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

Published on September 22, 2018 By kelly simmons

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 […]

Why brands quickly changed their minds about selling on Walmart.com

Published on September 15, 2018 By kelly simmons

Outdoor industry leaders shine a light on the crux of the issue—that selling on the “cheapest retailer’s” website changes consumer’s perception of brands, putting specialty retailers at risk. It’s safe to say American shoppers don’t go to Walmart looking for top-of-the line backpacks, winter expedition apparel, and mountaineering gear. But the big box discounter challenged […]

The 7 best packs for every type of summer expedition

Published on September 5, 2018 By kelly simmons

THIS SUMMER’S WILDERNESS TRAIL EXPLORATIONS are bound to open up the world ahead of you. Enjoy star-filled nights or live that refreshing skinny-dip lifestyle at an alpine tarn. Let your mind recover and benefit from the break you’ve earned while you stare up at a massive rock wall or take in spectacular views while trekking up a mountain. Finding the […]

See you in November!

Published on September 2, 2018 By kelly simmons

The new Outdoor Retailer show schedule should pay big dividends to both brands and retailers. For the first time in Outdoor Retailer Show history, the industry will rally together in November for a chance to discover new products before committing dollars. And Show Director Marisa Nicholson is excited. “Retailers will be able to see product in the […]

Canada Goose Posts Loss As Expansion Into China Progresses

Published on September 1, 2018 By kelly simmons

Canada Goose Inc.’s smallest quarter might have yielded a loss for the apparel maker, but revenue soared 58.5 percent in Q1, providing tailwinds ahead of one of the company’s most ambitious 2018 initiatives—expansion into China. “On the hiring front we have made great progress, and we’re building a world-class local team [in China],” Canada Goose President […]