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Fishbrain reaps benefit of shift to digital sales during COVID-19

The shift towards e-commerce has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen bricks-and-mortar retailers across the globe forced to shut up shop. One company that has experienced the benefit of the shift is Fishbrain, described as the world’s largest social network for anglers, which has revealed that sales via its app and website […]

COVID-19-hit ‘fishing capital of world’ visited by senior USA officials

Florida, one of the US states hardest hit by COVID-19, has been visited by US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. The visit focused on the importance of the sportfishing industry in Florida and included a broad discussion about the impact of the pandemic on the outdoor industry and ways the federal government has worked […]

GO Outdoors saved from uncertain future as owner buys it back

Troubled UK retail chain GO Outdoors was placed into administration yesterday and then immediately bought back by its owner for £56.5m. JD Sports Fashion made the move in a bid to restructure the business and save it from an uncertain future.  In a statement to the London Stock Exchange the company said: “Following the onset […]

ROSCO unveils new retail packaging for two brands

Terminal tackle specialist, ROSCO (Rome Specialty Company), will begin shipping new retail packaging for its ROSCO and Sampo products in July. The designs place an emphasis on the company’s made-in-the-USA heritage, will look great on customers’ sales floors and will increase sales, says ROSCO in its latest newsletter. The new zip bags are in two […]

Welsh tackle shops open today but Scotland has to wait

Tackle shops in Wales are back in business – with Scotland following suit from June 29th – as non-essential retailers are allowed to re-open. And if the response in England is anything to go by, the businesses are in for some hectic trading. English shops opened on June 15th and some owners have reported turnover […]

UK chain GO Outdoors on the brink of collapse

GO Outdoors, one of the biggest fishing tackle retailers in the UK, is reportedly on the brink of collapse. The JD Sports-owned outdoor chain of 67 stores lost £291.1 million in the six months to August 3 last year and on Friday filed legal notice of its intention to appoint administrators.  The Filing of Notice […]

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