owned by Henk Ziengs.



In 2012, Scapino and Aktiesport first embarked on a partnership by running Aktiesport shop-in-shops in Scapino branches. This eventually led to a total of 128 Aktiesport units located in Scapino stores across the country. 
However, when Scapino faltered in 2015 and Ziengs took over the shoe chain, Ziengs initially did so without the Aktiesport shops.

In February of this year, Aktiesport itself, and parent company Unlimited Sports Group, went bankrupt. With the decision of Scapino to acquire the stock and inventory of Aktiesport, which will still be trading under the Aktiesport name, there is now a solution for the bankrupt Aktiesport shop-in-shop outlets. But, it is still unclear what will happen with the independent stores of Aktiesport. 

Scapino carries brands, such as Ecco, Orchard, Dr. Visser and Nike. The shoe chain will continue with 155 of its 160 original stores and will reveal its new brand formula in the fall. Aktiesport offers well-known brands for competitive prices and special deals. 

Scapino was founded in 1974 by Berend Ziengs and remained in the Ziengs family until 1997. After the latest owner, Macintosh Retail Group went bankrupt in 2015 the store started afresh with its new owner, Henk Ziengs. Aktiesport established in 1983 when the first store opened in Gouda and was owned by the now bankrupt, Unlimited Sports Group, from 2006. The sports retailer had over 180 stores nationwide.

By Shomara Roosblad 

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