French sportswear retailer Sport 2000 has appointed Catherine Soudan to head its footwear, accessories and luggage activities, replacing Fabrice Grandmougin who has left the company.

She joins Sport 2000 from Nike France where she spent eight years and was since 2007 in charge of footwear, accessories and luggage sales, a key client being her new employer.

Last month, Sport 2000 announced it was pooling its international purchasing activities with French counterpart Go Sport, with the setting up of a 50:50 jointly owned and controlled company named "International Sports Retail Development" (ISRD).