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NBS Insider: July 21, 2021
Posted 7/21/2021: NBS Insider: NBS to Exhibit at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Register Now for the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market, New Member Announcements, Industry News, & More! || We are excited to announce that NBS will be exhibiting at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market from August 10-12, 2021, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. If you haven't already registered for the 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market being held from August 23-25, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas, make sure you do so as soon as possible. American Express announced that it is launching its new “Let’s Go Shop Small” campaign with a more than $100 million commitment to inspire consumers to support small businesses globally through its year-round Shop Small campaign. See more >
NBS Insider: July 9, 2021
Posted 7/9/2021: NBS Insider: NBS Hosts Business Development Meetings, ATA 2022, Firearms Production Reports & Background Checks, & More! || NBS Hosts Four Sets of Business Development Meetings Throughout the Month of June - Throughout the month of June, NBS hosted four sets of Business Development Meetings (BDMs) to prepare for our upcoming Fall Semi-Annual Market in August. For these BDMs, our merchandising team brings in Committee Members to meet with select Vendor Partners to negotiate Programs, Show Specials, SMUs, and more to be presented to the entire Membership at the upcoming Market. See more >
NBS Insider: June 23, 2021
Posted 6/23/2021: NBS Insider: Summer Athletic Market This Week, Casey Kaufhold Qualifies for Olympics, SHOT Show is "All In' for 2022, & More! || NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market Begins This Week in Oklahoma City - We are excited that our first in-person Market since February 2020 begins this week! Our NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market is taking place from June 24-26, in Oklahoma City. We are excited to see our Athletic Members and Vendor Partners for the first time since Fall 2019. See more >
NBS Insider: May 25, 2021
Posted 5/25/2021: NBS Insider: MB2 Sports Joins NBS, Fin Feather Fur Receives Awards, Lancaster Archery Supply Starts Foundation, & More! || MB2 Sports from Olathe, Kansas, Joins the NBS Family! - We are excited to welcome MB2 Sports to the NBS Family! MB2 Sports is a team athletic dealer located in Olathe, Kansas. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming athletic markets. See more >
NBS Insider: May 11, 2021
Posted 5/11/2021: NBS Insider: Market Registration, Cordelia Gun Exchange Joins NBS, NICS April Background Check Data, Vendor News, & More! || Cordelia Gun Exchange from Fairfield, California, Joins the NBS Family! - We are excited to welcome Cordelia Gun Exchange to the NBS Family! Cordelia Gun Exchange is a shooting sports specialty retailer located in Fairfield, California. Please help us welcome our new Member and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming semi-annual markets. See more >
NBS Insider: April 27, 2021
Posted 4/27/2021: NBS Insider: Fall Market Registration, 2022 Winter Market Dates, Two New Members Join NBS, Pure Fishing Purchases Plano Synergy & Sells Accessories Brands to GSM, & More! || NBS Announces Dates for the NBS 2022 Winter Specialty Market - We are excited to announce that we are moving forward with hosting a physical market for our upcoming 2022 Winter Specialty Market. The Market will be held from January 13-15, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado! See more >
NBS Insider: March 30, 2021
Posted 3/30/2021: NBS Insider: Summer Athletic Market Registration, Sports Connection Featured in Team Insight Magazine, NSSF News and Events, & More! || Market Registration Now Open for the 2021 Summer Athletic Market - We are excited to announce that registration for the NBS 2021 Summer Athletic Market is now open! This Market will be held from June 24-26, 2021, at the new Oklahoma City Convention Center in Oklahoma City. If you plan to attend that Market, please log in to either the NBS Member Website or the NBS Vendor Website now to register. See more >
NBS Insider: March 16, 2021
Posted 3/16/2021: NBS Insider: 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market Dates, 2 New Members Join NBS, Mission Ridge Range Training Session with Crimson Trace, NICS Background Checks Surge, & More! || Welcome Top Cat Sales to the NBS Family! - We are excited to welcome Top Cat Sales to the Nation's Best Sports Family! Top Cat Sales is a team athletic dealer located in Madison Heights, Michigan. We look forward to seeing our new Member at our upcoming Markets! See more >
