Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

More consolidation in the hook and bullet world: Parent company of Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops, Great American Outdoors Group will acquire Sportsmans Warehouse (which represents 112 storefronts) for $18 million in cash per share.

We have a new national park! On Monday, Congress passed legislation to create the nation’s 63rd national park about 4.5 hours from Cincinnati: New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

Mark your calendars: Women’s Outdoor Summit is happening March 11-13, 2021. This year’s conference, which will feature workshops and panel discussions, is geared towards cis and trans women, as well as people who experience gender discrimination in their outdoor professional and personal lives.

Good works: Hestra donates 10,000 pairs of kids gloves to refugee children through the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Eddie Bauer is also keeping people warm this winter through a partnership with One Warm Coat.

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Who makes the best winter baselayer? Cast your vote and instantly see who’s leading the pack. (Spoiler: at press time, it was Icebreaker.)

Become a better leader, better person: Practice these Indigenous leadership lessons.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance finishes the year strong and adds 10 new retailers to its roster.


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Industry Buzz: Hestra, Overland Discovery, REI, 2020 Olympic climber, and how to pet a bison

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at Trade show implications: Now that Outdoor Retailer is down to two shows, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was asked if taxpayers should get a refund. New overlanding 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: Eddie Bauer, Hickenlooper's plan, Omega Pacific closes, algae skis, a win for conservation, a Himalayan journey

Here are today's top headlines: Inclusivity win: Eddie Bauer has rolled out a new program called All Outside that partners with community leaders and activists to promote outdoor accessibility for everyone, especially those underrepresented in the space. Hickenlooper’s efforts: more

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Industry Buzz: Fee free national parks, more permits for The Wave, racial justice grantees, a turn-of-the-century trailblazer

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A unique ski season: Discover how ski resorts around the country (and the continent) are operating during the pandemic. [SKI] Racial justice in the outdoors: Youth Outside announces its inaugural Liberated Paths Grantees, more

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Industry Buzz: National parks, TGR up for two Emmys, Fjällräven, supporting Sherpas, creative social distancing

Close the parks! Astoundingly, the National Park Service still has not committed to nationwide closures. What will it take? [Fast Company] The North Face steps up to help: The company is committing $1m through the Explore Fund to "support the outdoor communities all over the more

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Industry Buzz: CEO pay cut, national park infections, ski goggles as PPE, Jeremy Jones, a tragic coronavirus death

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A CEO sacrifice: Columbia’s CEO, Tim Boyle, has slashed his annual pay to $10K to keep paychecks flowing to retail employees. [The Oregonian] Close the parks: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks has sent a more

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Industry Buzz: Camber Outdoors' second apology, BUFF, Grand Canyon superintendent, Scandinavian Outdoor Group, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at Camber Outdoors has issued another apology over its CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge, this time from its Board of Directors. The statement says they are working with more

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Industry Buzz: Court approves MEC sale, donating PPE to poll workers, ebikes in national parks, Chris Burkard's new film, graffiti on public lands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale advances: A Canadian court has approved the sale of the co-op to an American investment firm. Members of the protest group called Save MEC have announced a virtual town hall to discuss next steps. [Simcoe Reformer, more

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Industry Buzz: SOAR Act, new REI, crisis in Bangladesh, national park tragedy, Phil Powers, Columbia, OR Online education sessions

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web SOAR Act advances: A new bill that would simplify permitting for outdoor recreation on public lands has passed the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. [America more