September 28, 2020: Outdoor Industry News - SNEWS

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

A new way to sell shoes: The Swiss footwear company On Running is trying out a new business model for the shoe industry, borrowed from Silicon Valley—subscription memberships. [Outside Online]

Respecting the Appalachian Trail: Hikers recently trashed one of the trail’s most popular camping spots. Here’s how we can do better. [BACKPACKER]

Visualizing climate change: A detailed new climate map shows how our warming planet has affected life in the United States. [ProPublica]

New sustainability series: The San Francisco-based agency JAM Collective is kicking off a new multi-week Instagram Live series to showcase the sustainability efforts of brands like prAna, Osprey, and others.

Outdoor companies acquire gun brands: Vista Outdoor announced that it would buy some parts of the gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor Co Inc., which recently filed for bankruptcy. Clarus Corporation is also buying parts of the business. [Yahoo Finance]

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