Among the changes that West Marine CEO Matt Hyde has shepherded in his four years at the helm of the marine retail giant was the introduction this spring of the Marine Electronics Expo.
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.
Retail is undergoing the biggest change it has seen in more than a generation as demographics shift, mobile devices are increasingly used for shopping and millennials enter the work force.
West Marine announced the winners of its inaugural World Oceans Day Bag Design Contest.
West Marine launched its first water life station on Pandora Radio.
West Marine announced the winners of its annual “Do It YourSelfie” social media contest.
West Marine launched a competition for young artists through its BlueFuture Program, which supports youth-based initiatives on and around the water.
The sixth annual West Marine Carolina Cup, home to the world’s largest gathering of stand-up paddleboard racers, will take place April 19-24 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
West Marine is now accepting applications for its 2016 BlueFuture Fund grants to benefit youth organizations.
Starting this spring, West Marine is taking a new approach with its non-profit BlueFuture program. The program initially supported initiatives on three fronts — youth boating, sustainable fisheries and marine conservation — but the company said it has opted to narrow BlueFuture’s focus with the aim of strengthening its impact.
West Marine launched its “Do It YourSelfie” social media contest.