Top Outdoor Industry News Headlines

M&A Special Report: The Acquisition Outlook for the Active Outdoor Market

We talk to dealmakers and experts who work in the space about the state of the M&A market, what strategic and financial buyers are looking for, and when acquisition activity may pick up.

Learn How to Leverage TikTok Shop for Ecommerce Growth  

Outdoor Retailer is partnering with TikTok Shop on a special webinar to help brands generate ideas, produce engaging content and optimize advertising spending.

Outdoor Gear Picks for Spring and Summer

The Daily asked outdoor gear expert Cameron Martindell for his take on the most interesting products out in the market right now.

VF Corp. Replaces North Face President with Fashion Exec, Adds Two Board Members

Caroline Brown led Donna Karan International and other fashion companies. Current North Face President Nicole Otto will exit the brand.

Columbia, Salomon, and Blundstone’s Strategies for Driving In-Store Sales: Insights for Brand Leaders

With consumers now researching online but preferring the in-store experience, brands have the opportunity to leverage this digital shift and consumer habits to support wholesale investments.

Gear Preview for Outdoor Retailer Summer

The Daily is offering a sneak peek of some of the key products that will be available at Outdoor Retailer Summer. Registration is still open for those who want to attend the show June 17-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vista Outdoor Rejects Takeover Bid After Receiving Higher Offer For Ammo Business

There are new developments in the Vista Outdoor sale and spinoff saga as the company evaluates competing bids and plans.

Outdoor Retailer Summer to Offer Opportunities for Business, Networking, Learning, and Fun

Get ready for a rooftop, poolside industry party sponsored by Shopify, an early morning hike, a pickleball showdown, happy hours, education sessions, and of course, lots of business getting done on the show floor. 

Finalists Announced for Sixth Annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards

Finalist products and services will be on display during Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation in June, and winners will be announced during Day 2 of the show.

Hoka is Hot – But Is It Too Hot?

Footwear analysts discuss Hoka's wholesale expansion strategy and the risks and rewards that come with it.

Vuori and ENDVR’s Strategic Alliance: Driving Sales Growth in Wholesale Channels — Part 3

Explore how brands leverage retail sales enablement platforms like ENDVR to drive sales and elevate their wholesale revenue channels.

Hoka’s Growth Accelerates On Robust Full-Price Selling

Hoka's winning ways continue with strong double-digit growth for Q4 and the year. Details about what is working for the brand, and about Hoka's growth strategy.

Columbia, Salomon, and Blundstone’s Strategies for Driving In-Store Sales: Insights for Brand Leaders

With consumers now researching online but preferring the in-store experience, brands have the opportunity to leverage this digital shift and consumer habits to support wholesale investments.

Gear Preview for Outdoor Retailer Summer

The Daily is offering a sneak peek of some of the key products that will be available at Outdoor Retailer Summer. Registration is still open for those who want to attend the show June 17-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vista Outdoor Rejects Takeover Bid After Receiving Higher Offer For Ammo Business

There are new developments in the Vista Outdoor sale and spinoff saga as the company evaluates competing bids and plans.

Outdoor Retailer Summer to Offer Opportunities for Business, Networking, Learning, and Fun

Get ready for a rooftop, poolside industry party sponsored by Shopify, an early morning hike, a pickleball showdown, happy hours, education sessions, and of course, lots of business getting done on the show floor. 

Finalists Announced for Sixth Annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards

Finalist products and services will be on display during Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design + Innovation in June, and winners will be announced during Day 2 of the show.

Hoka is Hot – But Is It Too Hot?

Footwear analysts discuss Hoka's wholesale expansion strategy and the risks and rewards that come with it.

Vuori and ENDVR’s Strategic Alliance: Driving Sales Growth in Wholesale Channels — Part 3

Explore how brands leverage retail sales enablement platforms like ENDVR to drive sales and elevate their wholesale revenue channels.

Hoka’s Growth Accelerates On Robust Full-Price Selling

Hoka's winning ways continue with strong double-digit growth for Q4 and the year. Details about what is working for the brand, and about Hoka's growth strategy.

