Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Busy day for retailers like more Packers Memorabilia arrives-WBAY

By Marcie Kobriger

It was a day off for Packers players and coaches Tuesday. First real practice team to get ready for Pittsburgh Steelers is Friday.

But it was a hectic day for local distributors, trying to keep up with the demand for goods of air conditioners and memorabilia.

The Packers Pro Shop at Lambeau Field has seen a steady stream of heavy customers for two days as fans are eager to commemorate the Super Bowl 45 before it is in the books.

"Just get the relics. It is not every day go to the Super Bowl, then you will get everything that is possible, "said Andy Thyes customer.

"We have our Super Bowl coming, we're expecting some additional items of clothing for women, men and locker room children t-shirts, we had more hats in stock," said Kate Hogan of the pro shop.

NFC Championship gear that hit shelves Monday is already old news. It was an item off the presses that had fans buzzing Tuesday hot: the official program of the Super Bowl 45 was delivered to a number of retailers, that morning.

As soon as the programs hit shelves, they were flying out of them. Those who are buying them said that the publication of 15 $ will help them to feel much more connected to the game come Super Bowl Sunday.

"We ultimately Super Bowl has found the other day, and we want the memory of it," said Kathy Pols customer, "" follow all players and all the events going on.

"The last time I bought a program for the Super Bowl 31 the Packers finished to win, so I'm hoping the same thing will happen with this one," said Anthony Kennedy customer.

The program will be available in stores across the State and also online at Amazon.com later this week, but the Packers Pro Shop and the shop Jersey were among the top retailers, warehouse and sales at the beginning seemed to pay.

"Our initial order was 300 units, we thought it was an OK medium in order, but relies on sales so far, I just placed an order for another 400," said the Jersey Store manager Mike Walters.

Big sales based on great Super Bowl hopes.

"It's just great to look back on it. I figure that they win, so it will be good to look back on it five, ten years down the road, "said Thyes.

"It's a lot of fun. It's kind of like Christmas again, "said Hogan.

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