Canada-based UFA (United Farmers of Alberta), which in March acquired 15 Sportsman's Warehouse locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, has renamed those stores Wholesale Sports. The Calgary-based co-operative earlier had purchased Wholesale Sports, a Canadian outdoor retailer, in July 2008.
With the conversions, there are now 23 Wholesale Sports locations in Western Canada and the U.S. Besides the converted stores, Wholesale Sports has a flagship store in Calgary, as well as stores in Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Grande Prairie, Winnipeg and Kamloops. The co-operative plans to open two more stores in Canada before the end of this year.
Utah's Sportsman's Warehouse continues to reorganize in bankruptcy proceedings with a plan to emerge around a group of smaller, profitable stores.
Prior to Chapter 11 filing on March 21, Sportsman's Warehouse sold the 15 stores to UFA and moved to liquidate 23 others. It now has 29 stores in operation.