Outdoor Retailer - August 2021 - 3

Contents: Departments + Features
AUGUST2021
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THE BRIDGE PROJECT
This initiative is connecting up-and-coming
young people of color to outdoor industry brands
and organizations looking to hire them. And it
plans to change the education system so that these
young people can train for careers in the industry.
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6 THE PULSE
7 HEADLINES
Declining sales seem to indicate the bike
boom is over-it's not; Garmin supports
adventurous girls with a new book; San Francisco
rules as hipster central.
ON THE COVER:
The Blue Bear, the iconic
symbol of the Colorado
Convention Center, has
been waiting to see Outdoor
Retailer attendees inside for
more than a year.
Photograph by
Scott Martin
Inset photo courtesy
James Edward Mills
10 MARKETING
Grow for the future. Here's how to cultivate
talent and relationships for a bloom that will
build lasting inclusion and lifelong rewards.
12 RETAIL 101
Traveling to Outdoor Retailer Summer is an
investment. Follow these tips to bring the Show
back to your team, get the most bang for your
buck, and watch stoke soar on your sales floor.
15 IDEAS
17 THOUGHT LEADER
From working as a top editor at Outside to
directing the Outdoor Recreation Division
for the state of New Mexico, Axie Navas
thinks people of all backgrounds can find
identity and meaning in the outdoors.
18 THE SUMMER SHOW
It's finally here. Outdoor Retailer is live in
Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
Here's your guide to everything you will want
to know about show zones, happenings, education
sessions, and the Inspiration Awards.
26 BREAD + BUTTER
27 GEAR GALLERY
Peruse pages of new products available now
and coming soon from outdoor brands.
31 HOT PICKS
The Show is almost here, and we want to
praise these innovative new offerings from
Ignik, Ledlenser, and Trango, which you can
see at the Colorado Convention Center.
PLUS
34 THE VIEW
The big-wall art of Jon Glassberg.
40 FIELD NOTES
Climber Chris Kalman finds perspective.
42 #SHOPLIFE
Snow Peak opens a Japanese fire-themed restaurant
in Portland. You guessed it-it's hot.
44BACKSTORY
Announcing the Inspiration Awards finalists.
August2021 / OUTDOOR RETAILER 3
Photos: (clockwise from top) Andrew Kornylak, courtesy Rick Wade/Camber, courtesy Osprey

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