Outdoor Retailer buyers look for innovation off beaten track

In a 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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