-NBS NEWS-
Market Registration Remains Open for the 2021 Summer Athletic Market & the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market
Registration is still open for both the 2021 Summer Athletic Market and the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market. The Summer Athletic Market is being held from June 24-26 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while the Fall Semi-Annual Market is being held from August 23-25 in Fort Worth, Texas. If you plan to attend either of these Markets, please log in to either the NBS Member Website or the NBS Vendor Website now to register.
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT-
Cordelia Gun Exchange from Fairfield, California, Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Cordelia Gun Exchange to the NBS Family! Cordelia Gun Exchange is a shooting sports specialty retailer located in Fairfield, California. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming semi-annual markets. To learn more about Cordelia Gun Exchange, click here.
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NSSF Adjusted NICS Background Checks for April 2021 - Highest April on Record
The April 2021 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,694,118 is an increase of 0.9 percent compared to the April 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,678,223. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2021 FBI NICS figure 3,485,016 reflects a 21.1 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,878,176 in April 2020. | For More...
OIA Special Report Examines New Outdoor Participant Amid Pandemic
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released a special report, “New Outdoor Participant (COVID And Beyond),” exploring Americans’ spike in engagement in outdoor activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Smith & Wesson Looks to Divest Thompson/Center Arms Brand
Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. announced that it plans to divest its Thompson/Center Arms brand. This decision is part of the company’s broader strategic plan that will focus on its core Smith & Wesson brands. | For More...
Hoyt Archery President to Retire
After a 36-year career at Hoyt Archery, Randy Walk, currently president, has announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2021. His journey at Hoyt started as a college job in 1985. He had been president for 26 years. | For More...
Big Promotions Announced at Daiwa USA
Effective April 29, Carey Graves has been promoted to president of American Daiwa, the company’s United States operation. Graves replaces Trevor Teragaki, who has been elevated to board chairman and also represents Daiwa USA as a board member for Globeride, Inc., Daiwa’s Japan-based parent company. | For More...
Barrett Announces Joel Miller as VP of Sales & Marketing
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joel Miller to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Joel has been with Barrett since 2017, most recently serving as Director of Global Military Sales. | For More...
Millennium Outdoors Adds Camron Miller to Team
Millennium Outdoors is pleased to announce Camron Miller as the National Sales Manager Hunting Division. Miller will take on responsibilities on the leadership team in a full-time role for Millennium Treestands and Ol’ Man Treestands. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
NDP Reports: Team Sports Equipment Sales Continue Strong in Q1
According to NPD Group, the strong growth trend seen in golf and team sports equipment during the pandemic has continued into 2021, with a few notable exceptions. Sales for the first quarter grew more than 50 percent compared to 2020 and were up more than 40 percent compared to 2019. | For More...
NSGA Sports Participation Study Offers Glimpse of COVID-19 Impact
Early figures from the 2021 edition of the NSGA Sports Participation in the U.S. report indicate the impact COVID-19 had on the ten segments tracked by NSGA in 2020. Its annual participation study saw five segments increase in participation, three segments decrease and two segments remain relatively flat compared to 2019. | 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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