The Camping World CEO figures your political and social beliefs are his business.
Apparently the CEO of Camping World has decided that instead of concentrating on providing his customer base with camping products and fine customer service to grow a business, which is what a CEO is hired to do, he has decided that the portion of his customer base who voted for Donald Trump are not longer welcome at their locations all over the United States.
Just in case you don’t want to click on the MSNBC link above:
Serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis had some choice words on Wednesday about those who may support President Donald Trump’s response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
So, if I come to a Democratic fundraiser and cause violence…will MSNBC refer to it as a “violent Democratic Fundraiser?” I’m not absolving the supremacists who came, just wondering if there’s a standard way of referring to a violent clash between hundreds of people who are angry and wrong…and thousands of people who are angry and wrong.
“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, who is CEO of Camping World and host of CNBC’s “The Profit.”
He has a perfect right to cut his company’s profits by chasing away customers. In fact, if more CEOs took this strategy, more companies would earn less and CEO salaries would decline…which is a goal of the left anyway.
Walmart carries almost all the accessories that are needed for a camping family like mine. Any camper specific accessory can be had online. When I was last in a Camping World, the staff was pretty unhelpful. They are much more interested in selling big campers, than helping out someone who has a problem with an existing unit.
We don’t need your company. We will go to your competitor.
The MSNBC story notes that he has issued an apology. I don’t care.
Camping World Holdings, Inc. Competition
Camping World customers are happy campers. The firm is one the largest retailers of RV and camping accessories and maintenance supplies. Its 10,000-plus products, usually unavailable at general merchandise retailers, are promoted via website, catalogs, and 120 retail locations in 36 states. Camping World also rents and sells new and used RVs and provides repair and collision services, such as bodywork and interior appliance fixes, at more than 500 service bays. Other services include RV and auto insurance and refinancing. Founded in 1966 by David Garvin, Camping World went public in 2016.
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