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Information for Vendors

NBS is proud to have maintained solid relationships with our Vendors over the past 60 years, and views them as a critical component to our success. Our Vendors are not required to join in the same way our Members do, but instead submit programs that are reviewed by the NBS Staff and Committees for presentation to the Membership.

Vendor Benefits

  • NBS Markets are actual purchasing markets, not just trade shows.
  • NBS Vendors have an opportunity to network directly with retailers who attend to purchase products and services based on pre-negotiated and approved programs.
  • Our Membership is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who have been in business for years and understand market trends. NBS Members are pre-screened, pre-qualified, financially-sound large volume dealers.
  • NBS Markets allow potential customers to come to you in one central location.
  • NBS will work with you to customize a program that will maximize your sales experience.
  • NBS Members are provided with your program offering weeks in advance, and come prepared to write orders.
  • As a new NBS Vendor, you will present your product to our NBS Members in an exclusive presentation format, maximizing your market experience. Known as the Hot Show Buying Session or New Vendor Review, these presentations are the highlight of the NBS Market for many Members and Vendors alike.
The purpose of NBS Markets is clearly defined: To bring together its Members and Vendors, like you, to conduct business. You will be presenting your product and services to NBS Members who represent billions of dollars in combined retail sales! 

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Vendor News

NBS Hosts Winter Softgoods Business Development Meetings
Posted 11/16/2016: NBS recently wrapped up another great week of Winter Softgoods Business Development Meetings at the NBS Office and we would like to personally send a big thank you to the Softgoods Committee Members for all of your hard work and dedication. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your help and guidance. See more >
NBS Fall 2016 Team Athletic Market Recap
Posted 11/18/2016: The Fall 2016 Team Athletic Market was held from November 14-16 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. In a very uncertain team environment, we were cautiously optimistic for a strong show. The phrase which resonated the entire show with the majority of our Members and vendors was “engaged” and our membership seemed energized and enthusiastic. See more >
NBS Hosts Firearms & Ammunition Business Development Meetings
Posted 11/18/2016: With meetings being held during the week of a presidential election this year, many vendors were hesitant to release pricing and programs for our upcoming Spring Semi-Annual Market. While there was a change in the atmosphere towards the end of the week after the election results were announced, this still made progress in our meetings slow as vendors were continuing to work on their pricing and specials for 2017. See more >
NBS Hosts Hunting Apparel/Footwear Business Development Meetings
Posted 11/18/2016: NBS concluded another successful round of Business Development Meetings for the Hunting Apparel & Footwear categories at the end of October. See more >
Smith & Wesson Earns NSSF Medal of Freedom
Posted 10/27/2016: The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced today that Smith & Wesson ® has been awarded NSSF’s Medal of Freedom for the company’s outstanding leadership in contributing $500,000 to the association’s 2016 voter registration and education campaign. See more >
Mizuno Announces Retirement of Bob Puccini
Posted 10/05/2016: Mizuno Corporation of Japan (MCJ) has announced that Bob Puccini, president of Mizuno USA, will retire from the company effective end of day December 31, 2016, and transition to a role as Non-Executive Chairman. In this role, he will serve as an independent consultant and advisor to Mizuno USA senior management. He will also remain a Director on the Mizuno USA, Inc. board of directors. See more >
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