Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Awards NEMO for Excellence in Hardgoods & Accessories

July 1, 2024

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Kate Ketschek


{Dover, NH—July 1, 2024} /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ Industry-leading outdoor gear brand NEMO Equipment was awarded for Excellence in Hardgoods & Accessories at the recent GOA Connect show in Reno, Nevada. The majority family-owned, independent brand was one of a select few to be nominated in multiple categories, including Vendor Partner of the Year, alongside Patagonia, Smartwool, Hydrapak, and Mountain Hardwear.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) is a coalition of nearly 100 independent retailers that include some of the top outdoor specialty stores in the country. The GOA Connect awards are decided by the retailer members based on criteria involving the quality of a brand’s product, their level of support for retailers, and the quality of the brand’s sales and customer service teams.

“NEMO is honored and thrilled to have earned this recognition from a group whose values and mission align closely with ours,” said Mike Welch, VP of Global Sales & Marketing. “We’re in this for the long haul, committed to building a lasting and iconic brand, and that can’t be done without the support of our retailers and the trusted relationships we’ve built with them over the years.”

Responsible for the best-selling sleeping bags and sleeping pads on the market, NEMO Equipment has built its success on a foundation of partnership with independent specialty stores across the United States and now, abroad.

About NEMO

NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable, and fun to use. Named one of Outside Magazine’s and Business New Hampshire’s Best Places to Work, NEMO has also been recognized as a small business leader for the environment by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp accessories, and furniture—is an outgrowth of its design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. NEMO’s team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.

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