Fleet Feet Sports To Open Second Location in Oro Valley
May 20, 2013 -- Fleet Feet Sports Tucson (www.fleetfeettucson.com), established in 2004, will open its second location at 7607 N. Oracle Road, in Oro Valley, Arizona in early August 2013. Fleet Feet Sports specializes in fitting people in the right footwear, apparel and accessories for an active lifestyle and offers training programs for anyone who wants to run – from beginners to marathoners.
Fleet Feet’s current location at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road has been named one of the top 50 Best Running Stores in America seven years in row. In addition to its unmatched customer service, Fleet Feet has trained hundreds of runners through its year-round training programs. Both Fleet Feet stores in Tucson will be owned and operated by Pete and Jeanne Snell. Fleet Feet is the nation’s largest running specialty franchise with over 100 stores across the United States.
“As a locally-owned and operated business with deep roots in this community, we wanted to be accessible to more people in the greater Tucson area so we can share our passion for servicing customers and encouraging the fitness lifestyle,” said Pete Snell, co-owner of Fleet Feet. “Opening a second location in Oro Valley will allow us to do just that – from offering unparalleled shoe and sports bra fitting to providing fun and educational training programs.”
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FLEET FEET SPORTS TUCSON HONORED AS ONE OF THE 50 BEST RUNNING STORES IN AMERICA
Local specialty running retailer recognized as one of the country’s best atceremony at The Running Event in Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, Tex. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Fleet Feet Sports Tucson, a local specialty running retailer located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde, was recently recognized as one of The 50 Best Running Stores in America® for the seventh straight year by two leading trade and consumer publications Running Insight and Competitor Magazine.
Fleet Feet Sports Tucson once again took its place among the country’s elite retailers following an extensive nomination and review process that rated the store on its service, product knowledge, merchandising and its community service.
Fleet Feet Sport Tucson, owned and managed by Pete and Jeanne Snell, opened in 2004. The business specializes in fitting its customers in the shoes, clothing and accessories that best fit their individual biomechanics and application. Customer service is unparalleled, with the store maintaining a 95% satisfaction rating via customer surveys on Listen360. Through its training groups, Fleet Feet Sports also has guided hundreds of Tucsonans of all ages and athletic abilities to finish their first 5K or multiple marathons.
“Specialty retailers are the heart and soul of the running business and it was a pleasure and privilege to recognize these stores for their excellence in customer service and community support,” said Mark Sullivan, editor of Running Insight, a Formula 4 Media publication. “The 50 Best Running Stores in America represent the best that the running business has to offer in terms of customer satisfaction and superior retailing.”
“Running stores are so critical to the growth of the sport and the business and deserve to be recognized for all they do,” said Doug Kaplan, Senior Vice President at Competitor Group. Supporting this program is one of the most important initiatives we do all year. Run specialty stores’ role in expanding running participation is good for everyone involved in the running business, not to mention the benefits it has on America’s health."
The process of compiling a list of the top 50 running shops in the country began early in 2012 when Formula 4 Media, with the help of Competitor Magazine, began to collect and evaluate nominations from runners, soliciting feedback from consumers on their favorite running stores. More than 150 stores received nominations. A panel of industry experts from Franklin Resource Group mystery shop nominated stores to evaluate on 20 different aspects of retailing, including product knowledge, environment and community involvement.
A special report on The 50 Best Running Stores in America appears in the December issue of Competitor Magazine.
For more information on The Running Event or The 50 Best Running Stores in America Awards, contact Mark Sullivan at 646-319-7878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Competitor Group, visit www.competitor.com, or contact Doug Kaplan at 312-421-1551 or email@example.com.
The 2013 AZ Trail Race has come and gone for a 7th year in a row, and yet again it was an amazing turnout and incredibly fun race!
For those of you who ran the race or just want to check out the times, here is a link to the 2013 race results.
We hope to see everyone out again next year and thanks to all who attended from us here at Fleet Feet Sports Tucson!