Registration Now Open for the Fall Athletic & Hunting & Rugged Apparel Markets
Registration is now open for the Fall Athletic and Hunting & Rugged Apparel Markets that will be held via our new NBS Virtually Live Platform in November! Our 2020 Fall Athletic Market will take place virtually from November 9-12, while our 2020 Hunting & Rugged Apparel Market will take place virtually from November 17-20. Registration deadlines are rapidly approaching so please register ASAP if you plan to participate in either Market. Members can login to the NBS Member website to register while Vendors can login to the NBS Vendor website to register as well. To learn more about these Markets, click here.
NBS to Host 2021 Winter Specialty Market from January 12-14, 2021, in Aurora, Colorado
We are excited to announce that our 2021 NBS Winter Specialty Market will take place from January 12-14, 2021, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado! It has been over five years since we held our Winter Specialty Market outside of Texas and we are excited to host this event in Aurora, Colorado, in 2021! More information regarding this Market will be released in the coming weeks.
Beretta Celebrates Its 494th Anniversary
On October 3, 2020, Beretta celebrated its 494th anniversary as a firearms manufacturer, which makes Beretta the manufacturing company with the longest history of continuous operations in the world. | For More...
Hodgdon Acquires Ramshot, Accurate & Blackhorn 209
Hodgdon Powder Company announced the acquisition of the Ramshot and Accurate smokeless powder brands and the Blackhorn 209 muzzleloader brand from Western Powders. This acquisition is effective October 1, 2020, with the company set to immediately begin shipping these new products to wholesale and retail customers. | For More...
Winchester Assumes Full Management & Operational Control of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Olin Corporation announced that effective immediately, its ammunition division, Olin Winchester, LLC, assumed full management and operational control of the U.S. Army’s Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO. The U.S. Army selected Winchester to operate and manage the Lake City Plant in September 2019. | For More...
GSM Outdoors Acquires GPS Bags
GSM Outdoors recently acquired GPS Bags which makes a range of gear bags. Its product lines include the Wild About Shooting series and its Tactical line for military and law enforcement. | For More...
Fiocchi Acquires Ammo Maker Baschieri & Pellagri
Fiocchi recently announced the acquisition of premium shotgun ammunition manufacturer Baschieri & Pellagri. Fiocchi's acquisition of Baschieri & Pellagri presents significant opportunities for vertical integration across the respective brands as both entities communicate insight, manufacturing expertise, and merge their specialized component technologies. | For More...
What Will Winter 2020/2021 Bring for the Snow Sports Industry?
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the travel slush fund will save skiing this winter. Unable or unwilling to book expensive air-travel vacations to the Alps, Canadian Rockies, and perhaps even the Mountain West, skiers and snowboarders will instead use that cache of expendable income to buy season passes and load up on the gear they need to enjoy day-trip shredding or extended “no touch” mountain road trips. | For More...
NICS Checks Climb 61 Percent in September
The FBI completed 1.63 million gun background checks on an NSSF-adjusted basis in September, a climb of 61.4 percent compared to the September 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1.01 million. | For More...
Sportfishing Industry Commends House Passage of America's Conservation Enhancement Act
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) praised the U.S. House of Representatives, who passed without objection, America's Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, a historic package of bills to benefit fish and wildlife conservation throughout the U.S. With the U.S. Senate unanimously passing the ACE Act on September 16, it now moves to President Trump to sign into law. | For More...
Prime Days & Black Friday Head-to-Head for Holiday Consumer Dollars, According to NPD
Before Amazon announced its 2020 Prime Days, 57 percent of consumers told The NPD Group that they plan to do some, if not all, of their holiday shopping online during Prime Day events this year. According to NPD, purchase intentions revealed that almost as many consumers feel they will get better deals during Prime Days than on Black Friday, but the traditional start to holiday shopping still edges it out. | For More...
Imports Set New Record as Retailers Replenish Inventories & Stock Up For Holidays
Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. | For More...
Blog: Could You Have the Solution to the Plastic Problem?
Eight million. It’s a number with huge meaning for the fishing tackle industry. If it were referring to the number of new anglers taking up the sport in a year, or the number of new fishing rods sold in the USA, we’d quite rightly be pretty stoked about it. But what if this number was actually the amount of plastic waste in tons that makes its way into our planet’s oceans each year? | For More...
Sales of Camping, Hiking Guides Rise as Americans Take to the Outdoors
American travelers aren’t taking the pandemic sitting down. They are showing an increased interest in hiking, bicycling and other outdoor getaways. | For More...
Why Overworking is Bad for Your Health & Your Career
There's no doubt that technology has simplified the way we carry out our day-to-day routines. Computers help us do things faster, emails and text messages let us always be in touch, and the internet makes it easy to find the answer to any question with just a quick Google search. | For More...
7 "Old-School" Workplace Strengths That Are Now Weaknesses
As our familiar world crumbles around us and technology continues snapping up more and more of the tasks humans have always done—we’ll need a whole new set of skills. If we want to stay employed and viable, we must reinvent ourselves. Leaders. Employees. Everyone. | For More...
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.  
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.
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.