-HURRICANE DORIAN-
Hurricane Dorian Impacts the Bahamas & U.S. East Coast
With powerful Hurricane Dorian already passing through the Bahamas and heading toward the U.S. East Coast, we at NBS are sending well wishes and prayers to our Members and our Vendor partners with operations located along Dorian's projected path. For those of you preparing for Dorian's possible impact, we will have all of you in our thoughts for the coming days! To stay up to date with Hurricane Dorian, click here.
-TOP STORY-
Walmart Ends All Handgun Ammunition Sales & Asks Customers Not to Carry Guns into Stores
Walmart on Tuesday, September 3, announced it will reduce its gun and ammunition sales, one month after more than 20 people were killed in a  mass shooting  at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The company, America's largest retailer, said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and "short-barrel rifle ammunition," after selling all of its current inventory. Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 U.S. stores, or its Sam's Club stores, in states that allow open carry. |   For More...
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT-
Welcome Magnum Shooting Center of Colorado Springs to the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Magnum Shooting Center of Colorado Springs to the Nation's Best Sports Family! Magnum Shooting Center of Colorado Springs is a shooting sports specialty retailer with one indoor range, located in Colorado Springs, CO. To learn more about Magnum Shooting Center of Colorado Springs, click here . We look forward to seeing our new Member at our upcoming Markets!
-NBS NEWS-
Maverick & Goose Take Over Extravaganza at the 2019 NBS Fall Semi-Annual Market
For our Members, we go all out for our Extravaganza buying event at our NBS Markets and last week was no exception! In honor of Top Gun 2 coming out next year, Maverick and Goose (Steven Baker & Colt Johnson) showed up to the event on their sweet new ride to kick off Extravaganza to the tune of Danger Zone! To see Maverick and Goose's complete entrance into Thursday's event, click here or click the image!
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Outdoor Retailer & OIA Share Reasons for Show Consolidation
Outdoor Retailer’s decision to cancel Winter Market in November won’t surprise the exhibitors or buyers who walked the relatively quiet trade show floor at last year’s inaugural event. Nor will it shock those who tuned into Emerald Expositions Events Inc.’s last few earnings calls when the company’s leadership all but said the show wasn’t meeting attendance or revenue expectations. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
John Goff Celebrates 40 Years with Crosman While Attending the NBS Fall Semi-Annual Market
On Tuesday, August 27, John Goff with Crosman celebrated his 40th work anniversary with Crosman! On that day, John was attending the 2019 NBS Fall Semi-Annual Market and explained that this is no place he would rather be than to celebrate 40 years with Crosman than at one of his favorite trade shows. We appreciate John's continued support of NBS and our Members and we were lucky to get to celebrate with him last week! Congratulations John on your anniversary!
Surf Expo Cancelled Due to Hurricane Dorian
Due to the continued threat of Hurricane Dorian on Orlando, the state of Florida, the southeast and the east coast, Surf Expo announced that it will cancel the 2019 event, as well as the pre-show outdoor festival, Waterfest, on September 4, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. | For More...
Firedisc Listed in INC. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in United States
FIREDISC has been listed in INC. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. for 2019, which highlights the most successful companies in America. This is FIREDISC’s second consecutive year on the list ranking at #886 for the 2019 fiscal year. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FISHING-
6 Things Fishing Could Learn From the Outdoor Industry
No business worth its salt gets anywhere without being open to learning new things. And sometimes, the best way to do that is to take a look outside the market you operate in and see how other industries do it. | For More...
-HUNTING & ARCHERY-
This Season's Duck Hunting Forecast
The most highly anticipated waterfowl hunting forecast of the year is in and while spring breeding duck numbers decreased slightly and goose population estimates are mixed, most experts agree that waterfowl hunters can expect a good 2019-’20 season. So what precisely can you anticipate as duck and goose seasons get underway? | For More...
4 Last-Minute Strategies to Help You Cram for Bow Season
Time is a peculiar thing indeed. It can crawl along ever so slowly, or race past in a blink. Are you ready? There’s still time to get yourself in shape for your best bow season ever. But you need to get started—right now. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
Participation in High School Sports Registers First Decline in 30 Years
Participation in high school sports declined in 2018-19 for the first time in 30 years, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. | For More...
-ESPORTS-
Finding: More Than 70% of Schools Considering an Esports Program
New data from Extreme Networks, Inc. and eCampus News shows that the esports industry is nascent, but growing rapidly. The report, which surveyed 281 technical and administrative leaders across K-12 and higher education around the world found that one in five schools already have an esports program, and 71 percent are considering or might consider adding an esports program in the future. | For More...
-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 at 817-605-2212 or by email at jcerza@nbs.com .
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Fall 2019 Edition Available Now!
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Fall 2019 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-
How 5G Could Impact the Brick-And-Mortar Experience
5G is poised to change retail as we know it. That may sound like a bold prediction, but there's really no overstating the value that the fifth generation of wireless technology can deliver, particularly in the retail space. | For More...
Airport Hacks: 31 Tips That Will Save You Time & Money
If you’re a frequent flyer, then you know that the worst part about traveling is dealing with the airport itself. Dealing with traffic on the way there, paying baggage fees and standing in the TSA line only to find out your fight has been delayed can take the joy out of traveling long before you've even reached your destination. | For More...
Crash's Meme of the Day (ft. Dove Season)
-GOT NEWS?-
If your company has news or information to share with NBS, contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.