Archive for March, 2011

As retail sales slow, SNEWS looks at wintersports highlights

March 29, 2011

The retail sales sprint that stoked the industry this season appears to have finally slowed to a walk. After hitting more than $2.6 billion in total sales through January–capping record sales of $500 million in the month of January, and a record $1 billion dollars in sales in the month of December–both shoppers and inventory […]

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February Sales Up 10% at Outdoor Retail

March 25, 2011

http://www.leisuretrends.com/ Analysts Predict Price and Brand Loyalty Will Affect Consumer Purchasing Boulder, CO (March 22, 2011) – Preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK™ data reveal that February was yet another positive month for outdoor retailers, with total dollar sales gaining 10% over February 2010 across all three core outdoor sales channels (outdoor specialty, outdoor chain and internet). Sales […]

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LULULEMON HAS A SOLID QUARTER; INVESTING IN E-COMMERCE BIZ

March 24, 2011

Net income rose 92% to $54,766,000 from $28,451,000 in the period ended Jan. 30. Top line grew 53% to $245,399,000 from $160,606,000 as comparable store sales rose 28% on a constant currency basis. Gross mar- gins expanded 460 b.p. to 58.5% in Q4, bolstered by a 90 b.p. improvement in merchandise margins, leverage from non-merchandise […]

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SIA Snow Show Future Dates

March 20, 2011

SIA is committed to delivering the best possible trade show where retailers, reps and suppliers can gather to begin the “See it. Try it. Buy it.” process. In 2002, the SIA Snow Show moved from March to January to create a buy/sell cycle that winter sports retailers could utilize effectively. With SIA as the national […]

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CHINESE OUTDOOR MARKET SHOWS IMPRESSIVE GROWTH

March 19, 2011

http://edmpublications.com/ According to COCA, the China Outdoor Commerce Alliance, retail sales of outdoor products increased by 47 percent in 2010, going from 4,850 million renminbi (€530.5m-$737.6m) in 2009 to RMB 7,130 million (€780m- $1,048m) last year. Presented at the recent Ispo China fair in Beijing, COCA’s annual figures indicate growth of “only” 20 percent to […]

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