-NBS NEWS-
NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market Begins This Week in Oklahoma City
We are excited that our first in-person Market since February 2020 begins this week! Our NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market is taking place from June 24-26, in Oklahoma City. We are excited to see our Athletic Members and Vendor Partners for the first time since Fall 2019. To view the schedule of events for this Market, click here.
Market Registration Remains Open for the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market
Registration is still open for the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market being held from August 23-25, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. If you plan to attend the Market, please log in to either the NBS Member Website or the NBS Vendor Website now to register.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Casey Kaufhold, Daughter of Lancaster Archery Supply Owners, Qualifies for Olympics in Women's Recurve Bow
Casey Kaufhold, the 17-year-old daughter of Lancaster Archery Supply Owners, Robert and Carole Kaufold, will be making her Olympic debut in Women's Recurve Bow at the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this summer. She won bronze in the women’s individual recurve event at the 2019 Pan American Games and took gold in the mixed team event paired with veteran Brady Ellison. She also won gold in the women’s team event. We are excited to cheer for Casey later this summer and wish her the best of luck as she represents the USA, and Lancaster Archery Supply, in the Olympics. To read Casey's "Meet the Athletes" Olympic bio, click here.
Dunham's Sports Plans to Open 11 New Stores in Back Half of 2021
Dunham’s Sports recently announced plans to open 11 new stores in the back half of 2021, bringing the company’s total store count to over 250. Dunham’s is a privately held, Michigan-based company that opened its first store in 1937 as Dunham’s Bait & Tackle. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Industry "All In" for SHOT Show's Expansive Return
Get your walking shoes ready. The 2022 SHOT Show is set to be the largest, most expansive show in its four-plus-decade history—and the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry is clearly all in and overwhelmingly ready to return to live, in-person events. | For More...
NSSF & Project ChildSafe Urge Firearm Safety During National Safety Month
In observance of National Safety Month, following a year of record-breaking firearm sales, NSSF and Project ChildSafe urge new and existing gun owners nationwide to prioritize safe firearm storage — and are providing the resources to do so. | For More...
NRA Announces New Dates for 150th Annual Meetings & Exhibits
The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce its 150th Annual Meeting & Exhibits to be held in Houston from September 3 through 5. The bigger-than-ever exhibit hall will feature more than 800 exhibitors and acres of the latest guns, knives, optics, ammo, and accessories available. | For More...
NSSF Welcomes Senate Hearing Protection Act Reintroduction
NSSF proudly welcomes U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) reintroduction of the Hearing Protection Act. The legislation, S. 2050, is co-sponsored by 14 additional senators, all who endorse the legislation that would provide greater access to the firearm safety devices by regulating them in the same manner as a firearm. | For More...
From COVID-19 to Containers, Port Backups Delay Merchandise for Retailers
During the worst of the pandemic in 2020, cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports fell to its lowest level in four years as the economy largely shut down and retailers were more concerned about how to sell merchandise on hand rather than bringing in anything new. | For More...
National Retail Federation Boosts Annual Forecast
The National Retail Federation (NRF) raised its outlook for the retail industry for the year as the economy accelerates its pace of recovery. Retail sales are expected to grow between 10.5 percent and 13.5 percent to an estimated total of $4.44 trillion to $4.56 trillion in 2021. | For More...
May Retail Sales Continue at Near-Record Levels
Retail sales remained at elevated levels in May despite month-to-month fluctuations that masked near-record performance, the National Retail Federation said. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Vista Outdoor Acquires QuietKat & Venor
Vista Outdoor Inc. announced the acquisition of e-bike brand QuietKat and hunt-inspired female apparel brand Venor. The acquisitions were announced as Vista plans to unveil on Wednesday morning its Value Creation Framework growth strategy and its long-term financial targets at its Investor Day. | For More...
Anything Possible Brands Names VP of Sales
Anything Possible Brands has named Terry Pederson as vice president of sales. Pederson has more than 35 years of fishing tackle manufacturing industry experience. | For More...
K2-MDV Holdings Appoints CEO for All K2 Sports & MDV Brands
K2-MDV Holdings announced that John Colonna, current president of K2 Sports, has been named president & CEO of K2-MDV Holdings, with responsibility for the MDV and K2 Sports business. | For More...
HEAD's CEO Steps Down
Johan Eliasch was elected president of the International Ski Federation (ISF) on June 4, 2021, and is stepping down as CEO of HEAD, effective immediately. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-OUTDOORS-
Why the Outdoor Industry Isn't Expecting a Slowdown Anytime Soon
For many people around the world, if there was one upside to the pandemic, it was rediscovering a love for the outdoors. Fitness tracking app Strava’s 2020 Year In Sport report showed a 33% increase in activity participation globally compared to 2019, with 1.1 billion activities uploaded to the platform last year. | For More...
-WINTER SPORTS-
NSAA Study: Ski Season Sees Strong Recovery
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced that skier visit numbers to U.S. areas totaled 59 million for the 2020/21 ski season, the fifth-best season on record and a strong recovery from the pandemic-shortened 2019/20 season. | For More...
-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY FT. THE SUMMER HEAT-
-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!