-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-
Registration Now Open for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Spring Semi-Annual Market! The Market will be held February 11-14, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
Register Now for the 2021 Outdoor Apparel & Accessories Virtual Market
If you are planning to participate in the 2021 Outdoor Apparel & Accessories Virtual Market being held November 15-19, 2021, and haven't registered yet, please do so now. The market registration deadline is Monday, November 8. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
Register Now for the 2022 Winter Specialty Market in January
If you are planning on attending the 2022 Winter Specialty Market and haven't registered yet, please do so now. The Market will be held January 14-16, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. The hotel reservation and market registration deadlines are Thursday, December 9. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Al's Sporting Goods Celebrates 100th Anniversary
During the weekend of October 2, our Member, Al's Sporting Goods, celebrated their 100th Anniversary at their store in Logan, Utah! NBS presented CEO Kris Larsen and President Jason Larsen with a plaque to celebrate this momentous occasion and some of our staff was there to witness the celebration. Al's Sporting Goods has been an NBS Member since 1985. Congratulations to Kris and the rest of the Al’s Sporting Goods family and staff on this accomplishment! | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NRA to Hold 151st Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Houston in May 2022
The National Rifle Association announced today the location of its 2022 Annual Meeting and Exhibits will be held in Houston, Texas over Memorial Day weekend May 27-29, 2022. The NRA had planned to host its 150th celebration in May 2021 in Houston - the site of NRA’s largest convention on record. | For More...
NICS Firearms Background Checks Slide in September
The September 2021 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) decreased 17.3 percent in September against inflated demand a year ago tied to the pandemic. The NSSF-adjusted figure of 1.35 million is compared to the September 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.63 million. | For More...
Charles Cotton Elected President as NRA Celebrates 150-Year Anniversary
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President/CEO Wayne LaPierre was re-elected by the NRA Board of Directors at their meeting today in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Annual Meeting of Members preceded the board meeting, as the NRA celebrated its 150-year anniversary. | For More...
ICSC Survey Projects 8.9 Percent Holiday Sales Gain
Shoppers are expected to provide a boost for retailers during the 2021 holiday shopping season, according to ICSC’s Annual Holiday Shopping Intentions Survey. ICSC forecasted an 8.9 percent year-over-year increase in November through December sales, with the total revenue expected to reach $923 billion. | For More...
NRF: Supply Chair Disruptions Hit Main Street
As concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic ease, small businesses are seeing customers return to their stores, eager to shop. But the pandemic has placed significant strains on global supply chains, making it more difficult for retailers to source products in an efficient, timely, and affordable manner. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Smith & Wesson to Relocate Headquarters to Tennessee
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. announced recently that it is moving its headquarters and significant elements of its operations to Maryville, Tennessee in 2021. Smith & Wesson has been based in Springfield, Massachusetts since the company was incorporated in 1852. Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, said "This has been an extremely difficult and emotional decision for us, but after an exhaustive and thorough analysis, for the continued health and strength of our iconic company, we feel that we have been left with no other alternative." | For More...
Leupold & Stevens Acquires Anodize Solutions
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has acquired Anodize Solutions, effective immediately. Oregon-based Anodize Solutions provides anodizing services to outdoor-related manufacturers across North America. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Leupold & Stevens and continue to report to its current management team. | For More...
Certor Sports, Parent of Schutt Sports, Moving Headquarters to Indiana
Certor Sports announced it is moving its headquarters, manufacturing and sales operations to the Indianapolis suburb of Plainfield. Certor is the parent company of Schutt Sports and has ProGear Shoulder Pads, Tucci Bats, Hollywood Bases, Adams USA and VICIS football helmets in its portfolio. | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
Team Insight: Youth Sports & the Pandemic
As schools reopen this summer and fall and a semblance of normalcy returns to the playing fields of America, people are realizing just how important sports are to children and young adults isolated because of the pandemic, along with the sometimes controversial steps that some feel need to be taken to assure the games are played with minimal disruption. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
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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.
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Contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223 to share your company's information with NBS!