Oxylane, which owns the Decathlon sportswear brand, is to open its first store in Bulgaria next year.

The 3,000 sq mt Decathlon store in Sofia will open in September 2013. The store will be wholly-owned by the retailer.

Aleksandra Kostova, development manager for Decathlon in Bulgaria, the company aims  "to create and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all in Bulgaria".