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In The News: REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Patagonia, Nike, Balega, Oboz

REI announced it will complete a 14-year commitment to be carbon neutral in its operations in 2020 and launched a new climate platform that will see the outdoor co-op more than halve its carbon footprint over the next decade. REI said it will hold itself financially accountable for...

In The News: Reebok, Kahtoola, Patagonia, Dick’s Sporting Goods, NPD

Reebok has launched the first-ever USDA certified plant-based running shoe: Forever Floatride GROW — and for a lucky few it also comes with a side of fresh produce. Reebok is partnering with Boston-area based Siena Farms to offer...

Thorogood Realigns Sales Management Team; Oboz Announces New Hires and Promotions

Wisconsin-based Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc., the manufacturer of Thorogood job-fitted footwear recently announced the realignment of its sales management team. Jason Taran, formerly Public Safety and Military Sales Manager has been named Sales Manager for Thorogood Work and...

Tennis Trends: On Court at the U.S. Open

This year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament has been out of the ordinary in more ways than one. The first Grand Slam being held since the COVID pandemic hit, the tournament, now in its second week, is being held without fans in attendance.

New Products 2020: Gear (Hiking / Camping / Travel)

Spotlighting the coolest gear, footwear, apparel & accessories for Fall ’20 and Spring ’21.

New Products 2020: Apparel & Accessories (Tech / Style / Versatility)

Spotlighting the coolest gear, footwear, apparel & accessories for Fall ’20 and Spring ’21.

New Products 2020: Footwear (Performance / Comfort / Trail Aesthetic)

Spotlighting the coolest gear, footwear, apparel & accessories for Fall ’20 and Spring ’21.

Pick Three: Spring ’21 Outdoor Style Preview

A sneak peek at a few outdoor styles to watch for next spring: Ecco's Exowrap Sandal, the Oboz Sypes collection and the eco-friendly Merrell Cloud Knit.

The Path Forward

Outdoor specialty retailers share insight on the current climate and the path forward. We spoke with 8 (+1) retailers: Appalachian Outfitters, Eagle Eye Outfitters, Next Adventure, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Pack Rat Outdoor Center, River Sports Outfitters, Rutabaga Paddlesports, and The Trail Head.

8 Great Ideas for Retailers to Lean On

After months of nesting and staying at home due to COVID-19 in the Lost Spring of 2020, Americans’ have a growing appetite for getting outside and “doing something.” Anything. After all, there are only so many banana breads that can be baked.