OIA Future Leadership Academy Accepting Applications


Outdoor Industry Association has begun accepting applications for the Future Leadership Academy, a nine-month program dedicated to preparing and uniting the future leadership of the outdoor industry. In its pilot year, the Academy will help prepare 20 individuals to assume outdoor industry leadership positions in the years ahead. These individuals will be given personal and professional […]

Grassroots Welcomes Hydro Flask, Sport Hansa as Newest Vendor Partners


 Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, an organization of 55 innovative specialty outdoor retailers across the U.S., announce new vendor partners: Hydro Flask and Sport Hansa. The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance brings together independent outdoor retailers from across the country, allowing members to tap into an extensive network of knowledge and resources. As vendor partners, Hydro Flask and Sport […]

Hudson Trail to Close its Doors


Hudson Trail Outfitters Ltd., one of Washington D.C.’s oldest retailers, is closing its four remaining stores and going out of business after 50 years, citing the changing retail landscape. Hudson Trail Outfitters Ltd. opened its first store in Washington in 1971. The company’s four remaining stores operate in Washington D.C.; Rockville, Md.; Arlington, Va. and […]

Noble Anti-Odor Receives bluesign Certification


Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies for performance fabrics, announced it has received bluesign Product Line Approval for its XT2 technology.  Through a biocidal product review process, Noble demonstrated that the XT2 product line meets bluesign requirements for durability, adherence, efficacy, and low human toxicity, among other quality and safety performance measures.  XT2 employs […]

Yeti Coolers Names CEO

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Yeti Coolers announced that Matt Reintjes is joining the company as its chief executive officer. Reintjes comes to Yeti from Vista Outdoor Inc., where he most recently ran that company’s $900 million Outdoor Products division. Prior to Vista, Reintjes served as a president at Danaher, a Fortune 200 manufacturer of medical and industrial equipment. Roy […]

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