Archive for July, 2012

Columbia Sportswear Narrows Q2 Net Loss as Higher Sales Offset Margin Decline…

July 30, 2012

Columbia Sportswear reported consolidated net sales in the second quarter increased 8 percent to $290.4 million, compared with second quarter 2011 net sales of $268.0 million. The company’s net loss improved to $7.9 million, or 23 cents per di- luted share, compared with the second quarter 2011 net loss of $13.6 million, or 40 cents […]

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SIA WINNING RETAILER OF THE YEAR: BUCKMAN’S SKI & SNOWBOARD SHOP

July 28, 2012

http://www.snowsports.org/Reps/SIANewsletter/NewsletterDetail/Contentid/2028/#buckmans Buckman’s Ski & Snowboard Shop in Pottsdown, PA was named the 2011 SIA SnowSports Mid-Atlantic Retailer of the Year for their contribution and commitment to the growth of the snow sports industry. Buckman’s Ski & Snowboard Shop is family owned and operated by Jeff, Nancy and Brad Buckman. Jeff’s father, Leon Buckman, opened the […]

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Worldwide Rugged Footwear Market Grows 14.6%

July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 The value of the rugged footwear market fell just short of $4 billion following a mid-double-digit increase in the sales for 2011, according to SGI research on the market. That was slightly faster than the 13.2% increase in the global sneaker market and easily exceeded the 8.2% growth rate of the athletic […]

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Lack of Snow Dampens Snow Sports Participations

July 27, 2012

July 27,2012 U.S. snow sports participation, hampered by the warm winter season across much of the country, declined 6.1% to 19.8 million during the 2011-2012 season compared to 21 million participants the prior season.  Only snowshoeing (+11) and telemark skiing (+15) gained participants over the most recent winter, according to findings from the SIA and Physical […]

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The outdoor brands invoiced 14.5% more for footwear in 2011

July 26, 2012

According to our annual survey of the market, sales of branded outdoor shoes grew by 14.5% at the wholesale level in 2011 worldwide in terms of U.S. dollars, with increases of 9.6 percent in the U.S. and 18.6 percent in the rest of the world. This was better than the global 12.8 percent increase recorded […]

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