Best of 2017: Most shared on Facebook

Check out the top five most shared articles this year.
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Of the hundreds of articles we posted on Facebook this year, these five were shared and commented on the most. Check them out to see what all the buzz was about: 

Walmart acquires Moosejaw


Arc'teryx says it will donate to Conservation Alliance instead of going to OR

Photo of a climber hiking on a barren peak, above treeline, wearing Arc'teryx pants, jacket, hat and backpack.

Photo courtesy Arc'teryx.

REI Co-founder Mary Anderson passes away at 107 

Mary Anderson, right. Photo courtesy of REI.

Mary Anderson, right. Photo courtesy of REI.

Columbia CEO Tim Boyle: We're here because the U.S. was open, tolerant enough to let us in

Columbia Sportswear Company CEO Tim Boyle. // Photo courtesy of Columbia Sportswear.

Columbia Sportswear Company CEO Tim Boyle. // Photo courtesy of Columbia Sportswear.

It’s official: Denver is the new home of Outdoor Retailer

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

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Black Lives Matter: Statements from the industry

As outdoor leaders begin to speak out against racial injustice in the United States—once again brought to light by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—SNEWS is collecting their statements in one place. Our list currently includes the following voices: Access Fund, American more

Farm to Feet wool socks

Best of 2017: Top polls

The polls are still open! We love seeing and learning from the results of our weekly poll questions. As soon as you vote, the results are magically revealed, so you know whether you’re in the minority or the majority. These are the topics that got the most people talking this more

Trump moves forward with DAPL, Keystone XL pipelines.

Best of 2017: Top political stories

What a year in politics! This year in particular, politics and the outdoor industry were so intertwined, the SNEWS team definitely covered our share of controversial stories. Here are the top five: Utah asks Trump to rescind on Bears Ears NM, Patagonia pulls out of Outdoor more


Best of 2017: New outdoor shops

Despite all the doom and gloom that we hear about retail these days, we’ve seen some exciting new stores launch this year, each with its own unique spin on specialty outdoor retail. Here are some of the coolest: A new gear shop is born in Pittsburgh, PA A new gear shop is born more

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Best of 2017: #CoolShop

The SNEWS team was so impressed this year by the number of outdoor retailers thinking outside the box, showing devotion to their community, and simply put, giving customers a cool shop to gear up for the great outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites:  Hometown Sports in McCall, more


All you need to know about what went down at Outdoor Retailer

The final Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City is behind us. And while the attendees we spoke with felt that the aisles of the Salt Palace were less crowded that usual (no official numbers have been released by the show), energy was high around the industry coming together to more

Denver Convention Center

Was the first Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver a success?

With months of buzz about Outdoor Retailer moving to a brand new city and so much time planning for the big show, it's almost hard to believe it's already over. Now that it's all said and done, we want to know – did Denver live up to the hype?  Take our quick poll to let us know more

Colorado Convention Center

Mark your calendar: Outdoor Retailer announces show dates for 2019 through 2022

Outdoor Retailer has announced dates for its 2019-2022 tradeshows in Denver, Colorado. Here are the dates for Outdoor Retailer’s three trade events: Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. 2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow more


Here's what went down at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

If you didn't get a chance to make it to Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show this year, you missed more than the fantastic learning events, the awesome gear, and the fun parties. You may have also missed out on The Daily, a sweet magazine that attendees receive every day of the show. more