Showers Pass to sell cycling gear in UK stores

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showers pass jacketSouth Shields, England - Starting this Autumn, cyclists in the UK will be able to purchase rainwear and outdoor gear from Showers Pass in their local specialty retailers. The Oregon-based company opened a UK headquarters in South Shields, a coastal town in Northern England.

Company CEO, Kyle Ranson, said that Showers Pass had seen increasing interest from European cyclists over the past several years, and a growing number of online sales were from that area. Ranson has relocated to South Shields, and his brother, Fraser Ranson, will become Showers Pass UK's managing director.

The UK line of products will include jackets, pants and Crosspoint gloves.

ExOfficio Opens New Store in Denver, CO

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exofficio colorado storeDenver, Colo. -- ExOfficio, the adventure travel apparel brand, is opening a new flagship store in Denver's Cherry Creek North shopping district. This will be the company's fifth retail location. The store will offer technical apparel designed for travel, trekking and fishing.

Summit Hut on the Move

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Summit HutOro Valley, AZ – Outdoor retailer Summit Hut has two locations in Tucson, Ariz., but come late June or early July will close the Wetmore Road location to open a store in Oro Valley. The Oro Valley store will be located in the Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, occupying 10,669 square feet.

Build out of the new facility is underway and includes a possible area for customers to test out products. The new facility is roughly equal in size to the Wetmore store, with slightly less backend storage space. The Speedway location will remain in Tucson.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Steps Foot into the Pacific Northwest

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Bass Pro ShopsTacoma, WA – A Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is set to open for the first time in the Pacific Northwest in Tacoma, Washington. The new 170,000 sq. ft. store will take over a former Lowe’s home improvement facility and feature a boat showroom, restaurant and 12-lane bowling alley, with between 250 to 350 employees. It will also feature large indoor aquariums, museum-like displays of the area’s outdoor heritage and casual dining options in an effort to act as a local tourist destination.

Massachusetts Mountain Goat Closes its Doors

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Mountain Goat ClosesNorth Hampton, MA – The Mountain Goat, an outdoor specialty retailer in Massachusetts, is closing its doors after an auction of the remaining inventory. The gear auction will include boots, coats, windbreakers, socks and backpacks from brands such as Patagonia and Vasque.

Sanuk Opens First Flag-ship Store in Santa Monica

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Sanuk flagship store Santa MonicaIrvine, CA – Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, is celebrating the grand opening of its first company-owned store at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA. The opening was accompanied with a jam session by California-based musical artist and Sanuk ambassador, Lukas Nelson.

Vail Resorts Buys Century-Old Outdoor Specialty Retailer

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hoigaards webMinneapolis, MN -- Hoigaard's—a 118-year-old outdoor equipment retailer serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area—has been purchased by Specialty Sports Venture, the retail division of Vail Resorts. Speciality Sports Venture has more than 170 ski, snowboard, bike, golf and fly fishing shops throughout Colorado, Northern California, Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin.

Eastern Mountain Sports Expands in Danbury, CT

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EMS Danbury, CT{jcomments on}Peterborough, NH – Outdoor specialty chain, Eastern Mountain Sports, is opening a new 3,336 square foot store in Danbury, CT that is nearly twice the size of its previous location in the area. “Danbury has been an important market for us since we opened our first store here in 1994," says CEO Mark Walsh.

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