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Dzierzak, Louis
June 2009
SGB;Summer2009, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p76
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the increasing competition between retailers offering running apparel and shoes in the U.S. It states that the existing cooperative attitude of running specialty retailers is gradually turning competitive and mentions about the loyalty of outdoor and running consumers for stores offering running goods. Also discussed are variety of shoes being offered by several companies including Vasque, LaSportiva, and efforts being made by them to increase the retailers' sales.


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