Trying to predict how the coronavirus will affect companies—whether small or large—has proven to be a difficult, if not impossible, endeavor.

Just this week, REI confirmed that it will lay off 400 retail employees, even as sales of camping equipment and other outdoor goods surge. Meanwhile, Bass Pro Shops has announced that it plans to hire 5,000 new employees nationwide. Bike shops have done particularly well in recent months, all things considered, while purveyors of other outdoors goods have struggled.

We want to know where your company stands. Have you increased your number of employees since the pandemic began? Decreased it? Or has your staff remained exactly the same?  



Poll: How do you feel about all these webinars?

Outdoor industry webinars have cropped up swiftly and relentlessly in the last few months. Since the pandemic began, it seems like every week there's a new online event (or five) covering all manner of coronavirus-related concerns, from applying for small business loans to more

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Spring travel plans in the middle of a pandemic

With a timeline of event cancellations and postponements changing by the day, travel plans for professionals in the outdoor industry—and everyone else on the planet—have come to a screeching halt. SNEWS polled the industry about spring travel plans and received more than 550 more

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Poll | What's your favorite way to unplug?

At SNEWS, we've been working on life-work balance and unplugging more often this summer. While work emails and social media are important and instrumental to what we do, it's nice to have an extended break from screens from time to time. Our friend Katie Boué has been spending more