Archive for May, 2018

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance announces nominees for 2018 awards

May 24, 2018

Grassroots’ coveted awards recognize the great work of outdoor retailers and vendors   A Grassroots Outdoor Alliance award is a very big deal. The group, which is a consortium of 64 independent outdoor specialty retailers and 68 vendor partners, represents the best of specialty retail. The awards, which will be given out on June 13, 2018 on […]

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Foot Locker’s Dick Johnson Stands Up For Brick & Mortar

May 15, 2018

While underscoring the importance of being digitally-led, Dick Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of Foot Locker Inc., believes the retailer’s more than 3,000 stores remain essential to delivering the omnichannel experience demanded by consumers. “We’re a legacy retailer and that comes with some baggage,” stated Johnson at last week’s FDRA 2018 Executive Summit held in […]

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Helly Hansen CEO Discusses Sale To Canadian Tire

May 14, 2018

Helly Hansen is being sold to Canadian Tire Corp. for about $771 million in a deal announced early Thursday, but don’t look for sweeping changes at the iconic Norwegian outdoor brand. The company will maintain the same leadership structure, Oslo headquarters, channel strategy and retail partners—even though Helly Hansen’s new owner operates the Sport Chek line of […]

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Scotland Savage- Black Crow Skis

May 11, 2018

Last March, three continental crows migrated beyond 57 degrees north to join a community of British skiers. Invited into the heart of Scotland by distributor Mountain Boots CO to celebrate the coming together of the winds, skiing and distilleries, here they encountered nature as beautiful as it was wild and a passion for skiing from […]

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Picture Organic Clothing may have just made the eco-friendliest wetsuit

May 10, 2018

If you’re looking to be one with the ocean on your next scuba, snorkeling, or just general aqua-based excursion, you may consider getting a wetsuit that doesn’t negatively impact your watery environment — at any stage of its life. Here to help you do that is a new piece of technology from Picture Organic Clothing. It’s being […]

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