Rick Brooks

Amazon.com sells everything. At least, it often seems that way. The latest category to get the Amazon treatment is "action sports" with the e-tail giant offering an extensive selection of skateboards, BMX bikes, ski and snowboard equipment and the like to those who enjoy getting a little air between their feet and the ground. To help establish street cred among those who like their sports extreme, Amazon announced it was sponsoring eight-time skateboarding champion Andy Macdonald. As part of the deal, Mr. Macdonald will wear Amazon's logo on his helmet and be featured in exclusive videos on the site.

EVERETT -- Zumiez Inc., an Everett-based specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today reported record results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Jan. 28. Total net sales for the fourth quarter increased 17.7 percent to $183.9 million from $156.2 million in the quarter ended Jan. 29, 2011. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 9.7 percent on top of a comparable store sales increase of 13 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Total net sales for fiscal 2011 increased 16.1 percent to $555.9 million from $478.8

Everett, Wash. -- Zumiez Inc. reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended Oct. 29 rose 14.8% to $14.1 million, from $12.3 million in the prior fiscal year. Revenue climbed 13.3% to $154 million from $135.9 million, and same-store sales grew 6%. “We are pleased with the current pace of growth for our business and believe our product assortment has us well positioned for the remainder of the holiday selling period," said Rick Brooks, CEO. The company has opened all 45 new stores planned in fiscal 2011, including its first stores in Canada.

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