The first virtual trade show: Gearmunk has developed the outdoor industry's first true digital trade show—an alternative to in-person events like this summer's cancelled Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
A new way to buy gear: A new, addicting “reverse gear auction” called Unstacked has hit the market.
Leadership updates at Wolverine: Todd Spaletto, president of Wolverine Michigan Group, has resigned and will leave the company on or before May 30. Chris Hufnagel, Joelle Grunberg, and Tom Kennedy have also joined the company's executive leadership team, with each now overseeing multiple brands of Wolverine World Wide Inc. [Footwear News]
Build skills indoors: A new digital speaker series from Weston Backcountry called Slay at Home aims to teach cool outdoor skills while we’re stuck at home, like how to splitboard on Denali.
New startup: With all the news of business closures dominating the headlines, it’s nice to see one starting up. Tacoma-based Campfire Coffee sells beans roasted over open campfires, usually far out in the woods. [The News Tribune]
National Park Week: The celebrations this year will be a “virtual affair.” [National Parks Traveller]
Gear fit for the moment: These pieces of outdoor gear can help make the best of your social distancing this summer. [Grit Daily]