Bass Pro Shops CEO talks to Cabela’s workers about what merger means for them

Bass Pro Shops’ CEO has told Cabela’s employees that he won’t plant false hopes about their jobs after his company completes its purchase of Cabela’s but repeated earlier statements that some operations will stay in the Nebraska town where Cabela’s was founded.

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Last week’s announcement of the $4.5 billion deal to buy Cabela’s raised questions about the roughly 2,000 people the company employs at its Sidney, Neb., headquarters. The combined headquarters will be in Springfield, Mo. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris told about 250 Cabela’s employees at a Sidney meeting Tuesday that there will be some “slimming down” because of function duplication. Morris said without details that “important, significant jobs” will remain in Sidney. A Cabela’s representative didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

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