Arc’teryx Drives Amer Sports to Robust Q1 Performance

Amer Sports said the brand "overdelivered" across every region, channel, and category. Plus, how Salomon, Atomic, and Armada performed in Q1.

Sendero Provisions Charts Growth Plans in Outdoor and Beyond

The Waco, Texas-based brand's founder and CEO Hunter Harlow on growth, women's expansion, a new store, and momentum across retail.

Fireside Chat: Balancing DTC and Wholesale with Matt Powell & ENDVR

Join us to delve into effective strategies for balancing direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales and wholesale channels to maximize brand revenue.

Yeti Discloses Mystery Ranch Acquisition Price

Plus, details about Yeti's strong first-quarter results that included growth in every product category and sales channel.

Arc’teryx Drives Amer Sports to Robust Q1 Performance

Amer Sports said the brand "overdelivered" across every region, channel, and category. Plus, how Salomon, Atomic, and Armada performed in Q1.

Sendero Provisions Charts Growth Plans in Outdoor and Beyond

The Waco, Texas-based brand's founder and CEO Hunter Harlow on growth, women's expansion, a new store, and momentum across retail.

Fireside Chat: Balancing DTC and Wholesale with Matt Powell & ENDVR

Join us to delve into effective strategies for balancing direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales and wholesale channels to maximize brand revenue.

Yeti Discloses Mystery Ranch Acquisition Price

Plus, details about Yeti's strong first-quarter results that included growth in every product category and sales channel.

New Survey Reveals Consumers Demand Genuine Product Guidance

Top 3 ways outdoor brands can leverage experts to build trust and accelerate sales.

Outdoor Design + Innovation Sourcing Show Attracts Notable Buyers and Exhibitors

Lots of top product executives at key industry brands have registered to attend the new ODI show, which will be co-located with Outdoor Retailer Summer in Salt Lake City, June 17-19.

Is Bike Retail on the Road to Recovery?

Encouraging quarterly results from Fox Factory, Shimano, MIPS, and Thule as well a favorable reports from Circana and PeopleForBikes offer some optimism that the bike industry may be finally moving past its crippling destocking phase.

Bell, Giro See “Positive Momentum” in Market Share

New partners and new product remain the focus as parent Vista Outdoor’s board keeps the door open on sale talks with MNC Capital.

Black Diamond Turnaround Continues Amid North America Rebound

President Neil Fiske said the climbing brand remains focused on simplifying the business following 2023’s “reset year.”

Is Affiliate Marketing Right for Your Brand?

Affiliate marketing: is this a strategy you want to consider, and if so, what network is best for outdoor and active-based brands?

Independently-Owned KUHL Focuses on Continued Growth

Staying true to its core values is working out for the privately-owned company, which says it doesn't have to make short-term quarterly decisions that would hurt brand equity to satisfy shareholders.

Burton and SPY’s Winning Moves in the Wholesale Game — Part 2

How your brand can effectively utilize digital tools to make strategic moves in the evolving wholesale landscape.

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Yeti Discloses Mystery Ranch Acquisition Price

Plus, details about Yeti's strong first-quarter results that included growth in every product category and sales channel.

Outdoor Industry Press Releases

NEMO Unveils Its 2025 Product Line

New products include next generation of the brand's best-selling Stargaze Chair and world’s first bluesign backpacking tent.

Overland Expo Pacific Northwest Comes to Redmond, Oregon June 28-30

Enthusiasts will have access to latest off-roading vehicles, tents, gear, portable energy, and accessories from brands including Dometic, Ineos, Polaris and Winnebago.

Coghlan’s Ltd. Announces Acquisition of Fozzils

The integration of Fozzils’ products into Coghlan’s existing lineup will begin immediately, with plans to introduce Coghlan's branded products by Fall 2024.

June 17-19, 2024

Outdoor Retailer Summer is the national business-to-business commerce event at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center at the front of the summer buying season.

November 6-8, 2024

Outdoor Retailer Winter takes place at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City at the start of the seasonal sales cycle.