Archive for October, 2011

Core Outdoor Retail Sales Set New September Record

October 23, 2011 Boulder, CO (October 20, 2011) Preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK™ data from Leisure Trends Group report that core outdoor retail sales totaled approximately $462M this September, a full $62M more dollars and a solid 17% increase over September 2010. “This is the strongest September on record since Leisure Trends Group began tracking Outdoor Sales in 1998” […]

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September Outdoor Sales Get Specialty Lift

October 22, 2011 September retail sales in the broader retail mar- ket were driven by later back‐to‐school shopping that rolled over from the month of August, and by the arrival of fall weather in many parts of the country which fueled outerwear and boot sales. Some of the shift in the results from August to September resulted […]

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Val Surf Celebrates It’s 50th Year, Launches Private Label

October 20, 2011 By Kailee Bradstreet Val Surf is celebrating 50 years in the game this month, and we caught up with Store, Marketing, and Team Manager Brandon Richards to discuss the family-owned and-operated retail space, which has five locations throughout Woodland Hills, Valley Village. and Vallencia, California area. The retailer is celebrating 49th birthday and 50th year […]

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Swiss outdoor trade suffers from strong currency

October 19, 2011

Swiss brands and distributors of imported merchandise have been reducing their wholesale prices significantly to meet the problems that Swiss retailers are facing due to exceptional strength of the Swiss franc compared with the euro, the currency that customers use in all the neighboring countries, except for Liechtenstein. Currently, customers need only 1.24 Swiss francs […]

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Running, Bike Drive Youth Outdoor Participation

October 15, 2011 For the first time in recent years, participation among youth ages 6 to 12 remained flat instead of falling in 2010, according to new 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report released by The Outdoor Foundation. In addition, adolescent and young adult participation both grew by one percentage point. However, while overall participation for girls showed […]

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