Monday, January 24, 2011

Olympia Sports Continues to Grow

[F]or Olympia Sports, a 185-store chain based in Westbrook, [small towns]
are keys to success. Olympia, which was founded by Portland resident Edward
Manganello 35 years ago, has expanded across New England and grown into a major
player in the retail sports industry, thanks in part to a strategy of selling
family sports equipment in towns lacking a large retail presence. "We went to
smaller, remote markets that have little or no competition. There is quite a
need there," Olympia President Dick Coffey said Tuesday in his Westbrook office.

A profile of Coffey can be read here.

- John C.L. Morgan

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