Late April 2022
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Fire Hits Augusta Sublimation and Wool Factory in Mexico
One of Augusta Sportswear Brand’s sublimation and wool factories in Champoton, Mexico was damaged by fire on April 18. No injuries occurred and all employees were accounted for but the fire impacted some sublimation and wool orders.

Academy Sells Headquarters, Distribution Center
A South Korean group purchased the Academy Sports & Outdoors headquarters and distribution center in suburban Houston for $190 million. Academy leases the 1.5-million square foot facility on a long-term, absolute triple net-lease basis.

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Register Today! Power-Packed Lineup for 2022 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit
The 2022 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit features a powerful lineup of speakers featuring football legend Herm Edwards, Hall of Fame speaker Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman and ESPY “Arthur Ashe Award for Courage” winner Aaron Thomas. Expert panels will discuss important issues impacting the industry such as Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and supply chain. The Conference & Summit is also an excellent networking opportunity so register today for the lowest available rates!

Check Out the May-June NSGA NOW
The May-June issue of NSGA NOW is available electronically for members. This issue focuses on the upcoming Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit with an overview of the program and Q&As with some of the event supporters. It also looks at how small businesses can have social media success, profiles the 100th anniversary of GARED and features a member spotlight with Mike Blythe of Blythe’s Team Sports.

Recap of Annual Rules Meeting
NSGA has a recap of the annual meeting that looks at potential high school and college rules changes.

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Gerrells Deals With Supply Chain Issues
Gerrells Sports Center and Hockey World shared the supply chain challenges the store has faced in a story in the Grand Forks Herald of North Dakota. Gerrells has been a NSGA member since 2007.

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Champs Sports Opens Experiential Concept
Champs Sports started a new store concept called “Champs Sports Homefield.” The store in Pembroke Pines, Florida is more than 35,000-square feet and will offer a variety of footwear, apparel and equipment.

Lockdown Concerns Continue in China
Shanghai is entering a fourth week of strict COVID lockdowns and now there are concerns of similar lockdowns ahead in China’s capital city of Beijing. The caseload in Beijing is small compared to Shanghai.

Sporting Goods CPI Through March 2022
Find out how the March CPI fared for the sporting goods industry compared to one year ago.
Official High School Ball List

NSGA has compiled a listing of the official ball used by each state high school athletic association. This members-only feature is a helpful resource that contains the brands and models used and the expiration dates of the agreements.

Sporting Goods Retail Reports Available to NSGA Members!

NSGA has produced reports that analyze sporting goods retail businesses and examine ways to improve the sporting goods retail experience.

The NSGA MVP Verified Independent Dealer and NSGA All-Star Independent Dealer programs were created to recognize the most qualified independent dealers and retailers in the sporting goods industry.

Learn more about the benefits of this program by clicking here.
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