I personally don't think this is good for the industry. Bass Pro has already reduced the assortments and arguably the quality at Cabelas. I don't think all of the big boxes being cookie cutters is a good thing.
I have never shopped at either but do not like the shrinking of competitive businesses into one option.I personally don't think this is good for the industry. Bass Pro has already reduced the assortments and arguably the quality at Cabelas. I don't think all of the big boxes being cookie cutters is a good thing.
Johnny Morris built himself an empire without going public....an amazing accomplishment in terms being of a visionary businessman.
No matter what you think of BPS you have to admire his accomplishments using his own money to succeed. I do not think his business plan is anywhere as predatory as that of the wall street and silicon valley kingpins.....but maybe I am wrong if you guys know something I dont.
no argument from me there....and I am equally impressed with the success of Walmart when you think of where they first came from. These are not businesses that are the brainchild of wall street hipsters and elites. They started in the heartland of Missouri and Arkansas and became successful because they gave most people what they wanted. You have to respect that. But I agree, I prefer a mom and pop store. I used to buy my fishing and archery equipment from a mom and pop store in the early 1970's located in Binghamton New York . It was called "Dicks"...now there are about a thousand of them. I prefer the original and cringe when I tag along with someone who wants to go there.I think to many, at least myself and friends I've talked to, it's not how he developed his business it is the apparent lower quality of goods that permeates throughout the BPS lineup. Cabela's gear was pretty top notch, much better than BPS.
I basically consider BPS the "Walmart" of the sporting goods businesses. Has Johnny Morris been successful, absolutely, but it is the quality of the goods as good as it could be, no.
Just my .02 worth.