Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

June 05, 2013 13:55 ET

Wholesale Sports to Open New Location in Prince George, BC

Doors to Open Early September, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) - Calgary-based Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters, announced today the opening of a new location in Prince George, BC. The 34,000 square foot store, dedicated to hunting, fishing, camping and people who have a love of the great outdoors, will be located between Victoria Street and Redwood Street in the downtown core. The store grand opening will be early September, 2013.

"We are very excited to be welcomed into the Prince George community," said Wholesale Sports Chief Operating Officer, Glenn Bingley. "Prince George is a wonderland for everyone who is obsessed with the great outdoors and we can't wait to be part of the adventure."

Wholesale Sports has been part of the Canadian outdoor industry for more than 30 years and is recognized for its quality assortment of outdoor gear, expertise and the dedication of its sales associates to the customer experience. "We carry nearly 30,000 products for the outdoors and employ passionate, knowledgeable people," explained Bingley. "With everything under one roof, sportsmen and women will spend less time looking for gear and advice and more time in the woods or on the lake."

Bingley explained that Prince George has been on the Wholesale Sports radar for several years. "It is an ideal outdoor market. It's close to a vast area that is known for great hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. It's a growing economic center with a business friendly council and administration, but most importantly, we share a passion with the people of Prince George for the outdoor lifestyle. We could not be more excited about coming to Prince George."

Wholesale Sports recently sold 14 US stores in the Pacific Northwest and is now focused on growth in the Canadian market. "Building our presence in Western Canada makes sense. We know this market and we're fixated on helping our fellow outdoorsmen and women create amazing experiences and memories. The customer experience is first and foremost for us."

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calgary-based UFA Co- operative Limited. With 12 stores and more than 450,000 sq. ft. of retail space, Wholesale Sports is the largest retailer in Western Canada dedicated to the outdoors. At each Wholesale Sports location customers find all the gear, equipment and people that help turn the good outdoors into the Great Outdoors.

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