Oxylane Groupe, the new corporate signature of French sports goods retailer Decathlon, has inaugurated its continental logistics hub at the Delta 3 business park complex near Lille, northern France.

The hub is designed  to meet the expanded needs of its activities in France and internationally.
 
Oxylane has invested EUR42m (US$60.29m) in the hub, which has a 51,000 square metre warehouse to carry out a full range of logistics services.
 
Product will arrive at the hub in containers via nearby ports, and after processing will be dispatched to Decathlon's regional distribution centres in Europe and stores.
 
The hub will lead to the creation of 70 new jobs by the end of 2010 and could employ almost 300 staff in the longer term.