Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is opening its ConnectHub to U.S. specialty independent retailers looking to engage with vendor brands for spring 2021 planning and buying. A shared-resource solution designed to simplify a chaotic remote buying season, the Grassroots ConnectHub has attracted more than 100 essential vendor brands to date, covering a broad range of outdoor categories. Current vendor brands on the hub include, among others, Patagonia, The North Face, Smartwool, Toad & Co, Fjällräven, KAVU, Pistil, Rab, Salewa, Tecnica, Vasque and Keen. Retailer participation is free, and open to both members as well as approved independent specialty outdoor shops.