Did you hear?... Rip Curl has opened a new store in Chamonix

Rip Curl has opened a new store in Chamonix, the renowned ski resort in southern France.

Rip Curl has opened a new store in Chamonix, the renowned ski resort in southern France. It will put an emphasis on trend and fashion in its mountain and surf collections sold there. The 2,700-square-foot two-level store, which opened Nov. 10, is almost directly opposite a Helly Hansen store. The company plans another opening soon in Paris, in the Montparnasse area.


Did you hear?... Andaska to open more stores

Andaska, the first and only outdoor specialty store in Paris, which opened in Spring 2001, is not resting on its laurels. It has announced plans to open another six or seven outlets in the next two years, not counting other retail opportunities it may get involved in based on the ...read more

Did you hear?... REI to open two stores in the Puget Sound area

Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), announced that it has signed lease agreements to open two stores in the Puget Sound area by November 2002. The two stores will be in Tacoma, at the Rainier Place shopping center, and in Tukwila, at Southcenter. REI has also announced its plans ...read more

Did you hear?... Jack Wolfskin opens its 43rd store

Jack Wolfskin is on a roll. On Oct. 4, the Germany-based outdoor company opened its 43rd store in Wuerzburg. That came on the heels of its 42nd store overall, in Zuerich, Switzerland, which is its second store in that country. That came just a couple of weeks after the company's ...read more

Did you hear?... Orvis opens 23,000-square-foot store

At a time when most retailers are thinking smaller and leaner, Orvis is bucking the trend. A new $7 million, 23,000-square-foot Orvis flagship store just opened for business on Historic Route 7A in Manchester, Vt., adjacent to the site of the original Orvis store which was ...read more

Did you hear?... Globetrotter to open its sixth store

Globetrotter of Germany is opening is sixth and largest store on March 2 in Berlin. Its current Berlin store will close when this one -- in a former central bus station -- opens. Already, Hamburg-based Globetrotter operates stores in Hamburg (2), Bonn, Dresden, Frankfurt, and ...read more

Did you hear?... EMS opens new store in Boston

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS), an outdoor specialty retail chain with 90 stores in the Northeast, Midwest and Colorado, added another 3,179 square foot store across from the Prudential Center in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 11. The store opening is part of EMS's strategy to further ...read more

Did you hear?... Horny Toad and Cloudveil partner to open a retail store

Horny Toad and Cloudveil are partnering to open a retail store in Freeport, Maine, Dec. 6. The store, bearing the name Horny Toad, will be Horny Toad's second company retail venture nationwide and its first on the East Coast. The full apparel lines from both Rocky-mountain-based ...read more

Did you hear?... Retailer Sports Chalet whips up festive grand opening for its 26th store in Orange County

Retailer Sports Chalet is whipping up a festive grand opening for its 26th store in the ritzy South Coast Plaza in Orange County in Southern California with a VIP event tonight. If you were in SoCal, you'd find high school marching bands winding through the plaza, serenading ...read more


Spartan Fitness opens three new stores, has plans for a fourth

Some people might say the fitness industry is still suffering a little bit after the downturn in the economy, but the head honchos at Spartan Fitness based in Canada don’t agree. In fact, business is so good for the company that within these past months it has been in the works ...read more