Madison Heights, Mich. — Walmart-owned Moosejaw, a leading retailer specializing in outdoor gear and apparel, is opening its first physical store in Arkansas on October 21. The store is located in Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, just blocks from where Sam Walton opened Walton’s 5 & 10 in 1950.
Moosejaw, which was acquired by Walmart in 2017, carries top outdoors brands for bike and snow enthusiasts, as well as well-known apparel and footwear labels. The Bentonville location is 6,000 square feet, making it the second largest Moosejaw store in the country. The size will allow the retailer space to offer an expanded assortment that includes bikes and snowsports equipment and tuning services.
“Bentonville has become one of the top mountain biking destinations in the U.S., so we wanted to be there and bring cool brands like Evil and Rocky Mountain Bikes to the area,” says Eoin Comerford, CEO of Moosejaw. “We were particularly attracted to downtown due to the proximity to the trails and ongoing revitalization and investment in pedestrian malls, hotels and more. Our backpacking and snow sports assortment will also fill gaps in the local market. The Ozarks are right in our backyard and world-class skiing is a 2-hour flight away.”
The acquisition of Moosejaw represents Walmart’s broader commitment to continue to deliver an expanded assortment of high-quality items to customers shopping online.
This will be Moosejaw’s 12th physical location and is complemented by a robust online shopping platform. The new store will offer curbside pickup and orders by phone. Customer can also schedule appointments for bike tuning services including tube changes, cable installs and brake adjustments.
Founded in 1992, Moosejaw is a leading online active outdoor retailer with a large web presence as well as 12 physical stores. It carries more than 500 brands, including The North Face, Marmot, Fjallraven and includes an extensive assortment of apparel and gear for climbing, hiking, camping, snow sports, yoga, water sports and biking. Acquired by Walmart in 2017, Moosejaw is headquartered in Madison Heights, Mich.
Walmart Inc. has approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and e-commerce websites. For more information, visit https://corporate.walmart.com.
SOURCE: Walmart Inc.