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Camping World Eliminates BP’s Castrol Brand

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June 7, 2010 by   6 Comments

Camping World, America’s largest recreational vehicle retailer and RV maintenance and repair provider, announced today its decision to terminate aCamping World logo long-standing relationship with BP’s Castrol Oil, effective immediately.

This decision is based on BP’s oil release that has resulted in the catastrophe off the Gulf Coast, according to a news release.

“We at Camping World are saddened by the impact the disaster has had on the communities we serve,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based retailer. “We consider BP’s behavior irresponsible and wish to sever our relationship. BP’s Castrol Oil will no longer be offered at any Camping World location nationwide.”

Camping World will deplete their remaining inventory of BP’s Castrol Oil products and donate the proceeds to helping in the disaster-relief efforts. The company is currently in discussions with several leading product providers to replace the significant category of their service and repair business. Camping World expects to name a replacement provider in the coming weeks.

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6 Responses to “Camping World Eliminates BP’s Castrol Brand”

  1. Dr King on June 7th, 2010 5:35 pm

    Anything for a Headline!

  2. Hubert Smith on June 8th, 2010 1:37 pm

    I thank it is a shame that a company such as yours would Condem a company any company for having an accident. I thank you will live to regret your decision
    I am a Presidental Club member

  3. Bob Taylor on June 8th, 2010 6:29 pm

    That is stupid. If BP does not have any business how can they pay for the clean up? If Camping World was really serious they would sell BP products and donate some of the money to groups or organizations who are going to be helping with the clean up.
    I agree with Dr. King, anything for a headline.

  4. Al Hesselbart on June 9th, 2010 10:05 am

    I agree totally, to join in with the panic mongering press in an attempt to prevent BP from being able to support the long term cleanup efforts is counter-productive. The spill and its cause – the explosion on the drill rig – is obviously an accident and all knowlegeble parties agree that BP is doing everything known to remedy the situation. If Camping World were serious, they would support the effort not try to defeat it.

  5. Mike Thibeau on June 9th, 2010 12:34 pm

    You don’t have accidents within your organization?!! I’m very confident that the BOP valve installed was expected to do it’s job!! You think that BP is blatantly not doing everything they can to get this spill under control? This decision may come back to haunt you! Hindsight is always 20/20, so of course everybody will have all the answers when it’s fixed!!!

  6. Josh on June 9th, 2010 4:55 pm

    if the government didnt have so many restrictions on oil companies and locations of drilling, they probably wouldnt have to be in such precarious places getting oil in the first place. they could drill in the west or in alaska or in more shallow water areas where there is plenty of oil. also, BP and local government authorities along the gulf coast have had clean up solutions for weeks but the federal gov’t is not responding or letting them proceed. bad camping world. bad.

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