Outdoor Retailer buyers look for innovation off beaten track

In an retail world filled with basic sleeping bags, tents, flashlights, water bottles and climbing gear, finding something different at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show can be a challenge. That’s why manufacturers assigned to the three huge pavilions on North Temple — separated from the main Salt Palace Convention Center — often find themselves surprised at the interest their often new and innovative inventions receive from retail buyers. This year, for example, the tents are the pl...

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