HARTFORD, CT (March 29, 2022) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group are excited to announce executives from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) will deliver a data-driven firearms distribution keynote at the 2022 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), to be held in Atlanta on April 25–27. The keynote will provide an overview of the NASGW SCOPE™ program, analyze distribution and point-of-sale data, detail how FFLs can apply the data to their businesses, and include an interactive question and answer period.
“Never before has the firearms industry had such a clear understanding of sales, consumer demand and trends,” said Orchid CEO, Jon Rydberg. “With the development of NASGW SCOPE™, FFLs can now access real-time metrics and leverage the power of data to make better, smarter decisions on how to operate their business. We’re proud to have Orchid POS™ customers partner with SCOPE and hope this year’s FIC keynote will encourage other firearms manufacturers and retailers to contribute to a data-driven supply chain.”
Titled “Distribution 2022: Leveraging a Data-driven Supply,” the one-hour keynote is scheduled for the morning of April 26 and will feature multiple speakers.
- Kenyon Gleason, President
- Easton Kuboushek, Director of Data Programs
- Tom Hopper, Senior Data Analyst
- Overview of NASGW and introduction to SCOPE program
- Overview of SCOPE program and business insights for FFLs
- Market analysis using SCOPE DLX (distributor) and CLX (retailer) data
- How dealers and manufacturers can apply SCOPE data to purchasing
- SCOPE program vendor reviews from first quarter of 2022
“We look forward to supporting manufacturers, dealers and our industry at FIC 2022,” said Easton Kuboushek, NASGW Director of Data Programs. “Using NASGW’s SCOPE data platform, our team will share market trends for 2022, tips for how to use those insights, and how the data may impact your business.”
Held April 21–27, FIC 2022 features virtual and in-person educational sessions led by federal agency executives, firearms industry professionals and subject matter experts. Sessions are broken intro three comprehensive learning tracks: Firearms Law & Finance, FFL Compliance, and FFL Technology. FIC On-Air™ will be held online April 21–22, followed by FIC Workshops on April 25 and the main FIC event April 26–27 in Atlanta.
Registration and sponsorships for FIC 2022 are open now at orchidadvisors.com/FIC. A portion of all event registrations and sponsorships will be donated to Project ChildSafe. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their hotel rooms at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta by April 3 at orchidadvisors.com/FIChotel.
About Orchid LLC
Orchid LLC and its family of companies, including partner firm FFL Law, have been offering business software, firearms-friendly payments, and legal and regulatory services to the shooting sports industry for over a decade. With powerful POS, ecommerce, ERP and Bound Book solutions, as well as expert knowledge of ATF, import/export and state-level regulations, Orchid helps FFLs profitably manufacture, distribute and sell firearms with great efficiency and the utmost compliance. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist your company at williamsmullen.com.
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit nasgw.org.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 40 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. For more information, visit projectchildsafe.org.
CEO, Orchid LLC