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Kolkata: Decathlon, the largest sports goods retailer in the world   increased its presence in Kolkata with the l aunch of its second store ...

Kolkata: Decathlon, the largest sports goods retailer in the world increased its presence in Kolkata with the launch of its second store at Shakespeare Sarani. The new store was opened on July 23 in the presence of Virginie Corteval, the Consul General of France, Kolkata and Kuldeep Das, city leader and regional head, Decathlon, Kolkata.

The Shakespeare Sarani store spread over 11000 sqft, will help cater to all sporting and fitness needs ranging from fitness to hiking and trekking equipment. With numerous playgrounds, fitness studios and stadiums close by, sports enthusiasts will be able to have their sporting needs met under one roof. Decathlon also has a repair workshop for its cycles/cardio equipment/roller skates. 

Decathlon has taken the initiative for eco-friendly products with 18% of its products being eco-friendly. It also plans to produce 100% eco-friendly products in the coming years. It is working with Jungle Crows and Terra Indica to provide vocational training and employment to underprivileged children by training them to get National Skill Development Certificates and find gainful employment. Five of the graduates from this programme will be working at Decathlon Shakespeare Sarani as well.

Decathlon Shakespeare Sarani will help create jobs for sports enthusiasts. "I grew up playing football in the Maidan, and joined Decathlon in Pune in 2014. I'm really happy to come back home to share our love for sports with this sports-crazy city," said Sebastian Gomes, a Decathlon employee at Shakespeare Sarani.

"We've always wanted to help provide access to a wide range of quality sports products and services under one roof to Kolkata. Seeing the passion for sports at the Maidan and among the educational institutes around Park Street, we are very happy to be able to serve their sporting needs one step closer," said Kuldeep Das.

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