Asolo's changing of the guard: Asolo ends one era and begins another as industry veteran and longtime U.S. general manager Bruce Franks retires, handing the reins to Bill Lockwood, who will assume full control after the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

Filling Jake Burton's shoes: The legendary snowboard company’s owner, Donna Carpenter, has accepted the role of board chair (formerly held by her late husband, the company’s founder, Jake Burton Carpenter), as John Lacy rises to CEO. [Sportswear International]

Coronavirus toolkit: OIA has released a resource guide for outdoor companies struggling to deal with the industry-shaking effects of the coronavirus.

More women in print: HiHeyHello, a new print magazine with a funky name, is fed up with male-dominated sports coverage in the outdoor space. The new quarterly is written by women, for women, to celebrate a female-focused outdoor culture. [Gear Junkie]

Washington state halts water exploitation: Washington state has passed a bill to restrict the bottling of local water, a victory for those fighting the privatization of public water resources. [The Guardian]

Betting on SoHo retail: Why are outdoor retailers like Backcountry, Fjallraven, and Patagonia setting up retail spaces in SoHo? The rationale makes surprising sense. [Forbes]

Championing young writers: The Outdoor Writers Association of America is currently accepting applicants for three fellowships geared toward young outdoor writers, with deadlines between March 1 and 31.

Participation problem? Not at Vail: The snow sports industry has long discussed ways to get more people skiing and snowboarding, but that doesn't seem to be a problem at Vail. 

Wolverine shifts its executive team: Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. has announced a turnover in its leadership, with Joelle Grunberg stepping up as global president of Sperry and Tom Kennedy taking over as global president of the Wolverine brand. [Markets Insider]

The Conservation Alliance, stronger than ever: The Conservation Alliance continues to grow its membership of more than 250 companies, with new recruitments including Honey Stinger, Kathmandu, and NRS.

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