Archive for January, 2013

OUTDOOR RETAILER: SNOW IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD

January 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013 While certainly not the disaster of the 2011-12 winter season, the most recently completed winter sports season was no picnic at retail and compounded the issue of last year—How do you deal with a business that turns once a year and is highly dependent on a weather variable over which nobody has […]

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Backcountry Access Added to K2 Sports Roster…

January 10, 2013

Backcountry skiing innovator Backcountry Access (BCA), Boulder, CO, completed its acquisition with K2 Sports on Friday, bringing K2’s number of out- door recreational equipment brands to 14. The fast- moving deal was in the works for only several months and was on track to close before the begin- ning of the winter trade show cycle […]

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ZUMIEZ DEC. COMPS FALL, BUT Q4 TRENDING AHEAD OF PROJECTION.

January 5, 2013

January 4, 2013 Vol. 30, No. 1 Same store sales at the 502-door action lifestyle chain fell 1.0% for the five weeks ended Dec. 29 as comps in the period’s final week, presumably bolstered by price cuts and consumer bargains, rose 32.7% and reversed four consecutive weeks of same store sales declines. Total sales for […]

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