NBS Completes Live Events for Two Virtual Markets in November
Thank you to all our Members and Vendor Partners who participated in our Fall Athletic Virtual Market or Hunting & Rugged Apparel Virtual Market over the past few weeks! Although we wish we could have all been together at in-person markets, we want to thank everyone for adapting with us as we navigate through these new Virtual Markets. Our live events for each Virtual Market have concluded, but our Members will be able to access our Virtual Market sites with all Virtual Market content through December 31, 2020.
Shop Small for Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28
Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as Small Business Saturday, a day where people are encouraged to Shop Small to support their local communities and small businesses. During this 11th annual Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28, 2020, we hope you will join us in supporting local businesses in your communities, as well as promoting your own business. | For More...
ATA 2021 Online Releases Show Details
The ATA 2021 Online will take place virtually from January 11-15, 2021. Please note that the dates changed from the originally planned in-person Show as the Online Show takes place a week later. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Opens Registration For Virtual Winter Trade Show
Registration is open for OR Winter Online, its digital marketplace and online experience. Opening January 6, 2021, the virtual event will include key Summit Days from January 20-23, 2021, through March 19, 2021. | For More...
NSSF Releases Most Recent Firearm Production & Import/Export Figures
NSSF recently released the 2020 edition of its Firearm Production Report. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER) as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). | For More...
SFIA Appoints Bill Patterson as New Chief Business Officer
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Patterson as SFIA’s Chief Business Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Patterson previously served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Strategic Accounts at OpSec Security. | For More...
GSM Outdoors Acquired by Gridiron Capital
GSM Outdoors, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, L.L.C., has been acquired by Gridiron Capital, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Irving, TX, GSM has a broad portfolio of hunting and sport shooting products sold under recognized brand names. | For More...
Newell Brands Announces Tender Offer for $300 Million of Outstanding Debt
Newell Brands launched a debt tender offer to purchase for cash up to $300 million in debt. The company expects to fund the Offer with available cash on hand. The offer expires at the end of Dec.9, 2020. | For More...
NRF Forecast: Holiday Sales Will Grow Between 3.6 & 5.2 Percent
With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation forecasts that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6 percent and 5.2 percent over 2019 for a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion. | For More...
9 Business Challenges Every Small Business Struggles With (& How to Fix Them)
Many common business problems and challenges are actually fixable. Many times, you'll find you need to take a step back, take the time to understand the pain points you're feeling, and re-think your strategy. | For More...
NSSF Report: Americans Own An Estimated 434 Million Firearms
NSSF recently reported there are an estimated 434 million firearms in private possession in the United States. NSSF Firearm Production Figures show approximately six million firearms were manufactured in the U.S. in 2019, which included 3.6 million pistols and revolvers, two million rifles, and 480,000 shotguns. | For More...
NSSF Promotes Safe Hunting as 2020 Hunting License Sales Surge
NSSF welcomes the millions of Americans who intend to go afield this hunting season – many of them for the first time – and reminds hunters to use, transport and store their firearms safely and help prevent accidents in the field, on the range and in the home. | For More...
Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account for the United States in 2019
The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released statistics measuring the outdoor recreation economy for the nation, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The new U.S. data shows that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.1 percent ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation in 2019. | For More...
Survey: Healthy Interest in Trail Running Amid Pandemic
A survey from the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) of more than 2,500 trail runners found only one-quarter of respondents have spent less time running trails since the start of the pandemic. Three-quarters of respondents have sought out new trails for at least some of their runs. | For More...
Black Friday is Notorious for Terrible Impulse Buys - What if We Just Skipped it This Year?
It’s hard to say no to all the sales, especially since brands use psychological tactics to entice us to buy things we don’t need. But the pandemic has shifted some of our shopping behaviors for the better: There’s some evidence that we’re shopping more purposefully than before, investing in items we really need, rather than getting sucked into trends. | For More...
12 Incredibly Useful Gmail Settings You Didn't Know You Needed
Every feature-rich app has its share of easily overlooked settings. But Gmail—man, oh man. Gmail has a virtual labyrinth of underappreciated options. Consider this: Some of Gmail’s settings are available only on the Gmail website. Others are only in the mobile apps—or sometimes just in the mobile app on one specific platform. | For More...
Fall 2020 Edition Now Available
The Fall 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine is now available! Click here or click the magazine cover to view the digital version. For information on how you can become part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com.
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.
If your company has anything to share with NBS, please contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.