ANDOVER, Mass., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Byrna Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: BYRN) (“Byrna”, “the Company”) announced today that Sports Inc., the nation’s largest and most diversified sporting goods buying group, is now offering the full line of Byrna’s products Independent Retail Members. Sports Inc., founded in Lewiston in 1965, Montana, offers independent sporting goods retailers the opportunity to compete with larger retail chains. Starting with seven stores, Sports Inc. has grown to over 500 independent retailers representing 750 stores.

In February 2022, the Byrna sales team successfully showcased Byrna’s entire product line to a group of independent retailers representing Sports Inc. at the Sports Inc. invitation-only event. The sales team wrote $32,000 worth of orders at the two-hour event and received strong voices from its members that Byrna is a brand they want in their stores. Exclusively mission-4, all the event’s orders were filled and Byrna was chosen as the supplier for Sports Inc.

The admission process is strict and many other manufacturers at the event were not accepted. Byrna is proud to announce that the vendor agreement has been closed early May 2022 and Byrna has already started shipping products to stores. “Joining Sports Inc. and gaining access to the large group of independent retail members is a good example of how the dealer sales team is successfully executing the company’s long-term product strategy under the direction of our leadership,” he said Alan VogelSales Manager for Dealers at Byrna.

Byrna offers first-class service for both large retail chains and small to medium-sized retailers. Working with the company’s field representatives located across the country, Byrna continues to gain shelf space, provide training and manage these new customers. The sales team frequently conducts live demonstrations and training sessions on Byrna products at retailers across the country.

A key benefit of partnering with Sports Inc. is that all bills and deliveries to its members are 100% guaranteed to be paid by the purchasing group. This eliminates the credit risk of individual companies and offers Byrna the opportunity to expand into smaller to mid-sized independent retailers through competitive pricing and payment terms.

About Byrna Technologies Inc.

Byrna is a technology company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of innovative, non-lethal personal security solutions. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company’s website here or on the Company’s Investor Relations website here. The company is the manufacturer of the Byrna® SD personal security device, a state-of-the-art handheld CO2-powered launcher intended to provide a non-lethal alternative to a firearm for the consumer, home security and law enforcement markets. To buy Byrna products, visit the company’s e-commerce store.

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SOURCE Byrna Technologies Inc.