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

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

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Gear Guide: 2020-21

In this summer like no other, one thing has remained constant — consumers want to get outside and be active. And head-to-toe performance is a top priority in outdoor gear. The following pages highlight standout products designed to help consumers enjoy their time outside.

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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.

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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.

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One Day at a Time

Every individual and company has been challenged by the COVID-19 crisis in different ways. And clearly the past several weeks have been beyond challenging for outdoor retailers and brands from a business perspective.

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Rebooting 2020

After months indoors, consumers are eager to get outside. At the same time, outdoor companies are operating in a new normal. What do consumers want from brands and how are brands strategizing for 2020 and beyond?

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The Buzz: Trade Show News

Three regional sales rep shows scheduled to be held this summer by 360 Adventure Collective (formerly EORA / NESR) have been canceled, but three other 360 AC Shows are still slated to take place.

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Outdoor Retailer Show Recap

Store owners, big name brands, product people, a cadre of designers and a roster of non-profits along with starry-eyed start ups descended on Denver last week for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show where new offerings of gear and goods for the Spring/Summer ’20 season were on display.

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Outdoor Retailer Show Recap

Store owners, big name brands, product people, a cadre of designers and a roster of non-profits along with starry-eyed start ups descended on Denver last week for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show where new offerings of gear and goods for the Spring/Summer ’20 season were on display.

REI Enters Publishing; Best Buy Enters Connected Fitness

The national, outdoor co-operative is abandoning its full-price mail order catalog to launch its own print magazine, Uncommon Path, this fall on select U.S. newsstands and all 155 of its stores.

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REI Enters Publishing; Best Buy Enters Connected Fitness

The national, outdoor co-operative is abandoning its full-price mail order catalog to launch its own print magazine, Uncommon Path, this fall on select U.S. newsstands and all 155 of its stores.

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Outdoor Insight

EXTRA Archives

Outdoor Retailer Show Recap

Store owners, big name brands, product people, a cadre of designers and a roster of non-profits along with starry-eyed start ups descended on Denver last week for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show where new offerings of gear and goods for the Spring/Summer ’20 season were on display.

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REI Enters Publishing; Best Buy Enters Connected Fitness

The national, outdoor co-operative is abandoning its full-price mail order catalog to launch its own print magazine, Uncommon Path, this fall on select U.S. newsstands and all 155 of its stores.

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FOOTWEAR INSIGHT INDEX

With the second quarter closing next week, ominous signs remain for the U.S. economy in this persistent pandemic environment as the number of active U.S. cases rose for a 10th straight day on June 22 to 1.26 million and 23 states reported increases in the number of cases. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the U.S. economy will generate $8 trillion less in economic activity over the next decade than it predicted months ago. And a report in The Atlantic suggests four factors — a great business die-off, the household fiscal cliff, state and local budget shortfalls and the persistent pandemic crisis — put the U.S. risk for a depression. Amid this backdrop, the Dow generated nearly 59 percent of its weekly 261.80-point gain for the week on the period’s final day, June 22. The action helped the Dow post a 1.02 percent increase for the period, about even with the Segment’s 1.06 percent increase as 12 stocks rose and eight declined. Aside from Mizuno, which benefited from currency effects, Nike and Deckers were the period’s biggest gainers. The Swoosh received four stock price target hikes from investment banks ahead of its scheduled fourth-quarter earnings report on June 25. Meanwhile, Nike and Puma are merging running technology and style into styles for the golf course, including The Cat’s RS-G and The Swoosh’s Air Max 270. Shoe Carnival reported that its 389 re-opened U.S. and Puerto Rico stores experienced a 28.1 percent rise in second quarter comparable store sales through  June 22, with brick-and-mortar up 4.0 percent and e-commerce gaining nearly 470 percent year-over-year. Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank has sold his Washington, D.C. mansion for $17.3 million after a reported two years on the market at a 41 percent discount from his 2018 asking price of $29.5 million. — Bob McGee 
The Footwear Insight Index tracks 20 of the most important publicly traded companies that have a substantial footwear business (6 retailers, 14 brands).
Index base of 100 is key to the closing prices of 12/29/17

INDEX: 123

1.06%

Weekly Review

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 06/15/20 • Price 06/22/20

ASICS Corp.
7936.T

0.35%

$11.38 • $11.34

Boot Barn
BOOT

1.09%

$22.84 • $22.59

Crocs
CROX

2.46%

$31.71 • $32.49

Designer Brands
DBI

4.49%

$7.13 • $6.81

Genesco
GCO

6.41%

$22.51 • $20.73

Mizuno
8022.T

14.12%

$18.41 • $21.01

Puma
PMMAF

1.65%

$72.90 • $74.10

Shoe Carnival
SKVL

0.26%

$27.02 • $27.09

Steve Madden
SHOO

0.13%

$23.30 • $23.33

VF Corp.
VFC

0.82%

$63.12 • $62.60

Company name
(Ticker Symbol)

% Change over week
Price 06/15/20 • Price 06/22/20

Adidas
addyy

0.72%

$132.53 • $133.49

Caleres
CAL

5.71%

$8.58 • $8.09

Deckers
DECK

3.71%

$193.55 • $200.73

Foot Locker
FL

0.99%

$29.23 • $29.52

GEOX
GEO.MI

4.49%

$0.89 • $0.85

Nike
NKE

1.72%

$97.83 • $99.51

Rocky Brands
RCKY

2.74%

$20.78 • $20.21

Skechers
SKX

5.66%

$33.20 • $31.32

Under Armour
UAA

3.55%

$9.86 • $9.51

Wolverine
WWW

0.26%

$23.08 • $23.14

TOTAL
Week over week

1.06%

$849.49 • $858.46