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More Americans Are Spending Less Time Outdoors

The latest annual figures show that more Americans are getting outdoors, albeit for for fewer total outings, underscoring broader challenges and opportunities in the active-lifestyle space.

Why REI Is Rebooting Its Bike Business

SGB talks with REI’s director of in-house cycling product on the decision to nix its 30-year-old Novara brand in favor of Co-op Cycles, with a greater focus on the trail.

Wolverine Pulls Trigger On Factory Expansion

Wolverine World Wide Inc.’s decision to expand a factory in Michigan signals optimism that Congress will expand the Berry Amendment to cover athletic shoes.

To Adapt, W.L. Gore Takes It Outside

For the first time in history, the makers of Gore-Tex have authorized an outside company to manufacture some of its laminated fabrics.

The $13.3 Billion Question

The European Union’s aggressive move to claw back tax breaks Ireland granted Apple Inc. raises questions for the U.S. sporting goods industry.