Archive for May, 2017

21 Startling Ways the Future of Retail Will Shift in the Self-Driving Mobile Business Era

May 26, 2017

May 20, 2017 by Thomas Frey   We first started discussing this topic when I posed the question, “Will there still be RVs after we shift over to driverless technologies?” The answer came quickly, “Sure, why not?” But as we removed the driver from the equation it opened the door to a vast array of […]

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Why outdoor specialty retail stores need to be more like auto parts stores

May 24, 2017

May 19th, 2017 Brian Thompson Take a look at the numbers: Outdoor recreation contributes $887 billion per year to the U.S. economy. But take a closer look, and you’ll see something staggering: Only 21 percent of that money is spent on the gear and apparel we’re producing. The rest? It’s spent on travel, lodging, tour […]

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Is A Mega-Winter Show Headed To Denver?

May 23, 2017

May 19th, 2017 by SGB Media SIA’s deal to sell the Snow Show to Emerald Expositions, the parent of Outdoor Retailer, positions Denver in a prime position to become the next home to a combined winter show as well as Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. In January 2017, SIA signed a 10-year extension with the Colorado […]

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The Rise of the ‘Silent Sales Floor’​ is Killing Business

May 22, 2017

March 8, 2017 by Tony J Hughes   There has been an insidious trend in the last 4 years in professional selling. It is a misinterpretation of the term ‘social selling’ where people cruise along doing non-selling tasks sprinkled with researching, emailing and grooming their social platforms… all while treating the phone like it’s covered […]

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Momentum Indoor Climbing and REI Announce the Launch of REI Co-op Climb in Momentum’s Houston Gyms

May 19, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY AND SEATTLE (PRWEB) MAY 15, 2017 Momentum ™ Indoor Climbing and national outdoor co-op REI announce the launch of REI Co-op Climb, a destination for the best climbing gear, programming and events at each of Momentum’s new gyms. REI Co-op Climb will debut inside Momentum Katy when the 36,000 square foot gym […]

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