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When The Outbound Collective needed to fill a new customer success position last September, CEO and co-founder Brian Heifferon decided to skip advertising the job in the usual places in favor of a new approach: posting the position on just one, the In Solidarity Project’s job ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A unique ski season: Discover how ski resorts around the country (and the continent) are operating during the pandemic. [SKI] Racial justice in the outdoors: Youth Outside announces its inaugural Liberated Paths Grantees, ...read more
On Wednesday, Sea to Summit issued a voluntary recall of certain ranges of Alpha and Sigma camp pots. The pots’ handles lock in place via a black nylon latch which, when not engaged properly, may cause the pot to “become unstable and pose a burn or scald hazard,” according to ...read more
Last month, Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) announced plans to launch two new outdoor-centric stores under a new brand name, Public Lands, and placed outdoor industry veteran Todd Spaletto at the helm. This week, DSG made another big launch announcement: The sporting goods giant ...read more
2020 was the year of virtual trade shows and the question on everyone’s mind now is whether or not 2021 will look the same. According to the organizers of the twice-annual surf and water sports event, Surf Expo, the answer is a definitive “no.” If that show is any sort of ...read more
This is part eight of a multi-part series. The next installments will be published in the coming weeks. You can read the entire series here. After gathering and analyzing data to glean insights about the industry's best and most difficult manufacturers, men's and women's apparel, ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A concerning trend: Avalanche fatalities are increasing among older demographics, and experts have several theories as to why. [Outside] Back on the rock wall: Indoor climbing gyms, closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, are ...read more
Market projections indicate that now is a very good time to get into CBD, and Kelty seems to have taken notice. The Colorado-based camping brand, owned by Exxel Outdoors, launched a new line of CBD products yesterday—a collection of sprays, lotions, and salves billed as recovery ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Winter ascent: This season, four teams of climbers will attempt a feat never accomplished before—summiting K2 in winter. [Climbing] Rush for drilling rights: Oil companies are stockpiling drilling permits in the waning days ...read more
In this issue of our award-winning magazine, we zero in on some of the major sustainability issues, challenges, and solutions facing the outdoor industry: Does the industry make too much product, and if so, how can we stop? The dirty banks undercutting outdoor companies' ...read more
It was with great sadness we confirmed today that one of the most beloved figures in our industry, the legendary polar adventurer Eric Larsen, has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Known and cherished by many of us for his big heart, generous spirit, and true passion for ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web New national park: The nation officially has a new national park in West Virginia, thanks to the latest pandemic stimulus package. [Travel + Leisure] Tribute to a great outdoor writer: A remembrance of “one of the great ...read more
As we settle into 2021, it feels like a good time for change. For 37 years, SNEWS has been delivering outdoor industry news, trends, opinions, and analysis and I’m excited to announce that in the next few months, we will be rebranding and launching a new website. These changes ...read more
Outdoor Retailer's second run of its digital trade show went live today, kicking off with a flurry of education sessions and thousands of attendees registered to show up. Unlike the group's traditional in-person shows, which take place over the course of a week, OR Winter Online ...read more
The latest pandemic stimulus bill, passed by Congress in December, has opened the door for many small business owners to access new relief loans through the Paycheck Protection Program—money that can be used to pay employees and keep the lights on on. If you're a small business ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web In memoriam: A remembrance of climbers we lost in 2020. [Climbing] Hunting rules loosen in Grand Teton: The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the National Park Service can’t regulate hunting on private ...read more
This is part seven of a multi-part series. The next installments will be published in the coming weeks. You can read the entire series here. So far, our 2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey results have broken down the sales success of camping gear and apparel at independent retailers last ...read more
After 10 years building its foothold in the U.S. snowboard market, California-based Jones Snowboards announced today that the brand will start selling apparel for the first time later this year. A new line of outerwear including jackets, bibs, pants, and base layer pieces will ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Looming backcountry issues: As predicted, safety concerns have started mounting as skiers abandon resorts for the backcountry this season. [ABC News] A ski prodigy makes waves: 14-year-old Kai Jones is certain to figure ...read more
It's time for a fresh start. The team at SNEWS is taking the day off to recharge, reset, and ready ourselves for a year that promises to be better than the last. Today, as we all look ahead, we'd like to thank you for your continued support of all that we do—our daily effort to ...read more
The pandemic has not been kind to independent sales reps. With in-person meetings cancelled for months on end, reps have had to navigate business in 2020 without (arguably) the most powerful tool in their professional arsenal: the ability to show products directly to potential ...read more
We made it: the end of 2020. The last month of the year was filled with some exciting previews of things to come in 2021. The buzziest development was the announcement by Dick Sporting Goods that the company will open a new chain of outdoor stores called Public Lands late next ...read more
Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The North Face x Gucci collab: The two brands have revealed details about their new joint collection, inspired by '70s-era style. [HypeBeast] The future of carbon emissions: After a century of rising atmospheric carbon ...read more
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