Archive for April, 2017

Small Retail is Taking On Big-Box (and Winning)

April 21, 2017

For decades big-box stores dominated the retail world. They anchored the large malls and dominated suburban shopping centers… often at the expense of smaller retail stores. But as consumers shift more of their purchasing online, large retailers are struggling. Macy’s, Sports Authority, Finish Line, and many more have either sold, closed stores, or shut down […]

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Independent Ski Resorts Now Acquisition, Partnering Targets For Aspen, Vail

April 20, 2017

April 19, 2017 by Christopher Steiner The focus of the ski resort merger and acquisition saga now shifts to the alpha resorts who aren’t part of either of the two major skiing conglomerates. Among others, that list includes Jackson Hole, Telluride, Snowbird, Copper Mountain, Mt. Bachelor and Sun Valley. Aspen Skiing Company’s move to join […]

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Why Every Outdoor and Athletic Apparel Brand Should be Looking for a Domestic Production Partner Right now

April 17, 2017

March 9, 2017 by Bill Amos Over the last few years, and certainly throughout this election cycle, much has been made of the burgeoning interest in American manufacturing. The reasons for this interest are myriad: a more informed consumer population concerned about where their products come from, increasing labor costs overseas, increasingly long lead times […]

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SKIS OF THE FUTURE: A CONVERSATION WITH DPS AND BLACK CROWS

April 16, 2017

April 11, 2017 by Anna Riek Both ski design and construction are evolving rapidly and constantly. To get a glimpse into the latest thought processes, I interviewed two companies on the leading edge. DPS is overhauling their carbon skis with the new Alchemist line—that’s touted as having more damping qualities than their previous Pure3 construction—and […]

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New Aspen partnership buys Mammoth resorts, challenges Vail Resorts’ dominance in season pass sales

April 15, 2017

Deal gives new Aspen Skiing Co.-KSL Capital Partners alliance more than 6,000 acres of southern California ski terrain April 12, 2017 by Jason Blevins The new Aspen Skiing Co.-KSL Capital Partners alliance is buying the Eastern Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, giving the nascent partnership more than 6,000 acres of […]

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