More People Than Ever Are Exploring the Outdoors. Here’s the Opportunity for Brands and Retailers

Retail Touch

While COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of many new shopping behaviors and expectations, there is another trend that the pandemic has pushed forward: interest in the outdoors. This has created significant opportunity for outdoor and sporting goods brands alike. . “I

DICK’S Sporting Goods Enters the Outdoors Space With Emphasis on Conservation

Retail Touch

The 50,000-square-foot store will carry an assortment of outdoor and lifestyle apparel, footwear and equipment brands. Associates who are passionate about the outdoors will elevate the experience by sharing their enthusiasm for outdoor activities and conservation.

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Eddie Bauer Aims to ‘Eliminate Barriers to the Outdoors’ with New Rental Program

Retail Touch

In the outdoor category, Eddie Bauer is a bit late to the game — REI Co-op has rented its gear for decades and expanded its offerings in 2019; that same year, DTC Coozie Outdoors (which has since been renamed as Arrive Outdoors )launched its own gear rental program.

Product Searches Reflect Indoor-Outdoor Split: Headphones, Stationary Bikes and Lipstick Pique Shoppers’ Interest

Retail Touch

So even though shoppers spent plenty of time outdoors, their overall habits still reflect the way they spent most of 2020. The intersection of at-home and outdoors is impacting electronics sales as well, with headphones particularly popular.

Backcountry Bolsters Digital CX to Manage Outdoor Recreation Shopping Surge

Retail Touch

Fueled by consumers’ desire for safer, socially-distant-friendly entertainment during the pandemic, the increased interest in outdoor recreation has driven growth for outdoor gear and apparel retailer Backcountry.com.

Marketing Unboxed: Outdoor Boxes is #DoingThings With Their Marketing

Zaius

In almost any spin, yoga, or zumba class you go to, you’re sure spot someone sporting one of Outdoor Voices ’ signature athleisure looks. Want your own Outdoor Voices shirt? Before we settled on the shirt, we browsed Outdoor Voice’s site for a while, added one of the “kits” they sell to our cart, then abandoned it. Outdoor Voices isn’t like most athletic brands that highlight elite athletes.

Sports & Outdoors Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

Sports and outdoors shoppers aren’t just shoppers –– they are fans. Those are all great things for sports and outdoor brands –– but it also means their sites need to cater to personalization and treat customers like the individual fans they are. Beyond that, sports and outdoors brands need to convey a sense of “cool.” Here’s how 11 brands in the sports and outdoor vertical conveyed their cool and personalized it, to boot. Sell Sports & Outdoors Goods Online.

How outdoor furniture brand Outer grew its unique showroom model

Retail Dive

The DTC company last month opened its 1,000th Neighborhood Showroom, which helps connect potential customers with existing ones

Eddie Bauer Acquisition Gives Authentic Brands a Foothold in Growing Outdoor Category

Retail Touch

Outdoor brand Eddie Bauer is the latest retailer to be snapped up by brand management firm Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and SPARC Group , a joint venture between ABG and mall operator Simon Property Group.

The outdoors boom spared many retailers from the harshest impacts of COVID

RetailDive

Outdoor companies faced their share of ups and downs during the pandemic, but a tidal wave of new customers could prime the space for future growth

Emerald Acquires Outdoor and Sporting Goods-Focused B2B Purchasing Platform

Retail Touch

PlumRiver’s experience with outdoor and sporting goods companies will complement Emerald’s portfolio of show brands including Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo.

Corona campaign inspires Brits to explore the outdoors

TalkingRetail

Corona is aiming to inspire the nation to rediscover the outdoors and reconnect with the natural world.

Bear encourage outdoor adventures with Go Ape promotion

Talking Retail

The adventure kits contain a branded backpack, water bottle, This story continues at Bear encourage outdoor adventures with Go Ape promotion. Fruit snacking brand Bear is running an on-pack promotion with Go Ape.

Outdoor Voices names Urban Outfitters vet CEO

RetailDive

Gabrielle Conforti, who has 15 years of retail and apparel experience, will be in charge of launching products and setting the vision for the DTC brand

Nike store plots virtual outdoor adventure with mobile tech

RetailDive

QR codes, AR and geofencing are used in an in-store experience that is designed to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind

Top Sports and Outdoor Product Detail Page Examples | Salsify

Salsify

Standing out on the digital shelf for sports and outdoor brands starts with telling your product story. Sports and outdoor products are technical — and are often seasonal or lifetime investments.

Kohl's turns to Eddie Bauer as outdoor sales surge

RetailDive

The off-mall department store last year announced a plan to grow its activewear sales from 20% of its business to at least 30

The Famous Grouse celebrates the outdoors with new campaign

TalkingRetail

Whisky brand The Famous Grouse has launched a global campaign focusing on “occasions and the outdoors”.

Bear launches outdoor campaign for kids’ fruit snacking

TalkingRetail

Fruit snacking brand Bear is running an outdoor campaign to support its Yoyos variant.

REI And West Elm Debut Co-Curated Outdoors Collection

Retail Touch

REI and West Elm have introduced the co-branded REI x West Elm collection of outdoor lifestyle products, which will be merchandised in the stores of both retailers and on their respective e-Commerce sites at REI.com/westelm and Westelm.com/REI.

