- Retailers get a real workout. Feitelberg, Rosemary // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;4/29/1999, Vol. 177 Issue 82, p12
Describes how sporting goods vendors in the United States are making contact with clients in less-traditional settings. Hosting of outdoor activities; Switch from spectator sport to participation; Van's invitation for buyers to test a skateboard park; Burton's 1999 Slush event; Allen Iverson's...
- Making the Assist. Ryan, Thomas J. // SGB;Nov2004, Vol. 37 Issue 11, Special Section p22
Focuses on the return of customer service in shoe stores as illustrated by the success of full-service shoe departments at selected retailers and major chains in the U.S. in 2004. Benefits of customer service; Role of vendors in educating sales staff; Athletic shoe makers that work with sales...
- Light afoot. Murphy, Mark S. // Golf World;8/12/2005, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p4
Presents several golf shoes. Efforts of golf shoe manufacturers to balance technical properties and fashion statements; Views of golf professionals on the performance and design of the shoes; Features and suggested retail prices of the shoes.
- Shoppers Move to Extremes. // SGB;Jul2008, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p16
The article offers news briefs related to retail trade in the sporting goods industry in the U.S. Family Footwear was the strongest channel for Sport Footwear thus far in 2008, with sales increasing in the low-teens. Full-line sporting goods retailers saw the weakest overall results in Sport...
- Solutions. Staeger, Robert F. // SHOT Business;Jan2009, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p4
The article presents answers to questions raised by a hunting and shooting sports equipment provider who wants to attract younger customers.
- Green Supply Begins Largest Expansion. // Shooting Industry;Jan2016, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p22
The article reports on the expansion of the sporting good distributor Green Supply in Vandalia, Missouri wherein the company is developing a warehouse automation system to enhance its customer and order processing services.
- Inflated Opinions. O'Brien, George // BusinessWest;3/6/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 22, p6
The article reports on the launch of the Never Flat basketball by Springfield, Massachusetts-based Spalding. According to Spalding's Consumer Marketing and Business Analysis director Bob Llewellyn, the baseketball stays inflated ten times longer than a traditional basketball. They used...
- Comfort zone. // WSA: Performance & Sports Materials;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p26
An interview with Keryn Francisco, global product design director at Merino wool outdoor apparel specialist Icebreaker, is presented. When asked why greater comfort equates with better performance, she defines greater comfort as zero distraction. Francisco explains why many outdoor and sports...
- Athletic footwear shows six-month gain of 1%. // NSGA Retail Focus;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p16
The article reports that retail sales of athletic footwear rose 1.0% during the period of October 2006 through March 2007, according to National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) research. Increases came from the gym shoe, fashion and walking shoe categories, while sectors like basketball shoes...