With ‘Feel-Better Situation’ for Consumers, Economy Could See Fastest Growth Since 1980s

May 19, 2021

With more businesses reopening and bringing employees back to work, the U.S. economy is on firm footing and could see its fastest growth in more than three decades, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenze said. | More Information

Outdoor Retailer Forges Head with Summer Market Plans, Open Industry-Wide Registration

May 14, 2021

Twenty-to months after the staging of the last Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in June 2019, the industry’s largest trade show is finally set to run an in person show. The event, scheduled for August 10-12, officially opened registration on April 22. Show Director Marisa Nicholson told Outside Business Journal that interest in the show is at an all-time high, and that she is confident the event will be able to stage uninterrupted. | More Information

New Trend Hunter Report Explores Sustainability, Exo Initiatives & Upcycling

April 26, 2021’s latest free report for Toy Association members looks at how brands are diving into conservative economy- from upcycling waste, to low/zero waste retail and manufacturing. The “Conservation Economy” report features the following key consumer insights: sustainable packages, medicinal waste, eco kits and waste-free gifts. | More Information

Remington Ammunition Reopens Plant In Arkansas

April 26, 2021

Remington Ammunition, acquired by Vista Outdoor out of bankruptcy proceedings last year, announced a reboot of its Lonoke, AK facility. Remington said hundreds of workers are now working at the facility. The company just released a video featuring Remington Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink touring the plant, talking about his plans to ramp up production, overcome supply chain issues, and the dedication of its team to serve customers. | More Information

Pure Fishing Closes Purchase of Plano Synergy, Sells Plano’s Accessories Brands to GSM Outdoors

April 26, 2021

Pure Fishing Inc. announced the close of its purchase of Plano Synergy Holdings Inc. As part of the closing of this purchase, Pure Fishing also announced it had closed the sale of Plano Synergy’s archery and hunting accessories brands to GSM Outdoors. Pure Fishing will retain ownership of the Plano and Frabill brands to complement the company’s existing footprint in the global fishing tackle market. Pure Fishing will also retain ownership of Plano’s storage and fall storage business and its Creative Options and Caboodles brands. | More Information

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