Cabela's & BassPro To Merge

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    Cabela's & BassPro To Merge

    Cabela's, Bass Pro announce merger | FOX23

    Quick Facts:

    • Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s announced a merger Monday
    • Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s in a $5.5 billion transaction
    • Credit card and loyalty programs will not change


    Bass Pro Shops purchased Cabela's in a $5.5 billion merger. The outfitter acquires 85 specialty retail stores in the western US and Canada.

    The stores, catalog business and online presence will be integrated with Bass Pro Shops and White River Marine Group.


    Capitol One will help Bass Pro manage the credit card and loyalty programs under the Cabela's name. Those cards and rewards will remain unchanged through the merger.


    Cabela's shareholders will receive $65.50 per share in cash.
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    Wishing I had a couple thousand shares about now.

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    Shares were down to 33 at one point last year. I would imagine a few investors made out fairly well.

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    So much for anit-trust anymore.

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    It sounds like an acquisition more than a merger

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    While I am pretty much a Bass Pro guy, there are some things that I could get at Cabelas that were not available at Bass Pro. Hopefully, those will still remain available and that the Cabelas stores won't simply become Bass Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    While I am pretty much a Bass Pro guy, there are some things that I could get at Cabelas that were not available at Bass Pro. Hopefully, those will still remain available and that the Cabelas stores won't simply become Bass Pro.
    Totally agree

    I'll also add that I hope that they don't change all the Cabelas clothing into Redhead clothing because there's no comparison in the quality. The Cabelas brand clothing is head and shoulders above the redhead junk. However, if you're a fisherman, the selection at BPS is infinitely better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    So much for anit-trust anymore.
    You afraid they are going to control the Zebco 33 market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    You afraid they are going to control the Zebco 33 market?
    Nope...Walmart still has the Zebco market cornered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    So much for anit-trust anymore.
    Don't forget about Dick's and Academy.
    The sports Authority just closed their doors a few months ago. The industry is struggling right now.

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    ^ There's a Dunham's (think Dick's baby brother) in Maysville. Lots of floor space, but I never see more than 3 or 4 people in there at a time. I've always wondered how they keep their doors open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    ^ There's a Dunham's (think Dick's baby brother) in Maysville. Lots of floor space, but I never see more than 3 or 4 people in there at a time. I've always wondered how they keep their doors open.
    Add Hibbitts to that list.

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    Not good.

    Cabela's is very pro-gun and is heads and shoulders above BPS in quality of house brand stuff.

    BPS actually is terrible unless you fish......duh.

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    Actually I hate to see this, and I don't frequent either very often. Less competition usually isn't a good thing, and this is exactly what that is.

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