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Nation's Best Sports Exhibiting at SHOT Show in Las Vegas This Week

We are excited to announce that NBS is exhibiting at the 2022 SHOT Show in Las Vegas from January 18-21, 2022. NBS will be in booth #14649 on the main level of the show floor. If you are attending SHOT Show this week, we encourage you to stop by our booth!

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NBS to Host New 2022 Ice Fishing Virtual Market

Registration is open for our new 2022 Ice Fishing Virtual Market! This Virtual Market will take place from February 11 - March 1, 2022, and will kick off at the Spring Semi-Annual Market. The purpose of this Market is to bring our Ice Fishing Members an opportunity to gain access to specialized Ice Fishing Programs and Specials. If you have any questions regarding participating in this Market, contact Marty Plazo via email at mplazo@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2218.

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NBS Announces Dates for the 2022 Summer Athletic Market

We are excited to announce that our 2022 Summer Athletic Market will be held from June 22-23, 2022, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Market registration will not be open until later this Spring, but go ahead and mark your calendars for our upcoming Market!



Bashor's Team Athletics Rated One of Portland's Best Sporting Goods Stores

Our NBS Member, Bashor's Team Athletics, was rated as one of the top sporting goods stores in Portland, Oregon by Kev’s Best, an independent rating service. Julia Sherman of Bashor’s serves on NSGA’s Team Dealer Advisory Committee. Since 1944 Bashor's has been assisting the needs of pacific northwest athletes of all ages. | For More...



SHOT Show Holding Its Largest Show

The 44th Annual SHOT Show, held at The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum from January 18-21, underwent an expansion that makes this year's show its largest venue. Show organizers said more than 2,400 companies would exhibit in the 800,000-square-foot exhibit space. | For More...


ATA Board of Directors Name Jeff Poole as New CEO

The Archery Trade Association welcomes Jeff Poole as the new President & CEO. Poole brings 29 years of National Rifle Association leadership experience to the position and is eager to start his new role with the ATA on Jan. 24. | For More...


NICS Firearms Background Checks Fall Six Percent in December

The December 2021 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) decreased 6.0 percent to 1.79 million from 1.91 million a year ago. For comparison, the unadjusted December 2021 FBI NICS figure 3.08 million reflects a 21.1 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 3.9 million in December 2020. | For More...


Registration Now Open for the NSGA 2022 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit

The 2022 NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit will take place from May 22-24, 2022, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. There you will network face-to-face with retailers, team dealers and brands from the sporting goods industry, hear from speakers who will motivate and share insights for success, and honor legendary figures in the sporting goods industry. | For More...

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USA Archery Finishes 2021 With Record Membership

While the 2020 shutdowns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic challenged everyone, USA Archery emerged resilient and with more enthusiastic archers and supporters than ever before. USA Archery membership climbed to more than 23,000 strong at the end of November 2021, which marked a record high for the organization. | For More...


SFIA Elects New Chairman

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced the election of Jonathan Ram, group president, Global Activewear, HanesBrands Inc., as chairman of the SFIA Board of Directors from 2022/23. In addition, three new members were elected, and four members were re-elected to three-year terms. | For More...


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Walther Arms Appoints President & CEO

Walther Arms announced the promotion of Rob McCanna to president and CEO. McCanna’s appointment to CEO is part of a long-term strategic transition for former Walther CEO Adam Blalock, who will now serve as Chairman of the Board for Walther Arms. | For More...

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Easton Celebrates 100 Years in Business

Easton, the longest-standing archery company in the United States, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022. Doug Easton, who began crafting his own bows and making arrows out of cedar and pine, started his company in 1922. By the time he was 17, Doug’s craftsmanship was renowned in target archery, and his arrows were regarded as the finest in the country. | For More...



Holiday Sales Grew 14.1 Percent

Retail sales during 2021’s November/December holiday season grew 14.1 percent over 2020 to $886.7 billion, beating the National Retail Federation’s forecast and setting a record despite challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the pandemic, NRF said. | For More...


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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.


Contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223 to share your company's information with NBS!