Sport Chalet Implements Order Today, Deliver Today Service Company-Wide
LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB), a leading operator of full-service, specialty
sporting goods stores, today announced the company-wide implementation of
order today, deliver today service. With this new service Sport Chalet
customers now have the opportunity to order merchandise and have it delivered
the same day.
"We continue to look for ways to enhance our customer's shopping experience.
Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our stores and
this new service solves that problem. After a customer makes their selection
on our website, our Experts will locate the item(s) then deliver the
merchandise that same day," said Craig Levra, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Sport Chalet. "In addition, for those customers who have rented
gear from us and do not want to make the drive back to one of our stores, we
will drive to their home or office and retrieve the gear for them."
Order today, deliver today service is available to residents and businesses in
most of California as well as the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area, the Greater
Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area, and most of Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Sport Chalet, Inc.
Sport Chalet, founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, is a leading, full service
specialty retailer with 53 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah;
Sport Chalet online at www.sportchalet.com; and a Team Sales Division. The
Company offers over 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including
online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering,
avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation,
snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba
boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and
lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this
release are forward- looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause
the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from
forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things, the negative
effect of the economic downturn on the Company's sales, limitations on
borrowing under the Company's bank credit facility, the Company's ability to
control operating expenses and costs, the competitive environment of the
sporting goods industry in general and in the Company's specific market areas,
inflation, the challenge of maintaining its competitive position, the
Company's ability to manage the growth of its Team Sales Division and online
business, changes in costs of goods and services, and the weather and economic
conditions in general and in specific market areas. These and other risks are
more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
CONTACT: Howard Kaminsky, Chief Financial Officer
(818) 949-5300 ext. 5728
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