With the inaugural Paddlesports Retailer tradeshow debuting August 29-September 1 in Madison, WI, more than 250 stores have already registered, indicating strong support from within one of the fastest-growing sectors of the outdoor industry.

Ed McAlister, owner of River Sports Outfitters, echoes this support. “We’re excited to attend a show where the focus is on one thing above all else – the paddler. The team behind Paddlesports Retailer has a proven track record in our industry and we’re expecting a phenomenal show.”

“Paddlesports is a large and constantly expanding category for our company, says Rich Orr, paddlesports buyer at The Alpine Shop in St. Louis, MO. “With Big Box Retailers presenting an increasing number of low-end offerings to unwary consumers, it’s critical for specialty buyers to be able to zero-in on the brands and models that will help us to compete successfully and profitably with retailers of that size. Paddlesports Retailer offers us that opportunity in a way no other show has before.”

Retailers and exhibitors are encouraged to register for the show at paddlesportsretailer.com. For more information, including the full show schedule, current exhibitor lists and information about the room block, visit the website or email info@paddlesportsretailer.com.

Photo courtesy Paddlesports Retailer