Sportman’s Warehouse to open second store in South Carolina
By Christen Smith
Sportman’s Warehouse will open its Anderson, South Carolina location in late 2018. (Photo: Sportman’s Warehouse/Facebook)
Sportman’s Warehouse detailed plans last month to open a second location in South Carolina.
The newest store will open late 2018 at a former Kmart on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson, according to a Nov. 16 press release. The outdoor retailer also operates a store two hours east in Columbia.
“We are excited to further expand our presence in South Carolina as we know this state very well. This new market has a large user base that is currently under served through existing retailers,” said John Schaefer, Sportsman’s Warehouse CEO. “The addition of this store keeps with our business plan, promoting stable growth that will benefit our company, our vendors, and most importantly, our loyal customers for many years to come.”
The new store will bring Sportman’s Warehouse total footprint to 90 locations across 22 states — mostly in the western and southeastern United States. It’s positive news for the company as the industry struggles with flattened gun sales.
Schaefer told investors last month same store overall sales for the chain declined 7 percent for the quarter ending Oct. 28 — driven by a 12.4 percent dip in demand for firearms and a 19.4 percent loss in ammunition.
“Our third quarter results