West Marine will celebrate the grand opening next week of its new flagship store in Braintree, Mass.
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and five franchised stores in Turkey.
West Marine named 11 organizations as recipients of its annual Marine Conservation Grants.
West Marine is looking for a father in need of a waterlife makeover.
Citing lingering chilly spring weather, West Marine said its first-quarter revenue was $113.3 million, a decline of less than 1 percent from a year earlier, and comparable-store sales were down 1.7 percent.
West Marine held the grand opening of its flagship store in West Islip on New York’s Long Island with a “Cruising for a Cause” charity night that raised more than $12,000 for local marine-based organizations.
West Marine is seeking applications for marine conservation grants between $500 and $5,000 that it will award to five to 10 recipients.
West Marine reported an increase in fourth-quarter sales, but posted an $11 million loss to end a year that disappointed the California-based boating supplies and accessories retailer.
West Marine is planning a grand-opening celebration March 20-23 at its new flagship store in West Islip, N.Y.
West Marine will host the grand opening celebration in March of its newly expanded store in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
West Marine’s new and larger store in Daytona Beach, Fla., will have a grand opening celebration from Feb. 14-16.