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Amy Horton, OIA sustainability director

Amy Horton hails from a career in sustainability, including building the first business case for the Higg Index.

  • Outdoor Industry Association named a new senior director of sustainable business innovation. Amy Horton is currently an independent strategist who has led sustainability strategy and collaborative projects for clients such as Nike, Walmart, Sustainable Apparel Coalition as well as OIA. 
  • Registration has opened for the 2019 Paddlesports Retailer. The show is scheduled for August 26 to 29 at Oklahoma City’s Riversport Rapids and Cox Convention Center.
  • Performance Bicycles, the country’s largest bike chain, is closing all physical stores by March 2. Performance's parent company, Advanced Sports Enterprises, laid off 95 employees in North Carolina.
  • Specialty retail shop closure: The Stable Outdoor Outfitters is closing its doors this spring after 47 years in business. Owner Denny Whalen told Michigan Life that it’s time for him to retire and he plans to lease the building.
  • Follow Alan Arnette's blog for the latest on K2 summits.
  • Danner, known for its handcrafted boots, is planting roots in Bend, Oregon, with a fifth store at the Box Factory. A grand opening is planned for Feb. 15 and 16, featuring live music with complimentary food and drinks, as well as free gifts.
  • Between April and December, United By Blue will travel to 10 cities as part of its 2019 Waterway Cleanup Tour. Locations were picked to strengthen relationships with key retail accounts, non-profits, brand partners, publishing partners, and customers outside of the greater Philadelphia region. Sign up for a cleanup here.

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