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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

Outdoor Retailer Adjusts OR + Snow Show Dates for January 2019-2022
Posted 4/12/2018: This morning, Outdoor Retailer & SIA announced new dates for the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show for 2019-2022. See more >
YETI Ends Plans to Go Public
Posted 3/28/2018: After nearly two years of pushing to go public, Yeti Holdings Inc. has decided against it. A legal filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that CEO Matthew Reintjes made the decision as a result of “market conditions” and asked that materials provided to the government for the initial public offering (IPO) be returned to the company. See more >
Update: Remington Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Posted 3/26/2018: Remington is moving forward with their prepackaged restructuring plans through bankruptcy court. Records from the bankruptcy court of the district of Delaware show that the company filed for bankruptcy protection on March 25, 2018. Remington reached a deal with lenders in February to reduce its debt by about $700 million and add about $145 million in new capital, but that only bought time for it to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. See more >
Is REI's Stance on Vista Outdoor Hypocritical?
Posted 3/26/2018: REI sells outdoor gear, so let’s take a look at something directly in their wheelhouse. Since 1976 REI has donated $77 million to conservation. Last year they donated $9.3 million to the outdoors. Those may sound like big numbers until held up against annual sales of $2.56 billion. This means that REI donated just one-third of 1% of sales to support the wild places from which it garners mountains of money. See more >
YouTube Announces New Firearms Content Policy
Posted 3/22/2018: YouTube announced this week that it is imposing a new Firearms Content Policy that will go into effect in April. These new policies include prohibiting content that has the intent to sell firearms and accessories through direct sales and content that provides instructions on manufacturing firearms, ammunition, high capacity magazines, etc. See more >
NBS Announces 2019 Winter Market Dates
Posted 3/7/2018: We are pleased to announce that the NBS 2019 Winter Specialty Market will once again take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The dates for the Winter Market are Tuesday, January 15 - Friday, January 18, 2019. See more >
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