Well, we’re back with another Outdoor Retailer Show in the books. The Winter show was cold, but busy and fun. Some of the team headed out to Utah a couple of days early to get in some outdoor adventure on the slopes of Park City. The team field tested Popticals on the slopes and the sunglasses passed with flying colors!
Then it was off to Salt Lake to set up for the show. You never know what you are going to find at Outdoor Retailer. From raptors, to dogs big and small, boots in ice, live music, and the Hi-Tec Big Fit Monster.
At each show, there always seems to be a theme of booths in our area. This year it was solar power. Many of the companies started to serve communities without access to reliable power, but are now venturing into the outdoor market. One such company, d.light solar was our booth neighbor. They offer some great solar power options and give back 10% of the net proceeds of their US sales to provide light for people in developing countries.
We met a lot of great people from far and near: from London and Canada, to some St. Louis folks. It was fun to connect with the guys from Yurbuds, earphones that won’t fall out, and some of the people at The Alpine Shop, an independent Specialty Retailer in our area, as well as some potential Popticals Pros.
Can’t wait to see what the next show brings. See you at summer #ORSHOW!