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Big 5 Sporting Goods releases results of COVID-19 affected Q2

Big 5 Sporting Goods, the US retail chain that includes fishing tackle among its wide offering, has released upbeat preliminary results for its second quarter, ended June 28. Same-store sales for the first half of the quarter, when COVID-19 forced a high number of store closures, dropped by 28.2% year-on-year. However, when stores reopened in […] appoints new Chief Marketing Officer, the marketplace where retailers can sell fishing, camping, shooting and hunting gear, has appointed Kristi Heuring as Chief Marketing Officer. Heuring, who has worked in marketing for 26 years, joins the business after senior roles with Aguila Ammunition and Aimpoint Inc. She will lead all marketing efforts for the Everest marketplace, including brand building, […]

Last chance for industry to have say on lead restrictions

The fishing tackle industry has a last chance to give its views to European legislators on how restrictions on the use of lead in tackle will affect their business. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – the European Union body that manages and implements the organisation’s regulations – is currently investigating the need and potential scope of […]

Report warns that COVID-19 has rewritten the rules on retail

The COVID pandemic is rewriting the rules of retail, according to a thought-provoking article posted by the Harvard Business Review on Monday. The article warns that retailers should stop expecting business to return to normal and should be preparing to take their customer experience to the next level. It points to latest data from McKinsey, […]

Licence sales soar as UK rebounds from COVID-19

Latest licence sales figures for the UK reveal that angling has rebounded from COVID-19 and the number of people fishing could overtake last year. Between May 13th, when restrictions were lifted, and June 9th, more than 335,000 licences were purchased, an increase of more than 200,000 on the same period last year.  When added to […]

L.L. Bean accelerates store expansion in Canada

International outdoor goods and fishing tackle retailer L.L. Bean has announced plans to expand its footprint in Canada with the opening of three more stores in the country this year. Greg Elder, Vice President of Retail and International at the company, said the positive response of its first store opening last year has accelerated its […]

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