Under Armour's declining stock price likely was top of mind for many shareholders at the company's annual meeting Wednesday, and founder and CEO Kevin Plank wasted no time acknowledging recent weakness.
Team workouts are part of a growing movement at gyms around the region and across the country to offer workouts much like a sports team might do in small groups. Merritt Clubs, Brick Bodies and FX Studios, the Under Armour-affiliated gym, all offer team workouts.
Pandora and countless other consumer product companies are dedicating resources to fight the growing problem of counterfeit trade, turning to lawsuits, law enforcement, internal counterfeit trackers and other channels to protect their brands.
Under Armour Inc. posted its first quarterly loss as a public company for the first three months of the year on Thursday but said sales growth met expectations and called the results a "solid start" to the year.
Officials gather Tuesday at Recreation Pier, which for years stood rotting at the foot of Fells Point, to celebrate the opening of the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, a $350-a-night inn, with a whiskey bar, ballroom and interior garden, backed by brothers Kevin and Scott Plank of Under Armour fame.
As soon as the hotel elevator doors close, I realize my mistake. Men surround me on all sides. Drunk men. Drunk salesmen, specifically, with Under Armour logos on their shirts. They hold opaque plastic cups of liquor and brown plastic bottles of beer, suggesting they have just come from one of the boats docked across the street in the Inner Harbor. There are three men behind me and two on either side. I put my head down and focus on the ornate designs of the carpet.
Baltimore is increasingly in the world of sports team owner Ted Leonsis, who is raising his profile in the city. He's best known as a Washington sports mogul but recently acquired Baltimore and Washington teams in the Arena Football League. He tells us why he expanded to Baltimore and what his vision is for success.
Now five years old with 41 locations in 11 states, the chain is looking to double in size in two years, and Kraus and Newton say they plan to turn barbecue with a side of patriotism into a national brand.