-NBS NEWS-
Save the Date: NBS Announces 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Market Dates
We are excited to announce that our 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Market is moving up one week and will be held from February 5-8, 2021 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. As we approach the Market, we will share more information regarding the schedule and much more!
-WORLD NEWS-
Tokyo Olympics: Games Can Be Pushed to End of 2020 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The coronavirus has raised questions as to whether the 2020 Olympics will take place as originally scheduled. On Tuesday, March 3, Japan Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto clarified that the event's contract states that the Olympics need to be held at some point during the 2020 calendar year. The contract does not state that the games need to take place during specific weeks or months. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
2020 IWA OutdoorClassics Releases New Dates
In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking into account the principles for risk assessment of major events adopted by the crisis management group of the German government and the current recommendation of the Bavarian State Government for international exhibitions, NürnbergMesse has decided to postpone IWA OutdoorClassics 2020 to Thursday, September 3, until Sunday, September 6, 2020. | For More...
Trump Administration Announces New Tariff Exclusions
Last month, the Trump administration handed a small victory yesterday to outdoor brands hurting from the ongoing trade war with China. A new round of product exclusions has exempted some key categories of outdoor goods from tariffs imposed by the White House. The newly excluded products include portable grills, sleeping bag stuff sacks, kayaks, bicycles, and solar-powered battery chargers. | For More...
Surf Expo Keeping September Dates Despite 2019 Cancellation
Surf Expo announced it would keep its show in September in Orlando, FL, despite having to cancel last year’s event because of Hurricane Dorian. In an  interview, Roy Turner, SVP of Surf Expo and parent company Emerald Holding Inc., commented on the decision to keep the show’s late-summer calendar spot. | For More...
NSSF Releases New +One Movement Industry Tools
NSSF is pleased to announce that it has expanded its library of +ONESM Movement promotional resources. Launched in 2019, the +ONE Movement is a nationwide initiative that encourages hunters and target shooters to introduce someone new to firearms and the shooting sports. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
GSM Outdoors' Paul Butski Receives NWTF Hall of Fame Induction
GSM Outdoors is pleased to announce that company Sales Manager Paul Butski was inducted into the National Wild Turkey Federation's Grand National Calling Championships Hall of Fame. The induction took place during the 2020 NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, TN. | For More...
Vista Outdoor Supports Legislation Removing Barriers for Veterans in the Outdoors
Vista Outdoor announced that the company, along with its brands, joined a diverse group of outdoor stakeholder groups and companies in a letter to the House Veterans Affairs Committee in support of the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, a federal proposal to reduce barriers for veterans getting outdoors. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-HUNTING-
The 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting State-by-State Forecast
Pity the poor turkey hunter. Even the most avid vagabond gobbler geek can only chase his spring passion for about 13 weeks (assuming an early start in Florida and a June finish in Maine). Turkey season will be here and gone before you know it. Here’s a quick guide to start planning your Spring 2020 hunts.| For More...
Deer Overpopulation Meets Its Match: Women Who Hunt
Women are the fastest growing demographic in hunting; they now account for as much as 15 percent of hunters nationwide, according to a study from the Fish and Wildlife Service. In New York, as in the rest of the country, the number of first-time adult male hunters declined by over 30 percent over the last 15 years, while the number of women hunting for the first time increased at roughly the same rate. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
The Most Visited U.S. National Parks of 2019
For more than a decade,  Great Smoky Mountains Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Parks have topped the list of most popular in the U.S. Last year proved to be no different. In total, the national parks system received 327.5 million recreation visits in 2019, a 2.9 percent increase since 2018 and the third highest number since 1904 (topped only by 2016 and 2017—the result of the NPS celebrating its centennial in 2016). | For More...
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
NEW: Spring 2020 Edition Now Available
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Spring 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine that was just released. For more information on how you can be a part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, please contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com .   
-CRASH'S CORNER-
Jif Seeks to Settle the Debate About "GIF" Pronunciation
Peanut butter brand Jif collaborated with GIF-sharing site Giphy to create a specially labeled jar that replaces its "Jif" branding with "Gif." Jif's collaboration with Giphy is a clever way to put its brand into cultural conversations about the right way to say the word GIF, engaging with consumers in a social media debate that has gone on for years. | For More...
Get Used to the Look of Amazon's New Electric Delivery Van, Because They're Making 100,000 of Them
Last September, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from the Michigan-based startup Rivian—the largest EV order ever placed—as part of a company wide goal to  become carbon-neutral by 2040 . Today, it offered a glimpse inside the factory where the vans are being built. | For More...
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-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, please contact Julie Cerza in the NBS Office via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com .
-WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?-
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