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2011-08-17 07:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Marine, the nation's largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, is proud to announce that it is accepting nominations for its third annual Green Product of the Year Award. This year the contest has been expanded to include all of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). By expanding the contest West Marine hopes to encourage green product...

2011-06-08 07:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day, West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced the recipients of their annual Marine Conservation Grants program. Grants for a total amount of $30,000 are being awarded to non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. who are working to "improve and protect marine habitat," which is part of West Marine's mission. This year's grant recipients are...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Marine, (Nasdaq: WMAR) the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced it is opening the biggest store in the company's history in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To better serve the boating and "Yachting Capital of the World," West Marine is planning on opening a 50,000 square foot flagship at the end of the year. This store will be twice as big as the company's current largest store and will be focused on...

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