How St. Louis retailers are dealing with leftover Rams gear

Since the Rams announced their move to Los Angeles, St. Louis-area retailers have been dealing with leftover merchandise in a variety of ways, including deep discounts and donations.

Leslie Hoffman, manager of Rally House in Brentwood, said customers have had mixed emotions about purchasing items that include the Rams logo, but collectors and bargain hunters are keeping the inventory moving, albeit with deep discounts of up to 75 percent off.

Olympic Sporting Goods owner Greg Domian said he’s begun donating Rams items to local charities and organizations, including local schools for charity nights and auctions. He has also been marketing his remaining inventory on the West Coast.

Retailers and sporting goods stores will also face finding products to replace Rams gear sales next year, though merchandise from other NFL teams like the Kansas City Chiefs or Green Bay Packers is not expected to bring in as much revenue as Rams inventory once did.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal


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