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The fledgling accessory brand Winter's Edge has come up with a new way for reps to get product into potential dealers' hands

The choice signals a major step forward for Native American representation in government

Powder magazine shut down operations and effectively folded this fall. Two former leaders from the snow sports title have now joined Pocket Outdoor Media.

REI has updated its Product Impact Standards, setting new climate and inclusion expectations for its 1,000+ vendors

This week, OBJ took a hike with Aangeenbrug to talk about the future of OIA and how the industry has adapted to the pandemic

The former group president of Wolverine Worldwide and global president of The North Face will lead the sporting goods company's expansion into specialty outdoor retail

The company's new "Buy Less, Demand More" campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear

The sporting goods giant will open two locations of a new outdoor concept, Public Lands, next year, the company's outgoing CEO told investors last week

The president-elect has selected former Secretary of State John Kerry to lead the nation's climate efforts

One year after Backcountry apologized for an aggressive, behind-the-scenes legal campaign that some outdoor brands called corporate bullying, the online retailer is trying to make amends

After their longstanding cycling title effectively folded last month, five of Bike's editors have joined the Pocket team

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has issued an order that will allow states to veto projects financed by the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The SIA Participation Study 2019-2020 signals positive growth for the industry as well as opportunities for change

This week, Outdoor Industry Association hosted a call to examine the implications of the election results. Here's what went down

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual report that lays out the importance of the outdoor recreation economy in hard data

The parent company of The North Face has announced plans to add the direct-to-consumer streetwear company to its portfolio of brands

2020 has been a year of supreme uncertainly for specialty retail. Empty shelves, cancelled orders, and lopsided demand have forced shop owners to get creative to meet customers' needs. Here's what several retail owners say about the challenges they've faced.

The Conservation Alliance has ended its business with longtime financial partner Bank of America, divesting all funds over concerns about the bank's lack of environmental commitment

The brand's new Explore Fund Council—led by Jimmy Chin and actor Lena Waithe—will oversee the allocation of $7 million in DEI-focused grant funding

Two new products coming this spring, the Alto and the Telos, mark Sea to Summit's first foray into lightweight tent production

The coronavirus crisis has strained the outdoor industry's supply chains in a major way. Here's how some brands have managed the challenge.

For the second time, OR will adapt to a virtual format in an effort to keep the industry safe

In anticipation of a pending sale, the retailer sent layoff notices to dozens of employees last week

Last month, a federal judge ordered William Perry Pendley to vacate his post at the Bureau of Land Management. The decision had "no impact whatsoever" on his position, Pendley said.

The industry veteran will move from his role as president of the Americas region at VF Corporation to lead one of the company's three core brands

The deal will bring outdoor climbing’s two biggest magazines under one roof for the first time in history. It also adds two promising new categories, indoor climbing and trail running, to Pocket’s portfolio of active lifestyle brands.

A new coalition of brands, retailers, and participants is giving a stronger voice to people of color in the running community

The four titles will "pause" operations in the coming months and furlough employees without pay

This year, the question may be more important than ever, but two industry powerhouses—Patagonia and REI—disagree

REI, Patagonia, Outdoor Research, and several other companies have donated time, technology, and thousands of units of PPE to polling places ahead of the election

After running the Bureau of Land Management for more than a year without Senate confirmation, Pendley has been ordered to surrender his position

Over time, sales of small, low-cost items at the register can add up to a considerable revenue line. But what do customers actually reach for?

The retailer has realized its 14-year plan of transitioning to carbon neutral operations by 2020

Thousands of member-owners of Mountain Equipment Co-op have banded together to prevent an American investment firm from buying the company

Over the course of half a century, industry legend Bob Gore built a multi-billion-dollar company known for its innovation and democratic treatment of employees

The struggling Canadian retailer, recently acquired by a U.S. investment firm, will no longer operate as a consumer-cooperative business

The company's brand-new, unused complex in Washington sold less than a month after going on the market

The newest survey data from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable show a positive change in sales and employment at outdoor companies for the first time since April

A partnership with the platform NuORDER will make buying and managing inventory much easier

The group released a new digital tool called Make a Plan to Vote this week

This hybrid survival-outdoor store opened its doors in the middle of a global pandemic. The timing might have been perfect.

