Saudi Arabian retailer and wholesaler Sun and Sand Sports has entered a distribution agreement with sporting goods giant Nike.

The deal includes the distribution of apparel, footwear and accessories in the country.

Abdul Aziz Hassan Baqer, chairman of Gulf Marketing Group, said: "Sun and Sand Sports already has the distinction of being the Nike distributor in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. The addition of Saudi Arabia is a significant milestone achieved."

The agreement was signed at the Gulf Marketing Group office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates between Karsten Koehler, Nike's distributors business director and Abdul Aziz Hassan Baqer, chairman of Gulf Marketing Group.

Koehler said: "We are very proud to extend the successful relationship with our current GCC partner, Sun and Sand Sports, to Saudi Arabia. We are confident that this exciting new development will help our business in the region to grow."