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  • Emerald Expositions, parent company of Outdoor Retailer, is on the hunt for a new CEO. Longtime CEO and president, David Loechner, who has been with Emerald in various roles for some 35 years, announced his resignation on Nov. 1. 
  • Bight Gear has announced the official winners of Project Vertical: Nate Dodge, Amanda Gehrich, Bennett Fisher, and Sarah Lee. The winners will join Bight Gear on an all-expenses-paid, four-day Mount Rainier expedition in July 2019 to field test Bight Gear prototypes.
  • Ever since Dick's Sporting Goods decided to stop selling assault-style rifles, sales have suffered.

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  • Thermacell Repellents Inc.'s Radius® Zone Mosquito Repellent earned Popular Science's Grand Award in the recreation category of Best of What’s New 2018.