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NBS Hosts Archery Business Development Meetings

The Archery Committee concluded another successful round of Business Development Meetings in preparation for the upcoming 2017 Spring Semi-Annual Market.

The Archery Committee has evolved over the past couple of years and we are very excited by the dynamic of individuals on this committee. Chance Clanahan with Paducah Shooter’s Supply and Troy Thompson with Alvarado Archery both returned as full time members and both brought a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to the meetings. New for 2017, we welcomed Lea Benoit with Bowie Outfitters onto the committee as an advisor. He hit the ground running and immediately contributed to our negotiations.

As a whole, the Archery Category trends for 2016 were down around 20% across most of the manufacturers we met with. Our volume as NBS fell right in line with their other channels of distribution. 

The brand consolidation is still ever present in this category and doesn’t show signs of stopping. More and more we are seeing these investment groups adding to their portfolio of brands, which in some cases is actually helping make the order process easier.

A few highlights from the meetings:  

We also met with a few new companies this week. We have high hopes for several for their first NBS Market.

We look forward to another successful Spring Semi-Annual Market and hope to have some “Smoking Hot Deals” waiting for you when you arrive into Fort Worth in February next year!

2016 Archery Committee Members and Advisers: Troy Thompson, Luke Cotton (NBS Category Manager), Chance Clanahan, and Lea Benoit