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At the 2009 Health & Fitness Business Show, SNEWS hosted its one-hour annual Fitness Forum, this year combining a State of the Industry presentation and a panel discussion.
In that presentation, SNEWS editor in chief Therese Iknoian discussed trends and findings from SNEWS Retailer Surveys and eFitBiz reports over the last seven years as well as other forecasts and trends. That was followed by a discussion and Q-and-A session with retail experts Ron Hornbaker and Sandy Stein. The discussion, titled “Survive and Thrive,” touched on a variety of issues, including staff training, why or if to carry a variety of goods other than equipment, rebuilding consumer confidence in fitness stores, increasing store inventory smartly, and how to create more value for your business.
Use the play bar below to download or listen to the entire one-hour recording.
Click here to see an Aug. 21, 2009, story summarizing the presentation.
Click here to access the Powerpoint that accompanied Iknoian’s State of the Industry talk — practical while listening to the recording.
Don’t miss your chance: SNEWS wants you to sound-off about the fitness show and your preferences in shows. Help us relay to HFB show management your opinions by taking a short survey by Sept. 3 — only four required questions plus four optional ones. Just click here to tick off the answers.