5 Trend Stories That Are Here To Stay

Pinpointing the big stories to watch on the trade show floor and in the market.
The Boot Book

The Boot Finds its Sneaker Spot

As the latest styles show, boots are now doing their job with an entirely different attitude. In all categories, work footwear’s got game this season.
Grassroots perspective

Surviving and Thriving Since 1946

Checking in with Darry Jackson of Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, a Florida stalwart.

Carhartt’s Heritage

Janet Ries, VP-marketing at Carhartt, talks workwear, heritage and the modern market.
Retail Feedback

Spring Solutions

We asked specialty outdoor shops what categories and products are hot right now… here’s what they said.
Great 8

The Great Eight: Culture & Community

Standing out from the crowd in today’s hyper-competitive retail landscape is no easy feat. In the outdoor retail world, competition comes from all corners — big-box stores, the internet and, increasingly, brands themselves selling directly to consumers. To stand out, stores need to be special. This year, our annual Great 8 Retail list focuses on eight true specialists. These eight retailers are unique in their own way, but a common thread across the board includes what we call “The Three Cs”  — community, culture and curation. The people behind these shops are not only a part of their communities, they know how to create their own community within their stores and beyond. They don’t just live and breathe the outdoor culture, they help define it. And when it comes to curation, they are experts in selecting, merchandising and selling the right products to their customers. Retailers on this year’s Great 8 list range from young upstarts to grizzled veterans. They excel in a range of ways beyond traditional retail — some are big on events, others focus on education and some are super-tuned in to social media. They’ve all got special stories to tell.
In this new series, we share stories from Grassroots Outdoor Alliance retailers. In this story: Emily White, Roads Rivers and Trails.
In this new series, we share stories from Grassroots Outdoor Alliance retailers. In this issue: Maura Kistler, Water Stone Outdoors

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Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Vol 1, Issue No. 33