Archive for June, 2010

Billabong buys west 49

June 30, 2010

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Digg Stumble It More… west49 billabong Billabong announced today that it is buying Canadian action sports retailer West 49 in an all cash deal valued at approximately C$83.2 million, or C$1.30 per share, a 136 premium over the company’s closing prie of C$0.55 on Tuesday. The deal, […]

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A Third of Active Americans Prefer to Shop Online

June 28, 2010

Most Active Americans Panel™ (MAAP™) – May 2010 Convenience and price are what drive Alpha consumers to the Internet to buy, according to a survey conducted by the Leisure Trends Group among 2,369 core consumers (MAAP database) conducted in April, 2010. Thirty-two percent, or half of the percentage of core buyers, prefer the Internet compared […]

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OUTDOOR RETAIL MARKET OVERVIEW: April 201

June 28, 2010

All outdoor sales jumped 16% in dollars over April 2009 and 18% from April 2008. Gains came from across the board as all three store channels and nearly every major product category increased. In specialty stores, the highest growth came from the South, where total sales were up 11% over last April on the strength […]

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May Outdoor Retail Sales Driven by Footwear and Apparel

June 28, 2010

As Spring weather finally hit many of the mountain states in May, sales of footwear and apparel began to pick up at retail. However, consumers still continue to shy away from big-ticket hardgoods purchases, pushing sales in the category down. In spite of these slow hardgoods sales, the outdoor market out-paced the overall market. Total […]

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May 2010 National Sales Results

June 25, 2010

In an effort to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the current retail climate, Transworld Business has put together a monthly report on how specialty and department stores are performing based on same-store sales results over the past thirteen months. Read More

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