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SOG Knives and Tools is Shutting Down Unauthorized Online Sellers

November 7, 2019

SOG is currently in the middle of taking legal action against unauthorized online sellers who they say are “damaging” the brand’s reputation. The Lynnwood, Washington based knive and tool brand has already issues cease and desist letters to most of these offenders. “SOG has made a strategic decision to protect the SOG brand and the specialty retailers who support the brand," VP of Sales Chas Fisher said. “These rogue sellers of SOG-labeled product are doing a disservice to the consumer and are damaging the SOG brand by selling possibly counterfeit product and offering none of the warranty and support for which SOG is well known.” Read the full article here- https://www.snewsnet.com/gear/sog-shuts-down-unauthorized-online-sellers


NSSF Launches SHOT University online for FFLS, Ranges

October 23, 2019

SHOT University is an online education resource presented by NSSF and is free for all NSSF members. It will provide easy access curriculum which will allow members to take advantage of industry- leading educational content when its convenient to them. The information will be provided by experts in retail strategies, marketing, security and technology, regulatory compliance and other relevant topics. For more information click the link to the full article LINK




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 

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