Archive for April, 2011

30/30: Santa Monica’s ZJ Boarding House

April 28, 2011

By Kepley DePalma For 23 years ZJ Boarding House has been a staple of the boardsport community in Santa Monica, California, dedicated to outfitting people for what they love to do. What started off as a small surf shop, has evolved over the years into practically an entire block of retail catering to surfers, skateboarders […]

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Vail Resorts’ Retail Sales Up 19.3 Percent In Second Quarter

April 27, 2011

By davidoboyle Vail Resorts Inc. have reported a 19.3 percent, or $8.5 million rise in retail sales during their second quarter which ended on January 31, 2011. Season to date through March 6 revenues are also up 10.8 percent. Net income for the second quarter also rose by $13.9 million, or 34.1 percent due to […]

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Participation Growth Driven by Upper Income Group

April 26, 2011 The SGMA’s topline report estimates participation in traditional triathlons and adventure racing have risen 63.7 and 39.5 percent respectively since 2009. The report concludes that Generation Y is gravitating toward group exercise and other activities with a large social component. The bottom line for outdoor recreation, however, is that outside of running, growth sports […]

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March Sales Up 13% at Outdoor Retail

April 25, 2011

Spring Storms Facilitate Growth and Profit for Outdoor Retailers in March Leisure Trends Group Outdoor RetailTRAK™ March 2011 – Retail Sales Boulder, CO (April 25, 2011) – Preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK™ data reveal that the first quarter of 2011 was extremely positive for outdoor retailers as sales were up 11% compared to the year ago period across all […]

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30/30: Chicago’s Windward Boardshop

April 24, 2011

By michaelgoodwin Owners and former owner, left to right: Tony Anasenes, Chris Currier, Jackie Butzen, and Jess Bell In September 2010, Chicago natives Chris Currier, Tony Anasenes, and Jess Bell purchased Windward Sports— a Chicago staple since 1982—and re-branded it Windward Boardshop to speak directly to their core market.  After three weeks of remodeling, Windward was […]

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