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Industry News Archive for dates of Wednesday, July 1, 2020 thru Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • REI to lay off 400 retail employees this week 07/13/2020  snewsnet.com - In an email sent to REI staff members last week, CEO Eric Artz reportedly confirmed plans to lay off 400 retail employees by Wednesday, cutting the company's 13,000-person customer-facing workforce by roughly...
  • Rising Coronavirus Cases Aren’t Keeping All Tourists From National Parks 07/13/2020  nationalparkstraveler.org - While overall visitation to many parks is lower than usual for this time of year, statistics provided to the U.S. Travel Association show many people are traveling hundreds of miles across state...
  • Mindbody Announces New Leadership Appointments 07/11/2020  sgbonline.com - Mindbody, the technology platform for the wellness industry, announced that the company’s Co-Founder Rick Stollmeyer is transitioning from the role of  CEO to executive chair and that the Mindbody Board of Directors has appointed...
  • Hydro Flask Recovering Smartly As Stores Reopen 07/09/2020  sgbonline.com - Hydro Flask’s sales were down in the first quarter ended May 31, but sales have rebounded steadily since May as stores reopened. Officials at Helen of Troy, the brand’s parent, also see...
  • Big 5 Sees Robust Q2 Profit Turnaround Despite Comps Decline 07/09/2020  sgbonline.com - Big 5 Sporting Goods released upbeat preliminary results for the fiscal second quarter ended June 28. Over the first half of the second quarter, with the pandemic forcing Big 5 to operate...
  • Surfline Partners with Garmin 07/09/2020  shop-eat-surf.com - Surfline, a surf report and forecast service, welcomes Garmin® to its Surfline Sessions Compatible Program. With the Garmin Instinct® Solar – Surf Edition and fēnix® 6 solar editions, users and owners of...
  • KEEN Introduces Fit Shield for Safer In-Store Experience 07/08/2020  insideoutdoor.com - As stay-at-home orders are lifted and in-store shopping resumes en masse, it’s important that retailers take the responsibility to keep their employees and customers safe. KEEN is helping to make that possible...
  • Garmin claims new Solar smartwatches make recharging a thing of the past 07/08/2020  bikeradar.com - Garmin has launched a range of new solar-powered smartwatches, with multisports functionality. The three model ranges are the Fenix 6 Solar, Instinct Solar and the Tactix Delta Solar Edition, which is said to...
  • Under Armour Looking To Sell MyFitnessPal 07/07/2020  sgbonline.com - Under Armour is looking to sell MyFitnessPal, a smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise. Under Armour acquired the app in April 2015 for $475 million, but in March 2018,...
  • Fishing for Pollution: Patagonia Gives Nets New Life in Its Apparel 07/07/2020  gearjunkie.com - Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean pollution. Now, they’re getting recycled, thanks to Patagonia. The gear manufacturer is partnering with Bureo to use NetPlus, a fully...
  • Maker Series: Artisanal Firewood 07/06/2020  youtube.com - On a lighter note, check out Artisanal Firewood.
  • Appalachian Trail Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline Projects Halted 07/06/2020  adventure-journal.com - Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, the companies planning to build an $8 billion natural gas pipeline that would tunnel below a portion of the Appalachian Trail, announced they will not proceed with...
  • How We Can Build an Anti-Racist Outdoor Industry 07/06/2020  outsideonline.com - How We Can Build an Anti-Racist Outdoor Industry. The work must continue long after the protests end. Here’s how to start. on Outside.
  • Why Mosquitoes Love You More Than Others 07/06/2020  snewsnet.com - Scientific research by Thermacell has shown that mosquitoes have dining preferences and that specific steps will take you off their menu. on SNEWS.
  • Big splash in swim-related markets: HEAD acquires Zoggs 07/01/2020  endurancebusiness.com - HEAD, the leading global sporting goods group that owns the HEAD, PENN and MARES brands, has announced the acquisition of goggles and swimwear maker Zoggs, which holds leading market positions in the UK, Australia...
  • Sea Otter Classic cancels 2020 edition, plans virtual experience 07/01/2020  velonews.com - The Sea Otter Classic has canceled its October 1-4 event and is instead planning a virtual experience that includes product launches and cycling challenges. Read about it on VeloNews.

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