The 2020 NASGW Expo Has Been Canceled

Posted by NASGW on 7/27/20 3:00 PM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers’ Board of Directors voted unanimously today to cancel the 2020 NASGW Expo that was scheduled for October in Grapevine, Texas.

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NSSF to Sponsor NASGW Expo Appreciation Dinner

Posted by NASGW on 7/14/20 8:00 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners, is pleased to announce that National Shooting Sports Foundation will be sponsoring the NASGW Expo Appreciation Dinner on October 20th in Grapevine, TX.

"The NASGW Annual Appreciation Dinner kicks off our Annual Expo, a crucial meeting for wholesaler buyers and manufacturers to prepare for the upcoming year," said NASGW President, Kenyon Gleason. During this event we also recognize excellence within the shooting sports industry through the NASGW Appreciation Awards and the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards. This industry event would not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors. NSSF continues to be a great partner and we appreciate their commitment to our organization and the wholesalers, manufacturers, vendors, and media members that make up our membership."

“We’re pleased to once again support our partners at NASGW,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President & CMO. “NSSF appreciates our participating member companies and we remain fully committed to supporting our industry’s two-step distribution business model and the key role that wholesale distributors play in helping manufacturers go to market.”

The NASGW Expo will be held on October 20th through 23rd at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The Expo is the premier event for shooting sports wholesalers and manufacturers to review current market conditions, forecast future sales, and plan for the upcoming year. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NASGW Expo will be even more crucial to the industry with the cancelation of other events earlier this year. This will also be the first opportunity for manufacturers to introduce new products to their wholesale partners and lay the groundwork for the upcoming sales cycle and beyond. It is a closed event for NASGW Members only which creates a very productive business environment for Expo attendees. If you would like to learn more about NASGW or the NASGW Expo, please visit www.nasgwexpo.org

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NASGW Expo - See You Soon

Posted by NASGW on 4/23/20 10:43 AM

I think we all agree that this year has been difficult. Though we've seen some really good sales in our industry, COVID-19 has made it very challenging to run our businesses.

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Winners Announced for the NASGW Leadership Awards and the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards

Posted by NASGW on 10/17/18 11:04 AM

Pittsburgh, PA (October 17, 2018) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announced the winners of their annual Leadership and Caliber Awards last night at the NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.

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NASGW Manufacturers Spotlight: Wholesale Logistics

Posted by NASGW on 10/10/18 11:11 AM

Most manufacturers are focused on innovating and manufacturing the best products possible, not logistics. Two-step distribution makes it easier for NASGW manufacturers to reach more consumers and gives our wholesalers the opportunity to do what they do best - distribution and logistics. Take a look at this video to hear from manufacturers how two-step distribution has streamlined their business and broadened their distribution. 

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NASGW Announces Finalists for the 2018 Caliber Awards

Posted by NASGW on 9/25/18 9:44 AM

The 2018 Caliber Awards Finalists have been selected for the 2nd annual NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) in partnership with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), have chosen the top 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 will select the winners in each category as well as a Best Overall New Product. In order to qualify, manufacturers needed to be a NASGW member in good standing, the product must have been publicly released between the end of last year’s NASGW Expo and the beginning of this year’s Expo, and submission of the products was required through the NASGW Expo New Product Showcase, found on the NASGW Expo website and NASGW Connect mobile app.

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NASGW Announces Annual Leadership Award Nominees

Posted by NASGW on 9/19/18 9:30 AM

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is proud to announce the nominees for this year's NASGW Leadership Awards.

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The NASGW Expo Impact on the Shooting Sports Industry

Posted by NASGW on 9/11/18 8:00 AM

It is that time of year where shooting sports wholesalers and manufacturers are starting to prepare for the upcoming year. We may still have a few months left in the year, but planning out product launches, sales strategies, budgets, and marketing plans to promote products doesn't happen overnight. That is where the NASGW Expo comes into play. The NASGW Expo is a four-day event that brings together wholesale buyers and manufacturers to layout the sales plan for the next year. This event is closed to the public and attendees must be members of NASGW. The Expo is where the business side of the shooting sports industry happens. This year's Expo will be held in Pittsburgh, PA and we are all looking forward to seeing old friends, getting a pulse of the industry, and discussing ways to improve in 2019.

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Chairman's Message: That Time of Year

Posted by Brad Burney on 8/28/18 11:51 AM

As August winds down and we move into September there are some big changes on the horizon; kids are going back to school, football season is kicking off, temperatures start to cool and hunting seasons are right around the corner.  I always look forward to this time of year as the fall business cycle swings into gear with dealers stocking up and consumers gearing up for fall.  Of course, the NASGW Expo is only a few weeks away as well and the NASGW team is busy putting together the final details for the Expo.  I’m sure your calendars are already filling up for meetings at the Expo but there are a few things we don’t want you to forget about.

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NASGW Manufacturers Spotlight: Wholesale Relationships

Posted by NASGW on 8/13/18 7:05 AM

At the NASGW, we foster some of the strongest relationships between wholesalers and manufacturers. The relationships formed grow and continue to grow as our members add value for each other. These relationships are absolutely critical to keep the shooting sports industry moving forward. Hear what some of our manufacturers have to say about the relationships they have formed with our wholesaler members and what these relationships mean to them. 

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