NSSRA Applauds SIA Decision To Keep Late-January Trade Show Dates
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (May 20, 2016) -- The National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA) applauds and thanks the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Board of Directors and President Nick Sargent for re-examining the trade show schedule and returning to the late January dates which have become the preferred dates among specialty snow sports retailers.
After SIA announced that it would move its trade show from late January to early December beginning in 2017, specialty retailers, led by NSSRA and its Board of Directors, expressed their strong preference for the late-January dates.
“We polled our members, and they made it clear that a December trade show was not in their best interests or the best interests of the industry as a whole,” said NSSRA Chairman of the Board Wilbur Rice, Equipe Sport, Rawsonville, VT. “We want to thank SIA President Nick Sargent, SIA Chairman Bob Gundram and the SIA Board for listening to the specialty retail community and making a decision that benefits the whole industry.
“We wholeheartedly support this decision and urge all NSSRA members to show their support by attending the SIA Snow Show,” Rice said. “This is another example of how the snow sports industry can solve its issues through constructive dialogue.
“NSSRA will continue to address issues affecting specialty snow sports retailers in this manner, with the expectation that we will arrive at solutions that make sense for everyone,” Rice added.
Dates for the upcoming seasons’ Shows are scheduled as follows:
· 2017 Snow Show: January 26-29, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Colorado
· 2017 On-Snow Demo: January 30-31, 2017 at Copper Mountain
· 2018 Snow show: January 25-28, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado
· 2018 On-Snow Demo: January 29-30, 2018 at Copper Mountain
The National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to growing snow sports participation and to support and educate specialty snow sports retailers. Since its founding in 1989, NSSRA has served as the voice of specialty retailers, representing their interest on issues that affect the specialty retail channel. NSSRA publishes a number of research reports for specialty snow sports retailers, offers cost-saving services, and compiles and distributes the Combined Indemnified Bindings List. For more information, please contact NSSRA President Larry Weindruch, (847) 391-9825, or email: email@example.com.
NSSRA Announces New POS Data Trend Reporting Partnership
New Data Platform Will Provide Critical Aggregated Sales Data Each Week for Participating Members
PROSPECT, IL – The National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA) announces
an exclusive partnership with SportsOneSource, LLC (SOS) to produce weekly snow
sports sales data trend reporting using SOS’s proprietary SSI Data platform.
“This new program will report sales data to the industry on a regular, timely basis, which retailers sorely need,” said Wilbur Rice, Chairman of NSSRA Board of Directors and owner of Equipe Sport in Rawsonville, VT. “By having this critical sales data available each week, specialty snow sports retailers will be able to identify trends and make decisions closer to real time than they currently are able.
“We believe that SportsOneSource is well qualified to provide this service to our members,” Rice said. “SportScanInfo has provided timely sales data reporting on a weekly basis in many sports and outdoor-related product categories since 1998.
“We encourage all of our members to sign up for this program,” Rice added. “The more storefronts contributing their anonymous data, the stronger the data, which is a benefit to all members and for companies purchasing the research.”
partnership between SportsOneSource and NSSRA is the first retailer-based
partnership for SportsOneSource and its SSI Data platforms. SportsOneSource is
launching its new SSISnowSports.com data platform this fall to provide weekly
sales trend reporting based on data feeds from a broad range of retailers,
including specialty shops, chain specialty retailers, big box sporting goods
stores and the biggest names in Internet sales.
SportsOneSource team is excited about this partnership with NSSRA as we launch
the new SSISnowSports.com platform in September,” said James Hartford, CEO of
The SportsOneSource Group. “The new platform is built on our new Hybrid Tabbed
Platform (HTP) technology that enables specialty retailers and vendors to move
quickly across the data from footwear to apparel to essentials and hardgoods.”
platform will initially provide access to online weekly trend reporting across
categories, brands and products, and features the ability to track sales trends by color and
technology. Weekly data is available within five days of each weekly close to
enable retailers to access actionable data in season as it progresses.
members who participate in this program will provide weekly POS data to SOS,
which will aggregate the data and report its findings on a weekly basis. The
research will cover sales of equipment, clothing and essentials for Alpine and
cross country skiing and snowboarding as well as footwear and apparel for the
broader outdoor market. Participating members will receive free access to the
data via SSI’s secure website. Aggregating the data at the channel and region
level protects the anonymity and confidentiality of each member’s data.
Board of Directors meeting in January, NSSRA appointed a committee to develop a
POS data research program, and the committee worked diligently to identify the
best potential partner and negotiate an agreement that would benefit all
members are NSSRA Chairman Wilbur Rice, Equipe Sport, Rawsonville, VT; and
Directors Steve Rogers, Sports Specialists Ltd., Golden, CO; and Teddy
Schiavoni, Summit Ski & Snowboard, Framingham, MA.
This is the second new research offering for NSSRA members this year. The Association launched its Compensation and Benefits Report in May. The Snow Sports Participation Report and Cost of Doing Business Survey have been exclusive NSSRA member benefits for many years.
information how to enroll in this program, please contact NSSRA President Larry
Weindruch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone:
(847) 391-9825. Companies wishing information on purchasing this data or
retailers looking to develop a reporting relationship should contact Stacy
Gerths, Outdoor Client Solutions Specialist at The SportsOneSource Group, at stacyg@SportsOneSource.com or call
(303) 997-7302. The SportsOneSource Group will also be available for any
questions at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this week at booth 15041
The National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to growing snowsports participation and to support and educate specialty snow sports retailers. Since its founding in 1989, NSSRA has served as the voice of specialty retailers, representing their interests in issues that concern the specialty snowsports retail channel. NSSRA publishes a number of research reports for specialty snow sports retailers, including the biennial NSSRA Cost of Doing Business Survey, a business-performance benchmarking tool; the annual Sports Participation in Snow Sports report; and the annual Combined Indemnified Bindings List. For more information, contact NSSRA President Larry Weindruch, (847) 391-9825, or e-mail: email@example.com.
About SportsOneSource/SSI Data
SportScanInfo (SSI Data) was created in 1998 by the founders of SoundScan, which measures sales data for the recording industry, and Nielsen/VNU, one of the world’s leading marketing research, information, and publishing companies. In January 2006, SportScanInfo was acquired by The SportsOneSource Group and is now the cornerstone in the company’s data business.
The SSI Data platform was initially based
on technology developed to track music and video sales in North America through
products such as SoundScan and VideoScan, which are now owned by
Nielsen. The current SSI Data reporting platform combines over 30 years of
technology, analytical expertise, and statistical modeling with contemporary
database management technologies and analytical strategies that enable SSI Data
to provide the broadest, deepest and most timely access to retail point-of-sale
data available in the market today.
SSI Data has been providing point-of-sale
data to retailers and manufacturers in the sporting goods, footwear and apparel
markets for over 17 years. Members of the snow sports industry can now leverage
the SSI Data reporting platform to gain visibility of retail sales from
smaller, single store specialty retailers and specialty chain retailers to
national footwear, sporting goods, department store and discount/mass chains.
For more information contact Stacy
Gerths, Outdoor Client Solutions Specialist at The SportsOneSource Group, at stacyg@SportsOneSource.com or
call (303) 997-7302.
NSSRA Recognizes and Thanks These Supporting Members
Apex Sports Group, LLC
Boa Technology, Inc.
Fischer Skis US
Horizon Agency, Inc.
Leisure Trends Group
Leki USA, Inc.
National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
Snowsports Industries America (SIA)
Tecnica Group USA
Turtle Fur Group