Zumiez Inc., is a Washington State corporation, formed in August 1978. The Company is a multi- channel specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods, focusing on skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, motocross and bicycle motocross for young men and women. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 551 stores; 511 in the United States, 28 in Canada and 12 in Europe. It operates under the names of Zumiez and Blue Tomato. The Company also operates ecommerce websites. It competes with other teenage and young adult focused retailers. The Company's products are subject to regulation of and regulatory standards set by various governmental authorities with respect to quality and safety.