Archive for May, 2016

The Current State of Snow Sports Retailing – “These are strange and challenging times”

May 25, 2016

As the lifts stop turning and shops switch gears to summer, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past season and on the current state of snow sports specialty retailing. Shop owners are all feeling the changes that the current era has brought, and many are finding good ways to roll with […]

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Former Smith Sport Optics President Ned Post Joins Abom, Inc. As Advisor

May 17, 2016

Portland, Ore. (May 16, 2016) – Abom, Inc., the company that developed and patented an active solution to prevent fogging in goggles, announced today that Ned Post, former President of Smith Sport Optics, USA Division of Scott USA and Wilson Sporting Goods, has become an Abom advisor. “We’re truly humbled to have an industry veteran like […]

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Riding an Electric Bike is NOT Cheating. Here’s the Data to Prove It

May 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 by Paul Willerton 26 Comments By Paul Willerton As the warm glow of the Texas morning sun rises over the State Capital building in Austin, a cyclist suddenly flashes by. Flash is the right term. For someone seemingly commuting to work by bike, this one was really moving. The rider, Adam […]

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Ski Bum Business 101; Lessons From a Specialty Retailer

May 9, 2016 Brendan Madigan took over the legacy of specialty retailer Alpenglow Sports, proving a life in the field of run and Nordic can be better than any degree or resume job list. By Jahla Seppanen Since 1979, Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, CA, has grown to become the oldest, and arguably most knowledgeable backcountry shop in […]

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Bass Pro is Moving Forward with Buying Cabela’s

May 2, 2016

By: Daniel Xu Posted: 4/21/16 Last November, OutdoorHub reported on speculation that Bass Pro Shops, a privately held outdoor retailer, was interested in buying out one of its biggest competitors: Cabela’s. It now appears that Bass Pro is moving forward in making a bid on its rival—with the help of Goldman Sachs. Reuters broke the news […]

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