Peter Glenn Ski & Sports' History
Peter Glenn Ski & Sports is an American based retailer that specializes in the sale of skis, sporting goods and active wear apparel. The store started in 1958, in Vermont, by Ned Hamilton, a college ski instructor who noticed that there was a growing demand for ski equipment, but not enough retailers who sold it. At the time, Ned was an investor a men's clothing shop and decided to stock the basement with ski equipment and clothing. This new department became instantly successful, which led to Ned opening his own ski equipment and clothing store 'Peter Glenn Ski & Sport' which was named after his son. As the ski and outdoor sports industry started to grow, so did Peter Glenn and he expanded his product base. The store now carries equipment for wake-boarding, water-skiing, snowboarding and adventure travel. Today, there are ten Peter Glenn stores open and they are a leader in the outdoor adventure sports industry.
Peter Glenn Ski & Sports' Values
Peter Glenn sells top of the line and the highest quality in clothing, equipment and sports accessories. Apart from just its product line, Peter Glenn likes to hire staff who are interested in the sports and equipment they sell, in order for their customers to get the most of their new purchases. The sales professionals are trained experts in the equipment so that they can provides customers with the right information in order to make the right purchase.
Although the company originated in Vermont, the majority of the stores are now located in the Southern United States, especially Florida. At Peter Glenn, they understand that not everyone who is interested in snow and water sports live within the regions where they are. This is why Peter Glenn decided to expand into the south.The store is aimed at travellers heading towards northern regions and Peter Glenn wanted to offer them the chance to purchase the equipment before their travels start.
What makes Peter Glenn Ski & Sports unique?
The product line at Peter Glenn is very extensive and carries a wide variety of international brands. Since the store specializes in outdoor sporting equipment they aim to offer the best lines in the market. Companies such as Ugg Australia boots, Canada Goose down jackets, and Oakley sunglasses are all sold in Peter Glenn stores, in order to offer their guests a large variety. Another aspect which makes Peter Glenn a leader in the industry is how it is targeted towards families. They offer a large kids section and family section as they know that these are sports that families can enjoy together.