Archive for February, 2011

How Mobile Commerce Is Reshaping Retail

February 25, 2011

By Mike Lewis As the average consumer’s use of a Smartphone becomes increasingly sophisticated, many businesses are realizing the enormous potential of mobile commerce, or m-commerce. By creating mobile sites and brand specific apps, retailers stand to gain substantial product awareness, new customers, and additional revenue streams. Mark Beccue at ABI Research, a market intelligence […]

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Competition between service providers as facility management organizations, tech support and professional development groups will drive prices down & quality up.

February 23, 2011

By Kailee Bradstreet VF Corp, parent company to Vans and The North Face, reported another successful quarter, with adjusted company revenue up 8 percent, to rose 8% to $196.1 million from $181.3 million in 2009. The Outdoor and Action Sports division helped with fourth quarter momentum, with total global revenues from Vans and The North face […]

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Jarden Outdoor Fourth Quarter Profits Jump on Double- Digit Sales Gain

February 22, 2011 Earnings at Jarden Corporation’s Outdoor Segment rose dramatically on a nearly 17% increase in sales in the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2010 as charges related to acquisitions fell off dramatically. Net sales for the Outdoor Segment reached $604.0 million during the quarter, up 16.8% from the fourth quarter of 2009. Organic […]

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January Outdoor Sales Set Record

February 18, 2011

Boulder, CO (February 18, 2011) – Preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK™ data from Leisure Trends Group reveal that after unprecedented holiday sales, outdoor retail maintained the momentum into the New Year with a record-breaking January 2011.  Across all three channels (outdoor specialty, outdoor chain and internet) dollar sales increased 10% over January 2010 to reach the highest January […]

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January Retail Sales Recovering

February 17, 2011

By erickafrank According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) on February 12th 2011 the retail industry went up 0.5% in January.  The full account: January Retail Sales Continue Slow Road to Recovery, According to NRF Washington, February 12, 2010 – Post holiday sales and gift cards helped consumers open up their wallets to take advantage […]

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