Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE: CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to open a Cabela’s Outpost Store in Kalispell, Mont.
Construction on the 42,000-square-foot location is scheduled to begin in spring 2013 and Cabela’s expects to open the store in the fall of 2013. It will be Cabela’s second store in Montana, joining the Billings location.
Cabela’s anticipates the store will employ about 75 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. It will be located near W Reserve Drive along U.S. Route 93. The area also includes Lowe’s, Costco, The Home Depot, Best Buy and Target, among other businesses.
“Kalispell is unique in many ways, but what makes it a Cabela’s kind of place is the passion people have for outdoor recreation,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “The area is full of outdoorsmen and women who truly live and breathe the Cabela’s lifestyle. We look forward to serving them for many years to come.”Designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, Cabela’s Outposts will serve customers in markets of less than 250,000 across North America. The Kalispell 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. Customers in Kalispell will be treated to the unique Cabela’s shopping experience with access to Cabela’s thousands of outdoor products via online order kiosks, as well as free shipping with an In-Store Pickup program. In-Store Pickup allows customers to order Cabela’s gear ahead of time and pick it up at their convenience at the store of their choice. Currently, Cabela’s operates 39 stores across the United States and Canada. The company will open its first Cabela’s Outpost store Oct. 4 in Union Gap, Wash., and has announced plans to open another in Saginaw, Mich., in 2013. Additionally, Cabela’s has announced plans to open 10 next-generation stores, ranging from about 80,000- to 100,000-square-feet, by the end of 2014.