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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

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 >
Business Development Meetings for the 2016 Fall Athletic Market
Posted 09/14/16: The Team Athletics Committee Members gathered at the NBS office this week for the Business Development Meetings to discuss the latest and greatest in team sports gear with multiple team athletics vendors in preparation for the NBS Fall Athletic Market. See more >
New Member: Italian Sporting Goods
Posted 09/08/16: We are excited to welcome our new Member Italian Sporting Goods to the NBS Family! See more >
SGB 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 Honoree: Ken Chandley
Posted 06/29/16: Congratulations to our very own Ken Chandley for being an honoree of SGB 40 Under 40 Class of 2016! See more >
Things To Do in Fort Worth
Posted 01/08/15: 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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