Play It Again Sports Gears Up to Offer the Right Mix of New and Used Sporting Equipment for Every Season
Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) August 14, 2012 - Don Bruno of Play It Again Sports of Anchorage, located at 2636 Spenard Rd, recently returned from the Play It Again Sports Summer Meeting and Trade Show held July 18th through July 20th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
According to Bruno, this annual event is an opportunity to review current market trends and preview upcoming market trends for the Spring 2013 sports season. This helps Bruno ensure that Play It Again Sports of Anchorage always has the right new and used sporting equipment in stock and available to satisfy the needs of local families and sports teams.
"The Summer Meeting helps us focus on stocking the sporting goods our customers need not only now but when they are ready to shop for the spring 2013 sports season," said Bruno. "We want to be sure we have the right items in stock for our local sports market, at the right price, so that area families know they can rely on us to help outfit their children with quality equipment that meets all current safety regulations."
This year's conference program included sessions on marketing, business and inventory management, staffing best practices and individual sport market previews. A common thread throughout the conference each year is an emphasis on acquiring quality, current used equipment in keeping with the company's "Reuse. Recycle. Replay." approach to merchandising. Play It Again Sports of Anchorage encourages area families and sports teams to visit them not only to buy quality equipment at a great price but also to sell their used and out-grown equipment at a great price. This focus on keeping discarded equipment in play and out of landfills is a key distinguishing feature of the franchise.
"Our approach helps keep sports participation affordable in a tough economy," said Bruno. "Many families are still struggling with the loss of one or more paychecks, while school budget cuts are leading to 'pay to play' policies for student athletes. It's a 'one-two punch' that we can help families and teams dodge by providing them with a clean, fun, well-organized environment to shop for great values in quality used equipment. All of our store's prices on quality new or used sports equipment are deeply discounted off of regular retail."
For more information about Play It Again Sports of Anchorage, located at 2636 Spenard Rd, please contact Don Bruno at 907-278-7529 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Play It Again Sports, visit www.playitagainsports.com
Play It Again Sports(r)
Play It Again Sports(r) leads the nation in the buying and selling of quality used sports and fitness equipment. There are nearly 330 franchised stores in the United States and Canada. Play It Again Sports buys, sells, and trades quality used and new brand name sports & fitness equipment. Play It Again Sports is franchised by Winmark Corporation, which also franchises Once Upon A Child(r), Plato's Closet(r), and Music Go Round(r). For more information visit www.playitagainsports.com.
Winmark Corporation, based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances business. Specializing in leasing and developing franchises for retail stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is the parent company of Play It Again Sports(r), Once Upon A Child(r), Plato's
Closet(r), Music Go Round(r), Wirth Business Credit(r), Winmark Capital(r) and www.WBSOnline.com. Winmark has more than 930 franchise territories and is publicly traded at (NASDAQ=WINA). For more information visit
Winmark Business Solutions(r)
Winmark Business Solutions (WBS) is a subsidiary of Winmark Corporation, a multi-brand franchisor with over 930 franchised territories in the US and Canada. WBS provides small business information, tools, templates, as well as discounts from preferred vendor partnerships designed to help small business owners save time and money on operating their business. The comprehensive WBSonline.com website offers a 6,000 page business resource guide in addition to a virtual forum for small business owners to share, connect and learn from one another in the WBS PeerSphere(r) community. For more information about Winmark Business Solutions and their free, website for small business owners, please visit
Posted: August 14, 2012