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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, and 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 of the markets and come prepared to write orders.
  • As a new NBS Vendor, you will present your products 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 our 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

Camping Business Development Meetings 2017
Posted 5/22/2017: NBS recently concluded a great week of Camping Business Development Meetings at the NBS Office. See more >
Team Athletics Business Development Meetings 2017
Posted 5/18/2017: During the week of May 8, NBS hosted the Team Athletics Business Development Meetings in preparation for the NBS Summer Athletic Market this June. See more >
Fishing Business Development Meetings 2017
Posted 5/18/2017: During the week of May 8, NBS held the Fishing Business Development Meetings with select vendor partners with the help of our Fishing Committee. See more >
Indie Brand Armada Acquired by Huge Winter Sports Conglomerate
Posted 3/30/2017: By staying true to its rider-owned, rider-operated credo over the last 15 years, Armada Skis became one of skiing’s most influential indie companies. See more >
Canoecopia Helps Pave Way For Paddlesports Retailer Show
Posted 3/31/2017: Canoecopia took place on March 10-12, 2017, and the event saw better numbers than expected. Canoecopia is a canoe and kayak tradeshow that also gives attendees access to guiding outfitters, paddling schools and general knowledge about the industry. See more >
American Outdoor Brands Plans to Hire 150-Plus for Boone County Distribution Center
Posted 3/20/2017: A shooting and hunting equipment company plans to bring a 500,000-square-foot distribution center to Boone County and is expected to create 154 jobs in the first three years of operation. See more >
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