The Daily - June 10,2022 - 69

Meet Gabe Maier
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance gets a
new prez. By Eugene Buchanan
GRASSROOTS OUTDOOR ALLIance,
a network of independent
retailers working together for the
health and growth of specialty
outdoor retail, has a new president
with Gabe Maier taking over the
reins from longtime president
Rich Hill. Maier brings a wealth
of experience to the role, having
worked with Grassroots for six
years, including two as business
analyst and four as vice president.
Most recently, Maier was the
director of business development
for BrandKeep. Maier assumed his
new role June 1, just in time for the
Grassroots Connect buying show
in Knoxville, Tennessee, June 6-9.
" I'm a true believer that the
best customer experiences happen
most often in independent
specialty shops, " Maier says. " This
well-established but ever-evolving
channel enables so many positive
things to happen: customers walk
into a community and walk out
with a sense of adventure, retailers
create meaningful and engaging
local jobs, and brand equity is
created for vendors when their
value propositions are validated by
a knowledgeable and trusted third
party. Supporting this chain of
positive transactions is among the
many things that Grassroots does
every day, and I'm proud to be a
part of this effort once again. "
As an organization, Grassroots
Gabe Maier
has doubled its retail membership
since 2014 and now includes
104 retailers and 209 doors in 44
states. Groupwide sales for the
past two years have been
equally robust, growing
29% in 2021 despite the
outdoor retail category's
pandemic and supply-side
challenges. Maier is the
seventh president in the
organization's history, replacing
Hill, who oversaw
the group from 2016 to
2022. Maier will also help
oversee Grassroots' new
IndieOutdoor nonprofit
(indieoutdoor.com), which
delivers real-time sales
data, local marketing
support, and a united national
voice to all outdoor
categories of independent
specialty retail.
ACTEEV: A BUDDING LEADER IN ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES
As a textile manufacturing company, Acteev strives to make the best antimicrobial
technology for outerwear on the market. And they're already
making quite a splash in the outdoor industry: In 2021, they were the
Outdoor Innovation Award Winner for Acteev Protect, which is fused into
outdoor soft goods to destroy bacteria, fungi, and mold. This summer
the brand is at it again, partnering with Coalatree, where they're releasing
the Suray zinc-embedded sun shirt. This is " the first of many new Acteevbased
outdoor applications coming in 2022, " says the company's website.
As I write this, I'm wearing the Coalatree Suray, and I love it-it's soft,
stylish, and cuts odor, and provides UPF 50+. -Chris Van Leuven
Analyze This
NPD Group is the source for retail industry
trends at the Show. By Eugene Buchanan
If there's anyone who knows what's going on in the world of outdoor
specialty retail these days, it's data analyst firm NPD Group. NPD is at
the Show in full force, hosting seminars, manning the Resource Center,
and walking the aisles getting even more beta on the pulse of the
outdoor retail sector. Retailers and manufacturers use the group's information-amassed
by analyzing retail sales data from over 600,000
doors-to help make informed decisions about pricing, distribution,
product assortment, sales, marketing, demand planning, product development,
and more.
" The outdoor industry is at a crossroads, " says NPD sports industry
analyst Dirk Sorenson. " Millions of new active and outdoor consumers
have invested in outdoor living and activity. As an industry, we now
need to work hard to retain this interest while facing the challenges
most brands and retailers are facing-namely growing inventory and
consumer skepticism. Our tailored outdoor industry insights can help
inform retail, product, and marketing approaches that will contribute
to a company's success moving forward. "
The good news: Looking at the U.S. outdoor industry performance
by channel, outdoor specialty brick-and-mortar sales revenue grew
faster than athletic specialty/sporting goods stores over the past year,
28% versus 22%, in the 12 months ending March 2022. Other stats are
equally encouraging, all of which can be found through NPD Group. To
learn more, attend NPD's trend presentation today at 7:30 a.m., where
Sorenson and fellow NPD analyst Matt Powell will host the presentation,
" Retail and Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Marketplace. " You
can also swing by the NPD booth (44096-UL) to find more insights
about today's specialty retail environment, or visit the Resource
Center, a new information hub on the Show floor, where NPD will be
providing complimentary category analysis for retailers and manufacturers
at the Show.
OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER 2022 /
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COURTESY MEGAN JOLLEY
http://www.indieoutdoor.com

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