China and U.S. Easing off Tariffs with ‘Phase 1” Trade Deal

October 23, 2019

On Friday October 11, President Donald Trump announced that he had reached a “phase one” of a trade deal with China. This deal includes a halt of a 5% tariff increase on $250 billion worth of goods expected this month on October 15. It could also mean that businesses will be spared from additional tariffs on December 15. For the full article click the follow link LINK 

Outdoor Retailer Cancels November Show

September 9, 2019

Based on feedback from the industry Outdoor Retailer decided to combine their Winter Market and Snow Show into one single event this year. Upon this announcement their show dates on November 5-7 2019 has been cancelled and combined with the show in January on the 29-31 2020.

“We care deeply about our community, and alongside OIA, we’re working to support the diverse, evolving needs of the market in order to help the outdoor and snow industries thrive,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “It’s our goal to bring out industry together and provide the most product platform for success”

 Read the full article with statements and reactions here - LINK 

Welcome New Members

August 19, 2019

#766 Big Shots Guns/DPC Pawn & Gun Roxboro, NC

#796 Center Target Firearms, LLC London, KY

#761 Cypress Creek Indoor Range Florence, AL

#513 Fletcher Arms Waukesha, WI

#754 Jack's Pawn & Gun Dalton, GA

#699 Mazama Sporting Goods Eugene, OR

#622 Ronnings Int'l Falls, MN

#545 Rugged Wear Dallas, OR

#420 Sam's Outdoor Outfitters Battleboro, VT

#571 SPAR Firearms Mechanicsburg, PA

#440 Tombstone Tactical Phoenix, AZ

#544 Valley Wide Cooperative Jerome, ID

#504 Wallowa County Grain Growers Enterprise, OR

Amanda Heuston and Ben Hartman Visit HH Brown/Cove Shoe Company

June 28, 2019

Amanda and Ben Traveled to Martinsburg, PA to the Cove Shoe Company, which is one of our top footwear vendors. The Cove Shoe Factory employees hundreds of people from the community. They have been producing private label and HH Brown ( Double H, Matterhorn and Cocoran) Footwear for over 60 years. Amanda and Ben met with the companies senior leaders, which included President Victor Sanders, VP of Production Development John Lebo, Executive VP Luke Sessa, Director of Customer Relations Bobbie Clapper and Controller Jen Butler to discuss business strategy. From their meeting they were able to establish a standard freight program for our Member stores, as well as, identifying ways of doing more direct business and billing through Worldwide.

 In addition to their strategy meeting they got to participate in their “Boot Camp” progam. They were able to be out on the factory floor and be hands on the entire 125 step process to make a pair of domestic boots. Overall it was a successful visit!

Click the link to view images from Amanda and Ben's visit! 

Worldwide Spring 2019 Show Recap

Worldwide Buying Group just completed their 2019 Spring Show in Reno, Nevada with over 500 owners/buyers in attendance,
16 prospective members and over 600 vendor booths. The exhibitors were very pleased with booth traffic and many had record sales.

There were new faces on the Worldwide team this show, and they were all well received by Members and vendors. We currently have the most retail and merchandising experience ever housed under the Worldwide roof at one time and everyone is excited to look toward the future.


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