It’s that time of year again, with the back-to-school season complete and vendors and retailers both looking to the holiday season ahead for some clues as to how the year will finish. 

Last week featured a flurry of investor conferences hosted by investment firms, mostly in New York, to help provide a platform for companies to outline ther views for the balance of the year and the year ahead.  The following pages offer a summary of the conference presentations made by vendors and retailers in the sporting goods and outdoor markets.