Cabela's Inc. Announces Plans for Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Store
Opening planned for fall 2013 or spring 2014
SIDNEY, NE (Aug. 28, 2012) - Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE: CAB), the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to introduce the unique Cabela's shopping experience to customers in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the surrounding area.
Cabela's expects the 50,000-square-foot store to open in fall 2013 or spring 2014. It will be Cabela's fourth location in Canada and second in Saskatchewan, joining the Saskatoon location opened in May.
"Thousands of people across the region share Cabela's passion for adventure, and outdoor recreation is a huge draw in Regina, so this is a great fit," said Tommy Millner, Cabela's Chief Executive Officer. "Cabela's has a strong contingent of customers across the region and this store will allow us to better serve them. We're excited to take the next step."
The store will be built in Cabela's trademark style with an exterior of log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The interior will be designed to surround customers in the outdoor experience with wildlife memorabilia and trophy animal mounts, as well as a mountain replica featuring North American game animals re-created in their natural habitat. It also will feature a Fudge Shop, Bargain Cave and thousands of products, including hunting, fishing and camping gear, outdoor clothing, gifts and furnishings.
Cabela's Regina store will be an anchor tenant in the Grasslands Shopping Centre, which is being developed by Harvard Developments and includes Lowe's, Walmart, Golf Town and other businesses.
Currently, Cabela's operates 38 stores across the United States and Canada. The company will open a store in Rogers, Ark., on Aug. 30, and Union Gap, Wash., on Oct. 4. In addition to the Regina location, Cabela's has announced plans to open seven new stores in 2013 - Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Grandville, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Green Bay, Wis.; Thornton, Colo.; and Lone Tree, Colo. Additionally, in 2014, Cabela's plans to open locations in Anchorage, Alaska; Bristol, Va.; and Christiana, Del.
About Cabela's Incorporated
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CAB".
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