National Park Visitation Poised for Another Record Year
Cheap gas prices could help the National Park Service set visitation records for the second consecutive year on the eve of its 100 year anniversary. Total visitation to the 370 national parks, monuments, recreation sites and other destinations managed by the National Park Service (NPS) grew 5.62 percent...(10/13/2015)
Butternut Basin Joins Snowsports Merchandising Corporation
Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the wintersports industry, announced Butternut Basin has joined the group...
MEC Begins Selling Alpine Gear at Four Stores
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) will begin selling alpine skiing and snowboarding gear today at four of its 18 stores across Canada for the first time in its 44-year history, according to a report by CTVNEWS.ca. Like its U.S. counterpart REI, Vancouver, B.C.-based MEC is owned by its members...(10/13/2015)
Under Armour Announces Brad Dickerson COO/CFO To Depart In Early 2016
Under Armour reported that COO and CFO Brad Dickerson will be stepping down to pursue another professional opportunity outside of the athletic performance industry. Dickerson has been with Under Armour since 2004, serving as CFO since 2008, and more recently gaining the title of COO in early 2015...(10/13/2015)
Freestyle and Game Time Watch Owners File Bankruptcy
Geneva Watch Group, which makes the Freestyle watersports watch line, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection and plans on selling the company...(10/13/2015)
ICSC Predicts 3.3 Percent Holiday Sales Gain
International Council of Shopping Centers forecasts holiday retail sales will grow 3.3 percent, or significantly faster than the average pace of the last ten years...(10/13/2015)
Surf Expo Reports Hefty Rise in Retailer Attendance
Surf Expo reported a 9 percent increase in store attendance at it September show in Orlando, FL, which drew more than 2,300 exhibitors, 300 new brands and buyers from 47 states and 68 countries...(10/13/2015)
Survey: America’s Best Running Cities
Orlando ranked first in Vitals Index ranking of America’s Best Running Cities. That was followed by San Diego, Las Vegas and Miami...