Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
I don't think any of the candidates intend to stray too far from MEC's roots.
Here's the challenge:
Amazon, REI, GearXpress, Moosejaw, Lacrodee, backcountry.com, Department of Goods... not to deals direct from the manufacturer (Helly Hansen, BCA). That's my personal list of online merchants that I have bought gear and clothing from over the past few years. I like MEC but there isn't a brick and mortar store in my town so I buy stuff online, as does everyone I know. It's so easy just to hit google and find someplace that is selling something cheaper than anywhere else. MEC has decent pricing and a good website but how do they stay afloat?
I can't answer that... I think despite all the things MEC is doing well they cannot stay complacent and need the best individuals possible on their board.