Archive for December, 2011

Black Friday Sales Keep Sports Specialty Retailers in the Black

December 21, 2011

www.leisuretrends.com Boulder, CO (December 21, 2011) Preliminary Outdoor RetailTRAK™ data from Leisure Trends Group report that outdoor retail sales gained 9% over November 2010. Strongest growth came from outdoor chains (+10%) and online sales (+24%). Outdoor specialty stores were up a modest 2% in total dollars sold.  “A strong Black Friday weekend boosted sales during […]

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Strong Q3 Results Reflect Stronger Softgoods

December 20, 2011

www.sportsonesource.com Sales and profit growth in the bicycle, outdoor and snow sports market continued to accelerate in the 2011 third quarter as vendors kept gross margins in check while aggressively growing the top-line and paring operating costs in the business. Third quarter results shown in the chart on page 3 are posted for those vendor […]

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REI Rolls Out the Red Carpet at New NYC Store

December 7, 2011

www.sportsonesource.com With great fanfare, REI last week finally made to Broadway – or at least a block away with its store in lower Manhattan at the Puck Building on Houston and Lafayette Streets. At 35,000 square feet, the store already ranks as one of REI’s five largest and is seen as the lynchpin for its […]

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Black Friday Sales Increase For Majority of Specialty Retailers

December 3, 2011

www.leisuretrends.com (Boulder, CO) – Holiday sales started off on the right foot for Specialty retailers, according to Leisure Trends Group’s annual Black Friday survey. Over half (51% ) of specialty retailers reported increased sales over the Black Friday weekend compared to 2010, and 38% enjoyed double-digit increases. Equally important, according to Retail Relations Manager Greg Shoenfeld,  the majority of […]

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Black Friday Sales Surge Fueled by Online Gains, Strong Foot Traffic

December 1, 2011

www.sportsonesource.com With early results in from retailers and analysts across the market it looks like the 2011 holiday shopping season got off to a fast and early start. Enticed by deep door-buster discounts, shoppers hit the stores in greater numbers earlier than ever this year, as more stores opened doors at midnight on Black Friday. […]

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