Global outdoor clothing brand Woolrich picks Fluent Commerce to drive omnichannel delivery

Retail Technology Review

American outdoor clothing brand Woolrich has chosen Fluent Commerce, the global distributed?order order management platform to boost its capability in Europe to fulfil itsecommerce orders in the most convenient way for the customer and most efficient for Woolrich. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Dick's plans new outdoor concept, Public Lands, for 2021 launch

RetailDive

The retailer plans to open two new stores under the banner next year as it chases campers and kayakers in the COVID-19 era

Eddie Bauer is renting out gear for outdoor adventures

Retail Wire

Eddie Bauer has added a new option to enable customers to rent outdoors gear for a fraction of the price of buying outright. Our mission is to make sure that anyone who wants to have an outdoor experience can have one no matter the cost. Apparel, outerwear and gear is expensive and not all that convenient. This is another way to participate,” said Kristen Elliot, vice president of marketing at Eddie Bauer. in-article

With fresh funding in hand, Outer sets sights beyond outdoor furniture, rugs

RetailDive

The DTC brand snapped up $10.5 million to help it grow its assortment, build on its sustainability efforts and expand on its unique showroom model

New Report: The State of the Outdoor Retailer Industry 2018

Wiser

How can you better position your brand for success in the outdoor retail industry? To help achieve these goals, Wiser has put together a new report on the state of the outdoor retailer industry in 2018. Leading outdoor brands. Wiser’s shoppers visited 100 of the top independent outdoor retailers nationwide. To see the rest of our findings, download your free copy of The State of the Outdoor Retailer Industry in 2018 today!

5 Outdoor Apparel DTC Brands Telling Exquisite Stories (And How Product Information Systems Can Get You There)

Talkoot

In this post, I am going to cover 5 DTC brands in the outdoor apparel space that have done a great job using storytelling to build their brand and earn customer love. Storytelling in the outdoor apparel space. “Stories sell!”.

From 'doing things' to doing things profitably: Outdoor Voices' plans for growth

RetailDive

New board Chairwoman Ashley Merrill doesn't want to change the brand's values, just its operations

Academy Sports and Outdoors sets IPO share targets

RetailWire

Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to raise up to $250 million as part of an initial public offering with shares priced between $15 and $17. The retailer, which was founded in 1938, operates 259 stores across 16 states

Any time is the right time to get outdoors for many in the U.S.

Retail Wire

Visits to national parks are way up and sales for a wide range of outdoor activities are also on the rise with full-line direct-to-consumer stores and websites doing a big business. The only place where sales of outdoor products has fallen off is in outlet locations. in-article

Bass Pro Shop Parent Acquires Sportsman’s Warehouse

Retail Touch

Great American Outdoors Group, parent company of Bass Pro Shops , Cabela’s and White River Marine Group , will acquire Sportsman’s Warehouse for $785 million in cash, according to The Street.

Bringing the Outdoors In-Store: A Look Inside REI’s Flagship Store

Sailthru

For such a massive sporting and outdoor retailer, REI’s flagship store is in an interesting place. And yet, REI still manages to get customers in an outdoor state of mind immediately, foreshadowing an exceptional in-store experience. Once you’re inside, the first thing you see is a large wooden yurt that’s decked out with a fireplace, cozy chairs and Pacific Northwest outdoor guides for customers to peruse while stoking their wanderlust.

5 Best Practices for Sports and Outdoor Brands From REI, Nike and Lululemon

Sailthru

To thrive in the age of Amazon, sporting goods and outdoor brands brands must recognize that they have an edge. outdoor and sporting goods market is a big one, worth $120 billion. Sporting and outdoor brands can stay ahead. Here are five best practices for leveraging expertise specifically for sporting and outdoor retailers and ecommerce players, drawing inspiration from both inside and outside this vertical.

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ preps new outdoors concept for city dwellers

Retail Wire

Dick’s Sporting Goods is launching a new outdoors concept called Public Lands with two stores: one in Columbus, OH, and the other in Pittsburgh. The new stores will occupy two former Field & Stream stores each measuring about 50,000 square feet. Shops within the store will feature products for dedicated activities such as biking, camping and hiking. Many consumers who do not engage in these types of activities still like to dress as if they do. “We’ve

Companies add beekeeping and more outdoors time as perks to attract workers

Retail Wire

Finding workers who want to return to offices has become increasingly challenging for employers who are rolling out both traditional and nontraditional perks to aid in their recruitment efforts. Nuveen, an investment company headquartered in Manhattan, has refurbished its offices to make them feel more like home and added two beehives located on the 22-floor terrace. in-article

How Will DTC Rebound After The COVID Retail Shakeup?

Retail Touch

Outdoor Voices, Fabletics and Alo are just a few of the DTC brands in the space, vying against established, deep-pocketed, omnichannel leaders, such as lululemon and Nike. Outdoor Voices’ issues reflect longer-term problems than the coronavirus.

How Digital Natives Are Winning in a Post-Amazonian World: Outdoor Retailer Show Insights

Talkoot

We recently returned from the winter Outdoor Retailer show in Denver. At the show, in just two days, we managed to walk 14 miles and spoke with more people than I can recall. Our product manager, Derwyn Harris gave a presentation on “How digital natives are winning in a post-Amazonian world.”.

The eCommerce Branding Strategies This Outdoors Company Uses to Command 2x-4x Higher Prices Than Its Competitors

Inflow Insights

On large sporting sites like cabelas.com , when a customer searches for fishing waders, they’ll find that most products cost between $49 and $199. Occasionally they’ll find waders over $200. But on the high end of price range, they’ll find $500 fishing waders, the majority of which are made and sold by a Montana company called Simms Fishing: . By the way, these $499 waders are not even Simms’ top of line. The brand’s site features multiple products priced at $799.