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The B.O.S.S. Report is the only trade newsletter servicing the Bicycle, Outdoor, and SnowSports markets. BOSS, as it has become to be known in the industry, provides comprehensive coverage, in-depth analysis, and unique insight into the the trade news of the week.  The B.O.S.S. Report is delivered each week via e-mail in Adobe PDF format and can also be downloaded directly from this site by clicking on the "Download Past Newsletters" link to the right.

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BPSA Raises $300,000 to Push Model E-bike Legislation in State Houses
The U.S. bicycle industry is close to raising $300,000 for a new lobbying initiative aimed at passing model e-bike legislation in New York and California and laying ground work for the daunting work of reforming laws state-by-state...(1/30/2015)

Dorel Raising Prices to Mitigate Impact of Strong Dollar on FY15 Earnings
Dorel Industries Inc., which owns one of North America's largest bicycle businesses, warned investors Jan. 29 that it expects the strong dollar to have a "significant negative impact" on its earnings in fiscal 2015 even though it expects to mitigate some of the impact by raising prices...(1/30/2015)

Outdoor Retailer Wraps up Upbeat Winter Market
In statement that arrived Saturday, Outdoor Retailer, which is produced by Emerald Expositions, said brands, retailers and media had expressed positive feedback at the Winter Market show, underscoring “an air of optimism and excitement for the winter season.” The event in Salt Lake City drew an estimated 22,000 overall attendees, and more than 1,036 exhibiting brands...(1/24/2015)

Rival Down Standards Dividing Industry, Driving Up Costs
The desire to treat geese humanely is dividing the outdoor industry and driving up costs for down suppliers in a far cry from what some envisioned three years ago... (1/23/2015)

OR Show: The Debate of Quality Over Quantity
“Seems light.” That was the summation of thoughts from many retailers and buyers attending last week’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The Winter Market always appears light because the Summer Market typically attracts about 5,000 more attendees. But Winter Market attendance appears to be challenged by many factors, including earlier deadlines for orders, the efficiency of expanding regional shows, and the overlap with the SHOT Show...(1/23/2015)

Giant Manufacturing Sales Rebound Strongly in Q4
Giant Manufacturing Co., which is one of the world's largest bicycle manufacturers, reported a dramatic rebound in sales in the fourth quarter...(1/23/2015)

REI Donates $1.5MM to Fund Women's Leadership Initiative
The REI Foundation is donating $1.5 million to the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) to develop programming for a women's leadership initiative backed by a dozen outdoor brands, including five headed by women...(1/23/2015)

Unifi Cut Prices, Expands CAFTA Production Under Pressure from Apparel Brands
Unifi Inc. is lowering prices even as it ramps up its yarn capacity in the Americas to keep its customers in the apparel industry happy...(1/23/2015)

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