Searching for a signal about how consumers will spend their discretionary dollars? Look no further than outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops (BPS), many of whose over-the-top megastores contain large casual dining seafood operations that operate under the Islamorada Fish Company brand. The new BPS store in Altoona, IA, near Des Moines, has a restaurant, too, but it’s a scaled-back concept called Uncle Buck’s. When a savvy retail giant like Bass Pro Shops (60 stores, $1.9 billion in sales, more ...

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