-NBS NEWS-
Inside Archery Magazine Features NBS in Industry 5Q Section with "Five Questions with Nation's Best Sports"
Nation's Best Sports was featured in the August 2021 edition of Inside Archery Magazine in their Industry 5Q segment. In each edition of Inside Archery Magazine, one organization is selected to answer five questions relating to its business and the archery industry at large. NBS Senior Category Manager for Archery, Luke Cotton, was interviewed for our "Five Questions with Nation's Best Sports" highlight. To read the Industry 5Q article, click here, and navigate to page 90.
-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-
NBS Concludes 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market
Thank you to everyone who came out to Fort Worth last week for the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market! It was great to see everyone back in person again and we look forward to seeing all of you again soon. We want to let you know that the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market will take place from February 11-14, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. Market registration will open in the coming months, but we want to tell you to go ahead and mark your calendars for that upcoming Market!
2021 Fall Athletic Market Registration to Open Next Week
We are excited to announce that Market registration for the upcoming 2021 Fall Athletic Market will open next week. The Fall Athletic Market will take place from November 4-5, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
Updated Market Dates: 2022 Winter Specialty Market in Aurora, Colorado
We want to let you know that we have updated our Market dates for our upcoming 2022 Winter Specialty Market. The Market will now be held from January 14-16, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. These dates have shifted the Market to begin one day later than what we originally announced. Market registration will open in October, but we wanted to go ahead and send you our updated dates so you can plan ahead. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
ATA to Begin Search for New President & CEO
ATA president and CEO Matt Kormann was recently relieved of duties as notified by the ATA Board of Directors Executive Committee. ATA Chairman of the Board Mark Copeland said, “The ATA Board of Directors has decided to head in a different direction. We are appreciative of the work Matt accomplished in the last four years and are thankful to him for his time working for ATA members." | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Adidas Sells Reebok to Authentic Brands for $2.5 Billion
Adidas reached a definitive agreement to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for a total consideration of up to about $2.5 billion. The majority of the purchase price will be paid in cash at the closing of the transaction and the remainder comprised of deferred and contingent consideration. | For More...
Trijicon Inc. Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation
Trijicon, Inc. is pleased to announce its “40Fest” celebration! It was 40 years ago when a Ford Motor company engineer named Glyn Bindon set out to turn his passion for optics into the juggernaut of innovation known today as Trijicon. | For More...
Outtech Announces Promotions in Senior Management
Outtech Inc., based in Aurora, OH, announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the promotions in senior management of Scott Blackwell and John Seliga. Outtech veteran and current COO, Seliga has been promoted to president, sales, and brand management. Scott Blackwell, president, will transition to CEO, Outtech, LLC. | For More...
Black Diamond Names Industry Veteran as Business Unit Director for Ski
Black Diamond Equipment appointed industry veteran Mike Hattrup as business unit director for its ski category. Hattrup brings a solid background in the ski and outdoor industries including sales, marketing, product development, and brand director roles to the position. | For More...
Amer Sports Names Franco Fogliato President & CEO of Salomon
Amer Sports recently announced the appointment of outdoor sporting goods and sportswear industry executive, and seasoned global operator Franco Fogliato to the role of President and CEO for Salomon, the global outdoor brand specializing in footwear, apparel and winter sports equipment. | For More...
HanesBrands Announces New Head of U.S. Champion Brand
HanesBrands has promoted Maria Teza to senior vice president of the Champion brand in the United States, effective September 1, 2021. Teza will play a key role in growing Champion into a global $3 billion brand as part of the company's Full Potential plan. | For More...
-FIREARMS-
NICS Firearms Background Checks Again Slide in August
The August 2021 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) decreased 21.1 percent in August against inflated demand a year ago tied to the pandemic. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
NDP Report: Equipment Sales in U.S. Sports Specialty Market Grow in First Half of 2021
NPD Group reported that equipment sales at sports specialty retail grew by 23 percent in the first half of 2021, compared to the same pre-pandemic period in 2019. Contributing to this performance were 17 percent gains in brick and mortar retail sales revenue and a 31 percent rise in eCommerce across the combined categories of camping, climbing, water sports, protective gear, and accessories. | For More...
U.S. Tennis Sales Surge in First Half of 2021
New figures from The Tennis Industry Association and Sports Marketing Surveys show strong growth in U.S. tennis racquet, tennis ball, and tennis string sales in 2021. | For More...
-OLYMPICS & PARALYMPICS-
NSSF Salute USA Shooting Olympic Medal Winners in USA Today
By capturing six medals at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, USA Shooting equaled its best performance since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics—an achievement that NSSF proudly celebrated in a full-page ad in the August 17, 2021, edition of USA Today. | For More...
Where to Watch & How to Follow: Shooting at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
The Paralympic Games kicked off earlier this week and are set to run from August 24 to September 5, 2021. Shooting fans can follow the action with live scores and live-stream event finals through September 5, 2021. | For More...
Easton Arrows Used by Every Medal Winner in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Easton X10 arrows were the arrow of choice for every single archery medal winner at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that recently concluded. The individual winners were An San of South Korea in the women’s individual, and Mete Gazoz of Turkey in the men’s Individual. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
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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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