As a full line Sporting Goods Store selling all things Shooting - one wouldn't be surprised to see this sign on our store.
Remington has announced that they will no longer sell direct to independent dealers like Mace Sports, Inc. Therefore we have no choice but to buy through distributors (if we buy) which adds another level of markup to our cost and the price to you the consumer.
Remington is exempting big-box stores from their policy giving them a lower cost and an unfair advantage over independent retailers. As a result, we plan to limit our offering of Remington product.
An article in Shooting Sports Retailer this week sums it up pretty nicely...
"In a move that has some retailers flummoxed, Remington Outdoor Company has confirmed the company will only sell its firearms to retailers through wholesalers, rather than directly to gun stores.
According to Remington spokesperson Jessica Kallam, the company believes the change “improves service to the independent retailer.”
“Independent retailers will continue to stock [Remington Outdoor Company] products, albeit supplied through distribution, i.e. wholesalers,” she told Shooting Sports Retailer.
Big box stores like Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops are exempt from the new policy.
“There will not be a narrowing of availability of [Remington] products on the retail shelf,” Kallam said."
We never dreamed our Grand Re-Opening would be so well attended. We want to say a big Thank You to all of our great customers. It was good to see folks that we haven’t seen in a while and to meet all the new customers as well. It's nice to have a few minutes to talk with folks and hear what's been happening with them.
We had some great prices on lots of product and some free stuff (t-shirts, Hats, Magazines, Insulated Mugs…) with purchases. I know the lines were long and the wait was longer than usual and for that we’re sorry.
The drawing(s) for free guns and coolers is scheduled for the end of September. So if you haven’t already entered stop by and put your name in the pot.
This would not have been as great of a success if we had not had the support of manufactures and their reps. We want to say another big Thank You to all the guys that were there to answer questions and help our customers.
We also want to thank our great staff at Mace Sports for all the extra hours and extra effort to make all of this a true success.
Although we tried really hard to get everything on the inside of the store done for the Grand Re-Opening we didn’t quite hit the mark. You may have noticed the new display counters sitting at the firearm counter area. Well… they were supposed to be installed the end of June and were delayed until a couple of weeks before the G.O. and once we had them - we had them measured for glass and that was going to be done last week but no, it’s not there yet.
Follow us over the next few months as we continue to make changes to the inside of Mace Sport’s new store…