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Fastenal scores a contract with the National Hockey League

Fastenal and the National Hockey League announced today that the distributor will provide the league’s sports facilities—plus another 4,800 community ice rinks—with maintenance, repair and operations products sold online and offline to “keep the players on ice,” Fastenal says.

Spalding scores with a mobile-first ecommerce platform

Basketball retailer Spalding’s online sales increased 200% in 2019 compared with 2018. The retailer credits the increase to its new ecommerce platform with Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud and other products from the vendor.

Fanatics expands further into college sports

Fanatics is entering a new 10-year partnership with the University of Miami that will make it the school’s primary licensing partner for apparel and other products.

Sporting goods data snapshot

Internet Retailer's look at the sporting goods ecommerce industry shows an increase in web sales in 2018 with a 20.8% compound annual growth rate in the past 5 years. Insights show that consumers are mainly accessing sporting goods websites via mobile, following brands on Facebook and receiving free shipping at 57.3% of the 72 retailers in Internet Retailer's 2019 Top 1000 for sporting goods.

In-focus: Sporting goods

The sporting goods category includes 72 retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 1000 that sell products related to sports equipment, outdoor and camping equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and more. This infographic shows key facts and figures about sporting goods retailers, such as the sales and growth figures of leaders in the category.