Camping World Touts Expansion Plans
Camping World today (Oct. 26) announced a series of store openings in new markets over the next 12 months.
“Camping World is poised for growth in every segment of our business with a goal of 100 stores by 2014,” Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s chairman and CEO, stated in a news release. “A larger store base will allow us to better serve our 4 million customers nationwide and our 1.3 million Good Sam members. As our ecommerce business continues to explode with record traffic, page visits and sales, we will continue to invest in our brick and mortar business units with the addition of over 200 service bays nationwide in the next 12 months including more paint and collision centers, accessory stores and RV dealerships.”
Retail accessories store expansions are currently planned in Fort Myers, Fla., Detroit, Nashville, Tenn., Las Vegas, Tucson, Ariz., and Knoxville, Tenn., including RV sales offerings in select locations.
Additionally, new store openings are on tap in Florida including Orlando, Ocala, Cocoa Beach and South Florida, along with locations in Oklahoma, the New England states, Virginia, Texas and Washington state. Openings are also slated for Raleigh, N.C., and Harrisburg, Pa.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to grow our business through stand-alone new store openings as well as partnering with quality RV dealerships in strong RV markets,” said John A. Sirpilla, president of Camping World’s accessory division. “This strategy not only supports our consumer base but provides a great value to our vendor partners. As our national network continues to expand our brand value increases and the traffic benefits we offer a dealer partner multiply.”
Camping World currently operates 81 Super Centers nationwide. Camping World is owned by Good Sam Enterprises LLC, parent company of Woodall’s Campground Management and WOODALLSCM.com.