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Nick’s Notes – September 2017

Welcome back from summer! I hope you all had an enjoyable time during these hot summer months! I just returned from an exploratory trip to China as a guest of the World Winter Sports Expo. As you may have heard, the Chinese government has declared they will have 300,000,000 skiers/snowboarders by 2022. Even if they […]

Eastern Rep Groups Complete Their Merger

It is common knowledge that over the past several years, the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps have studied the pros and cons of merging both organizations into a new entity, and in January 2017, both memberships voted to execute the merger. Last week on August 7, the bylaws for the new […]

The Snowball Effect: Why certain women’s models sell so well

By Kimberly Beekman for SKI Magazine’s September 2017 issue In the glorious 1970s, when mustaches were unironic and tight pants actually looked good on dudes, the male-dominated ski industry tried to entice more women into the sport by broadcasting the message that ski slopes were ripe with “eligible bachelors,” says Kelly Davis, director of research […]

NPD Group Details What Sports Retail Can Learn from Fast Fashion

According to NPD Sports Industry Analyst Matt Powell, given the current malaise in the U.S. sports business, it is important for the industry to look across the retail landscape for ideas on how to improve its current condition: The world of fast fashion may offer some clues. While the social costs of fast fashion are […]

Paddlesports Retailer Announces New Location for 2018

Paddlesports Retailer, the official tradeshow for the paddlesports industry that broke away from Outdoor Retailer last year, said it will move to Oklahoma City in 2018, after its first edition in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this summer. The new location was chosen for its commitment to creating a world-class urban paddlesports venue on the Oklahoma River. Over […]

REI Force of Nature Grants Complete $1M Investment in Nonprofits That Connect Women Outdoors

As part of its commitment “to create access to the outdoors for all,” REI has invested $1 million in organizations across the country creating opportunities to connect women and girls to nature. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create […]

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