Archive for November, 2010

Core Shop Comp Sales Rise Again in October

November 30, 2010

By Cary Allington The second month in a row of same-store year-over-year sales increases is something to celebrate. October sales were up 2.6% over the same month last year with the accessories category showing a particularly strong increase of over 11%. The footwear category finally reached into positive comp territory due to strong sales […]

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Black Friday Sees Increased Consumer Traffic

November 28, 2010 The 2010 Holiday shopping season kicked off with nice increases in traffic and fuller parking lots, but malls and brick ‘n mortar stores took a back a seat this year to the power of the Internet. Based on various reports and surveys over the weekend, consumers are not waiting for “Cyber Monday” to shop online as Web sales […]

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Ski and Snowboard Equipment, Cycling Related Items Top “Dream Equipment” List for Holiday 2010

November 27, 2010 Boulder, CO (November 23, 2010) – MAAP™ Active Americans are quick to identify their “dream” sporting equipment in Leisure Trends Group’s 2010 Holiday WISH LIST Study of its Most Active Americans Panel™ (MAAP™).  Ski and snowboard equipment tops the list of sports equipment Active Americans would purchase for themselves this holiday season if money […]

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Near Sourcing Helps Dealers Increase Turn

November 25, 2010 A number of outdoor brands have brought aspects of production back to the United States to improve just-in-time fulfillment capabilities. This “near sourcing” is being motivated in part by a desire to help retailers increase their inventory turns and cash flow – something industry leaders say is critical in a business handful where profit margins average around five percent […]

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How To Grow Your Business In The Hispanic Community

November 24, 2010

By Mike Lewis On the eve of the next census, Hispanics currently make up an estimated 15.1% of the U.S. population and that number is expected to rise to nearly 18% by 2015, and 30% by 2050. Add in the fact that Hispanics are significantly younger on average than the average American, with 29% […]

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