Archive for May, 2011

Friday Free For All: The Real Costs Of Social Media Campaigns

May 29, 2011

By Sara Fruman While the vast majority of companies have focused huge portions of their marketing efforts on social media as an economic, efficient way to reach customers, many have realized that to do it right, an effective social media program isn’t as cheap as they first anticipated. In fact, revealed that a comprehensive […]

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Designing Retail’s Future: Installation/ Satellite & The Less-Is-More Approach

May 27, 2011

By Melissa Belongea When considering the overall shopping experience for the end consumer, retail design often plays a background, yet key role in the selling process. It might not be the first thing on the customer’s mind, but to shop owners, brand managers, merchandisers, marketeers and sales associates, the purchasing set-up can mean all the […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Delivers Robust Q1 Results Despite Weather Impact

May 25, 2011

Dick’s Sporting Goods saw first quarter sales come in below plan due to heavy rains in key parts of the country, but strong cost controls and higher merchandising margins helped the sporting goods giant beat EPS guidance. First quarter net income jumped 43.1 percent to $37.5 million, or 30 cents a share, exceeding the prior […]

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Surf/Skate Retail Market Overview – Core Shop Sales Dip 13.5%

May 20, 2011

By Mike Lewis At this year’s Surf Summit, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA), released its 2010 Retail Distribution Study. The study, which was prepared by Leisure Trends Group by interviewing a representative sample of 392 core retailers around the country, provides a look at the surf and skate retail market through 2010. The study, which […]

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Forzani Group to Be Acquired by Canadian Tire

May 16, 2011 In a bid to create “Canada’s ultimate authority in sports,” Canadian Tire reached an agreement to acquire Forzani Group Ltd., Canada’s largest sporting goods chain, in a friendly-deal valued at CN$771 million (US$800 mm). A Canadian Tire presentation can be found at: Forzani Group, in its last fiscal year, had total revenues of […]

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