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SGMA Announces National Study on Size/Scope of the Sporting Goods Industry

Date: 12/21/11

SILVER SPRING, MD - December 20, 2011 – The SGMA is working to create the most accurate and timely report on the size and direction of the sporting goods industry in the U.S.  It’s called the Sports and Fitness Confidence Index (SFCI).  An overview of the report was announced earlier today during a webinar hosted by SGMA. 

The SFCI has been developed to provide a periodic, comparable snapshot of the sporting goods industry’s overall health -- from both the consumer and trade perspectives. Each quarter, SGMA Research will survey more than 1,000 American sports and fitness consumers on their intentions to participate in sports and fitness activities, as well as their likely expenditures on related equipment and fees. The sporting goods industry will be surveyed to provide additional input on hiring, shipments and overall business climate.  This information will be integrated into this measurement.

“The goal is to provide SGMA’s members and partners with timely data points and forecasts to highlight trends and assist in decision-making,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.  “The SGMA feels as if this data can be of further value in discussions with media, analysts, investors, board members and others interested in the health of the sporting goods industry.”

To order the actual SFCI, click here

In The Pulse report, there will be results of the quarterly SFCI survey along with insights and analysis from the SGMA Research team.

The link to the webinar recording click here. This site is for SGMA members only, so they will need their login information to access the information.

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products industry.  SGMA helps lead the sports and fitness industries by promoting favorable public policies, fostering participation through research, thought leadership and product promotion.  More information about SGMA membership, SGMA public policy platform, and SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day can be found at www.SGMA.com.

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