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A Look Forward to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014

A Look Forward to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014

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“Many (people) go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.”Henry David Thoreau ~ (1817 –1862)

Craig Amacker releases almost every catch. It’s not fish he’s after, but the experience of a day on the water, tiny moments of time when he’s directly connected to nature by a thin nylon filament. “It’s my escape, but it’s also my occupation,”Craig said as we cast our lines over the Wisconsin River.

“It’s all about when that fish strikes and you know there’s something alive on the end of your line.”

Craig splits his … Read more ›

Positive Retailer Outlook As OR Summer Market Approaches

On a singularly beautiful summer day, it’s hard to imagine spending even a single moment of it inside. But gathering in the final hours of the Outdoor Reps Association show in Madison, Wisconsin, retailers and sales professionals alike basked in the glow of florescent lights at the Alliant Energy Center to conclude their business with a profound sense of satisfaction and optimism for good things yet to come. In the midsts of exceptionally good weather nationwide and an economy in full rebound, buyers from shops across the country report a steady flow of customers with money to spend and no … Read more ›

Breaking Trail: Tal Dehtiar, Oliberté

Breaking Trail: Tal Dehtiar, Oliberté

In this series, we look to our industry leaders for guidance, inspiration and best practices in sustainable business in the outdoor-product space. Breaking Trail is an Outdoor Retailer Series that is powered by Walden Hyde. Here, Walden Hyde speaks with Tal Dehtiar, founder of Oliberté, about Fair Trade and manufacturing in Ethiopia.

What does sustainability mean to your company?
To us, it means creating sustainable jobs that support the growth of a middle-class economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We see huge potential for manufacturing in countries like Ethiopia and are proud to be one of the first companies investing here. … Read more ›

inov-8 – Live From OR with Timmy O’Neill

Timmy O’Neill interviews Paul Staudigel of Inov-8 on the stage of Live from OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.

About inov-8:

Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete.

Our belief
We believe in natural running. Natural running involves taking running back to its most innate form, letting nothing alter the natural biomechanics of the foot and body. Natural running relies on the strength of the runner’s feet and legs rather than the cushioning or support of a shoe. The foot controls the shoe, not the other way around.

Our products… Read more ›

Dawn Wall – Live From OR with Timmy O’Neill

We had the privilege of inviting John Long and Kevin Jorgeson to the Live From OR stage show with Timmy O’Neill at Winter Market 2014 to discuss Dawn Wall, the enormous big wall project up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

OR Winter Market 2014 wrapped with marked increases in attendance, brand stories, innovation and inspiration. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will continue to post videos and images of the show and the industry.

Kevin Jorgeson is a professional climber, instructor, consultant, and Co-Founder/President of Pro Climbers International (PCI). More about Kevin here.

John Long is an … Read more ›