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Todd Spaletto tapped to lead new Dick's Sporting Goods outdoor concept stores

In an internal memo circulated to employees this week, Dick's Sporting Goods has announced that Todd Spaletto, the former group president of Wolverine Worldwide and global president of The North Face, has been hired as president of Public Lands, the new specialty outdoor chain ...read more

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2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey results, part 2: Best manufacturers

This is part two of a multi-part series. The next installments will be published in the coming weeks. You can read part one, about annual sales volume, here.  Parts two and three of our 2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey are all about manufacturers—the best and the worst of the bunch. ...read more

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The Backcountry trademark fiasco, one year later

Additional reporting and writing by SNEWS contributing editor Kiran Herbert On October 31, 2019, The Colorado Sun broke a huge story that became one of the year’s biggest scandals in the outdoor industry. According to the Sun, the large online retailer Backcountry.com had engaged ...read more

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Why representation matters in adventure travel and how brands can do better

Monet Hambrick of The Traveling Child journeys around the world for a living with her children. In 2019, she authored The Traveling Child Goes to Rio de Janeiro, a children's book that teaches culture through the eyes of two traveling sisters. And earlier this year, she became a ...read more

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