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Outdoor USA Magazine Announces the Inaugural Top 100 Retailers List

August 26, 2014

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Outdoor USA Magazine is excited to honor the Top 100 outdoor specialty retailers in the United States. The Top 100 Retailers initiative recognizes the leading independent, outdoor specialty retail businesses for their outstanding work and entrepreneurial drive.

“The independent specialty retail channel is essential to building engaged outdoor and active lifestyle communities,” said Raimondo Forlin, publisher of Outdoor USA Magazine. “Specialty retailers also play a key role in fostering product innovation and brand authenticity because in this channel is where new products, new brands and technologies earn credibility with the consumer. We are happy to honor the stores that are setting the bar for success.”

This year’s Top 100 Retailers were chosen from nominations provided by leading industry brands and distributors. Stores were also able to nominate themselves for consideration.

The 2014 Top 100 Retailers are:

  • Adventure 16 – San Diego, CA
  • Al’s Sporting Goods – Logan, UT
  • Alabama Outdoors – Birmingham, AL
  • Alpenglow Sports – Tahoe City, CA
  • Alpine Shop – Kirkwood, MO
  • Appalachian Outfitters  – Peninsula, OH
  • Appalachian Ski & Outdoors – State College, PA
  • Backcountry Experience – Durango, CO
  • Backcountry Gear – Eugene, OR
  • Backcountry North – Traverse City, MI
  • Backwoods – Austin, TX
  • Bent Gate Mountaineering – Golden, CO
  • Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Black Creek Outfitters – Jacksonville, FL
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Sports – Blacksburg, VA
  • Bristlecone Mountain Sports – Basalt, CO
  • Buffalo Peak Outfitters – Jackson, MS
  • Cadillac Mountain Sports – Bar Harbor, ME
  • Campmor – Paramus, NJ
  • Cansfield’s Sporting Goods – Omaha, NE
  • Casual Adventure – Arlington, VA
  • Clear Water Outdoor – Lake Geneva, WI
  • Cole Sport – Park City, UT
  • Denali – Guilford, CT
  • Desert Rock Sports – Las Vegas, NV
  • Diamond Brand Outdoors – Arden, NC
  • Edmond Summit Company – Edmond, OK
  • Elephant’s Perch – Ketchum, ID
  • Erehwon Mountain Outfitter – Chicago, IL
  • Fin & Feather – Iowa City, IA
  • Gardenswartz Outdoors – Durango, CO
  • Gear Co-op – Costa Mesa, CA
  • GearHeads Outdoor Store – Moab, UT
  • Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters – San Antonio, TX
  • Great Outdoor Provision Co. – Raleigh, NC
  • Great Outdoor Store – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Half-Moon Outfitters – Charleston, SC
  • Hudson Trail Outfitters – Gaithersburg, DC
  • Idaho Mountain Touring – Boise, ID
  • International Mountain Equipment – Salt Lake City, UT
  • J & H Lanmark Store – Lexington, KY
  • Jans Mountain Outfitter – Park City, UT
  • Jax Mercantile Co. – Bellvue, CO
  • Kittery Trading Post – Kittery, ME
  • Lombardi Sports – San Francisco, CA
  • Maine Sport Outfitters – Rockport, ME
  • Massey’s Pro Outfitter – New Orleans, LA
  • Mast General Store – Valle Crucis, NC
  • Midwest Mountaineering – Minneapolis, MN
  • Moosejaw Mountaineering – Madison Heights, MI
  • Mountain Crossings – Blairsville, GA
  • Mountain Gear – Spokane, WA
  • Mountain High Outfitters – Birmingham, AL
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center – Bryson City, NC
  • Next Adventure – Portland, OR
  • Nugget Alaskan Outfitter – Juneau, AK
  • Onion River Sports – Montpelier, VT
  • Outdoor Adventures – Clemson, SC
  • Outdoor Gear Exchange – Burlington, VT
  • Outdoor Sports Center – Wilton, CT
  • Outside World Outfitters – Dawsonville, GA
  • Pack Rat Outdoor Center – Fayetteville , AR
  • Paragon Sports – New York, NY
  • Pedal N Paddle – Hanalei, HI
  • Piragis Northwoods Company – Ely, MN
  • Ptarmigan Sports – Edwards, CO
  • Quest Outdoors – Louisville, KY
  • Ramsey Outdoor Store – Ramsey, NJ
  • River Sports – Knoxville, TN
  • Rock/Creek – Chattanooga, TN
  • Rusted Moon Outfitters – Indianapolis, IN
  • Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters – Brattleboro, VT
  • Sitzmark Sports – Overland Park, KS
  • Ski Haus – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Sports Basement – San Francisco, CA
  • Sportsman & Ski Haus – Kalispell, MT
  • Summit Hut – Tucson, AZ
  • Taos Mountain Outfitters – Taos, NM
  • Teton Mountaineering – Jackson, WY
  • The Backpacker – Baton Rouge, LA
  • The Backpackers Shop – Sheffield Village, OH
  • The Base Camp – Billings, MT
  • The Fifth Season – Mt. Shasta, CA
  • The Mountain Air – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • The Mountain Shop – Skagway, AK
  • The Mountaineer – Keene Valley, NY
  • The Toggery – Whitefish, MT
  • The Trail Head – Missoula, MT
  • Tooth of Time Traders – Cimarron, NM
  • Trail Creek Outfitters – Glen Mills, PA
  • Travel Country – Altamonte Springs, FL
  • U.S. Outdoor Store – Portland, OR
  • Uncle Dan’s – Chicago, IL
  • Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters – Knoxville, TN
  • Ute Mountaineer – Aspen, CO
  • Water Stone Outdoors – Fayetteville, WV
  • Whole Earth Provision – Austin, TX
  • Wild Iris Mountain Sports – Lander, WY
  • Wild River Outfitters – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Zoar Outdoor – Charlemont, MA

Outdoor USA Magazine’s Top100 Retailers defines “independent outdoor specialty retailer” as a retail organization that primarily serves outdoor and active lifestyle enthusiasts and does not exceed 20 stores in its operations.

A special section of the September issue of Outdoor USA Magazine will be dedicated to the Top 100 Retailers. The feature will include key information on each store. To learn more about the Top 100, visit odrmag.com/top100.

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Utilizing the authority of print, the consistency of electronic newsletters and the on-demand convenience of the web, Outdoor USA Magazine is the must-have trade resource for outdoor and active lifestyle businesses. Rich, original content offers a comprehensive view of the industry landscape that is easily accessible, from specialty retail to the brand executive level. Outdoor USA Magazine is the only monthly print outdoor and active lifestyle trade publication, providing a constant source of relevant information throughout the year.

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