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#11207621 - 11/05/15 02:03 PM Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas?
Fishin Machine Offline
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http://fishingtackleretailer.com/bass-pro-shops-to-buy-cabelas/
Tackle industry retail giant Bass Pro Shops is exploring an offer for one of its largest competitors—Cabela’s, Inc.

According to a Nov. 5, report from Reuters, Bass Pro Shops is in the process of securing financing for a potential offer that would target Cabela’s. Both parties declined Reuters’ requests for comment, though shares of Cabela’s have risen by as much as 13-percent in light of the news. Both companies operate substantial, multi-million dollar direct sales and retail destination-store operations.

Cabela’s, a publicly owned company, reported $1.2 billion in revenue last year: $810.6 million of that came from retail stores; $349.9 million came from direct sales. Cabela’s operates 77 brick-and-mortar stores in the United States.


Bass Pro Shops is estimated by Forbes to have brought in over $4 billion in revenue last year. It ranks as one of the 100 largest privately owned companies in the country. The Springfield, MO-based giant employs some 20,000 people in 94 retail stores spread across the United States.

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#11207638 - 11/05/15 02:19 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
TysonS Offline
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Registered: 08/20/14
Posts: 93
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Definitely interesting.

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#11207695 - 11/05/15 02:47 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 83
Loc: Watauga, Tx
They better still honor my 300.00 of free boat service!!! Sooo...cabela's pro bass shops? The place better be freaking MASSIVE! loco_2

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#11207705 - 11/05/15 02:53 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1748
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Wow

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#11207706 - 11/05/15 02:54 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1176
Loc: Bedford
I just hope bass pro will bring back several brands that they have axed due to political jargon!! I wont go to bass pro anymore cause i like brands they dont carry due to ole Johnny morris geting broken hearted when some one leaves his company to another brand that is not even cabelas like Lews!
Bass Pro Shops Less product for Higher Prices!!
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#11207734 - 11/05/15 03:05 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
Makes sense, since Tracker Marine bought Ranger/Triton/Stratos. I was assuming BPS would pull those boats out of Cabela's, leaving Cabela's boatless.
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#11207746 - 11/05/15 03:11 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 438
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Oh WOW now that could/would change up things a Lot... pretty much a monopoly of the "brick and mortar" fishing retail stores and a good chunk of the online sales as well.
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#11207792 - 11/05/15 03:28 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2502
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Not sure how this would affect me. I pretty much shop exclusive tackle warehouse.

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#11207823 - 11/05/15 03:53 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
Frenzy Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 12908
Loc: Arlington
I buy very little at BPS or Cabelas...them and Gander Mnt are overpriced. Academy, Tacklewarehouse, and Amazon have everything I need. But I do enjoy browsing through their stores.
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#11207845 - 11/05/15 04:02 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
the rich get richer,..

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#11207889 - 11/05/15 04:25 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 16016
Loc: Sachse Texas
that sucks if its true...which it sounds like it is.

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#11207896 - 11/05/15 04:33 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 249
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I just wish I owned some Cabela's stock when the 13% stock price increase occurred!
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#11207921 - 11/05/15 04:48 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 538
Loc: Granbury, TX
I have no use for either anymore. With Tacklewarehouse and Anglers Pro Shop having more and cheaper tackle, I don't have much reason to go in them anymore outside of having my boat serviced.
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#11207923 - 11/05/15 04:49 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Brent S]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
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Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 493
Loc: MESQUITE,TX
Originally Posted By: Brent S
Not sure how this would affect me. I pretty much shop exclusive tackle warehouse.



+1 and Angler Pro (Richland Hill).
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#11207929 - 11/05/15 04:52 PM Re: Bass Pro Shops to Buy Cabelas? [Re: Fishin Machine]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1769
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
This is not good. I like the Cabelas credit card and their points system that does not expire. I cancelled my Bass Pro Card a long time ago. I hate their expiring points and mailed certificates. Bass Pro carries a lot of name brand gear until they figure out what sells best and then sell their own knock off version. It is most noticeable in the Columbia shirt and shoe lineup being replaced by the BPS Worldwide brand.

I foresee the archery section of Cabelas losing floor space to golf clubs.

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