Wholesale Sports

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Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters
Industry Retail
Headquarters Calgary
Products Hunting, fishing, camping gear and apparel
Number of employees
501-1000 employees
Website www.wholesalesports.com/

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters was a Canadian owned and operated retailer in western Canada of hunting, fishing and camping gear and apparel, that provided advice and merchandise for outdoor sports and activities.

History[edit]

Wholesale Sports offered equipment, clothing and accessories in the camping, hunting, and fishing categories to outdoor enthusiasts across western Canada. Founded by two brothers from Calgary, they acquired local retailers including Frenchy's and Barottos Sports, establishing Wholesale Sports as a retailer and distributor to western Canada's sportsmen and women. Over time, Wholesale Sports acquired and opened additional stores in Edmonton, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Kamloops.

UFA acquired Wholesale Sports Canada in early 2008.[1] A year later, they acquired the leases of 15 Sportsman’s Warehouse stores with an employee base of 1,200. Sportsman’s Warehouse, a privately held Salt Lake City-based outdoor adventure retailer, had 68 locations throughout the U.S. before UFA acquired 15 sites.[2] The Fargo, North Dakota location was closed in July 2011, leaving 14 stores in the U.S., and 11 in Canada. In 2013 UFA divested its U.S. Wholesale Sports business.[3]

Wholesale Sports opened its 12th and 13th Canadian locations in Prince George, B.C. (2013),[4] and Westbank, B.C. (2014).[5]

In early 2015, Wholesale Sports implemented a new e-commerce platform at www.wholesalesports.com/[6][7]

In 2016, Wholesale Sports closed its Regina Location.

As of September 14, 2017 they will be closing all stores.

Last business day of retail sales before closing permanently will be December 28th, 2017.

Brands Carried[edit]

Main brands currently sold at Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters:

Bear Archery
Browning
Bushnell
Coleman
Columbia
Excalibur Crossbow
G. Loomis
Gerber
Mountain Hardwear
Orvis
Primos Hunting
Remington
Shakespeare
Shimano
Sitka
The North Face
Trophy Ridge
Winchester Ammunition
Under Armour
Vortex

Locations[edit]

State/Province City
Alberta Calgary
Alberta North Edmonton
Alberta South Edmonton
Alberta Grande Prairie
Alberta Lethbridge
British Columbia Kamloops
British Columbia Langley
British Columbia Nanaimo
British Columbia Prince George
British Columbia Westbank
Manitoba Winnipeg
Saskatchewan Saskatoon

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