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  • / E-Retailers

    More layoffs for MVP

    MVP.com, the online sporting goods retailer headed by former superstars Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and John Elway, laid off 36 more employees Jan. 4. In December, the company laid off 79 when it closed offices in Boulder, Colo., and Austin, Texas, and consolidated operations at the Chicago headquarters. Of those 79 December layoffs, 20 came from Chicago. MVP's staff now stands at 43. MVP was looking for additional financing in the latter part...

    Posted 01/30/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    MVP.com, the online sporting goods retailer headed by former superstars Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and John Elway, laid off 36 more employees Jan. 4. In December, the company laid off 79 when it closed offices in Boulder, Colo., and Austin, Texas, and consolidated operations at the Chicago…
  • / Marketing

    MVP.com Buys Outdoor Niche

    Chicago-based online sports retailer MVP.com today announced plans to acquire Boulder, Colo.-based PlanetOutdoors.com to build its outdoor sporting gear category. MVP.com, whose advisory board is led by leading sports figures Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and John Elway, plans to promote the PlanetOutdoors.com site as well as its connection through the MVP.com site. PlanetOutdoors.comâs financial backers will invest in additional funding in the...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Chicago-based online sports retailer MVP.com today announced plans to acquire Boulder, Colo.-based PlanetOutdoors.com to build its outdoor sporting gear category. MVP.com, whose advisory board is led by leading sports figures Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and John Elway, plans to promote the…
  • / E-Retailers

    Jordan, Elway & Gretzky Play in New Web Venture

    Sports greats John Elway, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky have teamed up to launch an Internet site that will offer expert advice from top athletes and sell goods for sports, outdoor and fitness enthusiasts. Their new company, MVP.com, also announced an alliance with CBS Corp. that will trade $85 million in advertising and promotions over four years for an equity stake. In a related deal, MVP.com will acquire and operate the online retail...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Sports greats John Elway, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky have teamed up to launch an Internet site that will offer expert advice from top athletes and sell goods for sports, outdoor and fitness enthusiasts. Their new company, MVP.com, also announced an alliance with CBS Corp. that will trade $85…
  • They shoot, they score

    When it came to playing the game, few played it better than John Elway, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Now, the future hall-of-famers are trying to excel at e-retailing. The three serve as directors and athletic advisors to MVP.com, a pure-play sporting goods store; Elway is chairman. They used their experience to tilt the e-retail playing field by making MVP one of the best content sites. For each sport there is advice on how to choose and...

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    When it came to playing the game, few played it better than John Elway, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Now, the future hall-of-famers are trying to excel at e-retailing. The three serve as directors and athletic advisors to MVP.com, a pure-play sporting goods store; Elway is chairman. They used…

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