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Outdoor Retailer Trends for 2012

As dealers of paddle sports and mountain gear make their way to Salt Lake City reports of their business offer a cautiously optimistic view of national sales trends. When the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens over the first week in August buyers will likely shift their focus from a wildly popular category in sudden […]

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OR Rocks! Outdoor Retailer hosts three adventure film screenings

The movie business takes center stage with three late afternoon screenings of adventure films at the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. At OR Rocks! show attendees can take a break from the manic pace of the Salt Palace for a little entertainment while action movie producers connect and network with fans as well as potential […]

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The Business Card Shuffle

I spent more than a week trying to get Chris Keyes to return my calls. So when the senior editor at Outside Magazine reached out to shake my hand during the breakfast meeting of the Conservation Alliance I was naturally thrilled. It’s at these events during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market when the distance between […]

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Shelton Johnson speaks to the Conservation Alliance

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Shelton-Johnson.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project For those of us who spend a great deal of time outdoors it’s hard to believe that there are many of those who don’t. Especially when it comes to our […]

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SFU design student takes cash prize at Project OR

Spurred by first-time prize package including a design contract and cash prizes, San Francisco State University student designer Amy Dorie won Project OR Cycle 7 at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011 with a woman’s outfit, inspired by the outdoors and the Aventura brand.   Designed and constructed during the intense 48-hour concept-to-prototype student design competition, […]

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OR Art, a creative curation by Devaki Murch

With a record number of attendees and exhibitors there are several things you likely missed at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Among them are several unique expressions of art collected and curated by the creative connector Devaki Murch. Apart from all the cool equipment clothing and footwear on display in Salt Lake City over […]

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Outdoor Industry All-Star Jam!

Considering how late I went to bed last night, I’m up pretty early this morning. I wanted to make sure these photographs we’re sorted, edited and uploaded for you to enjoy. The Outdoor Industry All-Star Jam went off last night to a roaring crowd watching friends and colleagues strumming, drumming and singing their hearts out. […]

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ORSM 2011 Open Air Demo

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What good are you?

In recent days environmental activist Tim DeChristopher began serving a two-year sentence in federal prison. Back in March the Utah economics student was convicted on two felony charges: making a false statement and violating laws on oil and gas leasing. He was also fined $10,000. Having disrupted a controversial auction to sell off the mining […]

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Meet Goodstock

I believe that business can be an active force for good. And as I’m gearing up for the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market I’m excited about several emerging initiatives that blend commerce and philanthropy to achieve positive social change. By adding benevolent acts of good to their bottom line companies large and small can effectively […]

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