Trends: Paddling "Treading Water" -- Insiders weigh in on the state of the paddlesports market.
Trends: Camp Kitchens "Hot Stuff" -- What are the key ingredients to oa successful outdoor excursion? Consider stocking these retailer-recommended hot-selling products for consumers wanting to cook outdoors.
Trends: Tents / Bags / Packs "True Value" -- When it comes to new packs, tents and bags for spring '09, value will rule. With the realities of an uncertain economy, spiking gas prices and climate change sinking into the consciousness of the American consumer, three major pack, tent and sleeping bag trends continue to play out.
Trends: Climbing "Gravitational Pull" -- Climbers make their voices heard more and more through online forums. Climbing equipment today evolves more rapidly than it did in the early days of the outdoor industry, with trends in gear swinging like a pendulum between two influential forces -- product innovation and consumer demand.
SNEWS Product Zone -- Featuring products from Bridgedale, Camelbak, MSR, Thermarest, Coghlan's, Cocoon, ExOfficio, Filson, GCI, Garmont, Salomon, Granite Gear, Hilleberg, Horny Toad, Yaktrax, Inov-8, Komperdell, Life-Link, Marmot, Merrell, Monkey Bar, Nalgene, Nomadic State of Mind, The North Face, Grip Pro Trainer, Red Ledge, PUR, OverBoard, K&R, Samsonite OutLab, Sawyer, Spibelt, Timberland, and Under Armour.
SNEWS Fitness 2008 Table of Contents Upfront: Change is Opportunity -- Letter from the editors plus the contributors' page. Trends: Cardio "That's Entertainment" -- Consumer demand is prompting more suppliers to integrate entertainment technology features into fitness equipment. ...read more
SNEWS® Product Zone -- Featuring products listed in the SNEWS Outdoor Summer magazine from Arbor Day Foundation, Bridgedale, Eschler, Cocoon, Dixon Rollerpack, ExOfficio, Garmont, Gibbon, The North Face, Tilley, Jetboil, Kahtoola, Zerogoo, Life-Link, Marmot, Tarma Designs, ...read more
Extra, extra! Packed with can’t-miss trend reports, business education articles and special features, the summer 2010 SNEWS Outdoor magazine is hitting mailboxes now. Everything you need to read in preparation for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, scheduled for Aug 3-6 in Salt Lake ...read more
Welcome to the 2008 SNEWS® Outdoor Retailer Survey summary, where outdoor specialty retailers get to speak their minds and offer industry observations and commentary on what is great, good, not so good and desperately needs improvement in the industry. New this year, the full ...read more
Welcome to Part 2 of the 2008 SNEWS® Outdoor Retailer Survey summary, where outdoor specialty retailers get to speak their minds and offer industry observations and commentary on what is great, good, not so good and desperately needs improvement in the industry. As we announced ...read more
As you have come to expect and ask of us, the SNEWS® team has been tirelessly weeding through all the press release fluffery and mounds of show announcements to bring you only the events we believe are really worth the time. To that end, mark your calendars for the following ...read more
We have received so many requests for access to the 2008 SNEWS Summer Outdoor magazine article by Marcus Woolf, "Roughing It: The outdoor industry faces a tough slog as it navigates difficult economic times" that we are offering it now for download and your end-of-year reading ...read more