Cabela's, other outdoor retailers take aim at Twin Cities

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2013 - 9:18 PM

When a slimmed-down Cabela’s arrives in Woodbury, the struggle among outdoors retailers will become much more intense.

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habibwFeb. 9, 13 8:29 PM

I went to the Cabela's in Rogers today, it seemed to have lost some of it's shine.There were boots for sale in the Bargain Cave with mud on them, they also had stained shirts there also. Maybe its because I usually dont go there this time of year and they are getting ready for Spring. I hope so

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jtriceFeb. 9, 1310:16 PM

Buy local, shop Midwest Mountaineering!

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sixonetwoFeb. 10, 13 8:56 AM

Interesting concept with the smaller footprint. Likely more of the lifestyle consumer with that type of offering. In regards to jtrice - in full disclosure I am a longtime customer of Midwest MTNRNG, but your point is moot; there's only a small bit of overlap in the product lines and even there the customer is TOTALLY different. Not even a threat to each other.

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jtriceFeb. 10, 1310:04 AM

@ sixonetwo - well for starters there's huge overlap in clothing and footwear, and all that camping gear. Then Kayaks and canoes come to mind. Take that away from Midwest Mountaineering and I think they would have to fold. I'll say it again; shop local!

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quincy7981Feb. 11, 13 4:22 PM

From the article: "For many hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Minnesota, a trip to Cabela’s means trekking to Owatonna, Rogers or East Grand Forks for a daylong experience..." Umm, this seems pretty obvious, but Rogers is in Hennepin County, not South Dakota for pete's sake. According to mapquest, the Rogers store is 24 miles from Minneapolis and the Woodbury location will be 19 miles. Not exactly a big difference, especially if you want the larger selection at a larger store. Most people, myself included like the Rogers location b/c it's on the way to the cabin and to the lakes areas, which can't be said for Woodbury.

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