Hot tub retailers, and our magazine, are growing
Talking to Joe Mahoney from Capital Hot Tubs about why he and his wife Patty decided to open a third location, he kept coming back to the same reason: If you aren’t growing, you’re dying.
For Joe, it wasn’t about outgrowing his current space or finding a more visible location. When he looked around the industry, the companies doing best were the aggressive ones.
“The people who have had incredible growth are the ones who have been ahead of the game and they’ve expanded, they’ve opened more stores, they’ve renovated their stores and they’ve moved their stores,” Mahoney told me.
This issue is devoted to expansion. Whenever I got someone on the phone to talk about their growth, they would share two or three other retailers also in the process. I wish we had space to include all their stories.
“Growing or dying” is also something we take seriously as a magazine. If you’re a regular reader, you know we’ve been launching new products to make your SpaRetailer experience better — including a new website, app and podcast.
And even though this particular issue is out, I still want to hear about your growth. I don’t think this will be the last time we allocate a considerable page count to retailers who are branching out.
Megan Kendrick, managing editor