SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Multisport website Slowtwitch.com has released its list of the top 50 multisport retailers in the U.S., the Slowtwitch 50.
"It’s a list of the top 50 retailers in the United States who, during 2012, most expertly serviced the sport of triathlon with retail goods, according to their vendors," said Slowtwitch publisher Dan Empfield.
Empfield said suppliers — manufacturers and in some cases their distributors — represented 85 percent of the voting weight to determine the top shops. Fifteen percent of a retailer’s score weight was accumulated through: 1) the total number of customers choosing that store as their preferred shopping location; 2) the aggregated rating by end-users across 10 criteria; and 3), the breadth of that store’s offerings, brands, brand categories, tools, certifications and accreditations.
Empfield said the list was modeled after BRAIN's Top 100 dealer awards.
Slowtwitch will honor the cream of the crop, the Top 10 retailers, at the annual conference of Triathlon Business International, held February 10-12 in Rancho Bernardo, California.
More information: The list.