-NBS NEWS-
Registration Now Open for the 2021 NBS Winter Specialty Market in Aurora, Colorado
Registration is now open for the 2021 NBS Winter Specialty Market at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, from January 12-14, 2021. To register, Members can login to the NBS Member website to register while Vendors can login to the NBS Vendor website to register. The badge registration deadline is Wednesday, December 9.
Registration Now Open for the 2021 NBS Spring Semi-Annual Market in Fort Worth, Texas
We are excited to announce our plans to move forward with our 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Market at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas! This Market will be held from February 5-8, 2021. Registration is now open and Members can login to the NBS Member website to register while Vendors can login to the NBS Vendor website to register. The badge registration deadline is Monday, January 4.
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
SHOT Show Insider: 5 Questions, 5 Answers
With the SHOT Show rumor mill in high gear, SHOT Show is starting a new SHOT Show Insider feature that answers the 5 most common questions regarding SHOT Show. The questions and answers will be featured in each issue of the Insider and in NSSF’s Bullet Points newsletter. | For More...
Archery Trade Association Pulls the Plug on ATA 2021
Despite the combined efforts of the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors, staff and the city of Indianapolis, your ATA Board of Directors made the tough decision to cancel the in-person 2021 ATA Trade Show, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-9, 2021, in Indianapolis. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Moves Its 2021 Winter Show Online
Outdoor Retailer announced recently that they are shifting Outdoor + Snow Show from an in-person event, originally scheduled for January 27-29, 2021, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, to a fully online experience and launching Outdoor Retailer Winter Online. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Vista Outdoor Closes Acquisition of Remington's Ammunition & Accessories Assets
Vista Outdoor announced the closing of the acquisition of certain assets related to Remington Outdoor Company’s ammunition and accessories businesses and related intellectual property for a gross purchase price of $81.4 million. Vista Outdoor expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings, excluding transaction and transition costs, in fiscal year 2022. | For More...
Lew's Holdings to Transition to Rather Outdoors
Lew’s Holdings Corp. said that in an effort to present a globally united front for the family of brands, it plans to transition from Lew’s Holdings Corporation to Rather Outdoors in 2021. The company’s brands include Lew’s, Strike King, Fox, Matrix, Salmo, and Fox Rage. | For More...
Sig Sauer Announces Expansion of New Hampshire Operations to Rochester
SIG SAUER is pleased to announce an expansion of its New Hampshire operations to the city of Rochester, New Hampshire. Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. began, “we are incredibly excited about completing the acquisition of a new facility in Rochester which gives SIG the much-needed flexibility to expand our manufacturing operations in the region and grow our workforce.” | For More...
Kimber Names Troy, Alabama, Corporate HQ
Kimber Mfg., is pleased to name Troy, Alabama, as its official corporate headquarters and to announce it is hiring aggressively in all departments. After a carefully planned shift of leadership, R&D and manufacturing resources, Kimber has made substantial progress in the transition to its new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Troy, Alabama. | For More...
Rawlings to Purchase Easton Diamond Sports
Rawlings Sporting Goods reached an agreement to acquire Easton Diamond Sports, merging the country’s top softball and baseball sporting goods companies. Rawlings said the purchase will strengthen the Rawlings and Easton brands, enhance product innovation and enable investments to grow the game. | For More...
Fiocchi Hires Michael Halleron as VP, Sales
Fiocchi is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Halleron as their new vice president of sales. As a 25-year industry veteran, Halleron exhibits vast understanding in all aspects of sales and national business development. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
Amazon Breaks $3.5 Billion in Third-Party Prime Day Sales
Amazon said third-party sellers surpassed $3.5 billion in sales on Prime Day, a nearly 60 percent year-over-year increase, growing even more than Amazon’s retail business. Prime members saved more than $1.4 billion during Prime Day. | For More...
Deloitte Predicts 7 Percent Drop in Holiday Spending
Amid continued COVID-19 anxiety, shoppers plan to spend cautiously this holiday season, averaging $1,387 per household, down 7 percent from 2019, according to Deloitte’s holiday forecast. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FISHING-
Adjusting Your Inventory for the Holiday Season
In the world of fishing tackle retailing, the holiday season has always been good for sporting goods and tackle retailers. Depending upon upon the merchandise mix for any given retailer, men, women and kids all want some form of fishing tackle, sporting goods or related apparel for the holidays. | For More...
-FIREARMS-
NSSF Guide for Parents: Youth Mental Health, Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms
NSSF released a new guide, developed in consultation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), that helps parents recognize signs their children may be struggling with mental health issues and offers advice on how to talk to kids about suicide, make homes safer for those who may be at-risk and help reduce the risk of suicide among America’s teens. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
Everest Poll Shows Majority of Americans Consider Themselves Outdoors Fans
A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Everest shows that after just seven weeks of spending time in isolation, half of Americans shared that they started researching how to responsibly spend time outdoors while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
NFHS Network Sees Strong Viewership Amid Pandemic
The NFHS Network said that despite roughly 25 percent of states officially postponing all or the majority of their fall sports and activities, overall live viewership on the NFHS Network is up almost 200 percent year-over-year. Total aggregate live views have increased from 375,000 to 1.1 million in the first two months of the school year. | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
Why Overworking is Bad for Your Health & Your Career
There's no doubt that technology has simplified the way we carry out our day-to-day routines. Computers help us do things faster, emails and text messages let us always be in touch, and the internet makes it easy to find the answer to any question with just a quick Google search. | For More... 
-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY-
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Fall 2020 Edition Now Available
The Fall 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine is now available! Click here or click the magazine cover to view the digital version. For information on how you can become part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com.  
-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?-
If your company has anything to share with NBS, please contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.