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Denver Post business reporters and editors offer news, analysis and commentary on the latest business, real estate, tourism, gambling and technology news in the Colorado and Denver.

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What's next for Sports Authority -- key court dates, deadlines

Thu, 05 May 2016 19:56:31 +0000

Sports Authority's attorneys this week said they're still pursuing a "robust" sale process. Here's a look at some key deadlines and dates in the sale and auction process as of Thursday morning,  according to Reorg, a research firm that tracks bankruptcies.The dates are subject to change. Main auction:  May 11 at 5 p.m. EDT: Deadline to submit bids May 13 [...]

High hopes for pot shop's name on Mile High? Not so fast.

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 23:25:46 +0000

Native Roots' made a splashy April Fools' Day play: display and leaderboard ads plastered all over, a press release, an interview with CBS4, a call to The Cannabist's Ricardo Baca, and a mock-up of a huge green marijuana leaf hanging below Bucky the Bronco on the side of Mile High Stadium. On a day when one [...]

The four cheapest ways to spend next winter on Colorado's slopes

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:30:17 +0000

Colorado resorts release pricing for 2016-17 season passes, including Epic Pass, MAX Pass and Rocky Mountain Super Pass.

Nike, TCW, New York Life head up Sports Authority's creditors committee

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:33:58 +0000

A seven-member creditors committee has been appointed in Sports Authority's Chapter 11 case, according to court documents filed Thursday. The committee of unsecured creditors, including a description of the debt and unsecured claims, according to court documents, are: TCW/Crescent Mezzanine Partners et al. -- Mezzanine debt holder with at least $157.5 million in unsecured claims. New York Life [...]

Sports Authority bankruptcy sends aftershocks through sporting goods industry

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:26:24 +0000

The first dominoes are starting to fall from Sports Authority's entrance into bankruptcy. At one end, sporting goods giant Dick's Sporting Goods is licking its chops and drafting plans to capitalize on Sports Authority's closing stores. At the other, key vendors are prepping their financials in light of the fifth-largest sporting goods retailer filing for Chapter [...]

Empire Staple's Platte Valley HQ to be redeveloped by Trammell Crow

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:53:13 +0000

In a deal announced this week, Empire Staple Co. got itself a shiny new headquarters in Globeville and Trammell Crow Co. a prime redevelopment site in the booming Central Platte Valley. Empire Staple recently purchased the 62,000-square-foot industrial facility at the corner of 55th Avenue and Logan Court for a undisclosed price from developer Trammell Crow. The company plans to relocate [...]

Steve Hughes, ex-CEO of Boulder Brands, launches private equity company, talks about his former firm

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:39:31 +0000

The former CEO of Boulder Brands has launched a company that he describes as a "private, virtual Boulder Brands" and announced Boulder-based Pact, a sustainable apparel company, as the firm's first investment. Steve Hughes, a natural foods industry veteran who was ousted last year from his CEO post at the now-acquired Boulder Brands, has ventured into [...]

Sports Authority restructuring work continues, but specter of Chapter 11 still looms

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:42:07 +0000

As early as March. That's the latest time frame pegged for a Sports Authority Chapter 11 filing to drop, Reuters reported earlier today, citing three unnamed sources. The potential bankruptcy filing has been reportedly imminent before -- when the Englewood-based sporting goods retailer said it missed an interest payment in January, when that payment's 30-day grace period [...]

GoPro returns as title sponsor for Vail's GoPro Mountain Games

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:07:26 +0000

GoPro will return as the title sponsor for the 15th annual GoPro Mountain Games in Vail in 2016.

WhiteWave targets 100% certified sustainable cocoa

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:37:52 +0000

WhiteWave Foods, the Denver-based company behind such brands as Horizon Organic, Silk and So Delicious, this week pledged to have 100 percent of its sourced cocoa powder be independently certified by the end of the year. Currently, about 25 percent of the cocoa that goes into products such as International Delight creamers, Silk soymilk, and Horizon [...]