Barbeques Galore launching third-party outdoor marketplace

Inside Retail

Barbeques Galore is looking to expand its range to areas outside of its traditional lineup through an upcoming third-party marketplace offering, bringing tableware, outdoor products, rugs, lighting, toys and yard games to the table: while driving online sales by a predicted 300 per cent.

Outdoor Seating for Restaurants

Small Biz Trends

One of the best ways to attract customers to a restaurant is to give them more dining options, whether it is indoors, outdoors, or to go. If they decide to dine in, having an outdoor option is always a great alternative for diners. Outdoor Seating for Restaurants.

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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.

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.

Outdoor Wireless Connectivity: A Must Have in the New Normal

Cisco Retail

For many organizations, an expansion of operations to outdoor spaces is not only the natural and safer approach to protecting employees and customers but at times the only way to scale and thrive in profitable ways. Delivering Wi-Fi 6 in the great outdoors.

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.

How REI is building an outdoor ecosystem around its customers

Retail Dive

At REI, you can buy hiking gear, schedule a one-on-one appointment about how to use it and sign up for a 6-day trip to Yellowstone. Here's why that works

How Kathmandu plans to become the world’s most loved outdoor brand

Inside Retail

From switching its focus on hardcore sporting adventures to inspiring joy in the great outdoors, Kathmandu is changing things up as it primes itself for global ambitions. We’re about being more inclusive and making the outdoors more accessible to everybody.

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

Outdoor Furniture Brand Outer Creates Neighborhood Showrooms

Chute Gerdeman

The post Outdoor Furniture Brand Outer Creates Neighborhood Showrooms appeared first on Chute Gerdeman. Articles Direct-to-Consumer Experience Retail

Covid-19 doubles the number of outdoor market stall traders across the UK

365 Retail

Market traders have found a thriving niche in the UK economy, thanks to the pandemic’s newfound popularity of food stalls and outdoor dining. The post Covid-19 doubles the number of outdoor market stall traders across the UK appeared first on 365 RETAIL | Retail News.

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.

Arper Introduces Sustainable, Indoor/Outdoor Chair

VMS

Envisioned for both indoor and outdoor uses, Juno Eco is designed with a stackable feature for easy storage and to accommodate quick layout changes. The post Arper Introduces Sustainable, Indoor/Outdoor Chair appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

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.

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.

Fil Doux Textiles Debuts Collection of Premium, Sustainably-Minded Outdoor Fabrics

VMS

Kismet in its timing, the new product category aligns with a renewed interest in outdoor leisure and lounge spaces as the hospitality and cruise market reopens and ushers in a new and exciting chapter. The essence of the new outdoor fabrics fell in line with who we are as a brand.”.

Ocean Outdoor carries action from Tokyo Olympics and builds official Team GB fan zone

A1 Retail

Premium digital out of home (DOOH) media owner Ocean Outdoor will carry highlights of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics across its UK portfolio as part of its official partnership with Team GB. Sarah Koppens, marketing director at Birds Eye , said: “We can’t wait to bring Green Cuisine’s official support of Team GB to life at Westfield and to help visitors celebrate the Olympic spirit through Ocean Outdoor’s fantastic experiential activity.

Sales of sports and outdoor equipment predicted to soar this summer, Profitero reports

Retail Times

Searches on Amazon UK for sports and outdoor equipment are up significantly this summer compared to a year ago, suggesting Britons are embracing the heatwave and gearing up for a season of ‘staycation’ activities like camping, hiking, trips to the beach and fun in the back garden.

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.

Amtek opts for Zytronic’s touch sensors for all its outdoor installations

A1 Retail

The Italian manufacturer of specialist vending machines now depends upon Zytronic’s projected capacitive technology (PCT ) for the touchscreens in all its outdoor kiosk designs.

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Westfield Square to host outdoor Film Club and screen Wimbledon and Olympics this summer

A1 Retail

Westfield London is reopening its Bar W12 and Film Club on Westfield Square this summer, screening family favourites and date night classics outdoors in West London. Bar W12 and the outdoor cinema will welcome visitors until Sunday 12 th September. .

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

Latest outdoor game YOU.FO – have you already identified these flying objects?

Retail Times

It is fun, dynamic and elegant: This summer sees the launch of YOU.FO throughout Europe. YOU.FO is an innovative sports and leisure game based on throwing and catching an aerodynamic ring with specially designed sticks. You can play freestyle, in pairs or in teams of three or four people.

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!

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

Black Tower’s limited-edition bottles: the perfect tipples for a Summer outdoors

Retail Times

As lockdown restrictions ease and we look forward to spending more time with friends and family in the sunshine, look to Black Tower’s limited-edition bottles to provide the perfect addition to any garden party or BBQ this summer. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Wine Black Tower

Aldi launches nationwide competition – ‘Aldi-Fresco’- in search of most impressive outdoor area upgrades

Retail Times

Aldi has launched ‘Aldi-Fresco’ - a nationwide search for the UK’s best alfresco area, and a couple whose amazing garden transformation became a social media sensation, have been asked to judge. Retail News Retailer News Aldi

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.

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

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

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.

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

Outer secures $50M in Series B funding

Retail Dive

The DTC outdoor furniture brand will use the funds to build on its sustainability initiatives, expand its product assortment and reach new customers

The Weekly Closeout: Target debuts employee degree program and REI doubles down on travel

Retail Dive

The big-box retailer joins Walmart in tackling education assistance, while the outdoors retailer expands access to short-term rentals for members

Eddie Bauer launches gear rental program

Retail Dive

As more companies enter the resale and rental markets, the outdoor retailer is joining the fray with a service that offers everything from jackets to tents

Eddie Bauer the latest mall tenant to join Sparc portfolio

Retail Dive

The outdoor brand will join several others acquired by Simon Property Group and Authentic Brands Group, leaving PacSun under private equity ownership

Furniture rental brand Feather steps outside

Retail Dive

The DTC company, which launched its first outdoor collection in collaboration with West Elm and Pottery Barn, also expanded into Texas

Kathmandu unveils global rebrand ahead of overseas expansion

Inside Retail

New Zealand outdoor and lifestyle retailer Kathmandu has taken the wraps off its major global rebrand today, shifting its focus to become more accessible, inclusive and fun, as it prepares for international expansion into Europe. The world’s most loved outdoor brand.

Simon, Authentic Brands snap up adventure wear company Eddie Bauer

Inside Retail

Century-old American outdoor apparel brand Eddie Bauer has been bought by Sparc Group, the latest in a long line of high-profile brands to be hoovered up by the investment vehicle, a joint venture between Simon Property and Authentic Brands Group.

Arc’teryx opens new London store in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

London is the perfect location for Europe’s first Arc’type store thanks to the city’s strong outdoor culture and pioneering design and fashion scene,” says Sven Radtke, General Manager EMEA, Arc’teryx.

Kathmandu cuts expectations short as lockdowns bite

Inside Retail

Outdoor retail group Kathmandu has warned of continued stress in its retail stores caused by the spate of lockdowns around the country, with 40 stores shuttered in NSW and a further 26 closed in Western Australia.