So has anyone had any problems with MEC lately. I have noticed alot of things when I go in there, and it makes me think of the WalMart going into towns and driving out small retailers.....
We had alot of smaller 'outdoor stores' in Winnipeg, since MEC has come in, a few have closed, and some have attributed their closing to MEC's presence.
lately staff have no clue about anything they sell
The local store is poorly stocked ( No Winter cycling gear in Winnipeg?)
A commitment to Canadian made, sustainable products, yet they close serratus
Keep opening more stores ( next one in Burlington, ON)
trend away from outside and backcountry activities - e.g selection of stoves and tents shrinks but I can get pyrex wine glasses?
Board of directors seems weighted heavily to each coast, and doesn't seem to have regional representation
minutes and transcripts from AGMs take extremely long to get disseminated ( if at all - last AGM was in april, website said minutes were to be posted June, then July and now there is no mention of them at all)
Is there suitable independence between board and managment? At last AGM, a rule about movement between the two was waived to allow a board member to assume a senior management position.
I may be wrong, but I think their treasurer was the CEO prior to becoming treasurer.
Just some points to discuss / think about ..........
(and as a disclaimer, I may not necessarily agree with the above, I am just putting them out for discussion)