Archive for September, 2012

Vail Resorts Lands Retail/Rental Increase Despite Challenging Snow Year

September 27, 2012

September 25, 2012 The operator of ski resorts and winter sports retailers reported a 4.3% increase in retail/rental sales to $181.8 million from $174.3 million for the 12 months ended Jul. 31.  The top line was driven by the company’s acquisition of an online retailer in July 2011 and Colorado front-range stores that generated strong […]

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Icelantic & First Degree CFO David Rupp and partners, have a blast testing the ‘One Degree Celsius’ logo @156mph!!

September 25, 2012

Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, A true Stormtrooper Mission. Icelantic & First Degree CFO David Rupp and partners, have a blast testing the ‘One Degree Celsius’ logo @156mph!! One Degree Celsius is the temperature at which water molecules begin the transformation into a solid state; ultimately creating our favorite medium, SNOW. Winter is coming fast! […]

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Black Diamond to Acquire PIEPS GmbH for $13.1 MM

September 25, 2012

September 24, 2012 Black Diamond signs a definitive agreement to acquire PIEPS Holding GmbH, an Austrian designer and marketer of avalanche beacons and snow safety products, from the SEIDEL Group for $13.1 million.  Financial terms include a cash payment of 8.0 million Euros ($10,4 mm), the assumption of 2.1 million Euros ($2.7 mm) in debt and the possibility of a 2.3 […]

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Interbike Wraps Another Strong Show…

September 24, 2012

September, 24 2012 Interbike International Bicycle Expo 2012 began again in the heat and blowing dust of Boulder City, NV, where hundreds gathered in the desert outside the Las Vegas strip to kick off the country’s largest annual bicycle industry trade show with a two-day outdoor demo event, followed by three days of two- floor […]

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NRF to Oppose Swipe Fee Suit Settlement…

September 21, 2012

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has been granted authori- zation by its Board of Directors to go to court to block the pro- posed $7.25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over rapidly escalating Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees that cost consumers hundreds of dollars a year. A resolution approved by the […]

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