Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
MEC sale finalized: Kingswood Capital Management, a U.S. investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Mountain Equipment Co-op despite a large grassroots effort to save the struggling retailer.
Voting to protect the outdoors: Data suggests that outdoor enthusiasts are turning out in record numbers to vote, driven by a desire to protect public lands and slow climate change. [Inside Climate News]
Free national park entry: Vets, Gold Star families, and 5th graders will get free entry into national parks on November 11 for Veterans Day. [USA Today]
An invitation to ConnectHub: Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is encouraging specialty vendors and independent retailers to join ConnectHub for fall buying support.
Pocket Outdoor Media expands: SNEWS’ parent company has acquired FinisherPix, a sports photography company, and all assets of Paleo Magazine. [BRAIN]
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Reggie Miller leaves VF: The former VP of global inclusion and diversity at VF Corporation has taken a new role as chief DEI officer at McDonald's.
Pandemic pivot: To deal with coronavirus-related challenges, prAna has opted not to use photography for the unveiling of its newest line. The replacement? Watercolor paintings.
Ethical banking: The Conservation Alliance has ended its business with longtime financial partner Bank of America, divesting all funds over concerns about the bank's lack of environmental commitment.