Fall seems to uplift sales at German sports retailers

Sales numbers for September from a group of surveyed sporting goods retailers in Germany seem to be inching into the positive again for the first time since March.

Sales numbers for September from a group of surveyed sporting goods retailers in Germany seem to be inching into the positive again for the first time since March, according to a monthly survey by the country's trade magazine sport+mode. In a survey of 77 retailers, September showed a gain in sales of 4.9 percent compared to last year, although September 2001 sales were 3 percent less than a year earlier. Nevertheless, for the first nine months of 2002, overall sales are still in the negative, showing -2 percent year-to-date compared to last year when sales show +1.6 percent year-to-date.


Fitness, footwear lift spirits of German sports retailers

With weather that didn't play well to solid sales in snowsports and other sporting goods categories still suffering from the economy, fitness and footwear sales last winter have been two categories that have helped German retailers crack a faint smile. Sports segments that ...read more

German sporting goods industry laments 2002 losses

On the eve of the opening of the ispo trade show in Germany, trade leaders revealed that not only did 2002 exceed their estimates for losses, but that 2003 will likely be a poor year for all varieties of independent sports dealers.“2002 didn't go so well,” said Werner ...read more

Did you hear?... Survey of German retailers says sales in the outdoor and fitness arena are good

Some 52 percent of respondents in a survey of German retailers asking for subjective responses said sales are "good" or "very good" for outdoor equipment/accessories, in fourth place behind fitness (53 percent good or very good), sweats/shirts (58 percent), and athletic shoes (58 ...read more

Life Fitness kicks off Sport line to top German retailers

With top area retailers in town attending the ispo sporting goods trade show in Munich, Life Fitness' German office wined and dined some of them one evening during the show to unveil its lower-priced Sport line. In elegant candlelit chambers on a small formerly royal island on ...read more

Fitness financials: Icon's net sales and profits down, plus NRF reports March retail sales, Winmark, The Sports Authority

Icon's cardio sales up, strength sales down for quarterIcon Health & Fitness reported another quarter dominated by red ink, with net sales for the three months ended Feb. 26 down $5.6 million, or 1.8 percent, to $301.3 million from last year's $306.9 million. Increased sales of ...read more

Sports sales disaster in December in Germany

According to recent sports sales statistics out of Germany, sales for December plummeted 12 percent compared to the previous year. The statistic is drawn from an ongoing survey of a representative group of sporting goods shops by the trade magazine sport+mode. The survey included ...read more

Fitness financials: Brunswick shares fall on weak retail environment, plus Hibbett Sports, U.S. retail sales drop for July, Nike

Brunswick shares fall on weak retail environment Shares of Brunswick (NYSE: BC) fell Aug. 13 as new government data showed shoppers spent less than expected last month, avoiding big-ticket items. The Commerce Department's report indicated retail sales fell 0.1 percent in July. ...read more

Monthly Report: June Sporting Goods Store Sales Continue Fall

For the fifth consecutive month, the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, reported a drop in sales in sporting goods stores. For the most recent reporting month (June), sales fell 3.1% after dropping 4.3% in May, 1.0% in April, 2.2% in March and 1.8% ...read more

Fitness financials: Q1 retail sales up 15 percent for Forzani Group, plus Dick's, Life Time Fitness, Crocs, Town Sports

Q1 retail sales up 15 percent for Forzani Group Canada's Forzani Group (TSX: FGL), parent of the National Sports, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Chek and Fitness Source retail chains, said its profit is in the black benefiting from better sales in the first quarter. For the ...read more