STAG Buying Group news

Wilson (Amer Group) and Lee Sports Distributors (Ireland) have agreed terms with the STAG Buying Group.

Says Stuart Preece of Wilson (Amer Group): “Joining STAG offers us the opportunity of developing our business with many independent retailers, and we are very much looking forward to increasing our sales and distribution with the STAG members.”

John O’Connell, managing director of Lee Sports Distributors, says: “Working with STAG will greatly benefit our business as STAG’s membership grows in Ireland.”

Four retailers from the Republic of Ireland have also joined STAG in recent weeks, taking the total number of retail members to 13 in ROI, 24 in Northern Ireland and 450 for the entire STAG group.

Says new member Noel from Sports Warehouse: “STAG can offer me increased discounts with many of our top suppliers. In this day and age you need to find an edge – STAG offers me this.”

Two more well-established, family-owned businesses to join STAG are T Wiseman Ltd and Wisemans of Bantry. Owner Gearoid Wiseman says: “There are no downsides to joining STAG, only benefits.”

Liam O’Domhnail, owner of LE Spoirt’s in Carraroe, County Galway was more than happy with the level of cost-saving offers that the STAG group can offer an independent retailer in these tough trading times.

STAG members Tim and Colin Beacom, owners of Matchpoint Sports, have opened new outlets in East Horsley and Surbiton. Tim explained that they were delighted with the opening of their two new stores and that trading has been excellent in recent weeks.

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