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Bull Moose’s Brett Wickard ’90 on His Successful Brick and Mortar Store (Portland Press Herald)

Chris Brown ’91 and Brett Wickard ’90, founded Bull Moose Music while Bowdoin students

 

The Portland Press Herald recently ran an interview with Brett Wickard ’90, who co-founded his record store Bull Moose in Brunswick, in 1989, while he was a student at Bowdoin. Now, almost a quarter century later, Bull Moose has locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire, and an online store.

The company added its 11th store, at Mill Creek in South Portland, this winter and is expanding its Waterville store. To compete with big online music and book sellers, Wickard tells the Press Herald that his job is to listen to customers, adapt and “roll with the punches.”

Brett Wickard ’90 Expands His Music Retail Business (Portland Press Herald)

Chris Brown '91 and Brett Wickard '90, founded Bull Moose Music while Bowdoin students.

Brett Wickard opened his first Bull Moose record store in Brunswick 23 years ago, while he was still a student at Bowdoin. This weekend he will celebrate the grand opening of his 11th location in South Portland’s Mill Creek shopping plaza. Wickard told the Portland Press Herald, “The economy’s telling us now’s the time to grow, now’s the time to take reasonable risk. And, frankly, spaces that weren’t available are available.” The new store will sell music, movies, video games and books.

 

Brett Wickard ’90 and Bull Moose Buck Industry Trends (ABC News)

Chris Brown '91 and Brett Wickard '90, founded Bull Moose Music while Bowdoin students.

Brett Wickard ’90 and Chris Brown ’91 launched Bull Moose Music while students at Bowdoin, and the old-school music store (now a successful chain) continues to thrive in an industry that’s otherwise nearly dead. Continuing to “defy logic” with its business model and success, Bull Moose is now wading into the book business.

Video: Strong Like Bull (Moose): Brett Wickard ’90 & His Music Biz (NECN)

Brett Wickard ’90 and Chris Brown ’91 launched Bull Moose Music while students at Bowdoin, and the old-school music store (now a successful chain) continues to thrive in an industry that’s otherwise nearly dead.