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
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
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”
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#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 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!
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