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“There has been a fundamental shift in lodging performance patterns that was slow to emerge coming out of mid-winter but is now firmly established,” said Ralf Garrison, advisor to Inntopia for DestiMetrics product line. “This is the first summer since 2009 that we’ve seen industry wide year-over-year declines in occupancy, although strong gains in rate […]
Welcome back from summer! I hope you all had an enjoyable time during these hot summer months! I just returned from an exploratory trip to China as a guest of the World Winter Sports Expo. As you may have heard, the Chinese government has declared they will have 300,000,000 skiers/snowboarders by 2022. Even if they […]
By Kimberly Beekman for SKI Magazine’s September 2017 issue In the glorious 1970s, when mustaches were unironic and tight pants actually looked good on dudes, the male-dominated ski industry tried to entice more women into the sport by broadcasting the message that ski slopes were ripe with “eligible bachelors,” says Kelly Davis, director of research […]
According to NPD Sports Industry Analyst Matt Powell, given the current malaise in the U.S. sports business, it is important for the industry to look across the retail landscape for ideas on how to improve its current condition: The world of fast fashion may offer some clues. While the social costs of fast fashion are […]
SIA’s Director of Research Kelly Davis is beginning to dig deep into the upcoming winter season. As the excitement builds, Davis taps into her decades of expertise in the industry to help divine what we have to look forward to. Impacts from remarkable changes across the snow sports industry over the past six months will […]
Late last week, Newell Brands Inc. announced that Kohlberg and Company, a private equity company out of Mount Kisco, NY will purchase Newell’s portfolio of winter brands for $240M. Kohlberg’s acquisition of brands including winter K2, Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Madshus, Line, Ride, Full Tilt, BCA, Atlas, and Tubbs will make Kohlberg and Company the largest […]