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Don’t miss out! 2010 Fitness Retailer Survey awaits your opinions

Don’t miss out on your only chance to voice your unbiased views on the suppliers and trends of the fitness industry.

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The 8th annual SNEWS® Fitness Retailer Survey has responses pouring in so don’t miss out on your one chance to voice your unbiased opinion to the only independent survey of fitness retailers of all kinds, both in the United States and Canada.

Your opinion as a retailer is vital for the success of the survey — whether you have one store or a dozen or more, no matter what brands you carry — and it’s easy to get your voice heard: Just click here or cut-and-paste this URL into your browser ( You’ll be taken directly to the survey. Results are due by June 1 so we can tally them and share results in a series of stories on SNEWS.

VERY IMPORTANT! Only one response from each retail business is accepted and that must be from an owner, buyer or other executive. Let us know if you are a designated respondent and not in one of those positions.

A few things to remember:

>> Each question with an asterisk (*) needs a response so we can better track annual changes (and so you can get your subscription discount).

>> Most of the questions need only a couple of words or names filled in or something checked. The system won’t let you go to the next page unless you’ve put some mark in the number of boxes required.

>> For the last two questions, please take the time to share your wisdom by writing in your thoughts and comments of any length.

>> Individual responses will ALWAYS be confidential; we will NEVER share which stores took part or what each said.

>> You can at any time take a break from the survey and then go back since a cookie will take you back to where you left off. (If there is a glitch, let us know.)

>> The carrot? A nice discount on a new or renewed, one-year, All Access SNEWS subscription (one per retail business). FYI: This is the subscription version that gives you all the archives and special features with no limitations!

Remember, we need completed survey responses by June 1 (otherwise we may pester you, and we can be such nags). Discounts valid on surveys fully completed by June 1. If you have any general questions, please call the SNEWS office, 530-268-8295, or email And click here to see all the past surveys:

Did you miss the link? Here’s where you cast your votes in this year’s Retailer survey, click hereor paste the following link into your browser (

–Therese Iknoian

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