Skip to comments.Why Hornady Stopped Selling Ammunition to Walmart 12 Years Ago
Posted on 09/10/2019 8:33:00 AM PDT by servo1969
When Walmart made its most recent decision to flip the firearms industry the bird by changing multiple policies, Hornady Manufacturing reminded all of us that they stopped doing business with the retail giant back in 2007. Jason Hornady's quote from 2007, shows that the company sticks to its values and doesn't shy away from making tough decisions. Jason is the vice president of Hornady, and we were able to pick his brain about his past dealings with Walmart and what he thinks the effects will be from Walmart's decision.
RECOIL: Why did Hornady decide to stop selling to Walmart back in 2007?
Jason Hornady: In my previous life, I worked for a company that lived and died by Walmart. And like many companies, Walmart treated them poorly. And, as we were going through these things with Walmart, I decided that if I was ever in a situation where I didn't have to do business with them, I would not. And when I got to Hornady, we were doing some business with them, it wasn't a lot, but they started to become difficult to work with again. I was in a situation where I made the decision for our company to walk away and everybody in the company supported my decision. And we have not looked back.
(Excerpt) Read more at recoilweb.com ...
"From what we understand, each Walmart store manager has the power to bring in products they feel are applicable to the marketplace, and so in markets there places where they can purchase from distributors. We do business with a lot of wholesalers who distribute our products, and so, what has happened is in certain areas Walmart managers have opted to bring in merchandise through distribution. And, we wouldn't necessarily know about it; There's no way for us to track that, but we do not have any direct accounts with Walmart or Walmart.com. We have no interest in doing business with them."
Every one of the cartridges in every carry gun I have seems to say Hornady on the head.
Good point and I agree.
I haven't been in a Walmart since they went Commie.
We never buy ammo at walmart anyway.
I use nothing but Hornady products in our pistols, factory ammo or bullets its all Hornady.
We dont believe that they [Walmart] were going to be good long run customers. And it turns out we were right. We feel the same way about other companies- we dont sell to Gander Mountain direct. I believe the person in charge there is anti-gun. Until he calls my father and me and says hes not, we choose not to sell to them direct. We chose not to do business with Sports Authority because of the same thing; they werent good partners. We chose not to do business with the state agency of New York after Andrew Cuomo came out and said he was going to try and break the firearms industry. Were lucky that we can choose people that we think see the world the way we do.
Suppliers to Wal Mart must accept being paid in 180 days...
1. Good on Hornady for sticking to its, and its customers’, values.
2. Doing business with Walmart sounds tempting - it is, after all, the single largest retailer on the planet. However, its management has long been aware of that fact and has utilized it to utterly screw with its suppliers. Here’s what they do: if you can overcome all of the hurdles and bureaucracy to get your product approved, you must sign a contract with them. That contract mandates that you open up all of the books and records of your business to them, so that they can see exactly what your production costs and profit margins are. They will then gradually but inexorably, reduce your profit margin to the barest minimum for you to stay in business. So, in the immortal words of Republic Admiral Ackbar: “It’s a trap!!!
It’s just time to draw the line and quit Wal-Mart on all shopping requirements, period. You have other options, and the money tends to stay in your local region.
Let the local gun shops sell ammunition.
And while we are at it ...
Let auto part shops sell parts.
Let bicycle shops sell bikes.
Let produce shops sell produce.
Let electronic shops sell gadgets.
Let Walmart sell soap.
I actually tried to buy ammo at the local Wally World and could not do it! No one who had the key to the ammo case was anywhere to be found. Got a way better deal online anyway...even with shipping!
After reading through the article, it sounds to be like Hornady is a well run business that considers the best interests of its customers, as well as itself. Pretty smart. Goodwill is invaluable.
Its just time to draw the line and quit Wal-Mart on all shopping requirements, period. You have other options, and the money tends to stay in your local region.
I find it more than a little ironic (if not utterly hypocritical) that WM has stopped selling certain guns and certain ammo to everyone because some criminals and some demented individuals have killed and wounded innocents with those products...but, at the same time, WM continues to sell cigarettes, beer and wine, given that cancer and alcoholism kill dozens of times more people. Further, they are also still selling prescription drugs, and a pretty strong case can be made that most of the demented perpetrators of mass killings (whether WM customers or not) are demented because of the side effects of some of those drugs.
Yeah, screw WM! Poor Sam, though - they guy thought he was finally at piece, and now suddenly he’s got to be spinning at about 10,000 RPM.
“...but, at the same time, WM continues to sell cigarettes, beer and wine, given that cancer and alcoholism kill dozens of times more people.”
What fun that would be if it happened in every WM 2 or 3 times a week. They’d not only have to spend a not so small fortune having associates put the products back on the shelves, but pretty soon higher level WM management would understand that they are losing a ton of money because they were a bunch of cowards for giving into the lunatic Left.
They used to be great for the $8 550rd box of Federal bulk .22lr. I havent been in a Walmart since those disappeared.
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