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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

Fall Athletic Market Thank You from NBS Athletics Category Manager Chris Champ
Posted 11/30/2017: NBS joined forces with the Athletic Dealers of America (ADA) buying group for the first ever co-located buying group market November 10-12 in Oklahoma City. See more >
NBS Hosts Winter Hardgoods Business Development Meetings
Posted 11/17/2017: During the week of November 14, NBS hosted a great week of Winter Hardgoods Business Development Meetings at the NBS office in Fort Worth, Texas. See more >
NBS Hosts Shooting Sports Business Development Meetings
Posted 11/13/2017: From November 7-9, NBS hosted the Firearms, Ammunition and Shooting Accessories Business Development Meetings to prepare for the upcoming 2018 Spring Semi-Annual Market. See more >
NBS Hosts 2017 Winter Softgoods Business Development Meetings
Posted 10/31/2017: During the week of October 23, NBS hosted three days of Winter Softgoods Business Development Meetings preparing for the upcoming Winter Specialty Market in January! See more >
NBS Hosts 2017 Hunting & Rugged Apparel Business Development Meetings
Posted 10/30/2017: During the week of October 23, NBS hosted three great days of Hunting & Rugged Apparel Business Development Meetings in the NBS office. See more >
Russell to Exit Team Uniform Business
Posted 10/13/2017: In a letter to team dealers, Russell Athletic said it was exiting the team uniform business to allow greater emphasis on the consumer retail market. See more >
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