Brooks Sports Inc. has been chosen as the Fleet Feet Footwear Vendor of the Year for the second year in a row. Brooks was previously named Fleet Feet Apparel Vendor of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2001. This award is given to the footwear vendor who consistently offers great customer service, cutting-edge product with a strong sell-through and increased overall dollar volume, while excelling in on-time delivery.

“We are thrilled that Fleet Feet continues to honor Brooks Sports for its unsurpassed customer service and excellent product,” says Rick Wilhelm, VP of specialty running accounts for Brooks Sports. “Receiving this industry award from Fleet Feet is a strong testament of our commitment to the specialty running channel and to runners nationwide.”

“Brooks sales at 48 Fleet Feet retail locations were up 56 percent last year,” continues Wilhelm. Fleet Feet sales have further strengthen Brooks' revenues in the specialty retail channel by more than 14 percent this year.

“The Fleet Feet Footwear Vendor of the Year award recognizes superior performance in product, delivery, customer service, merchandising and marketing support,” says Tom Raynor, president of Fleet Feet, Inc. “Fleet Feet is proud to continually recognize Brooks for its excellent service to our 48 specialty running stores in the United States. Brooks continues their leadership position by focusing on innovative products and customer service, supporting the running specialty channel and runners.”