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Encyclopedia > Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: DKS)
Founded 1948
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Key people Ed Stack, CEO
Tim Kullman, CFO
William Colombo, COO
TBD, CAO
Industry Sporting Goods
Products Apparel, sports equipment, shoes
Revenue $ 2.52 billion USD
Employees 7,500
Slogan Every Season Starts at Dick's
Website www.DicksSportingGoods.com

Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the world. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and has locations in 34 states with 314 stores. Mainly an east-coast and mid-west retailer, it has recently expanded into Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, Minnesota, Florida and Georgia with more stores to come. Image File history File links Dickslogo2004. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pittsburgh,_Pennsylvania. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Edward W. Stack has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dicks Sporting Goods since 1984 when the founder and Edward Stacks father, Richard ôDickö Stack,Dick Stack retired from the Companys then two store chain. ... The three letter abbreviation TBD may be/mean, depending on context: an  acronym for To Be Determined (...at a later point in time. ... Girls wearing formal attire for dancing, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing. ... Sports equipment includes any object used for sport or exercise. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “USD” redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...

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History

Dick's was founded by its namesake Dick Stack when he was just 18 years old in 1948. Stack worked at an Army/Navy store in Binghamton, New York, when his idea of expanding its product line to include fishing supplies was mocked by the owner. Relating his disappointment to his family that night, his grandmother decided to give him her life's savings and instructed him to "follow his dreams" with it. Opening up the first Dick's as a "bait & tackle" fishing supply store that same year and expanding into general sports merchandise in the late 1950s. Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ... This article is about the state. ...


In the early 1990s Dick's began chain operations, opening additional stores across Upstate New York,[1] before moving its headquarters to Pittsburgh in 1994.[2] For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ...


In 2004, the company acquired mid-west sporting goods retailer Galyan's 48 locations. In 2007, they acquired Golf Galaxy which operated 65 golf superstores. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Dick's Sporting Goods storefront. The facade, with its characteristic arched roof extending over the marquee, indicates that the store opened as a Galyan's.
Dick's Sporting Goods storefront. The facade, with its characteristic arched roof extending over the marquee, indicates that the store opened as a Galyan's.

Image File history File links Dicks Sporting Goods at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Dicks Sporting Goods at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Today

Through its close to 300 locations and a growing internet order business, Dick's provides authentic full-line sporting goods with a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty-store environment.


Dick's Sporting Goods' retail internet site is operated under a licensing agreement with GSI Commerce, which also operates the e-tailing site for Sports Authority. GSI Commerce is an ecommerce company specializing in running online shopping sites for brick and mortar companies that wish to have an online presence. ... A location in Eden Prairie, MN Sports Authority is a full line sporting goods retailer. ...

The Lodge section of a modern Dick's Sporting Goods store.
The Lodge section of a modern Dick's Sporting Goods store.

Main competitors based in the United States include the for-profit national and regional stores Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Eastern Mountain Sports, Gander Mountain, Sierra Trading Post, Sport Chalet, and Sportman's Warehouse, as well as national sporting goods retailers such as Sports Authority, R.E.I., and Big 5 Sporting Goods, web retailers such as Moosejaw.com, Altrec.com and Backcountry.com, and a host of local independent retailers. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 336 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dicks Sporting... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 336 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dicks Sporting... Bass Pro Shops is a privately held sporting goods and outdoor goods store headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. ... Cabelas (NYSE: CAB) is a Sidney, Nebraska-based direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. ... The new EMS logo Eastern Mountain Sports (or EMS) is an outdoor apparel and equipment retailer in the U.S. Northeast. ... Gander Mountain is a chain of stores which specializes in the sale of outdoor sporting goods, primarily those relating to hunting and fishing. ... Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Sierra Trading Post sells outdoor and adventure gear, shoes and boots, casual clothing, fine suits and apparel, childrens clothing and home decor. ... A location in Eden Prairie, MN Sports Authority is a full line sporting goods retailer. ... Modern R.E.I. Logo The REI store in Mountain View, California REI (Recreational Equipment Inc. ... Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) is a sporting goods retailer headquartered in El Segundo, California with 336 stores in 10 western states. ... Moosejaw. ... Backcountry. ...


Trivia

Dick's Sporting Goods Store #1 in Binghamton, New York dates back to the company's pre-chain days and is a fraction of its modern-day stores' size.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods was the featured company on the NBC reality show, The Apprentice. It was the first time in the show's history there was a mass firing after a task.
  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer considers his recommendation to buy Dick's (one day before a 15% selloff in the stock due to a weak earnings report) among his worst recommendations ever.
  • In 2006, Dick's Sporting Goods became the title sponsor to the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York. This will be a stop on the Champions Tour in 2007.
  • On November 8, 2006, Dick's Sporting Goods revealed a deal for the naming rights to the new stadium for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer club. The venue will be called Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
  • In March 2007, Dick's Sporting Goods acquired Golf Galaxy.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods features a rewards card called Dick's Sporting Goods Score Card. For every dollar you spend you earn a point (or two points if you purchase a Dick's private label item). Once you reach 300 points you will receive a $10 coupon back in the mail. The company also offers Dick's Sporting Goods Credit Rewards Mastercard.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods locations often feature a netted, one-person driving range as well as a putting green in its Pro Shops.

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References

  1. ^ Niedt, Bob. "Wilmorite to boost CNY malls", Syracuse Herald-Journal, 1993-04-29. Retrieved on 2006-12-25. 
  2. ^ Lindeman, Teresa F. "Ed's way stacks up well for Dick's", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004-11-21. Retrieved on 2006-12-25. 

The Syracuse Herald-Journal was an evening newspaper in Syracuse, New York from 1939 until 2001, with roots back to 1839. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. // The paper began publication on July 29, 1786, with the encouragement of Hugh Henry Brackenridge as a four-page weekly, initially called The Gazette. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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