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2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey results, part 6: Women’s apparel sales


This is part six of a multi-part series. The next installments will be published in the coming weeks. You can read the entire series here. For part six of our SNEWS Retailer Survey results, we’re taking a peek at 2020 sales of women’s apparel, as reported by dozens of retailers …read more

Three generations of Rock and Snow owners: Andrew Zalewski, Rich Gottlieb, and Dick Williams.

A year-end update from Grassroots Outdoor Alliance

We’ve heard the storyline countless times throughout the pandemic: Outdoor sales have been a bright spot as people seek refuge outside. And while this dominant refrain is largely true, the real story for independent shops is more nuanced. “You can’t paint all retailers with the …read more

Industry Buzz: A tragic loss, Helly Hansen jacket drive, an emotional Deb Haaland, a bike heist, new hires


Tragedy: Writer and adventurer Roy Wollack died in a mountain biking accident last weekend. [LA Times] 13 Helly Hansen stores across the country are hosting jacket drives to support local organizations supporting homeless, at-risk youth, and disabled populations. Stores are …read more

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Poll: Who makes the best winter base layer?


Whatever your winter activity of choice, your base layer is crucial. Whether you prefer wool, synthetic, or a mixture of both, there are plenty of companies across the industry making great options, and we want to know your favorite. Vote below to see what the rest of the …read more

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