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|Friday, October 22, 2010|
By Jacq Lacy
Columbia Sportswear reported record sales numbers for quarter three (Q3) due to promising fall 2009 and spring 2010 backlog orders and strong sell-through for a new winter line, led by the innovative new Omni-Heat products. Sales for the eye-catching and heavily hyped Omni-Heat products have outsold non Omni-Heat products and have added to large Q3 revenues.
Columbia used aggressive integrated global marketing strategies; provocative Omni-Heat advertisements continually aired across the globe to stir up interest in consumers, Boyle said. Also, the new Columbia e-commerce websites have aided in marketing and sales. The shift from a strictly marketing site to a commerce site has doubled site traffic in the past few years, says Boyle.
Fear of a warm winter
Next quarter will see more expenses due to sales, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) that are going to increase due to retail expansion, increased marketing instruments, global product launches, reinstatement of personnel and programs from 2009, and costs associated with IT infrastructure and enterprise resource planning.
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