-NBS NEWS-
SAVE THE DATE: NBS Announces Dates for 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market
We are excited to announce that the NBS 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market will be an in-person event that will take place from August 23-25, 2021, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas! Registration is not open yet, but we will share more information regarding registration in the coming weeks. To view the current Market schedule of events, click here.
NBS Concludes 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Virtual Market
Thank you to everyone who participated in the NBS 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Virtual Market that took place from February 22-26, 2021, via our Virtual Market platform! As a reminder, the Virtual Platform is available to all Members and Vendors who participated in the Virtual Market until 5:00pm CST on Monday, March 15.
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS-
Business Impact Group (BIG Athletics) Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Business Impact Group (BIG Athletics) to the NBS Family! Business Impact Group is a team athletic dealer with its corporate headquarters located in Chanhassen, Minnesota. To learn more about BIG Athletics, click here. To learn more about Business Impact Group as a whole, click here.
T3 Outdoors Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome T3 Outdoors to the NBS Family! T3 Outdoors is a hunting, shooting, and outdoor retailer with one location in Valdosta, Georgia. They carry a variety of hunting apparel and accessories, casual apparel, firearms, ammunition, shooting accessories, and more. To learn more about T3 Outdoors, click here.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Crimson Trace Taps Mission Ridge Range & Academy for Training on New Optics Launch
Denis Breaud knew he needed to get his team fully immersed in these new Optics, so he turned to the professionals at Mission Ridge Range & Academy (MRRA) in San Antonio, Texas. Kirk Lanier, the COO of Mission Ridge Range & Academy was glad to help. “When I found out that we were going to get our hands on some of the first production models of these new scopes, I was pretty excited,” said Lanier. “That is not something that happens very often, so we jumped at the opportunity”. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Outdoor Retailer Shifts Summer 2021 Trade Show to August 10-12
Outdoor Retailer announced this summer’s trade show will move from June to August 10-12, 2021, and remain at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The date change was made to facilitate a safe and successful in-person event. | For More...
NICS Background Checks Surge 75 Percent in January
The FBI completed 2.05 million million gun background checks on an NSSF-adjusted basis in January, a surge of 75.2 percent compared to the January 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.17 million. | For More...
NRF Forecasts Retail Sales Between 6.5 & 8.2 Percent in 2021
The National Retail Federation issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more consumers get vaccinated and the economy reopens. | For More...
Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Announce New Board Members
Snowsports Industries America (SIA) recently elected four new members to its Board of Directors in advancement of its mission to help the industry thrive. Understanding the critical importance diversity plays when it comes to innovation and vision, SIA prioritized diversity and the expertise necessary to help drive the industry forward in this year’s board nomination process. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Outtech Promotes Nick French to VP of Sales
Outtech is excited to announce the promotion of Nick French to Vice President of Sales. In this position, Nick will continue his leadership of the Outtech sales team in the Independent Dealer, Buy Group, and Distributor channels and take a more expanded role with a number of multi-store retailers that Outtech calls on today. | For More...
OrderMyGear Appoints President
OrderMyGear (OMG) announced Matt Kaplan as the company’s first president. As president, Kaplan will lead OMG’s global sales organization, account management, brand partnerships, and marketing. | For More...
Rather Outdoors Acquires Zebco
Rather Outdoors (“Rather”), a global leader in the fishing industry, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Zebco Brands (“Zebco”), the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based manufacturer of fishing rods, reels and accessories. | For More...
-SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING-
-FISHING-
5 Demographic Trends That Will Impact the Future of Fishing
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation State Industry Workshop is shining a spotlight on critical issues that will impact tackle sales and the future of recreational fishing as a whole. Here are five demographic trends that will impact the future of fishing in this decade. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
Study: Hiking in the U.S. has Never Been More Popular
2020 saw big changes in the hiking world. With gyms closed early on in the pandemic, and social distancing in order around the globe, hiking saw bumps in the number of hikes, the number of users recording hikes, and hikes per user. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
NDP Reports: Golf, Racquet Sports & Basketball Equipment Sales Soar in 2020
Golf equipment, the largest sports equipment category, grew sales by nearly 40 percent in 2020, according to The NPD Group, while racquet sports equipment grew by more than a third and basketball hoop systems and balls improved by nearly 25 percent. | For More...
SFIA Finds Individual Sports Shine in 2020
Individual sports such as tennis, golf, running, hiking, skateboarding, and surfing thrived in 2020 as Americans pursued a host of pandemic-acceptable sports and fitness activities, according to SFIA’s Annual Topline Participation Report. | For More...
-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY-
-NEW MEMBER RECRUITING-
Do You Know Any Independent Retailers That Would Be a Good Fit For NBS?
In case you are not aware, NBS provides a stipend to those who refer and actively assist in our recruiting effort. For more information, or to discuss possible leads, contact Julie Cerza via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
-HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE?-
Contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223 to share your company's information with NBS!