Salt Lake City, UT, May 23rd, 2013 – Representatives from Grizzly Hackle Holdings, LLC (GHH) and Fishwest, Inc. (FWI) announced this week that the two companies merged on May, 17th 2013.
Grizzly Hackle Holdings, LLC is currently a leader in brick and mortar retail sales with locations in Fullerton, CA (Bob Marriott’s Flyfishing Store), Sacramento, CA (Kiene’s Fly Shop) and Missoula, MT (Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop). Fishwest, Inc is an industry leader in global ecommerce and marketing fly fishing products on an international scale.
President and Founder of Fishwest, Inc., Dustin Carlson, will remain fully engaged in all aspects of the merged operation. He is assuming the role of Director of Operations with Grizzly Hackle Holdings, LLC.
ABOUT GRIZZLY HACK HOLDINGS
Grizzly Hackle Holdings owns and operates an expanding network of world-class fly shops, presently serving greater-Los Angeles, central-California, and western-Montana. The network of shops provides both experienced and novice anglers alike with extensive product inventories, expert advice, educational programs, local guiding, and global travel services.
Steve Jensen, Managing Director of Grizzly Hackle Holdings, said, “Our brick and mortar shops are dedicated to providing customers with an unsurpassed range of products and detailed practical advice in a ‘hands-on’ retail buying experience. We are incredibly blessed to bring Dustin and his Fishwest team into our organization. In addition to adding another great store front to our pod of shops, Fishwest will expand our network globally with its ecommerce operations and make us more efficient through its warehousing, customer service and shipping activities. There is an old saying that one plus one doesn’t always equal two; sometimes it equals 11. I believe that this is one of those situations.”
Founded in 1999, Fishwest, Inc. has grown to be a leader in multi-channel ecommerce sales. In addition to a brick and mortar retail location, Fishwest operates a warehousing facility for online order fulfillment. Fishwest has a dedicated full-time staff for its ecommerce operations that include customer service, social media and marketing, web development and shipping/receiving personnel.
President/CEO of Fishwest, Inc. Dustin Carlson said, “Fishwest has always been a pioneer in both the fly fishing and ecommerce space and I am beyond excited at the opportunity to integrate with some great retail fly shops. The ability to create an efficient, dynamic, multi-faceted company is going to be a wonderful project.”