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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

Athletic Business Development Meetings April 2015
This week, Athletic Business Development meetings were held at the NBS office. Members of our Athletic Committee, Todd Garretson of Garretson's Sport Center, John Atkinson of Erie Sport Store, & Ken McCartan of Dunham's Sports, as well as Chris Champ & Dave Nacke of NBS met with vendors to develop programs & incentives for the NBS Summer Athletic Market. See more >
TPC Golf San Antonio
The TPC San Antonio is rated as one of America‚Äôs top courses. Raised limestone bluffs protect greens and tricky water and sand placements lie waiting to take strokes, making course management a priority. See more >
Online registration for the 2015 Summer Athletic Market is now available
Online registration for the 2015 Summer Athletic Market is now available See more >
Merchandising Category Responsibility Changes
We are pleased to announce several category changes within the Merchandising Department See more >
NBS Announces Dates and Location of Summer Athletic Market
NBS is very excited to announce that our Summer Athletic Market will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa! See more >
Things To Do in Fort Worth
Visiting Fort Worth for the Spring Semi-Annual Market? Whether this is your first time in Fort Worth, Texas, or your fifteenth, there's plenty to do, see, and eat during the evenings and any free time you might have. Below are links to various sites about where to eat, things to do, and the nightlife here in Fort Worth. See more >
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