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Earth Day 2015 & SIA Snow Show DIY Session Recap

Earth Day is April 22 this year.  In honor of this important landmark, I once again turn to the almighty dumpster as a receptacle, not for junk, but rather a treasure trove of castaway items just waiting to find new homes. I presented a DIY Displays on a Budget session at this year’s SIA Snow […]

SIA Merchandising Shop Profile: The Startingate Ski Shop

The Startingate Ski Shop in Bondville, Vermont is one of those great finds – a family owned and operated ski shop, steeped in ski racing tradition, that showcases some of the snow sports industry’s finest wares. From specialized racing-specific hard goods to elegant high end outerwear, this shop has many hard-to-find brands and niche items that set […]

SIA Merchandising: A Hazy Shade of Winter

January tends to be a month that for many of us is devoid of color.  Unless you live in somewhere in the southern portion of the U.S. or pretty much anywhere in California, January is drab.  It’s cold and bleak and we seem to crave sunshine as the days gradually become longer. So, this month […]

Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE) Merchandiser Profile – Liza Cannon

Being blessed with a great retail space that also comes with enviable spacious street facing window displays is sort of like winning the genetic lottery, if you like those tall, good looking types. The Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, VT is one such truly “blessed” store.  OGE, as they are known locally, moved from a smaller, […]

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