Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

KIND acquired: Mars, the maker of Snickers, has announced plans to buy Kind North America, the company responsible for Kind Bars. [The New York Times]

Back from the brink of death: A hiker rescued from Mount Rainier this month was put on life support when his heart stopped. Now he’s made a full recovery.

The case for a new CCC: A new Civilian Climate Corps could provide jobs for young people in a greening America. [Adventure Journal]

Sea to Summit expands leadership: The brand has announced that Sally McCoy will join its global leadership team.

Analyzing outdoor recreation spending: A close look at the specifics of where consumer dollars go in the outdoor economy. [Pale Morning Media]

An outdoor store closes: North Carolina-based Frugal Backpacker will close one of its locations in Asheville’s Westgate Shopping Center. [Citizen Time]

Vermont Outdoor Business Alliance update: Drew Simmons of Pale Morning Media has been appointed to the role of board chair.

Inclusion in the outdoors: Today is National Hike Day. Before celebrating with a stroll outside, take a moment to remember that the outdoors aren’t equally accessible to everyone, and that we still have a lot of work to do before outdoor spaces are truly welcoming for all.

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A hard goodbye: After 32 years, Townsend Bertram & Company is closing its doors with love and gratitude for its community. 

Survey results: We've gathered the responses to our 2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey and the first round of data is ready to check out. Take a look at how sales volume has changed for retailers in the past few years.

SIA's annual participation report: Snowsports Industries America has released its yearly participation survey. Here's a look at who got outside last winter.

Trump undercuts conservation, again: The outgoing administration is already working to hinder the Great American Outdoors Act.



Industry Buzz: Rossignol changes leadership, Trump undercuts the Great American Outdoors Act, Vista Outdoors boosts sales, Colorado reintroduces wolves

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 more

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Industry Buzz: Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund, new outdoor holiday, VF awards $7.3M, Mountain Gazette returns, Saddleback reopens

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Mark Satkiewicz Memorial Fund: After the passing of our colleague Mark Satkiewicz last weekend, a fund has been created in his name to provide gear and resources to Steamboat Springs youth. Celebrate the newest outdoor more


Industry Buzz: Trek steps up, national park police, new outdoor jobs, public land revenues, a beloved gear maker

Trek pledges action: To promote racial equity in the industry, the cycling company has promised to create 1,000 new jobs for people of color, build bike shops in underserved neighborhoods, establish a seven-figure community investment fund, and more. [Bicycle Retailer] National more

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Industry Buzz: Big changes coming to ski resorts, skiing's return to its roots, Outdoor Research's new president, hunting groups support conservation, 100 years of outdoor catalogs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Plan for a different kind of ski season: What will the winter season look like for skiers and snowboarders? Here are some of the changes to expect. [The New York Times] Skiing returns to its roots: In another take on the more


Industry Buzz: Boy Scouts embrace DEI, "Black Folks Camp Too," Emerald outlines safety plan, an outdoor industry grad degree

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web DEI-focused merit badge: The Boy Scouts of America announced that a newly created Diversity Merit Badge will be required to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. [The New York Times] Black Folks Camp Too: A new startup is on a more

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Industry Buzz: Support outdoor journalism, how Artz runs REI, Grassroots Connect's new show dates, Access Fund Summit Celebration, new leadership at Burton

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Here’s an idea: Why not use all the unspent trade show dollars from 2020/21 to support journalism in the outdoor industry? [Pale Morning Media] How Artz runs REI: A look at how the chief executive of REI has handled changes more

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Industry Buzz: REI anticipates shopping changes, preventing sexual assault outdoors, public lands funding deadline, bring back the CCC, Paddling Life gets a rebrand

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web REI braces for changes: The retailer is anticipating big shifts in how customers spend their dollars this winter and holiday season. [KHQ] The duty of the bystander: An examination of the ways men are responsible, as more

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Industry Buzz: Colorado fires rage, HydroFlask wins national parks award, tech's effects on the outdoors, a new outdoor industry partnership

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Colorado fires get worse: The Centennial State is fighting its largest wildfire in history. [Vox] Hydro Flask wins prestigious award: The brand recently received the National Park Trust American Park Experience Award. It’s more

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Industry Buzz: Outdoor panic buying, JAM Sessions, SOAR Act advances, GoPro's new gear line, Trail Otter, new outdoor holiday

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Panic buying, part two: Instead of toilet paper and pasta, people are now making a run on kayaks, tents, and other outdoor gear. [The New York Times] DEI-focused discussion: The next JAM Session from JAM Collective, more