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“Outdoor Retailer Launches Expansive Hosted Buyer Program (apply here now)” by Bart Schaneman via The Daily

“Outdoor Retailer Launches Expansive Hosted Buyer Program (apply here now)” by Bart Schaneman via The Daily

At the OR Winter show last November, Sarah Morton (right), OR senior attendee relations manager, gives a group of buyers a tour of the show floor. Photo by Keith Fearnow. Apply for the All-New Hosted Buyer Program Attention: Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design +...
“Retailers Are Putting the “Special” Back in Specialty Retail Via Private Label” by Kari Hamanaka via Shop Eat Surf (Executive Edition)

“Retailers Are Putting the “Special” Back in Specialty Retail Via Private Label” by Kari Hamanaka via Shop Eat Surf (Executive Edition)

All product photos courtesy of Val Surf, Spyder, Jack’s and Quiet Storm. Huntington Beach Pier background: SES file photo. We talk to the owners of Val Surf, Jack’s, Quiet Storm and Spyder about their extensive private label strategies, which helps them control...
“SVP Spotlight – How can Earthpack help you to take action to reduce your carbon footprint beyond Earth Day with shop-branded recycled and reusable shopping bags and other sustainable packaging needs?” + request your free sample kit by Doug Works via BRA

“SVP Spotlight – How can Earthpack help you to take action to reduce your carbon footprint beyond Earth Day with shop-branded recycled and reusable shopping bags and other sustainable packaging needs?” + request your free sample kit by Doug Works via BRA

Most of you embrace and celebrate Earth Day, but what do you do to reduce your carbon footprint beyond Earth Day? Who can help you with shop-branded recycled and reusable shopping bags and other sustainable packaging needs? Founded by Dave Bock in 1989 in Irvine,...
“Surf Expo to Host Exciting Lineup of Events, Networking, Seminars and Features at January 2024 Show” by surf Expo staff via Surf Expo blog

“Surf Expo to Host Exciting Lineup of Events, Networking, Seminars and Features at January 2024 Show” by surf Expo staff via Surf Expo blog

Highlights include the 2024 Florida Shape Off, East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Learning Labs on important business topics, and an Industry Party. Surf Expo, the premier watersports and coastal lifestyle trade show, is offering a full roster of...
“Is It Good Business to Allow Associates to Break or Bend Rules for Customers?” by Tom Ryan via Retail Dive plus 20 Retail Experts weigh in on this discussion

“Is It Good Business to Allow Associates to Break or Bend Rules for Customers?” by Tom Ryan via Retail Dive plus 20 Retail Experts weigh in on this discussion

When retail employees go “above and beyond,” which often involves deviating from organizational rules, it has been shown to enhance customer loyalty for the store. New university research shows it can also lift engagement for the infracting employee....