Bizwatch: Kidsport |

Bizwatch: Kidsport

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado

Business name: KidsportDate Opened: 1978Owner: Paul & Sharon TreacyContact info: 800 833-1729,, http://www.kidsportvail.comWhat goods or services do you provide? Junior, kids and infant outdoor clothing and gear, equipment rentals, stroller and backpack rentals, hard goods.What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Competitive pricing. High quality brands. Large variety. We carry over 100 different brands in infant to junior sizes with a wide selection of styles and colors. Enthusiastic employees who enjoy becoming a personal shopper to any customer. Trendy and current styles. Theres no corporate feel. Kidsport is a family owned business. What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? Great customer service! Were eager to help a family that comes in or calls the store. We have a staff that is knowledgeable about kids sizes and brands and a willingness to ensure that both children and parents walk out with confidence in their purchase.Were able to special order items so each customer gets what they want.Were open 365 days a year.Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Paul and Sharon Treacy have owned Kidsport since 1978. Both Paul and Sharon moved from Aspen to open this store. Paul had been working in the industry for nearly 10 years when he saw a market that had not been touched in Vail. Almost 30 years later, Paul and Sharon are still in the store every day. What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? A few years ago, some women came into the shop and squeezed into one of our colorful neck gators thinking they were tube tops. It was quite a sight to see!

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