Press Release

NASGW Partners with APPI Energy to Reduce Energy Costs for Member Firms

January 23, 2014

Kathy Kiernan, Senior Vice President
APPI Energy


Independent firm to provide unbiased energy consulting and procurement services to NASGW members

Salisbury, Md., January 23 2014—The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) has partnered with a new benefit program provider to help members reduce electricity and natural gas costs. APPI Energy will provide energy procurement and consulting services to NASGW members in deregulated energy markets.

Recommending many reliable energy suppliers, APPI Energy can help NASGW members lock in today’s low energy price in a supplier contract that begins when their current supply contract ends. Taking advantage of today’s energy market opportunities can provide budget certainty, and reduce operating expenses for many years.

“NASGW members can lock in today’s price to begin whenever their current supply contract ends,” explained Walter Moore, President/CEO of APPI Energy. “Now is an opportune time to consider a fixed-price solution that captures today’s energy price for one to five years.”

“NASGW is excited to bring this newest benefit program to members, including manufacturers, sales professionals, and hunting and shooting sports wholesalers,” said Maurice Desmarais, President of NASGW. “In addition to electricity and natural gas procurement services, APPI Energy can help NASGW members enroll in Demand Response programs, reduce energy consumption, and increase energy efficiencies."

To learn more about NASGW’s new program, members are invited to attend an educational webinar at noon (EST) on Wednesday, February 19. Register at For more information, contact APPI Energy at 800-520-6685 or

About APPI Energy

More than 140 chambers of commerce and trade associations, including NASGW, have endorsed APPI Energy’s procurement and consulting program to reduce costs for members. Founded in 1996, APPI Energy has experience in every state with a deregulated electricity or natural gas market. Completely independent, the unbiased firm has vetted and selected 40 reliable suppliers across the U.S. to offer low, competitive pricing to customers.


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers was organized in 1953 and incorporated in 1954. The objectives of NASGW include encouraging the highest standards of merchandising practices, maintaining an active liaison with the trade associations of all other segments of the industry, distributing information as pertaining to sporting goods wholesalers, conducing sporting goods exhibitions, and promoting the common interest of the sporting goods industry.