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    No more single-use plastics in U.S. national parks, on public lands by 2032


    The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced plans to phase out the sale of single-use plastic products in national parks and other public lands by 2032. The move is aimed at curbing the leading contributor to plastic pollution as recycling rates in the U.S. continue to decline. Secretary of ...

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    REI expands its adventure travel program in the U.S.


    U.S. retail co-op REI is expanding its line of multi-day adventure trips, guided day tours, rental outlets and adventure centers as part of a multi-year strategy to get 3 million people outside each year. Consumer interest in the outdoors and related activities has surged across the country in recent years, ...

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    U.S. outdoor industry leaders take action to prevent gun violence


    In the wake of recent mass shootings, the In Solidarity Project has teamed up with outdoor industry leaders to call for gun violence prevention in the United States. This group of passionate advocates created a video called “It’s Just Common Sense,” a two-minute public service announcement calling on the U.S. ...

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    Frasers Group sells Bobs and Eastern Mountain Sports to GoDigital Media


    British Frasers Group has disposed of its U.S. retail businesses, selling Bobs Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports to the U.S.-based GoDigital Media Group for a cash consideration of $70 million. According to Frasers, the funds from the transaction will go into the group’s general working capital pool. The transaction includes ...

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    Emerald’s recovery momentum continues


    Trade show organizer Emerald Holding, Inc. reported revenue of $98.5 million for the first quarter of 2022, an increase of $85.6 million, or 663.6 percent, from $12.9 million in the first quarter of 2021. The company said it successfully hosted 31 in-person trade shows, conferences and other events with more ...

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    Columbia Sportswear to expand distribution center in Kentucky


    Columbia Sportswear announced it will expand the capacities at its Robards, Kentucky, distribution facility. The company has operated a distribution center in the state since 2004 and plans to invest approximately $4 million in the facility and create more than 175 full-time jobs for employees and supervisory staff in the ...

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    ​Camber Outdoors seeks new CEO


    Colorado-based nonprofit Camber Outdoors announced that its co-CEOs Emily Newman and Renita Smith will step down on April 1. Newman and Smith have served since 2019 and 2021, respectively, for the organization, which was founded in 1996 and works to advance workplace inclusion, equity and diversity in the U.S. outdoor ...

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    Skwala, a new apparel brand for fly fishermen, launches in Montana


    A team of industry veterans has launched Skwala, a new fly fishing apparel brand, based in Bozeman, Montana. Kevin Sloan, founder and chief executive, led the Sitka Gear business for nearly 10 years. Rick Hohne, who is also part of the team behind the new brand, was previously senior director ...

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    Dometic acquires two U.S. mobile power solutions brands


    Swedish company Dometic has entered into an agreement to acquire Treeline Capital LLC. Treeline is a leading provider of value-added technical service and aftermarket products and mobile power solutions for the North American marine market under the CDI Electronics and Balmar brands. Through these brands, Treeline serves the rapidly growing ...

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    Last minute cancellation of the world’s largest sportfishing show


    The 2022 Long Beach Fred Hall Show, which was due to take place on March 2-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, has been canceled at the last minute due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The organizer of the show, Duncan McIntosh Co., said in a ...

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    U.S. outdoor brand Nemo keeps growing, plans new hires in 2022


    Nemo, a New Hampshire-based outdoor camping gear company, says it has nearly doubled its team in the past two years despite the pandemic and plans to add six positions in 2022. The brand is approaching its 20th anniversary and sees the steady growth not only as a positive indicator of ...

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    GOA reports 29 percent growth at U.S. specialty independent outdoor retail in 2021


    The independent U.S. retail organization Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) has released sales data showing a significant increase in holiday season sales and a record-breaking two-year sales increase. Compared to 2020, Grassroots members – currently, a total of 99 independent retailers across 196 locations – in the U.S. saw a 29 ...

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    Ecco USA with new CEO


    Source: Ecco USA Tom Berry Danish footwear brand Ecco has appointed Tom Berry as president and CEO of Ecco USA, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire, effective immediately. After more than 20 years with the brand, former president Dave Quel had announced his retirement last summer, with CFO ...

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    Clarus appoints GM for Rhino-Rack USA


    Utah-based Clarus Corp. has appointed Greg Heichelbech as the new GM of Rhino-Rack USA, the U.S. branch of Australian overlanding company Rhino-Rack, which Clarus acquired in the summer of 2021. Heichelbech has over 30 years of leadership, operations, and sales and marketing experience working in the branded aftermarket, powersports and ...

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    U.S. retail and experience brand Evo acquires snowsports retail and rental chain Rhythm Japan


    Rhythm Japan, a Japanese snowsports retail group established in Niseko in 2005 by two Australian snowsports professionals, has been 100 percent acquired by Seattle-based outdoor retail and experience brand Evo. Evo operates 9 stores in the U.S. and Canada, two All Together skateparks, as well as lodging and travel businesses, ...

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    Pets are Clif Bar's new target group


    Clif Bar & Company announced Dec. 13 the launch of the Trailblazers Incubator, an internal new venture group based at Clif Bar headquarters in Emeryville, California, designed ”to deliver disruptive innovation and create sustainable business opportunities” and new growth strategies. This includes expanding into new categories. Led by chief innovation ...

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    Biden announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022


    While the Winter Olympics won’t get really interesting for the outdoor segment until 2026, when ski mountaineering will be part of the Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo Games for the first time with sprint, individual and mixed-relay events, it’s still worth noting that the U.S. has just announced a diplomatic boycott ...

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    OIA welcomes President Biden’s infrastructure bill as important step to build climate-forward economy


    The leading U.S. trade association for the outdoor industry, the Colorado-based Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), released a statement in response to President Joe Biden’s signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a key element of his domestic spending agenda, providing billions of dollars to state and local governments to upgrade outdated ...

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    First Arc’teryx ReBird Service Center opens in New York


    Arc’teryx has opened the first ReBird™ Service Center in its brand-new New York City store location on Broadway. As the brand’s sixth store in New York, the Broadway location is the first of its kind to offer Arc’teryx retail sales as well as free product evaluation, on-site care and training, ...

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    GOA launches nonprofit trade association for independent U.S. retailers


    The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has launched a new nonprofit trade association to share and collect data and support mid-sized, independent American outdoor retailers within the industry. The new Indie Outdoor group is open to all brands and organizations in the U.S. that serve the independent outdoor industry, including rep groups ...