During a company product expo earlier this month, MC Sports recognized their 2011 Hardlines and Softlines Vendors and Reps of the Year. For 2011, MC Sports recognized Escalade Sports as the Hardlines Vendor
of the Year and Under Armour as Softlines Vendor of the Year.
Scott Bilodeau from Easton Sports was named the Hardlines Representative of the Year while Bruce Wagner with GoldToeMoretz was named Softlines Representative of the Year.
Each year, MC Sports recognizes one vendor and one manufacturer’s representative from both the hardlines and softlines categories. Candidates were evaluated based on a variety of metrics including sales, GMROI, turn, responsiveness, and partnership from sell-in to sell-through.
“Both Escalade Sports and Scott Bilodeau from Easton Sports were instrumental to the Hardline Division's performance in 2011,” stated Scott Schuette, Hardlines Divisional Merchandise Manager for MC Sports. “It's a tremendous benefit when both manufacturers and representatives are committed to your success beyond the initial sell-in. We are thankful for vendors like Escalade Sports and representatives like Mr. Bilodeau who demonstrate true partnership throughout the year.”
“An important focus for MC Sports in 2011 was improving our supply chain strategies,” noted Mark Lundvick, Softlines Divisional Merchandise Manager for MC Sports. “Both Under Armour and Bruce Wagner from GoldToeMoretz were instrumental in driving significant changes in how we manage our business. Their partnership in forecasting and order management drove sales increases, improved our return on investment, and set the benchmark for others to follow.”
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MC Sports is a complete sports store carrying the top name brands in sports equipment, footwear, and performance apparel. MC Sports currently operates 78 stores in 7 states throughout the Midwest.