Gearhead Outfitters expands, adding Rock/Creek Outfitters, Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store

Gearhead Outfitters expands with acquisitions

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro-based outdoor retailer announced this week it has acquired a pair of out of state, outdoor retailers with the sale benefiting all concerned, officials said.

According to a media release, officials with Gearhead Outfitters said they purchased Tennessee-based Rock/Creek Outfitters as well as Illinois-based Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store.

Rock/Creek has seven retail locations in the Volunteer State, while Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store has five locations in the Chicago area and one in Wisconsin.

Ted Herget, who owns Gearhead Outfitters, said the acquisition will provide all three companies the perfect opportunity.

“We are passionate about brick and mortar retail, the outdoor industry, our communities and our mission,” Herget, who also founded Gearhead Outfitters, said. “The opportunity to acquire Rock/Creek and Uncle Dan’s has provided a unique opportunity for all three brands to align under those values as a family of outdoor specialty retailers. Our highest priority is to maintain the integrity of these companies, the brands we carry and to expand the influence of the outdoor industry.”

Herget also made the announcement in a post on the company’s Facebook page.

Gearhead Outfitters - Three Brands, One Family

We’ve got BIG news! Today, our team is excited to announce Gearhead’s acquisition of two heritage outdoor specialty retail brands—Rock/Creek Outfitters in Tennessee and Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store based in Illinois. We’d like to first say how thankful we are for you. We wouldn’t be here today without our customers. Together with Rock/Creek and Uncle Dan’s, our footprint will now be 23 stores across seven states. Our highest priority is to steward this opportunity well by maintaining the integrity of these companies, the brands we carry, and to expand the influence of the outdoor industry—all in a greater effort to serve you. We are excited, and looking forward to the future of this new family of brands. It’s GO time! Read the full press release here: #privatelyowned #acquisition #outdoors #outdoorindustry #specialtyretail #familyowned #gearheadoutfitters #itsGOtime

Posted by Gearhead Outfitters, Inc. on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Gearhead Outfitters has 10 stores in the Mid-South area, company officials said.

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