-WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NBS?-
Don't Forget to Register for the NBS 2020 Fall Semi-Annual Market
If you haven't done so already, register now for the NBS 2020 Fall Semi-Annual Market from August 21-23, 2020, being held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas! Please visit the NBS website to login to your account to register and access all Market information. To view our current Market schedule, click here. We are excited to see all of you in less than two months!
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Firearm Industry Praises Senate Passage of Great American Outdoors Act
NSSF praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of the  Great American Outdoors Act , ( H.R. 1957 ). This historic legislation, which received overwhelming bipartisan support, is among the most meaningful legislative measures for sportsmen conservationists ever. The Senate’s approval is a major step forward toward delivering on the promise of sustained wildlife conservation, public land hunting and recreational shooting on behalf of current and future generations of outdoorsmen and women. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Introduces Outdoor Retailer Online This Summer
Outdoor Retailer has launched a new Outdoor Retailer Online platform in the wake of the cancellation of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market due to COVID-19. An online, three-day outdoor business, networking, and educational event will run from July 21-23, 2020. | For More...
SHOT Show Insider: Good News from Las Vegas
Las Vegas’s largest trade show – CES – will return to the city January 6-9, the Consumer Technology Association has announced. CES is held annually just prior to the SHOT Show at venues throughout Las Vegas, including the Sands Expo Center. While the SHOT Show’s plans have been in full swing for 2021, the CES announcement is welcome news for the entire trade show industry and the city of Las Vegas. | For More...
NSSF Releases National Shooting Sports Month E-Book Resource
NSSF is pleased to announce the release of its newest event resource for retailers and ranges, the e-book  “How to Create Participation and Sales with National Shooting Sports Month .” | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Scott Russo Announces Retirement from Nordica
Scott Russo, Vice President of Nordica North America, announced his well-deserved retirement today. Scott is a true icon in the ski industry, with a resume that includes domestic and international leadership roles that span five decades. | For More...
Walther Hires Rob McCanna for Vice President of Sales
Walther is excited to announce the hiring of Rob McCanna as VP of Sales. Rob’s background and the experience will further Walther as the performance leader in the industry. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
The Second Amendment & Firearm Industry Exist to Protect During Crises
The Second Amendment is inalienable and there is a perfect storm right now demonstrating its vital importance. There is a constant barrage of attacks on the Second Amendment in “normal” times. These days are hardly normal, given the coronavirus pandemic, near economic standstill of stay-at-home orders and business closures and now rioting. | For More...
NSSF & Project ChildSafe Emphasize Firearm Safety as First-Time Gun Ownership Surges
Project ChildSafe and NSSF are emphasizing gun safety as a critical part of home safety as National Safety Month kicks off and as the nationwide surge in firearm sales continues and includes millions of first-time buyers. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
NPD Group Report: U.S. Cycling Market Surges in April With Sales Up 75 Percent
The unprecedented growth trend for U.S. cycling sales that began in March accelerated further in April, according to The NPD Group. April sales for traditional bikes, indoor bikes, parts, helmets, and other accessories grew a combined 75 percent to $1 billion compared to last year. This is the first month since NPD began tracking the cycling market that sales have reached $1 billion in a single month. | For More...
-FISHING-
Sport Fishing: The World's Top 100 Game Fish
What are the top 100 game fish in the world? Sport Fishing’s unique, authoritative list finally offers the answer. They asked 61 of the world’s top captains and anglers at the time of our survey to assess 100 saltwater game fish by giving each a quantitative rating. | For More...
40-Foot Len Thompson Fishing Lure in Canada Earns Guinness World Record
The world’s largest fishing lure – which sits on display at the Len Thompson Pond in Lacombe – measures a massive 40 feet, 5.25 inches long, shattering the previous record which was only a little over 15 feet long. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
70 Percent of Youth & Recreational Sports Have Resumed in the U.S.
TeamSnap released new data that shows an estimated 70 percent of U.S. youth and recreational team sports activities have returned or are set to return in the coming month. Real-time data and the latest trends are available to the sports community via TeamSnap’s  Return to Sports  interactive national heat map. | For More...
2020 U.S. Open to be Held Without Fans
The 2020 US Open is set to be played in New York on its originally scheduled dates of Aug. 31-Sept. 13. Though fans will not be on-site, the USTA will work with tournament broadcast rightsholders and partners to expand the way these events are delivered to fans at home around the globe, in greater and more innovative ways than ever before. | For More...
20 Million Spring Rounds Lost to COVID-19
The U.S. golf industry lost as many as 20 million rounds in March and April due to course closures and coronavirus-induced anxiety, according to the most recent National Golf Foundation (NGF) estimates. | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
FDA Issues Warning Over Certain Hand Sanitizers Due to Potentially Toxic Chemicals
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase hand sanitzer manufactured from Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the potential presence of toxic chemicals. Nine products manufactured by the Mexico-based company, which are still on the market, may contain methanol, which can be poisonous if absorbed through the skin or ingested, the FDA said in a letter. | For More...
20 Ways to Boost Your Energy & Productivity at Work
Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, it’s common to have your energy levels dip throughout the day. Many of us immediately reach for our afternoon cup of joe or even tea or diet coke for the non-coffee drinker. | For More...
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-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Summer 2020 Edition Now Available
The Summer 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, please contact Julie Cerza in the NBS Office 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.