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MNC GO Sport brand debuts in India with top retailer Tablez

MUMBAI: Global sporting retailer GO Sport made its debut in India with Tablez, a leading organized retail group, opening the superstore at Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Navi Mumbai. The Go Sport hosts a multitude of sports brands under one roof making it the first multi-Brand, multi-Sport and multi-specialty sports destination for sports enthusiasts. The store was inaugurated by celebrity cricketers Surya Kumar Yadav and Aditya Tare of team Mumbai Indians.

Spread over 14,000 sq.ft, GO Sport will give Mumbai’s sporting enthusiasts an experience to remember. Tablez plans to expand GO Sport foot print to Bengaluru and other metropolitan cities later this year.

Tablez, a leading organised retail group, has introduced leading global brands in F&B, toys, lifestyle, and apparel to India. The company has brought brands like Springfield, Women’secret, Toys’R’Us, Babies’R’Us, Build-A-Bear and GO Sport to the country. Tablez has also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with lifestyle brand YOYOSO to bring its stores to India. In the F&B space, Tablez holds franchise rights for Cold Stone Creamery and Galito’s in addition to successfully developing its home-grown brand, Bloomsbury’s. Tablez currently operates more than 60 outlets globally and plans to expand to 300 outlets by 2020.

Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Tablez said, “As we launch GO Sport, we understand how much sports gives to our country as a whole. By investing in young sporting talent, we can ensure that our future generation has a long line of inspirational heroes that they can look up to. Through GO Sport, we want to motivate everyone in India to get involved, get active, and embrace the power of sport to make us happier and healthier.”

Vasudevan Balakrishnan, COO, Tablez, Shanavas PN, CMO Tablez, Mohan Raja, CHRO, Tablez, Aditya Tare, Cricketer, team Mumbai Indian, Surya Kumar Yadav, Cricketer. Team Mumbai Indian, Seiji Hori,  Head of Corporate Strategy, A6, Rakesh Ranjan, Director of Sales, Addidas inaugurated Tablez first GO Sport outlet in India at Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Navi Mumbai on Saturday

GO Sport, a French global forerunner in sportswear, equipment, and the fitness lifestyle, was founded in 1978, in the heart of the Alps following the Winter Olympic Games held in Grenoble. Part of the Rallye Group, GO Sport has been focusing on partnering with the world's best sports brands to offer products, services, and concepts that inspire and empower individuals to go forth and delve deeper into their relationship with fitness and sport. GO Sport has 108 stores in its network and 19 affiliated stores, spread across France, besides over 30 international retail outlets including India. GO Sport is also Paris Saint-Germain football team's official distributor and the leading partner of the GO Sport Running Tour since 2012.

Samuel Jodeau, GO Sport’s Franchise Director, France and International said: “We are delighted with GO Sport's introduction in India which illustrates our ability to seize opportunities in booming markets. With a population of more than one billion people, a growing middle class and youth, India represents a strategic area of development for the brand. GO Sport’s offer and positioning meet these needs.”

GO Sport is a place for everyone - from beginners to intermediate sport enthusiasts to the experienced ones. The offerings allow consumers to go beyond their personal best and up their game. GO Sport promises that it offers all that a consumer needs to explore and dive deeper into their sport, to proudly proclaim that they don't just play sport, they Live Sport.

The superstore brings together the world's biggest and most specialist sport and fitness brands under one roof, with 70+ brands and labels. GO Sport will be a specialist curator, working closely with sportspeople, experts and brands to create and showcase products that specifically enable enthusiasts to up their game and push their limits, whether they happen to be a beginner or a pro.

GO Sport's offerings range across apparel, accessories, footwear, and equipment in the categories of running, cycling, fitness, outdoor like hiking, trekking and camping along with racquet sports (badminton, tennis), team sports (football, cricket, basketball, volleyball), and swimming. Besides these, GO Sport will service the 'family of sports lovers' concept specifically through its Go Man, Miss Go, and Go Kids categories. GO Sport Superstore will also offer services related to different sports like racquet gutting, gait analysis for running, jersey customisation, and cycle workshop.