Archive for November, 2010
There are many great running stores in this country and there a few that have been highlighted. Franklin Resource Group used secret shoppers to go into running stores and rate them based on 20 different criteria. Competitor.com published the top 50 and here they are:
City Sports - 18 Locations – www.citysports.com
Gubbins Running Company – 4 Locations – www.gubbinsrunningahead.com
Haddonfield Running Company – 3 Locations – www.runningco.com
JackRabbit Sports - 3 Locations – www.jackrabbitsports.com
Marathon Sports – 6 Locations – www.marathonsports.com
Maine Running Company – 2 Locations – www.mainerunning.com
Medved Running & Walking Outfitters – www.medvedrunwalk.com
Pacers Running Stores – 6 Locations – www.runpacers.com
Potomic River Running – 8 Locations – www.potomicriverrunning.com
A Running Start – www.arunningstart.biz
Second Sole Cranberry – www.secondsolepa.com
Whirlaway Sports Center – www.whirlawaysports.com
Greater Boston Running Company - 3 Locations
American Running Company – www.americanrunningcompany.com
Fit Niche - 2 Locations – www.fitniche.com
Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville – www.fleetfeethuntsville.com
Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa - www.fleetfeettulsa.com
Jacksonville Running Company – www.jacksonvillerunningcompany.com
Raleigh Running Outfitters – www.raleighrunning.com
Soler’s Sports – 3 Locations – www.solerssports.com
Run On! - 5 Locations – www.runontexas.com
Runners Depot – 5 Locations – www.www.runnersdepot.com
Runners Edge – www.runnersedgeboca.com
Running Zone – www.runningzone.com
Sportspectrum - www.sportspectrumusa.com
Swag’s Sport Shoes – www.swagssportshoes.com
Track Shack – www.trackshack.com
Big River Running Company - 3 Locations – www.bigriverrunning.com
Bob Roncker’s Running Spot – 4 locations – www.runningspot.com
Elite Feet - www.elitefeetkc.com
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago – 2 locations – www.fleetfeetchicago.com
Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati – www.fleetfeetcincy.com
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports - 4 locations – www.garrygribbles.com
Gazelle Sports – www.gazellesports.com
Hansons Running Shop – 4 locations – www.hansons-running.com
Lincoln Running Company
Movin’ Shoes – www.movinshoesmadison.com
Naperville Running Company – www.runningcompany.com
Runners High ‘n Tri – www.runnershigh-n-tri.com
Running Away Multisport - 2 locations – www.runningawaymultisport.com
Boulder Running Company – 3 locations – www.boulderrunningcompany.com
Fleet Feet Sports Davis – www.fleetfeetdavis.com
Fleet Feet Sports Tucson – www.fleetfeettucson.com
Heart & Sole Sports - www.heartnsolesports.com
Road Runner Sports – www.roadrunnersports.com
Salt Lake Running Company – 3 locations – www.saltlakerunningco.com
Shu’s Idaho Running Co. – www.idahorunningcompany.com
Skinny Raven Sports – www.skinnyraven.com
Super Jock ‘n Jill – www.superjocknjill.com
Wasatch Running Center – www.wasatchrunningcenter.com
There are several states including Minnesota that have great running stores, but are not represented on this list. If you are shopping for Running Equipment, I would suggest going to a specialty running shop as they typically have experienced runners working to assist and help you buy the right equipment for you.
“The leader of the insulated beverageware category for over 100 years and a trusted brand among consumers, Thermos® is bringing its hydration offerings to a new level of performance by partnering with the ultimate sports performance brand, Under Armour®. The partnership will include a line of co-branded bottles that integrate Under Armour branding into Thermos product designs to create a superior line of performance hydration bottles.”
Read the rest of the article at www.snewsnet.com.
Here are the Black Friday ads for a few of the top sporting goods retailers. These ads are brought to you by www.blackfriday2010.com:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Bass Pro Shops
We will add new ads as we find them. These ads seem to cover most of the country, although there may be different ads in some areas.
“For the first time, most hunters do not have to stop in at registration stations. Instead, they can register deer online or over the phone. While it’s convenient for hunters, it may take some business away from the convenience and sporting goods stores that serve as registration stations.”
Here is the link to register the deer online or over the phone.
This will definitely hurt local outdoor business in Minnesota that rely on the traffic coming into their stores.
Read the rest of the article at www.kare11.com.
“Nielsen Sports Group of San Juan Capistrano has suspended indefinitely its twice-yearly ASR Marketplace trade shows. The events, previously under the Action Sports Retailer identity, served the surf, skate and action board manufacturing and retail communities.”
The suspension of the ASR shows will not affect the Outdoor Retailer trade shows as they will continue in Salt Lake City Jan. 20-23 and Aug. 4-7 in 2011.
Read the rest of the article at www.plasticnews.com.