U.S. OUTDOOR Act Introduced in Senate


This week Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the U.S. OUTDOOR Act in the Senate. Introduction into the House by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA 8) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3) is reportedly imminent. This bi-partisan piece of legislation will lower costs for outdoor companies and their consumers, fuel innovation and encourage […]

March Retail Sales See Bounce

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Retail sales in March showed improvement over the previous months as consumer spending thawed right along with the weather. The National Retail Federation today reported that sales excluding autos, gas and restaurants increased 0.5 percent seasonally adjusted over February and a solid 3.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Both the composition and the magnitude of March’s rebound […]

Bass Pro Shops Hold Free Workender Events

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For every working stiff who has prayed for Friday to hurry up and arrive, Bass Pro Shops introduces The Workender, a free event at participating Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada. Held April 24 and 25, The Workender includes free seminars, giveaways and a chance to win a $7,500 prize package by […]

OIWC Pitchfest Applications Due June 1


The OIWC is soliciting candidates for a The Workshop, a new program that gives women a chance to pitch their innovations or product ideas to outdoor industry executives for feedback in Salt Lake City immediately prior to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. The initial phase of the initiative, which the OIWC has dubbed Pitchfest, provides […]

Amazon Buys Shoefitr


Amazon has quietly bought Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh whose 3-D technology helps consumers purchase footwear online by providing measurements pertinent to fitting, according to numberous reports. Financial terms and other details were not made available. The obvious intention behind the purchase is to help encourage sales of shoes online using Shoefitr’s technology, but […]

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