Topgolf is wrapping up the year with a second Arkansas venue. Topgolf Little Rock will open on December 22 in the state’s capital. The location will be Topgolf’s 98th outdoor venue and 88th in the U.S.
Body20, the fitness boutique focused on electro-muscle stimulation, hired Jay Galluzzo, former CEO and co-founder of Flywheel Sports, as CEO, succeeding Greg Breitbart, who will transition to a member of the Board of Directors.
The ICSC Board of Trustees elected Jim Taylor, president & CEO, Brixmor Property Group, to serve as ICSC’s chairman and Angele Robinson-Gaylord, SVP, store development americas, Starbucks, to serve as vice chairman for the 2024 term.
Off Madison Ave acquired PR Agency CGPR from French/West/Vaughan (FWV), the Raleigh, NC-based marketing agency that acquired the company in February 2020. CGPR is the fifth merger and acquisition by Off Madison Ave since 2005.
After less than a year at the company, Peloton Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland, has joined Verizon Communications, Inc. in the same role.
The survey, which was conducted in partnership with Morning Consult, surveyed active/causal lifestyle brand consumers ages 18 to 55 based in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, and Italy. It found that only one-third of respondents “Highly Prioritize” sustainability when making purchasing decisions, compared to other factors like “Good Value” (68 percent) and “Low Price” (57 percent).
Kizik secured an amendment of its credit facility with JPMorgan Chase that provides enhanced financial flexibility to support expansion into new distribution channels, including company-owned retail stores, U.S. wholesale and international markets.
The Placer.ai data revealed that Nike drew 324.9 percent more retail store visits on Black Friday 2023, Lululemon, for its part, saw a visit bump of 467.7 percent on November 24, bringing the brand closer to its pre-pandemic Black Friday frenzy levels.
Jim Easton, the second-generation owner of the Easton sports equipment companies and a pioneer in aluminum-based manufacturing processes used in sports equipment, died at his home in Los Angeles on December 4 at the age of 88.
S&P Global Ratings revised its debt rating outlook on Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp. to negative from stable due to its recent report of weaker-than-expected performance for the third quarter despite maintaining relatively consistent S&P Global Ratings-adjusted EBITDA margins.