Blue Tomato was hit hard by Covid-19-related store closures in Europe in the 10 weeks leading up to Jan. 9, according to its U.S.-based parent Zumiez. However, the group’s Australian action sports retail chain, Fast Times, performed “extremely well.” Bottom line, the group’s international sales declined 6.7 percent in dollars and 14.2 percent in local currencies during the period. The group’s North American sales rose 0.2 percent, driven by a small increase in U.S. stores, while Canada was down. In terms of product categories, hard goods performed best, followed by accessories. Footwear was the worst category, followed by women’s and men’s apparel. Overall, Zumiez sales were down 0.7 percent but up 1.7 percent on a comparable store basis. More details on SGI Europe’s website.