Archive for September, 2018

Government confirms outdoor recreation is a large and growing percentage of U.S. economy

September 22, 2018

Data puts the outdoor industry economy at 2.2 percent of GDP and growing faster than the overall U.S. economy. We all know that the outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse. And on Thursday, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recognized that too. A final report shows that it accounts for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of the […]

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Nidecker Brothers Acquire Rome SDS, and Bataleon Parent Low Pressure Studio

September 21, 2018

The Nidecker brothers: Henry, Xavier and Cédric The Nidecker brothers are making major moves in snowboarding. They announced today that they have acquired Vermont-based Rome SDS in addition to Low Pressure Studio in Europe, which is home to the Bataleon, Lobster and Switchback brands. Rome will join the operating platform of Low Pressure Studio (LPS), […]

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Solis : and there was light

September 20, 2018

In a universe where versatility is omnipotent, to bring out a ski dedicated to steep slopes could be thought of as a conceited risk. Nevertheless, the elegance of its line and robust appearance awakens the curiosity and desire of numerous skiers who are not specialists in mid-air jump turns. An encounter with Julien Regnier*, the […]

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J. Crew launches third-party marketplace

September 19, 2018

Dive Brief: J. Crew is selling some accessories, footwear and lingerie using a marketplace approach — having the brands drop-ship the items directly to customers. The debut of J. Crew Marketplace was first noted by Business Insider, which confirmed the company soft launched the platform this spring. The retailer takes the orders and payment and provides […]

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The Path to $5 Billion: Vans Unveils Roadmap For Lofty Goal

September 18, 2018

The numbers that the Vans leadership presented at Wednesday morning’s investor meeting in Costa Mesa, CA, were staggering relative to the company’s current financial snapshot of $3 billion in annual revenue for fiscal 2018. The footwear and apparel brand expects to generate compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent to 12 percent each year […]

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