Author: Eric Smith

June M&A Roundup: Megaresorts Expand Their Empires

June M&A Roundup: Megaresorts Expand Their Empires

Summer is an odd time to discuss what’s happening at North American ski areas—especially with record high temps now sweeping the U.S.—but the escalating “arms race” between megaresort operators Vail Resorts Inc. and Alterra Mountain Co. was among the hottest M&A developments in June. (Read More)

Fleet Feet Event Showcases ‘Resurgence’ Of Run Specialty

Fleet Feet Event Showcases ‘Resurgence’ Of Run Specialty

Dozens of brands in the running footwear, apparel and accessory categories descended on Fleet Feet’s National Franchise conference this week, and while the primary goal was exhibiting their latest product offerings, they also delivered a simple yet powerful message for the industry about the Run Speciality channel. (Read More)

Sweet Spot: Golf’s Evolution Striking Right Balance

Sweet Spot: Golf’s Evolution Striking Right Balance

In this first of a two-part series on the state of the golf industry, SGB looks at the sport’s participation levels and how associations, private companies, grassroots organizations and local course operators are working to ensure golf continues its current rebound by addressing the needs of core players while also attracting the next generation. (Read More)

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