It’s the end of July and consumers are thinking about the great outdoors – either how to get out in it or stay inside to escape the heat. As summer lines are swapped out for fall and winter gear, here’s a look at a particular segment of industry – sporting goods chains. We’ve focused the top 10 chains in the US and Canada based on total company sales.

At Chain Store Guide, we’re always thinking about apparel. But each July, the industry is even more of a focus as we wrap up work on the newest edition of the Directory of Apparel Specialty Stores, available to pre-order now and shipping in August.