Sports South CEO, Tripper Dickson, Addresses Retail Inventory Management at the 2019 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Sports South CEO, Tripper Dickson, Addresses Retail Inventory Management at the 2019 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Tripper Dickson, CEO of Sports South, one of the industry’s largest wholesale distributors will address the Shooting Sports Industry at the 2019 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC). Mr. Dickson will educate attendees on leading practices and the benefits of modern retail inventory management. The FICC conference is hosted by Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation and will be held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, this May 6 – 8. Registration for the event is currently open and accessible to retailers, ranges, distributors and manufacturers at

“Tripper sets the stage for leading practices in shooting sports supply chain management and is playing an active role in shaping the future of technology, operations and compliance,” says Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors and the Retail Technology Group. “On behalf of the Orchid and the NSSF, we are honored to have Mr. Dickson address our audience. Tripper will provide attendees with a unique operational view on inventory management, a subject that is becoming more critical as the industry continues to meet the omni-channel needs of our consumers.”

The annual FICC event was established to provide our industry’s retail / range operators, distributors and manufacturers with a learning experience that integrates the concepts of shooting sports operations, technology and compliance. Mr. Dickson’s presentation will focus on the benefits of modern shooting sports inventory management and automated replenishment techniques that are only made capable through a strong distributor – retailer relationship. The benefits of which include:

  • Driving better inventory availability for consumers and capturing missed sales
  • Increasing inventory turns and freeing up cash
  • Enabling the omni-channel consumer experience through online sales
  • Electronic identification of firearm restrictions prior to shipment

Sports South is a market leader in shooting sports distribution.  Tradition sums up the 178 year business legacy that has passed through five generations of family leadership.  Sports South is a family company and these values permeate its culture to all its customers and employees.  As the country’s oldest and largest distributor of firearms, ammunition and accessories, Sports South maintains its leadership position through the relentless pursuit of new ideas, new thinking, and new technology to drive long-term success and growth.

Mr. Dickson will be one of many leading experts to speak at this year’s conference, including John Phillips of Poway Weapons & Gear, Dick Abramson of Centennial Gun Club, Dan Campeau of USC / Ellett Brothers, Susan Zidek of Troy Industries, Doug VanderWoude of Point of Impact, Tim Coker and Chad Seaverns of Gearfire, Matt Steckelberg of the Retail Techology Group, and a number of executives from Orchid Advisors, the ATF, FBI NICS and BIS.

To learn more about the conference and its 30+ sessions, or to register for the 2019 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference, you may visit the event webpage at

NSSF members who wish to join are eligible for a discount in the online registration form.

AXIS Point of Sale customers who wish to join will receive three free months of Gearfire eCommerce technology.

About the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

The FICC is a one-of-a-kind event designed for operators of today’s Firearm Retailers, Shooting Ranges, eCommerce Sites, Manufacturers and Distributors to meet and discuss regulatory compliance matters along-side agency leaders from the ATF, FBI NICS, BIS and others.  Over 30 sessions will be delivered by various speakers over a two-and-a-half day period at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida this May 6 – 8. This year’s FICC will be keynoted by Thomas E. Brandon, the National Director of the ATF and Jon Rydberg, CEO or Orchid Advisors.

Sponsorship levels are available.  Please contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at or (203) 426-1320 ext. 214 for more information.

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