-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-
Registration Now Open for the 2021 Fall Athletic Market in November
We are excited to announce that Market registration for the upcoming 2021 Fall Athletic Market is NOW OPEN! The Fall Athletic Market will take place from November 4-5, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, October 1, and the deadline for badge registration is Friday, October 15. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
Registration Now Open for the 2022 Winter Specialty Market in January
We are excited to announce that Market registration for the upcoming 2022 Winter Specialty Market is NOW OPEN! The Market will take place from January 14-16, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. The deadline for hotel reservations and badge registration is Thursday, December 9. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Dunham's Sports to Open First Store in Wyoming
Dunham’s Sports plans to open its first Wyoming store this fall in Rock Springs. “We are excited to open our first store in Wyoming. This is another important step in our accelerated growth strategy,” said David Lynn, president, Dunham’s Sports. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NSSF Retail Surveys Show 3.2 Million Estimated First-Time Gun Buyers in First Half of 2021
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) surveyed firearm retailers recently and estimates that over 3.2 million people purchased a firearm for the first time during the first half of 2021. The survey was conducted to learn the buying habits and factors of this year’s firearm purchasers during the first six months of 2021. Respondents indicated that 33.2 percent of customers, or 3,247,351, purchased a firearm for the first time, based on June’s total of nearly 9.8 million background checks for a gun sale. | For More...
Firearm Industry Real Solutions Efforts Dramatically Decrease Firearm Retail Thefts
Data released by ATF demonstrably shows that firearm industry partner programs to reduce thefts and robberies of firearm retailers are dropping by 61 percent and the numbers of stolen firearms decreasing 74 percent in the first half of 2021 compared to the same time last year. The joint ATF-NSSF Operation Secure Store (OSS) is directly responsible for the tremendous progress made to ensure firearms aren’t stolen from firearm retailers. Operation Secure Store is one program of the firearm industry’s Real Solutions. Safer Communities campaign. | For More...
USA Shooting Announces Retirement of National Rifle Coach
USA Shooting announced today that National Rifle Coach, Dan Durben (Belle Fourche, South Dakota) is announcing his retirement, effective January 2021. Durben will finish out the 2021 season before retiring to his home state of South Dakota after a career spanning over 40 years as an athlete and coach, 12 of those as a National Team Coach. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Walther Arms Names Rob McCanna President
Walther Arms is excited to announce the appointment of Rob McCanna to President, effective immediately. Previously, McCanna served as Walther’s Vice President of Sales and has had a long, proven track record in the firearms industry. McCanna’s appointment is part of a long-term strategic transition for Walther CEO Adam Blalock, who happily relinquishes his President title but will remain company CEO. | For More...
Marolina Outdoor Announces Key Changes to Corporate Team
Edwin Lewis, Chairman & CEO, Marolina Outdoor Inc., announced that Pete Angle is moving from his position as chief marketing officer to president; Mike Cottell, currently executive vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, will serve as the company’s chief operations officer; and Chris Russell has accepted the position as vice president, Marketing, Huk and Nomad. | For More...
Surge Outdoors Acquires Barnett Crossbows
Surge Outdoors, a leading supplier of hunting and outdoor-related products announces its recent purchase of Barnett Crossbows. The acquisition of Barnett demonstrates Surge’s commitment to the archery industry. | For More...
Crocs Sets Goal to Reach $5 Billion in Sales by 2026
Crocs Inc. unveiled a five-year growth framework aimed at achieving $5 billion in revenues by 2026, more than triple revenues of $1.4 billion in 2020. The growth target represents a compound annual growth rate in excess of 17 percent using the midpoint of the company’s 2021 guidance as the base year. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
SFIA's 2021 Industry Report Reveals Increased Sales in Sports & Fitness, Despite Global Pandemic
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its 2021 State of the Industry Report, an in-depth analysis of the trends and issues affecting the sports and fitness industry, including participation, economy, and industry environment for 2020. | 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, contact Julie Cerza via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
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