Grassroots Connect Buying Show Returns In June

Grassroots Connect, the twice-annual buying show of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA), returns in June at the Knoxville Convention Center to host “more than 400 retail buyers from 206 retail doors nationwide with the outdoor world’s best-known and best-loved brands for nearly 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments,” said the association. With “215 total brands in attendance, including […]

Stio Names Geartrade As Resale Partner On Second Turn Program

Stio named Geartrade, the online resale platform for used outdoor gear and apparel, the preferred ‘extended product life’ resale partner supporting the brand’s Second Turn program that encourages trade-ins of gently used clothing and outerwear. Geartrade supports Stio Second Turn as its preferred independent resale partner, ensuring that trade-ins that are not renewable back to […]

GOA Connect Buying Show Increases Retailer Attendance

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) will hold its Connect buying show in Kansas City next month.  Scheduled to take place from November 7-10, Grassroots Connect will gather “more than 1,000 attendees at the Kansas City Convention Center for 9,343 pre-scheduled appointments, including 8,230 total meeting hours. Buyers at the show will represent 132 retail stores and […]

Geartade Receives Climate Neutral Certification For Second Year

Geartrade, the outdoor marketplace for unnew gear, received its 2022 Climate Neutral Certification. This is the second consecutive year following the measurement of its 2021 greenhouse gas emissions, purchasing eligible verified carbon credits to offset its footprint and detailing plans to reduce emissions for the coming year. “These are small but important steps in the […]

GOA Offers Switchback Data Tool To Members

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, GOA, announced its Switchback data tool is available to its membership. Developed in partnership with PivotPoint Retail, the platform provides business performance and inventory insights using real-time anonymized data-sharing whereby store managers and buyers can see what inventory to stock, sell and markdown. “The single biggest factor in the successful growth of […]

GOA Welcomes Oboz Footwear, Mystery Ranch and HydraPak To National Vendor Partner Network

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA), announced the addition of Oboz Footwear, Mystery Ranch and HydraPak to its national vendor partner network. Debuting as new members during GOA’s November buyer’s meeting, the addition increases the group’s vendor membership to 64, joining its nationwide network of 89 independent retailers with 192 retail locations in 46 states. Grassroots vendor […]