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-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-

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Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market

The Hotel Reservation Deadline for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market has been extended to Friday, January 7. There is limited availability at all our hotel room blocks and we encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The Market will be held February 11-14, 2022, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. To download the current schedule of events, click here

-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT-

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Eagle Sports Range from Oak Forest, Illinois, Joins the NBS Family!

We are excited to welcome Eagle Sports Range (Eagle Gun Club) to the NBS Family! Eagle Sports Range is a shooting sports specialty retailer with an indoor shooting range located in Oak Forest, Illinois. The indoor shooting range features (22) 25-yard lanes and (6) 50-yard lanes. They carry a variety of firearms, ammunition, and shooting accessories, and offer various classes and memberships. To learn more about Eagle Sports Range, click here.

-INDUSTRY NEWS-

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Outtech Innovations Homecoming Taking Place at 2022 ATA Show

Outtech is once again hosting its annual Outtech Innovations event in conjunction with the 2022 ATA Show. Outtech Innovations Homecoming will take place on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 6:30PM in Louisville, Kentucky. | For More...

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Background Checks Top 687,000 During Black Friday Week

NSSF revealed that the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) processed 687,788 background checks during the week leading up to and including Black Friday. FBI’s NICS recorded 187,585 on Black Friday alone, ranking it among the Top 10 highest ays for NICS checks and a 50 percent increase from Black Friday 2020 (186,645). | For More...

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NSSF to Host Governor's Forum at SHOT Show 2022

The National Shooting Sports Foundation will host several governors at SHOT Show 2022 to speak about the importance of the firearm industry to their state, efforts to attract firearm and ammunition-related businesses, and the benefits of firearm-related businesses to their state economies. | For More...

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Outdoor Retailer In-Person Snow Show Returns to Denver in 2022

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show returns to Denver, CO, January 26-28, 2022, with in-person education, a redesigned floor plan centered around the “Resource Center,” and includes an information hub to access industry insights from experts. | For More...

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SIA Data Shows Increase in Winter Outdoor Spending & Job Creation

Data released by Snowsports Industries America (SIA) shows that winter outdoor consumers are responsible for over $79 billion in spending and support 799,000 jobs. The data shows that between 2016 and 2019, consumer spending in the winter outdoor industry grew 9.5 percent from $72.7 billion to $79.6 billion. | For More...

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NSSF Announces "Partner with a Payer" Web Resource & Video Series

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—firearms and ammunition, archery equipment, marine and sportfishing equipment—and the state agencies that use these funds to conserve wildlife and habitats through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | For More...

-VENDOR NEWS-

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Salomon Announces Erik Anderson as VP of Winter Sports Equipment

Salomon recently announced that Erik Anderson has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Winter Sports Equipment for Salomon North America, effective January 1, 2022. Erik will continue to support the US specialty sales organization for a transitional period until his successor as US Market Director is named. | For More...

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GSM Outdoor Appoints VP of Fishing

GSM Outdoors announced the hiring of Crispin Powley to the position of vice president of fishing. Cowley joins the GSM following the company’s recent acquisition of Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, a manufacturer of soft plastics and fishing equipment for fresh and saltwater angling. | For More...

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Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Announces New Plant in Cheyenne

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced that the Wright & McGill Company, the owner of Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, has purchased 60 acres in Cheyenne, WY to build a new manufacturing plant. | For More...

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Revo Brands Announces Acquisition of Outdoor Edge Cutlery

Revo Brands has added Outdoor Edge Cutlery to its family of consumer brands. Revo Brands operates in partnership with Vertikal Brands, a holding company established by Clearview Capital in partnership with, and managed by, a group of outdoor industry executives, to pursue the acquisition of premium brands in the outdoor industry. | For More...

-RETAIL NEWS-

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Small Business Saturday Tallies Record Sales

American Express said its 12th Annual Small Business Saturday, held on November 27, is estimated to have reached an all-time high in sales. The results of its 2021 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey showed that the total reported/projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $23.3 billion, up 18 percent from $19.8 billion in 2020 and an increase from pre-pandemic spending in 2019 ($19.6 billion). | For More...

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Mastercard: Holiday Shopping Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Online Shopping & Gift Cards

While consumers are returning to their in-store shopping routines, according to a recent Mastercard survey*, 56 percent of shoppers have continued to prioritize online shopping this holiday season, citing waiting in lines (72 percent), finding parking (65 percent), and items being out of stock (47 percent) as primary reasons. | For More...

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NPD: U.S. Cycling Market Year-Over-Year Gains Moderate

In the 12 months ending October 2021, revenue for the U.S cycling market grew 3 percent compared to the prior year, to just over $8.4 billion, according to the NPD Group’s retail tracking data. In the year-ago period, sales grew 45 percent. | For More...

-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-

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-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY-

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-NBS MEMBER RECRUITING-

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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!