-NBS NEWS-
Market Registration Now Open for the 2021 Summer Athletic Market
We are excited to announce that registration for the NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market is now open! This Market will be held from June 24-26, 2021, at the new Oklahoma City Convention Center in Oklahoma City. If you plan to attend that Market, please log in to either the NBS Member Website or the NBS Vendor Website now to register. To view the current schedule of events, click here.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Jan Kushner from Sports Connection Featured in Team Insight Magazine's The 1-On-1 Project
Team Insight has been the voice of America’s team dealers ever since their first issue 15 years ago. In the most recent edition of Team Insight's The 1-On-1 Project, Jan Kushner from Sports Connection in Emporia, Kansas, was interviewed regarding her perspective and experience in the team and retail athletics environment in the past year. | For More...
-NSSF NEWS & EVENTS-
NSSF Unveils Revised Star Rating System for Outdoor Ranges
NSSF has announced a revamped Star Rating System for outdoor range businesses that can guide existing ranges and developers of new ranges in creating professional facilities that will succeed in attracting a wide range of customers. | For More...
Firearm Industry Economic Impact Rises 232 Percent Since 2008
The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $63.5 billion in 2020, a 232 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 342,330, a 106 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.| For More...
NSSF Range-Retailer Business Expo 2021 Registration is Now Open
NSSF is pleased to announce that attendee registration is open for its Range-Retailer Business Expo slated for July 12-14 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Range-Retailer Business Expo will be the first major industry event to take place in-person since the pandemic struck. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Tecnica Group Appoints New CEO & General Manager
Tecnica Group has tapped Giovanni Zoppas as its new CEO and General Manager, effective May 2021. Zoppas will take over the role held on an interim basis by the Group’s Chairman Alberto Zanatta after its previous CEO, Antonio Dus, left in December 2020. | For More...
Buck Knives Welcomes New President
Buck Knives has appointed Lane Tobiassen as president. Most recently, Tobiassen was president of Smith & Wesson the Firearms Division of American Outdoor Brands. He joins the company in April. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-ATHLETICS-
Individual Sports Up, Team Sports Down: Participation as Unpredictable as 2020 Itself
Americans started strong, stopped everything when COVID-19 hit, and then pursued pandemic-acceptable sports and fitness activities as the year progressed, according to SFIA’s Annual Topline Participation Report released recently. | For More...
Pickleball: The Racquet Sport Experiencing a Pandemic Boom
According to the Sport and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), pickleball participation grew by a whopping 21.3% last year as Americans looked for new ways to stay active during the pandemic. That figure is part of a five-year trend that has seen pickleball evolve from its origins as a backyard knockabout game to a sport with Olympic aspirations. | For More...
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SFIA: Consumer Fitness Category Drives Overall Industry Market Growth in 2020
Despite an economic recession in 2020, the U.S. sports and fitness market, including footwear, apparel, and equipment, grew by 0.6 percent in 2020, according to the SFIA 2021 Manufacturers Sales By Category Report. | 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?-
Contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223 to share your company's information with NBS!