4.12.2018

Keep your personal politics out of your business... Gander Mountain/Camping World I'm talking to you.

Source.

Marcus Lemonis, is the host of CNBC’s The Profit and the CEO of Camping World.  What I didn't realize until I saw the headline is that he is also the Gander Mountain owner.   In the past few years I've actually felt bad for Gander Mountain - like the Kmart behind Walmart and K-mart, it barely kept its head above water in regards to the big retail siblings Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop.  I even made sure to shop there with my son a couple times out of respect to them and trying to give them business.  

Now that I know Lemonis is the new head honcho... good riddance.

Not because I'm a Trump supporter (no, I actually didn't vote for him... I didn't like ANY of the choices during that election) but because I am sick to death of corporations and companies taking political stances that they need to keep separate from business.


New Gander Mountain Owner Facing Backlash Over Anti-Trump Comment


Lemonis, who is also the CEO of Camping World, said, “There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days and if they are, quite frankly, don’t shop at my business.”



Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and the host of CNBC’s The Profit went on the show August 16 and told the hosts of Power Lunch, “There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days and if they are, quite frankly, don’t shop at my business.”


A 2012 national survey of hunters and anglers by the National Wildlife Federation shows 42 percent of hunters and anglers identify as Republican, while 32 percent identify as Independent and just 18 percent consider themselves Democrat. 

Of those surveyed, 50 percent claim to have a conservative ideology, while another 37 percent consider themselves to be more moderate. Just 10 percent of hunters and anglers claim to have a liberal ideology.
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