Monthly Archives: December 2014

HobbyTown on Local News for the Holidays

Walt’s HobbyTown was featured by WSYR-TV, an ABC news station in New York. The owner, Bruce Throne, highlighted many new products stocked in his HobbyTown this holiday season, and he even had the opportunity to show off his flying abilities in the studio!

Walt’s HobbyTown Holiday News Feature

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HobbyTown Experiences Sales Growth Over the Holidays

“According to a National Retail Federation survey, fewer consumers shopped over the Thanksgiving weekend and those who did, spent less. HobbyTown same-store average Black Friday sales were up 5% over 2013, contradicting the national retail trend. We continue to build momentum for a strong Christmas shopping season and hope to outpace the NRF forecast of 4.1% growth for holiday sales.”

-Bob Wilke, President of HobbyTown

UPDATE: HobbyTown is proud to share that we continued to have a very successful holiday season through the end of December. It was the best on record! Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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Grand Opening of Two New HobbyTown Stores

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We recently celebrated the Grand Opening weekends for two new HobbyTown stores. The Grand Opening celebrations were in Waterloo, IA and in McAllen, TX. Congratulations to Franchise Owners Craig and Ron on their new stores. Welcome to HobbyTown.

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