Posts tagged as Blue Tomato

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    Thursday, October 8th 2015

    Blue Tomato continues expansion across Central Europe

    by Markus Huber

    Blue Tomato, the European subsidiary of U.S. action sports retailer Zumiez, and one of the leading boardsports chains with an online presence in Europe, continues to expand its network of outlets. The company has now opened two more stores in the western Austrian towns of Wörgl and Bregenz, lifting its total number of points of sale to 25 […]

  • Friday, December 5th 2014

    Zumiez reports solid growth for its third quarter

    by Markus Huber

    Zumiez, the U.S. action sports retailer and owner of the Austrian Blue Tomato banner, reports a sales increase of 11.6 percent for its third quarter ended Nov. 1, compared with the prior year’s period. Net turnover was $213.3 million. Comp store sales improved by 3.7 percent. Net income soared by 32.6 percent to $15.7 million, including […]

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    Monday, September 22nd 2014

    Blue Tomato’s new web shop embraces growing mobile community

    by Markus Huber

    Blue Tomato, the Austrian board sports retailer, has entirely revamped its online store, The new web shop is designed to better serve the growing number of customers using mobile devices such as tablet computers and telephones. The company says that more than 35 percent of purchases are already made from a mobile device. As a result, […]

  • Friday, September 5th 2014

    Double-digit action at Zumiez

    by Markus Huber

    Zumiez, the big U.S. action sports retailer and parent of Austrian Blue Tomato boardsports chain, increased net sales by 10.9 percent to $339.6 million in the first six months ended Aug. 2 over the previous year’s period. Like-for-like sales were up by 2.6. percent. Net profit soared by 37.5 percent to $10.0 million. Last year’s […]

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    Friday, March 28th 2014

    Blue Tomato has opened its 14th store

    by Markus Huber

    Blue Tomato, the Austrian specialty retailer of board sports products, has opened its 14th store in the north German city of Bremen in a shopping mall called Waterfront. The official opening includes a boat cruise party along the local Weser river. The Austrian retailer which sells in brick-and-mortar stores as well as through the internet […]

  • Thursday, November 28th 2013

    Blue Tomato to open three more stores

    by Markus Huber

    Blue Tomato, the Austrian board sports retailer, is about to add three more outlets in Austria and Germany to its portfolio of outlets. Today, Nov. 28, a new store is opening in the Shopping City Süd mall in Vienna, followed by two more doors in Berlin and the city of Oberhausen in the Ruhr Valley […]

  • Friday, September 6th 2013

    Blue Tomato helps Zumiez to grow in the double digits

    by Markus Huber

    In its second quarter which ended Aug. 3, Zumiez, the American action sports retailer, increased its net sales by 16.9 percent to $157.9 million compared with last year’s period. This gain includes last year’s acquisition of Blue Tomato, the Austrian chain and online retailer of board sports products. Based on comparable sales, Zumiez grew by […]

  • Sunday, November 11th 2012

    Blue Tomato adds three stores in Germany


    The Austrian click-and-mortar action sports retailer already operates five physical stores in its home country, supplementing its international business over the internet. Last week, Blue Tomato moved across the border into Germany, placing its banner over the three existing Goodstuff stores in Munich and Rosenheim. They still have to be redecorated. Blue Tomato bought the […]

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2012

    Zumiez acquires Blue Tomato


    Blue Tomato of Austria, one of the leading web-based retailers for board sports products inEurope, will be acquired by Zumiez, a big American sports retailer specializing in the same sector. Founded in 1988, Blue Tomato reportedly reached a turnover of €29.4 million in 2011 – 27 percent more than in the previous year. Net profit […]