Opening of Bauer "Own The Moment" Retail Centers
The announcement in January 2015 by Bauer to open retail centers in key hockey markets caused some concerns among members and others who could be affected in the hockey retail community. NSGA expressed those concerns to Bauer and we were able to have a meeting with members of the Bauer team to get those questions answered. Bauer opened its first retail center in August 2015 in suburban Boston and opened its second retail center in November 2015 in suburban Minneapolis. Bauer is also looking to open retail centers in other NHL "Original Six" cities and key hockey markets. NSGA will continue to monitor Bauer's plan that "All Ships Rise with the Tide" and its "Own The Moment" retail centers will help all retailers.
NSGA letter to member retailers and team dealers
NSGA letter to Bauer
NSGA-Bauer questions and answers