Archive for January, 2012

No Weather Whiners at OR Winter Market

January 24, 2012

www.sportsonesource.com The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City again drew record attendance, busy aisles, and warm smiles – even after one of the toughest Decembers retailers had to endure. It was hard to notice that many attendees were suffering through the toughest winter at least since the Great Recession arrived in 2008/2009. […]

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NRF Forecasts Retail Sales To Grow 3.4% In 2012

January 22, 2012

http://business.transworld.net/83905/news/nrf-forecasts-retail-sales-to-grow-3-4-in-2012/ By Carly Meyers Despite the doubt in most due to the high number of unemployment, NRF forecasts the retail industry sales growth of 3.4%.  Read on for the press release: New York, January 16, 2012 –Though stubbornly high unemployment and continued uncertainty over the prospects for job growth will continue to dampen the outlook […]

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Snowboard Sales Up 4% In Dollars Through November, Units Drop 2%

January 21, 2012

http://business.transworld.net/83192/features/snowboard-sales-up-4-in-dollars-through-november-units-drop-2/ By Mike Lewis SnowSports Industries America recently released  its November sales data, citing that the mild weather across North America hadn’t yet had much of an impact on ski and snowboard sales, in fact sales climbed 5% season to date, for snowsports in general. However, the report offered little insight on snowboard-specific sales. We caught […]

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Snow Shortfall Cuts into Sales at Vail Resorts Inc

January 20, 2012

www.sportsonesource.com Vail Resorts, Inc. rental/retail sales slipped 0.7 percent as its skier visits dropped 15.3 percent during the holiday period ended Jan. 2, 2012, as many of its six western resorts experience the warmest and driest winter in decades. Still, the company did not revise its September earnings estimate, although it acknowledged meeting them would […]

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VF pulls up the outdoor industry’s value on global stock markets

January 19, 2012

www.oicompass.com We have already published an annual study of publicly listed sporting goods suppliers and retailers around the world in Sporting Goods Intelligence, which showed a modest increase of 2.7 percent in their stock market capitalization in 2011 – in terms of U.S. dollars and on a weighted average basis. The score was flat in […]

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