Grassroots Adds 10 New Member Retailers
Outdoor specialty organization Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has named 10 new members to its ranks, bringing the total retailers in the group to 83, representing 187 shop doors in 45 states. New members joining the Asheville, NC-based group are...
Summer Trade Shows’ New Normal
How we gather for trade events continues to evolve as spring gives way to summer. Shows slated for NYC in June and July are changing formats and dates, and for the first time in forever, the outdoor industry will not commune for an Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
Spirit of Sustainability Unites Outdoor Industry
For all its divisions under the big top of the Colorado Convention Center — gear, apparel, fabric sourcing, footwear, camping, ski, wellness, snowboard, Venture Out, pet food (!) — the outdoor industry is united in its commitment to sustainability.
New & Notable at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show
A preview of introductions to watch for on the show floor at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, CO, scheduled for Jan 29-31. Schoeller heats up active outdoor in an exclusive partnership with AlphaTauri and Telekom to launch the...
KICK On-Demand Expands Brands
Adopting a virtual format has let the Running Industry Association’s KICK On-Demand Show offer a deeper slate of brand presentations and meetings, executive director Terry Schalow said. “The Physical KICK show was constrained by the space we had; one of the happy results of...
In The News: MICAM Americas, Reebok, Adidas, Wigwam and More
MICAM Americas has shifted its fall show back one additional day. The Las Vegas show will now run Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will allow the show to avoid falling on Yom Kippur.
Outdoor Retailer Launches Online Platform
With its signature summer event normally held in Denver cancelled due to COVID-19, Outdoor Retailer will instead host a virtual three-day event for networking, education and business from July 21 to 23. The platform will remain available for registered show attendees through Aug. 31.
RIA’s Kick Show Goes Virtual
Starting this month and running through August, the Running Industry Association’s KICK On-Demand virtual trade show will be available for free to brand and retail members of the non-profit organization. RIA KICK On-Demand will feature video product presentations from...
In The News: Informa Launches Virtual Trade Show, ASICS, Orvis
Informa Markets Fashion, producer of the MICAM Americas, MAGIC and Project trade shows, is partnering with e-commerce wholesale platform NuORDER for a digital tradeshow that will launch in conjunction with Informa’s physical shows for fall.
Grassroots, FFANY Cancel June Trade Shows
Two more industry events have joined the ranks of COVID-19 related closings. On Tuesday, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York announced it would not be holding June market week, originally planned for June 1 to 5, to concentrate on the August edition, still scheduled for...
RIA Cancels In-Person 2020 KICK Show; Virtual Trade Show in the Works
Due to COVID-19, the Running Industry Association (RIA) has canceled the RIA KICK Show that was scheduled to take place in Denver on May 11-14.The RIA is currently formalizing plans to re-introduce the show in a digital format. Details will be released in April.
Listen to the Podcast: Talking Trends for 2019
Footwear Insight editor-in-chief Jennifer Ernst Beaudry and Formula 4 Media Editorial Director Cara Griffin join Sports Insight Extra editor Bob McGee for a chat about trends seen at the FFANY Shoe Show and at The Running Event trade show.
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.