Cautiously Optimistic About the Bass Pro Shops-Cabela’s Merger

On Monday, Bass Pro Shops announced it had bought out its longtime competitor Cabela’s with a $5.5 billion buyout. Here’s more about it from Wall Street Journal:

The companies are pioneers of a concept now-coveted by retailers of all stripes: stores that double as both shopping centers and entertainment destinations. Both Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops have earned cult followings for their oversize outposts filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoors gear, as well as ornate taxidermy and fishing exhibits.

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