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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

American Outdoor Brands Names New Outdoor Recreation President
Posted 1/6/2017: American Outdoor Brands Corp., formerly Smith & Wesson, announced the creation of its new Outdoor Recreation Division to expand the company’s portfolio of consumer brands and products further into the rugged outdoor recreation market, naming Brian D. Murphy as president of the newly created division. See more >
NBS Hosts Archery Business Development Meetings
Posted 12/20/2016: The Archery Committee concluded another successful round of Business Development Meetings in preparation for the upcoming 2017 Spring Semi-Annual Market. The Archery Committee has evolved over the past couple of years and we are very excited by the dynamic of individuals on this committee. See more >
NBS Hosts Hunting Accessories Business Development Meetings
Posted 12/19/2016: NBS Hunting Development meetings were held the week of December 5. The Hunting Committee did an exceptional job working with the vendors who attended. The Committee is comprised of Ken Vandervest from D&R Sports in Kalamazoo, MI; Richard Craft from Gellco in Fort Smith, AR; and Nick Thomas from Fin Feather Fur Outfitters in Ashland, OH. Thanks guys, the NBS team could not have accomplished as much without your hard work and participation. See more >
NBS 2016 Hunting & Rugged Apparel Market Recap
The 2016 Hunting & Rugged Apparel Market was held from November 29 – 30 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. This is the first time NBS has hosted a show at the ACC and it was well received by the Members and Vendors who attended the Market. See more >
NBS Hosts Winter Hardgoods Business Development Meetings
Posted 12/05/2016: NBS recently concluded another productive week of Winter Hardgoods Business Development meetings at the NBS HQ. NBS would like to personally thank the Winter Hardgoods Committee for all their hard work and dedication. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your help and guidance. See more >
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 >
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