Bass Pro Acquires Cabela's Ahead Of Black Friday 2016

Posted: Oct 10 2016, 3:45am CDT | by , in News | Black Friday


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Bass Pro Acquires Cabela's Ahead of Black Friday 2016
Credit: Bass Pro Shops

Two popular Black Friday stores are merging before the crucial Holiday shopping season.

The Black Friday sales of outdoor retail chains Bass Pro and Cabela's for several years are popular with many Black Friday shoppers. There is a big change this year as Bass Pro Acquired Cabela's.  The deal is worth about approximately $5.5 billion.

The combination brings together three of the nation's premier sporting brands: Cabela’s, a leader in hunting; Bass Pro Shops, a leader in fishing; and White River Marine Group, a worldwide leader in boating, which is part of Bass Pro Shops," says Bass Pro in the announcement.

The combined companies will strive to provide a remarkably enhanced experience for customers, increased opportunities for team members and greater support for conservation activities. It is not clear yet, if there will be synergies and changes already for the upcoming Bass Pro Black Friday 2016 sale and the Cabela's Black Friday 2016 sale.

"The story of each of these companies could only have happened in America, made possible by our uniquely American free enterprise system. We have enormous admiration for Cabela’s, its founders and outfitters, and its loyal base of customers. We look forward to continuing to celebrate and grow the Cabela’s brand alongside Bass Pro Shops and White River as one unified outdoor family,” said Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops.

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops, founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris, is a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, with 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers located primarily in the eastern part of the U.S. and Canada. Morris started the business with eight square feet of space in the back of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Mo., the company’s sole location for the first 13 years of business. Johnny’s passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts helped transform the industry. Bass Pro Shops, which employs approximately 20,000 team members, has been named by Forbes as one of "America's Best Employers." The company also operates Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort, welcoming more than one million guests annually to Missouri’s Ozark Mountains.

About Cabela's

Founded in 1961 by Dick, Mary and Jim Cabela, Cabela’s is a highly respected marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports and related outdoor merchandise. Today, Cabela’s has over 19,000 “outfitters” operating 85 specialty retail stores, primarily in the western U.S. and Canada. Cabela’s stores, catalog business and e-commerce operations will blend seamlessly with Bass Pro Shops and White River Marine Group. Over the past 55 years Cabela’s has built a passionate and loyal base of millions of enthusiasts who shop both at its retail stores and online.

The first Black Friday 2016 Ads are predicted to leak this week. More Black Friday 2016 News.

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