(Oct. 30, 2012 - Anchorage, Alaska)...
Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will open a 100,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Outpost store in Anchorage, Alaska. The new store is targeted to open in time for the 2013 fishing season.
Located on Glenn Highway at Mountain View Drive, adjacent to Merrill Field Airport, the primary airport serving Alaska’s back country. All northbound vehicular traffic to all northern Alaska including Wasilla, Denali, Fairbanks and Mt. McKinley will pass directly by this high profile location.
In addition to being the world’s leading supplier of premium fishing tackle, Bass Pro Shops is also America’s leading supplier of hunting gear and is the top retailer of Remington and Winchester guns and ammo as well as the top retailer of Bowtech and PSE archery equipment.
Bass Pro Shops manufactures and sells the world’s leading brands of fishing boats--Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako factory direct to fishermen. Bass Pro Shops is also the No. 1 dealer in the U.S. for Arctic Cat ATV’s and UTV’s.
More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops offers equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. A gift and nature center will serve up a wide variety of outdoor-related items, from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture.
"We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to Anchorage and Alaska," stated Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops. "This highly visible and accessible location, makes it the perfect place for us to build what we hope will become our premier flagship "Outpost" store to better serve the sportsmen of Alaska and the millions of tourists that come to Alaska for the adventure of a lifetime."
"We look forward to offering a vast selection of high quality gear and Bass Pro Shops famous low prices combined with friendly, expert service to the sportsmen and women of Alaska." Bass Pro Shops opened its first Outpost store in Branson, MO in 2006 and it has been a tremendous hit with sportsmen. "We are very grateful to everyone at KIMCO Realty, owners of the recently opened Glenn Square Shopping Center, for the opportunity to be their feature retail store." Bass Pro Shops will fast track construction to expand 60,000 square feet of existing retail space. "We want to be open to serve anglers for the 2013 fishing season," Morris concluded.
FAMOUS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, Bass Pro Shops was one of only eight retailers in America named a J.D. Power Customer Service Champion, based on customer service excellence. Bass Pro Shops has also been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts as well as for what they do to support our military men and women. Bass Pro Shops was recently named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid.
The store will initially generate approximately 200 jobs which will be offered to the many outdoor enthusiasts in Alaska.
Approximately 3-4 acres adjacent to the store will be developed as a wetlands nature center and it, as well as the store, will pay tribute to Alaska’s great outdoor heritage.
Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people visiting its 77 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada this year.
Bass Pro Shops’ award-winning, outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education while delivering unmatched value and service to customers. The average customer stays 2 1/2 hours and drives an average distance of over 50 miles. Unique exterior and interior motifs have branded Bass Pro Shops as visually appealing, high-quality outdoor stores. The outdoors feel is brought indoors through massive log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species as well as an extensive collection of museum quality fish and wildlife mounts. Historic photos and exhibits will pay tribute to Alaska’s great outdoor heritage.
Bass Pro Shops opened its first Outpost store in Branson, MO in 2006. On May 12, 2009 Bass Pro Shops received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office registration No. 3, 621, 050 for Bass Pro Shops Outpost for: retail stores featuring clothing, home furnishings, fishing supplies, hunting supplies, camping supplies and sporting goods.
Additionally new Bass Pro Shops outdoor stores have been announced for Loveland, CO, Colorado Springs, CO; Atlantic City, NJ; Bristol, TN; Little Rock, AR; Memphis, TN; Bridgeport, CT and Sayreville, NJ.
About Bass Pro Shops: Bass Pro Shops currently operates 77 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada visited by over 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation?the American Rod & Gun wholesale division--which sells to more than 7,000 independently, owned retail stores worldwide. Outdoor World Incentives also sells Bass Pro Shops gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America. The Bass Pro Shops restaurant division has 28 locations. The company’s Tracker Marine Group (www.trackerboats.com) manufactures and sells Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats through Bass Pro Shops retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide. The Resort Group includes Big Cedar Lodge and other resort properties including restaurants and golf courses. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit the basspro website. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.