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-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-

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Register Now for the 2022 Winter Specialty Market in January

Registration remains open for the 2022 Winter Specialty Market. The Market will be held January 14-16, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. As a reminder, the deadline for hotel reservations and badge registration is Thursday, December 9. In addition, the exhibit space contract submission deadline is Wednesday, December 1. To download the current schedule of events, click here

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Register Now for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market in February

Registration is open for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market. 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 ANNOUNCEMENTS-

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Prime Time Sports from Lawrence, Massachusetts, Joins the NBS Family!

We are excited to welcome Prime Time Sports to the NBS Family! Prime Time Sports is a team athletic retailer located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Athletic Markets! To learn more about Prime Time Sports, click here.

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J & N Feed & Seed from Graham, Texas, Joins the NBS Family!

We are excited to welcome J & N Feed & Seed to the NBS Family! J & N Feed & Seed is a farm and ranch store with a dedicated sporting goods department located in Graham, Texas. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Semi-Annual Markets! To learn more about J & N Feed & Seed, click here.

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Hagan Ace Hardware (AKA Hagan Coastal Outfitters) from Orange Park, Florida, Joins the NBS Family!

We are excited to welcome Hagan Ace Hardware to the NBS Family! Hagan Ace Hardware is an Ace Hardware chain with nine locations across Florida with multiple locations servicing sporting goods with Hagan Coastal Outfitters. They participate in the fishing, watersports, paddle sports, lifestyle apparel, hunting, and shooting sports categories. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Semi-Annual Markets! To learn more about Hagan Ace Hardware, click here, and to learn more about Hagan Coastal Outfitters specifically, click here.

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National Sports Apparel from Orange, California, Joins the NBS Family!

We are excited to welcome National Sports Apparel to the NBS Family! National Sports Apparel is a team athletic dealer located in Orange, California. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Athletic Markets! To learn more about National Sports Apparel, click here.

-INDUSTRY NEWS-

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What to Expect at the 2022 ATA Trade Show

As the 2022 ATA Trade Show nears, excitement levels from attendees, exhibitors, and industry members increase. People are ready to get out, connect with peers, see new products, learn new things and put their businesses in the best place possible to rock 2022. | For More...

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Shot Show Insider: October 2021 Edition

NSSF is excited to announce that SHOT Show registration is now open for all exhibitors and attendees. After two years apart, they are looking forward to seeing everyone together again back in Las Vegas in January. | For More...

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NSSF Releases 2021 Research Reports Providing Valuable Data for Firearm Retailers & Other Industry Businesses

NSSF has announced a listing of industry research reports issued from January through August of this year that can help industry members, particularly firearm retailers, better understand buying trends across the nation and access data that can assist in developing marketing strategies. | For More...

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NRF Predicts Highest Holiday Retail Sales on Record

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent over 2020 to between $843.4 billion and $859 billion. | For More...

-FIREARMS-

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Overcome the Conundrum of Selling Used Firearms

In the world of firearm retail, no question has a broader response than “Do you sell used firearms?” Some stores are hyper-aggressive about buying and reselling used firearms, while others take a more passive approach and some avoid this category entirely. In general, used firearms can be one of, if not the, most lucrative categories in the firearm retail industry. | For More...

-ATHLETICS-

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Tracking the Return to Normal: Sports

After going to incredible lengths to return to play, sports properties and teams continue to face major challenges as the pandemic drags on. Chief among them is the limited ability to host fans in stadiums and arenas. | For More...

-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-

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Instagram Is Getting Rid of the Swipe Up: What It Means & How to Use the New Link Sticker

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Top Facebook Updates You Can't Miss (October 2021)

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7 Video Metrics You Need to Know to Measure Success

-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!