Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Rossignol gets new CEO: The company will transfer its leadership from 16-year chief executive Bruno Cercley to Vincent Wauters in Q1 of 2021.

GAOA threatened: The Trump administration is already undercutting the conservation goals of the Great American Outdoors Act, passed in August. [Outside Online]

Vista Outdoor boosts sales: The parent company of CamelBak saw a 29 percent sales bump in Q2 of 2020, according to newly released numbers. [BRAIN]

The ethics of Feral Mountain Co: The founder of the Denver-based brand explains why the company goes all out to promote sustainability. [303 Magazine] 

Wolves return to Colorado: After the passage of Prop 114, the Centennial State will become the first state in American history to reintroduce wolves by voter action. [BACKPACKER]

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A diversity landmark for specialty retail: Outdoor Gear Exchange in Vermont has become one of the first independent retailers in the country to hire a full-time DEI manager.

Recall alert: YETI has recalled about 15,000 units of a popular travel mug.

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