Cabela’s bought by rival chain

Retailer, which opened new Abbotsford store this spring, bought by Bass Pro Shops for $5.5 billion.

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Cabela’s, the outdoors outfitter company that recently opened a 70,000-square-foot store in a new shopping centre off McCallum Road near Hwy. 1, was purchased last week for $5.5 billion US by an even larger company, Bass Pro Shops.

Bass Pro recently opened its first B.C. location at the new giant Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall in South Delta. The store is 148,000 square feet and an anchor tenant.

That opening comes less than four months after Cabela’s launched their new store at Abbotsford’s new McCallum Junction shopping centre.

There has been no indication that the merger of the two companies would affect operations at any stores.

Cabela’s didn’t respond to a request for comment.

“The combined companies will strive to provide a remarkably enhanced experience for customers, increased opportunities for team members and greater support for conservation activities,” Cabela’s said in a news release.

 

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