-MEMBER NEWS-
Security Sporting Goods Celebrates 70th Business Anniversary
Congratulations to our Member, Security Sporting Goods, in Alexandria, Louisiana, who will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary this Thursday, October 17th! If you're in the area, make sure to stop by and see them this week to celebrate with them! To learn more about Security Sporting Goods, click here.
Shepherd & Schaller Highlighted in NSGA Now for 70 Years in Business
The September/October 2019 Edition of the NSGA Now Magazine published an NSGA Member spotlight on NBS Member, Shepherd & Schaller on celebrating their 70th business anniversary. Shepherd & Schaller is located in Wausau, Wisconsin. In addition, Owner Robb Shepherd is on the Board of Directors for the National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA). To read the NSGA Now article, click here.
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
U.S. & China Reach Partial Trade Deal & Avoid Tariff Increase
The U.S. and China recently agreed on the outlines of a partial trade accord. In exchange, the U.S. agreed to suspend a tariff increase on at least $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30 percent from 25 percent set for Tuesday, October 15. The agreement marked the first tangible achievement in their 18-month trade war. | For More...
Dick's Sporting Goods Destroys $5 Million Worth of Semi-Automatic Sporting Rifles
Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million dollars of semi-automatic sporting rifles rather than selling them as CEO Ed Stack tightened firearms policies. The company has lost about $250 million dollars from halting firearms sales to people under 21. | For More...
NSSF Podcast: "The Gun Industry Speaks"
NSSF recently unveiled a new podcast series, “The Gun Industry Speaks,” to help inform the national conversation on firearms. “Our goal is to have a frank and ongoing conversation that addresses some of the major concerns about guns in America,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President. | For More...
Results: Patagonia Conducts Audit of its Own Waste at Outdoor Retailer
At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Patagonia became the first brand to take a thorough inventory of its waste at the trade show, from pallet shrink wrap to employee's individual consumption. The audit shines a light on what they—and what the entire industry—can work on to push toward a zero-waste trade show future. | For More...
NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales Will Grow Between 3.8 & 4.2 Percent
The National Retail Federation said it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. | For More...
SIA Announces On-Snow Demo Location & Dates
Snowsports Industries America (SIA) and Winter Park announced Thursday that the SIA/WWSRA On-Snow Demo will take place at Winter Park Resort on February 3-4, 2020. The event returns to the resort after a six-year hiatus. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Pete Gerber, Founder of Gerber Legendary Blades, Dies at Age 90
Pete Gerber, the founder of Gerber Legendary Blades, died peacefully in his home on Sept. 29. Gerber was 90 years old. In 1939, Pete and his father Joseph Gerber, who owned an advertising firm in Portland, sent a small batch of handmade cutlery sets to their clients for the holidays. Gerber Legendary Blades was born that same year. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
Merchandising Tricks of the Pros
Big retail and grocery chains have millions to spend on planogram optimization, the process of arranging the flow and product presentation in their stores to gain every last dollar of sales from each customer visit. Here are their secrets you can use to grow sales in your store. | For More...
ATA Blog: 6 Ways to Create Lifelong Customers
The  ATA’s consumer marketing campaign  is underway. The campaign aims to send more customers to ATA-member stores by introducing newcomers to archery and bowhunting. As more people learn about archery, they’ll likely visit your shop to try the sports. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
Ad Denied? The Real Secret to Getting Your Ads Approved by Facebook
Facebook’s current ad rules state that “Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition or explosives. This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.” However, you are allowed to promote blogs or groups connecting people with firearms-related interests (though those blogs and groups must not lead to the sale of Facebook’s “prohibited items”), safety courses for firearm training or licenses and books and videos about firearms safety. | For More...
-FISHING-
Survey: Anglers Would Pay More to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics
A recent survey by Southwick Associates suggests that more than 30% of anglers would pay more for fishing tackle packaged without single-use plastics.
The results reveal a growing awareness among outdoor enthusiasts surrounding the impact of single use plastics on fisheries.| For More...
Security of Commerce Approves Disaster Declarations for American Fishing Communities
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced his determination that commercial fishery failures occurred for multiple fisheries between 2017 and 2019 in Alaska, California, Georgia, and South Carolina, while further finding that a catastrophic regional fishery disaster occurred for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama due to extreme flooding events in the Gulf of Mexico. | For More...
-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-
Blog: Here's How to Keep Screens From Ruining Your Vision
Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it is high-energy and can damage the delicate tissues of the eye. It can also pass through the eye to the retina, the collection of neurons that converts light into the signals that are the foundation of sight. But don’t blame blue light alone for eye fatigue and sleep loss. | 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, please contact Julie Cerza in the NBS Office at 817-605-2212 or by email at jcerza@nbs.com .
-SEND US YOUR STUFF-
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.