Implus Acquires DryGuy, MaxxDry Dryers


Implus has completed the acquisition of DryGuy, a leading supplier of footwear dryers, thermal layering systems and other warmth accessories. The acquisition of DryGuy brings yet another active brand under the Implus umbrella of footcare and outdoor accessory brands. During the last few years, the company has successfully acquired and grown major brand expansions including […]

CAM Commerce Releases RetailSTAR v.9.0 

CAM Commerce, a subsidiary of Celerant Technology, today announced the latest version of its flagship product, RetailSTAR. Building upon its existing line of software solutions, RetailSTAR 9.9 introduces a buffet of new features to the POS. Including options for point-of-sale coupons, salesperson ratings, transaction fees, contract pricing, bulk/cumulative buys and estimates/quotes. The newly designed POS […]

Aspect Solar Featured in Ski Mountaineering Documentary

Aspect Solar

AspectSolar, a provide of solar power and technology, was recently featured as the technology provider for Montezuma Basin Productions, the producer of documentaries that include “Skiing Everest.” AspectSolar solar power technologies, including the EP-‐55 Solar Panel and the EnergyBar 250, were the exclusive power provider for a ski mountaineering expedition in January of 2014, powering […]

Horny Toad Rebrands, Now Toad&Co


Horny Toad, the 18-year-old outdoor lifestyle apparel brand, has a new brand name: “Toad&Co.” The new branding will be offically unveiled to the trade at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, followed by a omni-channel consumer launch in February 2015. The company believes the “name evolution” acknowledges the brand’s heritage while allowing the company to […]

June Outdoor Product Sales Growth Accelerates


Sales of outdoor products look to be picking up steam this summer as sales of outdoor footwear, apparel and hardgoods increased 6.8 percent to $1.18 billion in the five-week fiscal month of June, according to the latest figures from OIA. The growth trend for the month represented an acceleration from the low-single-digit trend seen in […]