Archive for January, 2011

Fortune Ranks Zappos, REI Among Top Workplaces

January 26, 2011

By michaelgoodwin Both Zappos and REI find themselves in the top ten of Fortune Magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking in at 6 and 9 respectively. Here is what Fortune had to say: What makes Zappos so great? Now part of the family, the company’s quirky, happy culture remains: Employees enjoy free […]

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December Outdoor Sales Outpace Broader Market

January 17, 2011 The outdoor specialty business in the five-week fiscal month of December, as in November, outpaced the retail market as a whole and mirrored trends seen in the luxury market. According to retail point-of-sale data compiled by SportScanInfo for OIA VantagePoint™, sales of outdoor products grew by 4.8% to nearly $2.1 billion in the five-week retail fiscal month of December, pushing outdoor product […]

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Shopatron Announces Major Upgrade to Customer Experience

January 16, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2011) – Shopatron unveiled Shopatron 3.0 today promising an upgraded customer experience that will lead to increased sales. This announcement comes after months of research and development to upgrade systems company-wide. Shopatron 3.0 will provide more richness, efficiency, simplification, support and rewards for almost 1,000 brands and more than 12,000 […]

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December Outdoor Retail Sales Up 13% – Break Record

January 13, 2011

Leisure Trends Group Outdoor RetailTRAK™ Data Show Holiday Sales Strong Boulder, CO (January 13, 2011) – Holiday outdoor sales surged to an extraordinary and record-breaking $1.1B this December according to preliminary outdoor retail sales figures reported by Leisure Trends Group. Sales not only rebounded 13% from last December, they broke December 2008’s record by 8% […]

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January 11, 2011

Snowsport Topline: A monster month! According to SIA’s Snowsport RetailTRAK™, snow sport sales surged 32% in both units and dollars for a total of $495M at retail this November, the strongest in at least 10 years. Cold weather combined with pent up demand to set the registers ablaze with all major categories surging over 30% […]

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