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The Outdoor Retailer Show is Back in Utah. Well, Not Really…It’s The Big Gear Show!

Something called The Big Gear Show is coming to Park City this summer in the hopes of reinvigorating Utah’s quest for outdoor brand recognition. The beehive state and Utah’s former governor Gary Herbert blew it big time when they let the hugest retail expo in the land move onto Colorado’s pastures, taking with it MILLIONS in tourism dollars. The inaugural […]

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Outdoor Retailer and SIA Snow Show Merge

Outdoor Retailer and SIA

It’s been an insane year for Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), producer of Outdoor Retailer.  When the largest conference for reps, retailers and manufacturers of outdoor goods (Outdoor Industries Association/OIA) recently took a political stand and bailed on Utah, it forced Emerald to hunt for new digs for the OIA expo when their contract expires with Salt Lake City in 2019. […]

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Valentines For The Adventure Chick

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My boyfriend announced yesterday that we won’t be celebrating Valentines Day. Uh, not an option. It’s not like he comes home every day with flowers and a bottle wine. He’s a great guy who represents quite well but sometimes a girl likes a little extra. And, so, we have a national holiday that boosts retail sales and our feminine egos. […]

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017 Lookbook

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The Outdoor Retailer Show blew into Salt Lake City with a shortened, three-day schedule and flurry that equaled the Wasatch storms of #Janubury. These were trying times; struggling to walk the show floor of the Salt Palace Convention Center while it dumped that famous Utah snow on the mountains outside. Dumped. The irony was noted; stuck inside looking at the […]

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