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    Blue Tomato to rent snowboards and related gear


    Blue Tomato , the European action sports e-tailer and retailer based in Austria and owned by Zumiez , has begun renting snowboards, splitboards, boots and bindings at two points of sale in Austria: one store in Obertauern and its headquarters in Schladming. The service, called “Rent Your Ride,” will be ...

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    Expanded: Store closures hit Blue Tomato hard


    Blue Tomato was hit hard by coronavirus-related store closures in Europe in the 10-week period ended Jan. 9, according to its U.S.-based parent company, Zumiez . However, the group’s Australian action sports retail chain, Fast Times , performed “extremely well.” In the end, the group’s international sales were off ...

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    Blue Tomato, Fast Times helped Zumiez to post good results


    Zumiez , the American action sports retailer that owns Blue Tomato in Europe and Fast Times in Australia, performed well in the third fiscal quarter ended on Oct. 31, thanks to a good performance outside its core North American market. Its net income soared by 51.5 percent from ...

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    Analysis: The 10 major European sports retailers online


    The online retail business in the sporting goods sector has been growing stronger and stronger in recent years, and it has been accelerating during and after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New business models and start-ups have disrupted classic sales channels. Players with strong roots in technology, data and innovation have been taking an increasing share of the market, profiting from deep consumer insights and trends. But brand awareness, people, careers and leadership are still playing a strong role in the success of any venture, as many of the examined companies stress on their B2B websites.

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    Blue Tomato expands in Finland


    Blue Tomato is opening its second and third stores in Finland, a country where many customers have been ordering from its website for many years. The Austrian-based action sports retailer owned by Zumiez started working offline there a year ago with a shop in Helsinki. New ones will ...

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    Ranking - The largest e-commerce sports shops in Europe


    This exclusive chart shows the largest e-commerce sports shops in Europe ranked by website visitors. Included are sporting goods retailer and e-tailer. The chart and data can be downloaded. This is exclusive data and analysis for Premium Members.

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    ​Blue Tomato opens second store in Munich


    Omnichannel retailer Blue Tomato from Austria, specialist for boardsports and lifestyle, will open its second store in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 3 at Oberanger in the heart of the city’s old town. The 500 square meter store will be managed by Joachim Lais . Tillmann Ruprecht , director of ...