Today Snowsports Industries America released their US Snow Industry Retail Market Report, featuring December 2018 sales data. This data reflects retail sales from the prime winter sports sales season, showing that US snow sports retail sales were off to a robust start, increasing 7.4% YTD versus the same period in 2017.
SIA has partnered with industry-leader NPD Group on this research. SIA delivers monthly retail sales data to its members, from November-May, to help give them valuable insights to optimize their business.
The NPD Group collects point-of-sale data from selected retailers for its US Snow Industry View Tracking Service. The free data is available only to SIA Premium, Standard and Retailer/Rep members.
“The December sales data reflects the excitement that’s pervasive this winter throughout the snow sports community, driven in large part because of continued product innovation across our industry and the great snow all across the US,” said SIA president Nick Sargent.“
Other key insights include:
· Sales are up across all retail channels in YTD 2018 vs. 2017. Specialty retail leads all channels.
· 32.5% of males are shopping online in 2018. 27.3% females
· Men’s gear generated 70% more retail sales vs women’s YTD 2018 vs. 2017
· The West was the largest sales market once again, with Northeast #2
About SIA: Snowsports Industries America is the non-profit, member-owned trade association representing snow sports suppliers with constituents in the retail, rep and resort communities. We're helping our members succeed by providing insightful research, innovative education, and growing participation. Learn more at www.snowsports.org
To become a SIA member, get information on how to get access to the monthly US Snow Industry Retail Report, and/or information on additional SIA research and custom reports, please call Bill Stone 435-659-3729 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on NPD retail data or other NPD reports, please reach out to Julia Day 303.402.5611 or email@example.com
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