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14th December 2018

 

Sportingwholesale has just been updated with back in stock camo luggage and unhooking products.  Also live are new and back in stock knives and swords.  This will be the last product update of 2018, but on Friday 28th December 2018 our January Specials and 2019 CLEARANCE LIST (fishing and shooting) will go live.  The items on clearance will be at cost or below and for items that we will not be re stocking once sold - so be quick!

 

2018 analysis:  This year, trading has not been as easy as previous years.  However, through hard work and a lot of effort, we have traded in line with 2018 which was our best year to date.  We are happy with this as we have heard that others in the trade are 20-30% down.  We are prepared for 2019 with many new items in the pipeline and most of our products already ordered for delivery throughout 2019.  Our stock holding is currently as high as it has ever been which means we can and will provide our customers with the products they want when they want them. I am however concerned about 2019 and the prospect of a no deal Brexit.  People often say that any negative Brexit news in scaremongering, but I truly believe that if there is a hard Brexit, the Pound will fall dramatically which will mean further price increases.  This has already began with the Pound falling over 3% in the last month alone.  I don't believe that the industry will take well to this as prices have already gone up significantly since the Brexit vote and quite simply, higher prices mean less demand.  I say this only to forewarn customers of the possibility of this.  I hope that stability returns to the market.  Time will tell!

 

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year

 

 - Eddy Eliaz

 

Christmas opening:

24th December - CLOSED

25th December - CLOSED

26th December - CLOSED

27th December - NORMAL HOURS

28th December - NORMAL HOURS

31st December - CLOSE at 4:00pm

1st January 2019 - CLOSED

2nd January and onwards - NORMAL HOURS

 

 - The Sporting Wholesale Team

 

Bulk Pricing:  We have recently been asked to reduce some of the qtys needed to achieve BULK pricing.  We have looked at this and agreed that on too many items, the qty needed to achieve BULK pricing was too high.  We have now reduced this and hope this makes accessing better pricing easier!  (E.g. BULK on some stainless steel bank sticks was 150pc.  They are now all 20pc.)

 

Price Increases:  Due to increasing raw material prices abroad and the weak Pound, (due to Brexit - project reality, not fear!) we will be implementing price increases across the board shortly.  These will come into effect before the end of December 2018.

 

Twynersh Fishing Complex:  Sporting Wholesale Ltd are pleased to announce that we have acquired Twynersh Fishing Complex in Surrey.  This stunning site is set across 44 acres and contains 8 lakes and the river Bourne.  Twynersh is home to some cracking fish including 'Nina' at 46lb and countless 30lb carp too!  We plan on making a significant investment into the complex over the coming months and will keep everyone posted.  For any of our (angling) customers that would like to give any of the lakes a go, just email info@sportingwholesale.com.

 

NGT 2018/19 Catalogue:  Our new 171-page catalogue is now available to order.


New Sporting Wholesale Ltd trade catalogue: After years of being asked for a trade catalogue, we have now decided to produce this.  This will  include NGT, AP and Anglo Arms products.  Trade prices will be shown next to each item for anyone that prefers ordering off line.  Available before the end of December 2018 to cover 2019.

 

New NGT consumer web site: This is now live.  Please give us your comments!

 

Trade shows: We have decided to forgo all trade shows for 2018/19.  We have had another excellent year and want to focus on our existing customers rather than look for additional new business.  We hope to re-book a number of trade shows from 2020 onwards and will keep everyone posted about these.

 

-the Sporting Wholesale team