Sustainability is a hot topic in the run specialty community and Running Insight wants to know what running store executives think about the topic.
In a marriage of technology and running – with the potential to bring thousands of runners to virtual participation in the big-name marathon events – IFit has entered into multi-year partnerships with the organizations behind four of the Abbott World Marathon Majors to become the Official Connected Treadmill and Digital Fitness Content Subscription partner of the Boston, Chicago, London and New York City Marathons.
When the landlord at their existing Main Street space presented terms last summer for a new 10-year lease, a deal that included a significant rent hike, Sayville Running Company co-owner Brendan Barrett and store leadership quickly explored alternatives. Finding compelling deals, including two suitable spaces in downtown Sayville, they decided to relocate their 15-year-old business into a new 2700-square foot storefront six doors east.
Melissa Vitale came to run specialty retail from a job as an environmental, health and safety manager for a chemical company after having worked in R&D and applications for the ink and paint industry. While that certainly does not sound like ideal training for run specialty retail, there are similarities.
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