Toronto ON, February 17, 2015 – Silver Crystal Sports, a global leader in professional sports lettering and numbering, has been named to Fast Company’s annual ranking of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015, ranking 44th on the list alongside such mega brands as Warby Parker, Apple, Alibaba, Google and Instagram. Silver Crystal Sports is also ranked #1 by Fast Company in its listing of the world’s top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Sports, joining an elite group of global sporting brands including Under Armour, the Boston Marathon and the NBA.
Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial events of the year. The magazine’s editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. Silver Crystal Sports earned its place in the Fast Company ranking as a direct result of the company’s pioneering digital retail merchandising strategy, in which it leases FANZONES microfactories to sports venues and retail outlets, allowing fans to design and print their own team jerseys on demand in minutes. Company data shows that the presence of these retail kiosks can increase game day jersey sales in stadiums by between 25% and 150%, as well as dramatically boosting jersey sales for retailers where the FANZONES microfactories are installed.
“We are simply blown away to be included on Fast Company’s coveted list and to be sharing the limelight with major brands and highly progressive, creative companies,” says Adam Crystal, co-CEO, Silver Crystal Sports. “To be named the most innovative company in the sporting world is an absolute validation of our unique FANZONES digital retail technology, which offers sports fans a totally new and exciting form of retail entertainment.”
“Millions of sports fans around the world now wear customized team jerseys created through our innovative on-demand technology,” says Jeff Silver, co-CEO of Silver Crystal Sports. “We are on a mission to bring innovation in retail to every sports retailer on the planet and we are thrilled to be honored by the editors of Fast Company for our state of the art technology and our innovative go to market strategy.”
In Fast Company’s own press release, editor Robert Safian said this of the annual ranking, “Our goal is to illuminate the state of innovation as it exists right now within the rapidly changing global landscape. That’s why there are only five repeats on our Top 50 list from the list a year ago. In this economic environment, we all need to continually challenge our assumptions.”
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About Silver Crystal Sports
Silver Crystal Sports Inc., a global leader in professional sports lettering & numbering, is revolutionizing the sports merchandising game with its innovative digital retail ordering systems and online inventory management tools for on-demand product customization. The company has more than 400 partners worldwide, and the Silver Crystal Sports FANZONES System can be visited at many sport retailers & sporting venues throughout the MLB, MiLB, NBA, NFL, AFL, CFL, NHL, OHL, NCAA, MLS and V8 Supercars pro circuit. The company has deployed its FANZONES micro-factory system throughout the United States, Canada and Australia continuing its mission to provide retail entertainment to the world while increasing its partners’ revenue per square foot.
For more information visit Silver Crystal Sports at www.silvercrystalsports.com, or its FANZONE web site at www.fanzones.com
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