SIDNEY, NE- Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring the extraordinary Cabela's retail experience to four new markets in 2014 - Acworth, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Missoula, Mont.; and Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
Construction on the approximately 100,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela's plans to open the store in the fall of 2014. It will be located in the Cherokee Village development in the northeast quadrant of I-75 and Highway 92. Majestic Realty is developing the shopping center.
The Acworth store is expected to employ approximately 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Acworth and the surrounding area.
The store will be built in Cabela's next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with museum-quality wildlife displays. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store will include a large mountain replica, a Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Boat Shop, Indoor Archery Range, Deli and Fudge Shop.
The Acworth and Augusta stores are Cabela's first and second in Georgia.
"We are thrilled to bring Cabela's to a state with such a great outdoor tradition." said Tommy Millner, Cabela's Chief Executive Officer. "Georgia, especially the Acworth area, is full of sportsmen and women who share Cabela's enthusiasm for outdoor recreation. It is time to serve their needs with an extraordinary Cabela's store."
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and Cabela's plans to open the store in the spring of 2014. The 42,000-square-foot Cabela's Outpost store will be located on the south side of I-20 at Riverwatch Parkway in the Village at Riverwatch development. MGHerring is managing the development.
The store is expected to employ approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Augusta and the surrounding area.
Designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, Cabela's Outpost stores offer the same quality products and customer service for which Cabela's is famous. Cabela's opened its first Cabela's Outpost store in fall 2012 in Union Gap, Wash. In February, the company opened its second such location, in Saginaw, Mich.
The Augusta location will feature a Core-Flex floor plan allowing products to be rotated seasonally, as well as a rugged outdoor look and feel. It will include innovative digital signage and the same quality products and customer service for which Cabela's is famous.
"Cabela's is very excited about our two Georgia locations," Millner said. "Georgia is full of outdoorsmen and women who have supported our catalog and website for years. The Augusta Outpost store will be a great start to bringing Georgia the full Cabela's retail experience."
Construction on the Missoula location, also a Cabela's Outpost store, is scheduled to begin this fall. The company anticipates a summer 2014 opening. It will be Cabela's third Montana store, joining the Billings location opened in 2009 and a Kalispell location scheduled to open this fall.
Cabela's expects to employee approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, with most coming from Missoula and the surrounding area.
The store will be located on Brooks Street in the southeast quadrant of South Reserve Street and Highway 93, where the existing Kmart building will be razed as part of a growing retail development being called, "South Crossing." Woodbury Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the developer of the project.
The Missoula location will feature a rugged, outdoor look and feel, offering a robust selection of gear and seasonal products assortments, as well as museum-quality wildlife displays and an indoor archery range.
"Missoula has a proud tradition of outdoor recreation and is full of sportsmen and women who live the Cabela's lifestyle," Millner said. "The support from our loyal customers in Billings, along with the growing excitement around our recent announcement to open a store in Kalispell, made it an easy decision to extend the Cabela's retail footprint to Missoula."
Construction on the 70,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this summer and Cabela's anticipates a summer 2014 opening. It is expected to employee approximately 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Barrie and the surrounding area.
The store will be located near the intersection of Highway 400 and Mapleview Drive in the Park Place Shopping Centre, which is being developed by North American/CentreCorp.
The store will be built in Cabela's next-generation layout designed to surround customers in the outdoor experience. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, it will include a mountain replica featuring museum-quality wildlife displays, an indoor archery range, Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Deli and Fudge Shop.
"Thanks to the loyalty of our thousands of Canadian customers, and especially those across the province of Ontario, it was an easy decision to bring the Cabela's retail experience to Barrie," Millner said. "I can't say enough about Canada. It's a Cabela's kind of place."
Currently, Cabela's operates 45 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 19 over the next two years.
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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