By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
Charles E. Ramirez for The Detroit News:
Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods said it is closing most Moosejaw stores but will continue to sell outdoor sporting equipment through its Moosejaw.com website. The three brick-and-mortar Moosejaw stores that will remain open are located in Birmingham in Oakland County, Salt Lake City and Bentonville, Arkansas, the company said.
The move comes about seven months after DICK’S announced it was acquiring Moosejaw from Walmart.
Walmart bought Moosejaw in 2017 for $51 million.
The story is always the same: Big corp buys smaller corp, closes it down. Online store continues to operate while SEO is still valid for a couple more years while shipping will be consolidated from one warehouse. It’s a shame really, outdoor gear is trendy and the industry is growing right now and these ‘giants of industry’ can’t figure out how to operate local retail stores.