-NBS MARKET INFORMATION-
Deadlines Rapidly Approaching for the 2021 Fall Athletic Market
Deadlines are rapidly approaching for the upcoming 2021 Fall Athletic Market being held November 4-5, 2021. The hotel reservation deadline is this Friday, October 1, and the market registration deadline is Friday, October 15. To download the current schedule of events, click here.
Registration Now Open for the 2021 Outdoor Apparel & Accessories Virtual Market
Registration is now open for the 2021 Outdoor Apparel & Accessories Virtual Market being held November 15-19, 2021. Formerly known as the Hunting & Rugged Apparel Market, this renamed and rebranded market will now include the lifestyle apparel and accessories categories in addition to the hunting and rugged apparel and footwear categories traditionally featured at this Market. 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.
-NBS NEWS-
NBS Attends 2021 NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit
NBS' Jim Chandley (President), Kendall Whitley (VP of Team & Retail Athletics), and Julie Cerza (Director of Member Recruiting & Member Services) attended this year's NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit in Naples, Florida. The conference consisted of meetings and presentations from some of the top companies in the athletic industry and provided an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers, and other industry affiliates to network throughout the event. The conference also included the induction ceremony for the 2020 Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame inductees. | For More...
-MEMBER NEWS-
Ken Meehan with Dunham's Sports Introduces 2020 Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Inductees at Induction Ceremony
Ken Meehan with Dunham’s Sports, who is also on the NBS Board of Directors, had the honor to introduce the 2020 Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame inductees at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit. Congratulations to the 2020 inductees; Peter Capolino, Klaus Obermeyer, and Robert Greenberg. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
National Hunting & Fishing Day Formally Recognized by 43 Governors & President Biden
National Hunting and Fishing Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of hunting, target shooting, and fishing with national, state, regional, and local organizations hosting related events. Launched in 1971 by Congress, NHF Day has consistently recognized hunters and anglers for their leadership in wildlife and conservation. NHF Day is observed and celebrated the fourth Saturday in September every year. | For More...
NSSF Releases 2021 Research Report Providing Valuable Data for Firearm Industry Businesses
NSSF announced a listing of industry research reports issued from January through August of this year that can help industry members, particularly firearm retailers, better understand buying trends across the nation and access data that can assist in developing marketing strategies. “These NSSF research reports will help industry businesses gain insights into their customers’ motivations for purchasing firearms and their participation in recreational shooting,” said Dianne Vrablic, NSSF Manager, Industry Research. | For More...
Report: Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Increase 7-9 Percent
Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7 percent and 9 percent in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice projects that holiday sales will total $1.28 to $1.3 trillion during November to January. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Springfield Armory Announces Vice President of Sales and LE
Springfield Armory announced the hiring of Phil Rawlings as vice president of sales and LE. In this role, he will work with Peggy Hickenbottom, vice president of distribution and customer service. With three decades of experience in the outdoors and firearms industry, Rawlings has held key supervisory and management roles including with Smith & Wesson, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. | For More...
Weinberg Capital Acquires Drake Waterfowl Systems
Weinberg Capital Group recently announced the acquisition of Drake Waterfowl Systems, a leading provider of hunting, fishing, and casual apparel for outdoor enthusiasts sold under the Drake brand name. | For More...
Black Diamond Announces Key Promotions to Senior Leadership Team
Black Diamond Equipment announced key promotions to its senior leadership team in its sales and operations divisions. Industry veteran Brian Block was appointed vice-president of sales, North America, while eleven-year Black Diamond veteran, Fabian Garza, was named vice-president of operations. | For More...
Rossignol Appoints VP of Sales North America
Rossignol Group North America announced the immediate appointment of Chris Horan as senior vice president of sales, Winter Sports Equipment. Horan is responsible for overseeing the Group’s Winter Sports Equipment (WSE) business in the U.S. and Canada. | For More...
Amer Sports Brands Salomon, Atomic Announce Changes to Winter Sports Leadership in North America
Amer Sports announced that Mike Adams is retiring after 45 years in the snowsports industry and more than 25 years with Amer Sports. He is leaving his position as Salomon VP winter sports equipment and Atomic general manager on December 31, 2021. | For More...
Vista Outdoor Announces Closing of Foresight Sports Acquisition
Vista Outdoor announced the successful closing of its acquisition of Foresight Sports. Foresight Sports and Bushnell Golf are expected to elevate each brand’s respective strengths, engage new users, expand into new segments of the golf technology market, and drive growth and brand awareness. | For More...
-FISHING-
U.S. House Passes Measure to Facilitate More Artificial Reef Creation
On September 24, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that will provide opportunities for retired Navy ships to be considered for artificial reefs. This language was included as an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which passed the House and awaits action by the full U.S. Senate. | For More...
-CYCLING-
The Cycling Market Pedals Ahead in 2021
Cycling equipment revenue grew by 15% to $8.5 billion in the 12 months ending July 2021, compared to the previous year. I’m seeing many comparisons being made to 2020, when the pandemic kicked into gear, which are mistakenly interpreting this slowdown as a signal of lowered interest in cycling. | 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.
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