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Thanksgiving Weekend Spending up 16%

December 5, 2019

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year. Shoppers spent an average $361.90 on holiday items over the 5 day period, up 16% from $313.29 during the same period last year. Click the link to read the entire report- https://nrf.com/media-center/press-releases/thanksgiving-draws-nearly-190-million-shoppers


Gert Boyle of Columbia Sportswear Dies at 95

November 7, 2019

The outdoor industry has lost their “One Tough Mother” as she was oftern refered to as. Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Columbia Sportswear died Sunday November 3, 2019 at the age of 95. Gert never retired. According to those that knew her she loved going to her office at the brands headquarters in Portland, Oregon buzzing around the halls on her electric scooter. She had quite the personality and an emense impact on the industry and on those that knew her well. To read more about Gert and her life, as well as, her involvement in the outdoor industry click the following links. https://www.snewsnet.com/people/columbias-gert-boyle-passes-away-95; https://sgbonline.com/gert-boyle-columbia-sportswears-one-tough-mother-dies-at-95/

Record-breaking $2.2 Million Raised At 11th Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

November 7, 2019

The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk continued the Skecher Foundation’s 11-year tradition of record-breaking donations for kids raising more than $2.2 million for children with special needs and educations. “Supported by lead presenter Nickelodeon, media sponsor NBC4 Southern California, airline sponsor Turkish Airlines and generous businesses, the event launched its second decade with a special performance by this season’s America’s Got Talent winner, global superstar Kodi Lee; returning sports legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Lasorda; and more than 17,000 registered walkers”- SGB Media. Since 2009 the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has raised more than $13 million for The Friendship Foundation, public schools and scholarship funds for exceptional students. Read the full article about the fundraiser here - https://sgbonline.com/record-breaking-2-2-million-raised-at-11th-annual-skechers-pier-to-pier-friendship-walk/

 

To learn more about the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, please visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com


SOG Knives and Tools is Shutting Down Unauthorized Online Sellers

November 7, 2019

SOG is currently in the middle of taking legal action against unauthorized online sellers who they say are “damaging” the brand’s reputation. The Lynnwood, Washington based knive and tool brand has already issues cease and desist letters to most of these offenders. “SOG has made a strategic decision to protect the SOG brand and the specialty retailers who support the brand," VP of Sales Chas Fisher said. “These rogue sellers of SOG-labeled product are doing a disservice to the consumer and are damaging the SOG brand by selling possibly counterfeit product and offering none of the warranty and support for which SOG is well known.” Read the full article here- https://www.snewsnet.com/gear/sog-shuts-down-unauthorized-online-sellers


NSSF Launches SHOT University online for FFLS, Ranges

October 23, 2019

SHOT University is an online education resource presented by NSSF and is free for all NSSF members. It will provide easy access curriculum which will allow members to take advantage of industry- leading educational content when its convenient to them. The information will be provided by experts in retail strategies, marketing, security and technology, regulatory compliance and other relevant topics. For more information click the link to the full article LINK




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