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CHANNEL MASTERY + SIA WEEKLY CONSUMER BEHAVIOR PULSE – August 05, 2020

August 5, 2020

August is usually the time we’re dropping the clutch in our specialty businesses – we’re working to maximize the current year, working hard to have that strong finish with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday. Let’s not forget strategic planning and budgeting for the new year. Looks like we’re all about to stand in the […]

Tecnica Group Partners with Specialty Retailers to Fulfill Online Orders via Quivers’ ‘Collaborative Commerce’ Platform

August 3, 2020

WEST LEBANON, N.H. – August 3, 2020 – Tecnica Group brands Blizzard, Nordica, and Tecnica will steer consumer online orders to brick-and-mortar specialty retailers this fall using Quivers’ ‘Collaborative Commerce’ platform. “Tecnica Group is committed to working collaboratively with specialty retail, sharing in each other’s sales and marketing strengths, while facilitating the fluid and rich […]

Best Practices for Sports Rental in the COVID-ERA

July 29, 2020

The team at Wintersteiger put together a plan to evolve your business while keeping staff, customers, and you safe & healthy. To move forward in the age of Covid-19, rental environments are forced to change drastically. With some planning, reorganization, and consideration, our rental partners can lead the charge into this new world. The new […]

Best Practices for Sports Retail in the COVID-Era

July 29, 2020

The folks at BOOTDOC and Hotronic put together a plan to evolve your business while keeping staff, customers, and you safe & healthy. To move forward in the age of Covid-19, retail environments are forced to change drastically. With some planning, reorganization, and consideration, our retail partners can lead the charge into this new world. […]

Norwegian Super-Brand Db Selects Global Sales Guys for the US Market

July 29, 2020

The premium, award-winning travel bag brand will enter US specialty retail channel this fall. Denver, Co (July 29, 2020) – Global Sales Guys is proud to announce their new partnership with fast-growth Norwegian bag label Db (formerly Douchebags). Following a successful market test in 2018-19 and growing consumer demand, the Oslo-based start-up success will enter […]

SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER, ADDITIONAL HIRES & PROMOTIONS

July 28, 2020

Portland, OR (July 28, 2020) – Smith, one of Safilo Group’s own core brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni as General Manager. Francesco joins the company following more than 13 years in the eyewear industry across wholesale and retail, serving most recently as VP International Strategy & Business Development at […]

CHANNEL MASTERY + SIA WEEKLY CONSUMER BEHAVIOR PULSE – July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

Though spending was up in June, many regions within the United States are experiencing COVID-19 case spikes. People are learning right now how to use the experience they’ve had with COVID’s initial disruption and apply it to another restricted existence.  New claims for state unemployment benefits exceeded one million for the 17th consecutive week. Congress […]

SIA’s Snowbound Festival Update

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 (Park City, UT) SIA’s Snowbound Festival Update We wanted to give all of you an update on our plans for the 2020 Snowbound Festivals (formerly known as the BEWI Ski & Snowboard Expos) and we have some good news and bad news to share with you. Let’s get the bad news out […]

Snowsports Industries America Unveils Focus On In-Depth Educational Platform

July 22, 2020

Park City, Utah (July 20, 2020) – Snowsports Industries America (SIA) unveils a robust, new, year-round educational platform designed to provide its current and new members the tools and programs instrumental to short-term recovery during COVID-19 and long-term success well into the future. The winter outdoor industry finds itself in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has created […]

SIA’s Member Quick Lap: Teddy Schiavoni of Locally

July 22, 2020

About Locally In 2014 we anticipated changes in consumer behavior. We saw shoppers increasingly turning to the internet for decision-making, which left the local retailer invisible to the shopper. So we built a solution to connect the dots between the shopper, the brand and the local retailer’s inventory. Since then, we have been working in […]