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The NASGW Launches SCOPE PLX, the First Industry-Wide Product Information Management System for Shooting Sports

Posted by NASGW on 3/10/22 8:00 AM

Ankeny, IA (March 9, 2022) - The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners, takes one big step toward product standardization across the industry with its launch of SCOPE PLX (Product Link Exchange) this week. 

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Coreware Partners with NASGW to Expand Retail Sales Data in SCOPE CLX

Posted by NASGW on 1/17/22 4:01 PM

Ankeny, IA (January 17, 2022) -

Coreware, a leading point of sale platform in the shooting sports industry has partnered with NASGW to expand SCOPE CLX, a retail sales data platform designed to analyze consumer buying trends.

Coreware’s support of SCOPE CLX will help NASGW advance its goal to grow the shooting sports industry by collecting, standardizing and analyzing data. The addition of Coreware will add anonymous sales from over 300 stores, making SCOPE CLX the largest sample of the independent FFL market.

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Chris Means Takes over as Chairman of the NASGW

Posted by NASGW on 12/30/21 11:18 AM

A new year brings about changes at NASGW. After a 2-year term, plus an additional year due to COVID, Laurie Lipsey Aronson is handing her duties as the Chair of the NASGW Board of Directors to Chris Means, President of Tactical Gear Distributors. Chris has spent two years as a member of the Board, helping guide the association through the tumultuous times of the pandemic. He is no stranger to the Shooting Sports Industry, getting his start in 1987 with Outdoor Sports Headquarters, the biggest distributor in the nation at that time.

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NASGW Chairwoman, Laurie Aronson Honors Sue Cupero of Smith & Wesson

Posted by NASGW on 11/2/21 1:33 PM

Sue Cupero, Smith & Wesson's VP of Sales & Marketing, was honored last week during the NASGW Appreciation Dinner with the Chairman's Award, chosen by NASGW Chairwoman Laurie Aronson of Lipsey's. Each year the Chairperson of the NASGW Board of Directors has the opportunity to recognize an individual in the Shooting Sports Industry for decades of service, significant impact, or commitment to working distributors. Recent past recipients include Steve Sanetti of NSSF and Bob Coyle of TALO Distributors.

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The 2021 NASGW Expo Wrap-Up

Posted by NASGW on 10/31/21 3:34 PM

The 2021 NASGW Expo wrapped up in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday with great success. The highly anticipated event was the first major, industry-wide event since SHOT Show 2020, not canceled due to COVID-19. The NASGW Expo is the premier event for shooting industry wholesalers to plan their purchasing for the upcoming year. "It was one of the best NASGW Expos I've experienced since my time with the Association," said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW President. "There was certainly excitement in the air. People were so happy to be back together in person in a meaningful, productive manner. It truly was a great week."

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NASGW Announces The Winners of Their Annual Appreciation Awards and Caliber Awards

Posted by NASGW on 10/27/21 9:05 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announces the winners of their annual Appreciation and Caliber Awards during of their Appreciation Dinner at the NASGW Expo, in Columbus, Ohio.

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NASGW & POMA Announce Finalists for the 2021 Caliber Awards

Posted by NASGW on 10/7/21 6:15 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) in partnership with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), have chosen the top three products in six categories including: Best New Rifle, Best New Handgun, Best New Shotgun, Best New Ammunition, Best New Optic, and Best New Accessory. An independent panel of 18 industry judges, comprised of NASGW members and POMA members, selected the finalists in each category. In order to qualify, manufacturers needed to be a NASGW member in good standing and the product must have been publicly released between November 2020 and prior to this year’s Expo. "Despite the cancelation of last year's NASGW Expo, the Caliber Awards have continued to grow in notoriety across the shooting sports industry," said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW president. "This year we have another lineup of outstanding finalists for each of our six categories and we can't wait to announce the winners at the Expo in Columbus, Ohio."

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NASGW Announces 2021 Appreciation Award Nominees

Posted by NASGW on 10/7/21 5:30 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and their wholesale members have nominated this year's Appreciation Award finalists. Each year, NASGW Awards the top optics, accessory, ammunition, and firearms manufacturers and the leading importer and innovator who best demonstrate a commitment to the two-step distribution process and provide outstanding value and service. Wholesaler members evaluate manufacturers' performance on four key criteria; distribution policy, marketing, sales, and promotion; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. This comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a more balanced appraisal that truly recognizes the best of the best, according to NASGW distributor members.

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Winchester Ammunition to Sponsor the NASGW Expo Appreciation Dinner Speaker

Posted by NASGW on 8/30/21 8:00 AM

ANKENY, IA (August 30, 2021) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is pleased to announce that Winchester Ammunition will be sponsoring speaker Chris Stirewalt at the NASGW Expo Appreciation Dinner on October 26th in Columbus, Ohio.

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Armscor Announced as an NASGW Expo Happy Hour Sponsor

Posted by NASGW on 8/9/21 4:12 PM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners, is pleased to announce that Armscor will be sponsoring an NASGW Expo Happy Hour on Thursday, October 28th in Columbus, Ohio.

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