GENEVA – Geneva Running Outfitters, a local specialty running retailer located at 221 W. State St. in Geneva, was recently recognized as one of the 50 Best Running Stores in America by two leading trade and consumer publications, Running Insight and Competitor Magazine, states a news release.
Geneva Running Outfitters took its place among the country’s elite retailers following an extensive nomination and review process throughout 2013.
The judging culminated in the store’s recognition at a gala awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 5 as part of The Running Event, an annual conference and trade expo for specialty running retailers.
Geneva Running Outfitters was selected after a rigorous vetting process that rated the store on its service, product knowledge, merchandising and its community service, states the release. It will be featured in a special issue of Competitor magazine, which is distributed nationally.
In addition, the store will receive a commemorative plaque to mark the award. And each of the 50 Best winners will share the award with consumers via a special window sign supplied by Competitor that indicates the store as a 50 Best 2013 winner.
“Specialty retailers are the heart and soul of the running business, and it was a pleasure and privilege to recognize these stores for their excellence in customer service and community support,” said Mark Sullivan, editor of Running Insight, a Formula 4 Media publication, in the release. “The 50 Best Running Stores in America represent the best that the running business has to offer in terms of customer satisfaction and superior retailing.”