Lotto Sport grows 7% in Far East markets

Lotto Sport Italia SpA, the Italian manufacturer and distributor of sports footwear, clothing and accessories, closed 2006 with a turnover of €277 million, up 8% on 2005. The year was a period of change for the company, following investments in the product research and development sector, in sales development and acquisitions, Soccer Investor reported. The company continued to widen its market spread. In Asia, the Far East in particular recorded +7%.

Products growth was spread across all category types. Footwear accounts for 43% of overall sales, clothing for 51% and accessories for 6%. Football, five-a-side football, tennis and running together total 55% (5% growth) with leisure accounting for the remaining 45% (11% growth).

“The result brings huge satisfaction," said Andrea Tomat, company President, "as it is proof of the brand not only in the technical area of the products, where we have grown by 5%, but also in leisure, with an increase of 11%, thanks also to the launching of our Lotto Leggenda line.” Lotto supplies the national football associations of Colombia, the Ukraine and Serbia.