-NBS NEWS-
Register Now for the 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Virtual Market
If you are planning to participate in the 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Virtual Market, please navigate to the NBS Member Website or the NBS Vendor Website to register now as the registration deadline is Friday, February 5. The Spring Virtual Market dates are February 22-26 and you must register to obtain access to the Virtual Platform.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Maine Sport Outfitters to Open Third Location
One of our NBS Members, Maine Sport Outfitters, will soon open a third store location in Rockland, Maine. Maine Sport Outfitters currently operates two other locations, one in Rockport and one in Camden. According to the Bangor Daily News, Maine Sport Outfitters announced it is purchasing a building at 279 Main Street and plans to open the location there. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
GSM Announces Acquisition of TRUGLO
GSM Outdoors recently announced their most recent acquisition of TRUGLO. For over 25 years, TRUGLO has been dedicated to providing its customers with a broad range of accessory items for archery, crossbow, and firearms. | For More...
Abu Garcia Turns 100
In 2021, Abu Garcia observes an important milestone in the company’s history—its 100th anniversary—by looking to the future while also paying homage to a legacy that spans across continents and marks the foundation for many modern-day angling innovations. | For More...
Christensen Arms Promotes David Farrell to VP Sales
Christensen Arms promoted David Farrell to the position of vice president of sales. In his role, Farrell will be responsible for all sales activities including management of the internal sales force and the National Accounts Manager. | For More...
Sellmark Corporation Acquires BulletSafe Body Armor Brand
Sellmark Corporation recently announced the acquisition of BulletSafe. BulletSafe provides state-of-the-art body armor to civilians and law enforcement alike. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Outdoor Retailer Winter Online Now Open
On January 6, Outdoor Retailer Winter Online launched and will be accessible to attendees and exhibitors through March 19. Outdoor Retailer Winter Online will keep the outdoor and snowsports industries connected this winter. Since the community can’t meet in person at the trade show, the new digital market-place and experience is the place to gather online, discover new brands and products, learn from experts, and network. | For More...
2021 SHOT Show Update: Kicking Off Show Show on Demand
The SHOT Show has dedicated this entire week to help you connect virtually with the trade media, retailers, range operators, law enforcement, armed forces and many of the exhibitors who were scheduled to be on display at this year’s show through our online platform: On Demand. | For More...
NRA Announces Reincorporation Plan with Move From New York to Texas
Last Friday, the NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions the NRA for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom. The NRA is pursuing plans to move out of New York and reincorporate in Texas. | For More...
NRF Says 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic
Retail sales during the 2020’s November/December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) holiday forecast despite the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, NRF said. | For More...
NICS Checks Climb 23 Percent in December 2020
The FBI completed 1.91 million gun background checks on an NSSF-adjusted basis in December 2020, a climb of 22.7 percent compared to the December 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.55 million. For comparison, the unadjusted December 2020 FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 3.9 million reflects a 34.7 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2.0 million in December 2019. | For More...
-SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING-
-ATHLETICS-
SFIA Releases 2020 Trends in Team Sports Report
Team sports participation increased 3.2 percent in 2019, largely attributed to growth in more popular team sports, such as basketball (2.9 percent), outdoor soccer (4.5 percent), flag football (3.2 percent), and lacrosse (0.8 percent). While the report indicates healthy growth in the team sports category, 16 of the 23 team sports tracked decreased participation. | For More...
Schutt Sports Parent Company Files for Liquidation
Innovatus Capital Partners, based in New York City, on December 23 said it acquired substantially all of Kranos Corporation’s assets, IP and brands including Schutt, ProGear Shoulder Pads, Tucci Bats, Hollywood Bases, and Adams USA. | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
Rescuers Save Deer Tangled in Hammock After Months of Tracking
A deer in California got a special Christmas gift this year, after rescuers finally were able to remove a hammock that was tangled around his antlers. He had eluded rescuers for almost six months. | For More...
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Survey: More Than 2/3 of Americans Said Their Health & Fitness Has Been Negatively Impacted in 2020
The survey polled more than 1,200 participants from age 18 to 70+ on health- and fitness-related topics ranging from what makes members feel healthy, happy and stressed to preferred workout styles and activities. | 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, contact Julie Cerza via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
-HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE?-
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.