After a pandemic-prompted trial run, the retailer will deconstruct the traditional idea of "headquarters" in favor of remote, flexible work

OBJ' new parent company has committed itself to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones has joined the board.

The landmark conservation bill guarantees $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

One of the country's oldest and most important environmental laws faces grave threats. The Winter Wildlands Alliance and the American Alpine Club have joined forces with 18 other groups to bring the fight to the courts.

This year, the industry’s leading trade show went completely virtual for the first time. Just how successful was it?

The bill now heads to the President's desk

Recent announcements from REI, MEC, and Bass Pro Shops have people asking: What's going on with all these staff changes?

Next spring, in collaboration with the group Unlikely Hikers, the Salt Lake City brand will release 20 products aimed at plus-size outdoor enthusiasts, with new marketing efforts to match

After significant layoffs and furloughs earlier this year, REI plans to further reduce its nationwide staff

As customers resume in-person shopping, two outdoor brands are going above and beyond to help retailers deal with safety

The addition of 10 new members brings the organization to a count of 83 retailers in 45 states

The Workplace Anti-Racism Action Agenda is a free guide for companies seeking to back words with action

Data from the guide booking platform 57Hours paints a bleak picture of an industry in crisis

A woman paralyzed in a hammock-related accident in 2017 is seeking damages from the North Carolina-based manufacturer of ENO products

The Adventure Travel Trade Association has collaborated with the Cleveland Clinic and dozens of outdoor experts to produce the most comprehensive set of travel safety guidelines the industry has seen yet

REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and others have committed to halting ad spends on the platform to protest the tech giant's tolerance of hate speech

If signed into law, the bill will permanently finance the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address maintenance backlogs on federal public lands

The marketing veteran joined Merrell's leadership team last week. She's already thinking about big things to come.

Google and the World Wildlife Fund Sweden are collaborating on a new platform to bring environmental transparency to fashion industry supply chains

The June 23-25 show in Denver was cancelled due to the coronavirus. OR just announced a digital substitute.

The Cleveland Outpost, a gear shop offering new and used goods, opened its doors this week. Even in the middle of a pandemic, it's been smooth sailing so far.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has released a free platform called Connect Hub to make the upcoming buying cycle a little less chaotic

Gear sales have gone topsy-turvy since the crisis began, with some sectors up and others disastrously down. But through it all, bikes have soared

In 128 years, the organization has never elected a Latinx person as its leader—until now

What happens when an outdoor company stops making outdoor goods to focus solely on PPE? Flowfold sees the transition as a natural move.

As consumer demand rises for comfortable face masks, outdoor companies are pioneering new products

The apparel line founder discusses the waste and headache of spec inventory, and why quick-response production is the way of the future

As stores open their doors and welcome customers back, everyone—staff and shoppers alike—face a new normal

After moving aggressively into specialty outdoor retail with the 2017 acquisition of Moosejaw for $51 million, Walmart is making a play for new customers in the largely untapped territory between bargain products and high-end gear

Situated on the edge of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this northeastern Ohio shop has been a community stalwart since 1988

Three industry nonprofits—Camber Outdoors, Protect Our Winters, and Access Fund—discuss adjusting to the new normal

Google's latest response to competition from Amazon is a potential windfall for small, independent shops

In these unprecedented times, the issue of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors has never been more relevant

National parks will likely resume operations in coming weeks, but there's more to consider than merely opening the gates

As states begin to reopen, three independent outdoor retailers reflect on changes made to their businesses during the closure and what comes next

Inspired by Outside Business Journal' #SaveYourLocalGearShop campaign, the brand has created a program to help retailers survive the pandemic

In honor of Earth Day, the brand has released a new collection of products that prove circular design can be truly beautiful

The nonprofit has announced its inaugural class of Climate Neutral Certified businesses