“No hugs or handshakes” at Outdoor Retailer Summer market

May 26, 2021

For those planning to attend the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this year, happening in Denver from August 10-12, touching other show-goers will not be permitted. OR, which shared its safety guidelines for the show with Outside Business Journal earlier this year, promoted them to the industry this week in a detailed outline that lists what will and won’t be tolerated at the event. | More Information 

Retail Cargo Imports Set New Record as Economy Recovers

May 24, 2021

Imports at retail container ports hit a new record this spring and volume during the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than last year as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. | More Information

April Retail Sales Hold Mostly Steady from March and Show “Off the Chart” Gains Over 2020 Shutdowns

May 24, 2021

Retail sales were virtually unchanged from their strong performance a month before and grew dramatically year-over-year in April as the rapidly recovering U.S. economy marked a full year since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most stores during the spring of 2020 said the National Retail Federation. | More Information

USA Archery Sees Record Membership Growth to Start 2021

May 20, 2021

USA Archery had its largest membership gain for a monthly period in many years in March of 2021. In the first quarter of the year, over 2,000 archers became members of USA Archery, with the largest monthly growth coming in March, when more than 600 archers joined the organization. | More Information

National Park Visits Climb 37% in March

May 19, 2021

According to the monthly report from the National Parks Service, visits to national parks totaled 20.6 million in March, up 37 percent from 15.1 million in March 2020 as the pandemic emerged. Total visits for the first three months of the year reached 45.95 million, up 5.6 percent from 43.5 million a year ago. | More Information

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