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Taking the AP to task

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Monday, April 8, 2013
Tyler Wilson

Editor's note: The following is in response to a recent article written by the Associated Press and picked up by news outlets across the country.

Scooter Store lawsuit: What are the odds?

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03/29/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – If you’re a laid off employee suing The Scooter Store, you may want the company to turn things around, industry attorneys say.

Category development: Scooters

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12/28/2012

RIPE FOR RETAIL

Scooters ready to ride the HME retail road

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12/28/2012

For mobility providers looking to enter the HME retail parade, market specialists recommend they march in with both feet and follow the scooters.

Retail seen as key to boosting scooter sales

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07/26/2011

Scooters fall into a category of their own within the mobility segment--a lifestyle product with a clinical purpose that is available through both insurance and retail channels. Yet while demand has progressively grown in recent years, coverage and funding have slipped, presenting scooter dealers with a dilemma about which sales channel deserves the most focus.

Get a brain! It's morons, not morans

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12/22/2010

I got a call last month from Mike Kruse, a reporter with the St. Petersburg Times. Turns out a man on a moped crashed into a man driving a power wheelchair. Kruse had all kinds of questions for me: How big is the scooter market? How big is the power chair market? And on and on. I kind of enjoyed it. Usually, I'm the one asking questions so to have the tables turned was fun.

Consumer need drives retail scooter sales

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07/22/2010

Though consumer spending remains weak in a fragile economic recovery, retail sales for scooters remain  steady due to consistent demand, manufacturers say.

Cy Corgan: Yes, retail sales can grow

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09/30/2009

Thanks to the shaky economy, consumers are saving more and buying less, but that's no reason for providers to let retail sales fall by the wayside, says retail mobility expert Cy Corgan. With effective marketing, providers can drive traffic to their stores and increase revenue.

Obesity drives bariatric market

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09/30/2009

America's obesity epidemic continues to warrant the manufacturing of thicker, stronger, heavy-duty medical equipment. This means there is more opportunity than ever for HME providers who want to pursue this specialty market. More than one-third of U.S. adults are classified as clinically obese (more than 72 million people) and obesity in adults has reportedly increased by more than 60% in the past 20 years. In 2008, researchers found that 32 states had an obesity prevalence equal to or greater than 25% while six states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 30%. Only one state, Colorado, had a prevalence of obesity less than 20% of its total population.