-NBS NEWS-
NBS to Host Two Virtual Markets in November
In November, NBS will host two different virtual markets via our new NBS Virtually Live! Platform. Our 2020 Fall Athletic Market will take place virtually from November 9-13, while our 2020 Hunting & Rugged Apparel Market will take place virtually from November 16-20. For more information regarding these Markets, click here to visit the NBS website.
-MEMBER NEWS-
Vance Outdoors Opens New Retail Store in Lebanon, Ohio
Earlier this month, Vance Outdoors opened a new retail store location in Lebanon, Ohio. All Vance Outdoors locations are in Ohio and this new location features 30,000 square feet of retail space. Congratulations to Todd Vance, president and owner of Vance Outdoors, and the entire Vance Outdoors family and staff on this new expansion! | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Remington Asset Bids Revealed: Ruger Gets Marlin, Vista Gets Remington Ammo, Franklin Armory Gets Bushmaster, & Sierra Gets Barnes
As of September 27, 2020, the bidding process for the sale of most of the assets of Remington Outdoor, Inc. is now complete. The debtors — Remington — have selected the successful bidders for each asset or asset bundle, along with backup bidders. Ruger, Vista, Franklin Armory and Sierra are among the companies coined to acquire some of Remington's assets.| For More...
Vista Outdoor Named Successful Bidder in Remington Ammunition Acquisition
Vista Outdoor announced that it has been named a successful bidder in the auction process conducted in connection with Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Vista Outdoor will acquire certain assets related to ROC’s ammunition and accessories businesses, including ROC’s ammunition manufacturing facility in Lonoke, AK and related intellectual property, including the Remington brand and trademarks. | For More...
Springfield Armory Announces Russ Datson as VP of Sales
Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese recently announced the hiring of Russell H. Datson IV as Vice President of Sales. Datson will be working closely in this new role with Peggy Hickenbottom, Vice President of Distribution & Customer Service. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
ATA Works to Ensure a Safe, In-Person 2021 Trade Show
The ATA Trade Show is scheduled to take place live, onsite at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Jan. 7-9. ATA has been working diligently with our partner, Visit Indy, to create a safety plan which must then be approved by the Marion County Public Health Department of Indiana. | For More...
August Retail Sales Grow as Pandemic Recovery Continues
Retail sales continued to recover from COVID-19 in August, showing a gradual improvement from July and larger gains year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. “While August retail sales numbers were a bit mixed, we believe the consumer is resilient and is in good shape as we head into the holiday season,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. | For More...
U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes America's Conservation Enhancement Act
On September 16, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent S. 3051, America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act. This major package of natural resource management and conservation provisions now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives.| For More...
Amazon Prime Day Set for October 13 & 14
Amazon said on Monday, September 28, that it will host its annual Prime Day sales event on October 13 and 14. Prime Day, which traditionally takes place in mid-July, had been postponed due to COVID-19. | For More...
-WINTER SPORTS NEWS-
SIA Releases New, Insightful Report on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Winter Consumers
Snowsports Industries America (SIA) releases their first of two consumer insights report this season “The Impacts of COVID-19 on Snowsports Consumer Trends and Insights.” The second report is planned for February 2021. | For More...
Bollé Brands Appoints President of Sport & Luxury Division
Bollé Brands hired François Benaben, former VP for Rossignol Group for Europe, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, as president of its Sport and Luxury business. After 14 years in several sales and category management positions at Danone and L’Oréal, Benaben joined the Rossignol Group in 2011 as VP sales for the Winter Sports Equipment business. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
Small Businesses Still on Hook for Rescue Loans
When the government pledged to give small businesses billions of dollars in rescue loans during the pandemic, it was an offer almost too good to refuse: The loans could be forgiven if employers only maintained payroll. | For More...
4 Tips for Mastering the Art of "Counter Candy"
As retail owners, you're always looking for clever new ways to move product. One strategy as old as the business itself is "counter candy," those $5 to $20 items next to the register that are small enough for shoppers to throw in their baskets at the last second. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
29 Classic & Rare Rifles, Shotguns & Handguns
The best and most priceless guns in this collection are the heirloom rifles and shotguns that have been in families for generations—passed down from fathers to sons to grandsons—and are still used in the woods during hunting season every fall. What follows is a list of some of our favorite Blasts From the Past. | For More...
-FISHING-
The Science on Why Bass Are Getting Harder to Catch
Spend enough time at any boat ramp from Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas to Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota and you’ll hear a common complaint: “Man, it’s getting harder and harder to catch a bass.” | For More...
-CRASH'S CORNER-
This Custom Hunting Van Conversion is the "Batmobile" of Bowhunting
Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own – except your hunting gear of course – and live your life out on the road? If you’re going to follow this dream, however, you’re going to need a specialized vehicle to keep all of your hunting equipment neat and organized. | For More...
The 8 Best Ways to Speed Up Your Sluggish Chrome Browser
When’s the last time you used a Windows PC or Mac without launching a web browser? Sure, there are still some old-school, offline apps like Microsoft Word and Photoshop. But today the bulk of our computing happens inside the browser–be it emailing, chatting, surfing social media, watching videos, or listening to music. | For More...
-CRASH'S MEME OF THE DAY-
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Fall 2020 Edition Now Available
The Fall 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine is now available! Click here or click the magazine cover to view the digital version. For information on how you can become part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com.  
-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.