-INDUSTRY NEWS-
It's Not Just Toilet Paper: People Line Up to Buy Guns & Ammo Over Coronavirus Concerns
As hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus drives some to stockpile groceries and toilet paper in case they're quarantined, it's also causing many to worry about a shortage of gun supplies, which is driving up demand and leading to long lines at suppliers. | For More...
Dick's Sporting Goods Plans to Remove Hunting Gear from 440 Stores
Dick's Sporting Goods announced last week their plan to wipe out the hunting department from 440 of their stores this year. | For More...
Modell's Sporting Goods Files for Bankruptcy & Will Close All Stores
On Wednesday, March 11, Modell's Sporting Goods announced they are closing all stores and filing for bankruptcy. The retail chain will shutter all locations and began liquidation sales on Friday, March 13, but will continue online sales. | For More...
NRA Cancels Annual Meeting
The National Rifle Association (NRA) decided to cancel this year’s NRA Annual Meeting, planned for April 16 – 19, in Nashville. This applies to all events and scheduled programs, including the NRA-ILA Forum. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Parent Announces Update Regarding Impact Of Coronavirus
Emerald Holding Inc., parent of Outdoor Retailer, on Tuesday, March 17, announced an update on the company’s first and second quarter events as a result of the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus on the global economy, the events industry and Emerald’s business. | For More...
Mathew's Wins Major Lawsuit Against Bowtech
Two years ago, Mathews Archery filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bowtech Archery. On March 2nd, 2020, Mathews won that lawsuit, after six years of attempting to reach a fair, private resolution with Bowtech. Bowtech has agreed to a confidential financial settlement after admitting that 42 of its Bowtech and Diamond branded bows infringe on 24 MCP IP patents. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Sue Cupero Named Vice President, Sales for Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Inc. announced that industry veteran Sue Cupero has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Sales. In her new role, Cupero will be responsible for the management of all commercial and professional firearms sales channels for Smith & Wesson, M&P, Thompson/Center, and Gemtech brands. | For More...
Marucci Sports to be Acquired by Compass Diversified Holdings
Baton Rouge baseball bat manufacturer Marucci Sports LLC is being acquired for $200 million by a Connecticut-based investment fund with a goal of penetrating new markets and increasing the brand’s presence internationally. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
February's NICS Background Checks Jump 36 Percent
The FBI completed 2.8 million gun background checks in February, up 36 percent from February 2018 and the third-highest monthly total since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) began in 1998. | For More...
-WINTER SPORTS-
Vail Resorts To Close North American Resorts For Season
Vail Resorts announced on Tuesday, March 17, that all of its North American resorts and retail stores will remain closed for the 2019/20 winter ski season amid the continued challenges associated with the spread of the coronavirus. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
NCAA President Mark Emmert on Why the Coronavirus Led to Cancellations
On Thursday, March 12, the NCAA made the unprecedented decision to cancel its men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as championship events for spring sports, as the U.S. and countries around the world try to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. | For More...
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Spring 2020 Edition Available Now
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Spring 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine. 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-
Blog: I've Worked From Home for Almost 20 Years & These 6 Tips Make it Awesome
So you’ve suddenly found yourself working from home—theoretically temporarily, perhaps not willingly, and all thanks to Coronavirus. Well, I’m here to tell you that the WFH life is not so bad. In fact, it can be downright great. | For More...
Don't Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity
Productivity isn’t about getting  more  done. It’s about  what  you get done. Three aspects of perfectionism can interfere with your ability to prioritize the most important tasks. | 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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