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(Aug. 21, 2017) — NASCAR legend Mark Martin today cancelled an order for a $150,000 RV after Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis told his customers not to shop at his stores if they agreed with President Trump.

(Aug. 21, 2017) — Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner Brad Keselowski announced on Friday that he will be shutting down his Camping World Truck Series team, a venture that reportedly lost $1 million annually according to the driver.

(Aug. 17, 2017) — “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,” said Lemonis.

(Aug. 14, 2017) — On its second-quarter conference call, Camping World now says it may reopen as few as 40 former Gander Mountain locations, far short of earlier expectations, due to challenges renegotiating leases.

(Aug. 10, 2017) — A new-to-market company has rolled into town with a $20 million plan to capture a chunk of the Mid-Atlantic RV market – and it’s lured some former salespeople of a nearby competitor to gain its foothold, according to Richmond Biz Sense.

(August 7, 2017) — Monticello City Council members voted 5-0 last week to approve a request for a Development Stage Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Vehicle Sales and Rental, Auto Repair – Minor, and Accessory Office and Retail Uses from Camping World’s Monticello outlet.

(Aug. 2, 2017) — Dawn Petersen, general manager for retail at Camping World in Golden, Colo., said granting wishes of campers for Make-A-Wish kids has become somewhat commonplace.

(July 28, 2017) — Does Lemonis want to be in the retail or online business? Conventional wisdom says he can’t do both well. But, as anyone in the RV industry understands, Lemonis is anything but conventional.

(July 26, 2017) — Camping World Holdings announced plans for continued rapid expansion of RV dealerships, with the acquisition of Jack Sisemore Traveland in Amarillo, Tex.

(July 25, 2017) — Camping World announced plans for continued rapid expansion of RV dealerships, with the acquisition of American RV located in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to a press release.

(July 5, 2017)– According to the new head of Gander Mountain, layoffs aren’t necessarily layoffs.

(June 30, 2017) — “Our original goal was to initially open seventy or more stores, and while our initial list is now less than 70, we are not willing to open stores which we do not believe have a clear path to profitability,” said Lemonis.

(June 13, 2017) — A document uncovered during the discovery process in the drawn out battle between Camping World and RV dealer Gigi Stetler suggests that the company had no grounds to seek criminal charges against her, nor to seek her removal from the grounds of an equestrian event.

(June 12, 2017) — The sun was shining in Georgetown as hundreds of people came out to watch a controversial flag raising at a new camping world location.

(June 9, 2017) — In acquiring Gander Mountain, Camping World is adding 3 million customers who “hunt, fish and camp” to its database. That will open up opportunities to sell RVs or a truck camper, as well as club memberships, SGB Media reported.

(June 2, 2017) — After 14 years acting as Camping World’s chief business development officer, John Sirpilla has retired from his post, according to an update made to his LinkedIn profile yesterday and reported today by RV Pro.

(June 2, 2017) — Camping World Holdings announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.1532 per share on the company’s class A common stock and a cash distribution of $0.08 per common unit on CWGS Enterprises, common units.

(May 29, 2017) — Camping World Holdings posted its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter.

(May 25, 2017) — “This important acquisition reinforces our commitment to further expansion in the state of Virginia and our focus on increased market share with our countrywide expansion,” Moody said. It is Camping World’s eighth dealership acquisition of 2017.

(May 12, 2017) — Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World which purchased the Gander Mountain leases and name, tweeted on Thursday that the stores remaining open will be renamed Gander Outdoors.


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