NBS Insider: March 3, 2021
Posted 3/3/2021: NBS Insider: 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market Dates, 2 New Members Join NBS, Mission Ridge Range Training Session with Crimson Trace, NICS Background Checks Surge, & More! || SAVE THE DATE: NBS Announces Dates for 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market - We are excited to announce that the NBS 2021 Fall Semi-Annual Market will be an in-person event that will take place from August 23-25, 2021, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas! Registration is not open yet, but we will share more information regarding registration in the coming weeks. See more >
NBS Insider: February 2, 2021
Posted 2/2/2021: NBS Insider: Spring Virtual Market Registration Deadline, Kendall Whitley Featured in Team Insight Magazine, Two New NBS Members, Winter Sport Trends, & More! || Kendall Whitley Featured in Team Insight Magazine Article - Team Insight Magazine recently launched its The 1-On-1 Project which kicked off with a series of interviews with a diverse collection of team dealers, association and buying group executives, and even an independent sales rep. Our very own Kendall Whitley, NBS Vice President of Team and Retail Athletics was interviewed for this article and we encourage you to check it out! See more >
NBS Insider: January 19, 2021
Posted 1/19/2021: NBS Insider: Spring Market Registration, Maine Sports Outfitters Opens Third Location, GSM Acquires TRUGLO, Outdoor Retailer Winter Online Open, & More! || Maine Sport Outfitters to Open Third Location - One of our NBS Members, Maine Sport Outfitters, will soon open a third store location in Rockland, Maine. Maine Sport Outfitters currently operates two other locations, one in Rockport and one in Camden. According to the Bangor Daily News, Maine Sport Outfitters announced it is purchasing a building at 279 Main Street and plans to open the location there. See more >
NBS Insider: December 23, 2020
Posted 12/23/2020: NBS Insider: Winter & Spring Virtual Market Registration, Len Hale of The Sportsman's Headquarters Passes Away, NPD Sales Reports, & More! || Registration Now Open for the 2021 Winter Specialty Virtual Market - Registration is now open for both the 2021 Winter Specialty Virtual Market! This Virtual Market will be held from January 11-30, 2021. See more >
NBS Insider: December 8, 2020
Posted 12/08/2020: NBS Insider: Upcoming Virtual Markets, Kendall Whitley Joins NBS, ATA Virtual Show Info, Vendor Acquisitions, Holiday Sales Trends, & More! || NBS to Host Virtual Markets for the 2021 Winter Specialty Market & 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Market - Last week, we announced the cancelation of our physical 2021 Winter Specialty and 2021 Spring Semi-Annual Markets due largely to circumstances out of our control. At this time, we are working hard to put together Virtual Markets for both of these events and will release more information about both of these Virtual Markets in the near future. We thank you for your understanding and for adapting with us as we navigate these Virtual Markets together. See more >
NBS Insider: November 24, 2020
Posted 11/24/2020: NBS Insider: Small Business Saturday, ATA & OR Online Details, NSSF Releases Firearm Data, Holiday Sales Forecast, & More! || NBS Completes Live Events for Two Virtual Markets in November - Thank you to all our Members and Vendor Partners who participated in our Fall Athletic Virtual Market or Hunting & Rugged Apparel Virtual Market over the past few weeks! Although we wish we could have all been together at in-person markets, we want to thank everyone for adapting with us as we navigate through these new Virtual Markets. See more >
NBS Insider: November 10, 2020
Posted 11/10/2020: NBS Insider: Upcoming 2021 Markets, 2 New NBS Members, Frontier Justice Expands, ATA Moves Online, SHOT Show Cancels, & More! || Welcome Shoot Center in Cape Coral, Florida, to the NBS Family! - We are excited to welcome Shoot Center to the Nation's Best Sports Family! Shoot Center is a shooting sports specialty retailer with a 15-lane indoor range located in Cape Coral, Florida. See more >
NBS Insider: October 27, 2020
Posted 10/27/2020: NBS Insider: 2021 NBS Markets, SHOT Show Questions, ATA & OR Cancel In-Person Shows, Vendor News, & More! || Archery Trade Association Pulls the Plug on ATA 2021 - Despite the combined efforts of the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors, staff and the city of Indianapolis, your ATA Board of Directors made the tough decision to cancel the in-person 2021 ATA Trade Show, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-9, 2021, in Indianapolis. See more >