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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Wholesale Sports Canada to Liquidate

Wholesale Sports Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) announced today the orderly wind down and eventual closure of its 12 retail locations in the four western Canadian provinces. The inventory liquidation sales will begin on Friday, September 15, 2017 and will be managed through Gordon Brothers, an industry-leading inventory asset management specialist.

“This was an all-inclusive business decision that, while difficult, was made in the best interest of UFA on behalf of our members,” said Carol Kitchen, UFA President and Chief Executive Officer.

“There were numerous external factors that led to this decision including an increasingly competitive environment, the continued shift to on-line purchases and an overall slowing of consumer discretionary spending as a whole, including the outdoor industry. The orderly wind down of Wholesale Sports will allow UFA to focus on its core business of agriculture and petroleum,” said Kitchen.

Official sales will begin at each of the 12 retail locations, starting at their regular store hours, on Friday, September 15, and will continue until December 28, 2017. No new online purchases will be processed after 3:00 PM (MST) today, as the Wholesale Sports website becomes a static webpage that only offers customers information on the sales event. All current open on-line orders will be fulfilled.

“We thoroughly appreciate the loyalty from both our customers and Wholesale Sports employees and wish to sincerely thank each of them for their support and service over the years,” said Kitchen.

A full listing of closing locations and addresses:

Manitoba: 1 location
Wholesale Sports–Winnipeg
1225 St. James Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3H 0K9
(204) 663-1094

Saskatchewan: 1 location
Wholesale Sports –Saskatoon
2828 Idylwyld Dr. N
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7L 5Y6
(306) 931-4475

Alberta: 5 locations
Wholesale Sports –Lethbridge
3160 Fairway Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 6T9
(403) 327-5760

Wholesale Sports –Calgary
25 Heritage Meadows Way SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0A7
(403) 253-5566

Wholesale Sports –South Edmonton
2033-98 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6N 1K2
(780) 461-2001

Wholesale Sports –North Edmonton
12610 St Albert Tr NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 4S5
(780) 477-3737

Wholesale Sports –Grande Prairie
11120-100 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta  T8V 7L2
(780) 532-3300

British Columbia locations:  5 locations

Wholesale Sports –Prince George
1617 Victoria Street
Prince George, British Columbia  V2L 2L4
(250) 563 1689

Wholesale Sports –Kamloops
925 Notre Dame Drive
Kamloops, British Columbia  V2C 5N9
(250) 377-3966

Wholesale Sports –Westbank
3600 Carrington Rd
Westbank, British Columbia  V4T 3K7
(250) 768-1269

Wholesale Sports –Langley
20175 Langley Bypass
Langley, British Columbia  V3A 6K9
(604) 530 3413

Wholesale Sports –Nanaimo
4900 Wellington Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 4B8
(250) 729-2668


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