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Austin, Texas (July 28, 2017) - Outdoor adventure and action gear specialty retailer, Summit Sports, announces the acquisition of Kentucky-based Loucon, LLC. Summit Sports is excited to grow their business once again, near the one year anniversary of their most recent acquisition of Texas-based Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK).
What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas? Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential. They took a tiny specialty paddling shop and developed it into the booming business it is today. Starting with the flagship store in Austin, TX and then growing across Central Texas, ACK has developed into one of Texas’s largest kayak fishing and outdoor retailer while maintaining its mom-and-pop shop feel in each of its brick and mortar locations.
ACK President/Co-Owner, Steve Messana and VP of Store Operations/Co-Owner, Chris Hackerd took a detour on their way to the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah to partake in an exhilarating mountain bike adventure in none other than MOAB! I'd ask them for all the details but as always, they are busy so instead we'll share a visual experience — one that will certainly help you understand why it's considered one of the best places to go mountain biking in America.
The ACK merchandising team spent last week at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City to check out the latest and greatest products as well as revisit others that remained tried and true. On day one of the show the team was invited to the Wilderness Systems booth to go over new products, review changes to current products, and best of all get a sneak peek of something very special, The Wilderness Systems Advanced Tactical Angler Kayak.
You could hear a pin drop today in the main ACK office. The offices are about half empty as team ACK heads to the airport to be whisked away to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer (OR).
Austin, Texas (January 23, 2012) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), announces the acceptance of the SNEWS/Backpacker “Best Online Retailer” award. The award recognizes retailers who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and who serve as visionaries for the outdoor market and leaders of the communities they serve.
Congrats to Our Friends at Seals! Sea Kayaker Magazine asked readers to vote for their favorite paddlesports gear and accessories this year and our friends at Seals won "Best Spraydeck" for the Extreme Tour Sprayskirt!