Dicks Sporting Goods
Dick’s is a popular company in sports goods retailing company operating their stores in the United States. The company’s headquarters is situated in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. The company was started by Dick Stack in a small store in 1948 and it has now become one of the world’s biggest sporting goods retailers. DicksSporting Goods has more than 600 stores in the various states across the nation. Some popular products available in company’s locations are sporting goods, outerwear, athletic shoes, casual footwear, outdoor equipment, bicycles, boots, fitness equipment, athletic apparel, and many more. In 2016, the company generates a revenue of US$ 7.922 billion, whereas their total assets in the same year were US$ 4.058 billion. There are more than 27,500 people employed by the company for controlling their management as well as retailing operations.
Dicks Sporting Goods Sponsorships
The company has sponsored many teams in the various sports, such as basketball, soccer, golf, running, soccer, and football. They sponsored the USA in 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition, they also sponsor Pittsburg Penguins and Colorado Avalanche in NHL.
Dicks Sporting Goods Acquisitions
Since their foundation, the company has acquired many companies to expand themselves. In 2004, they acquired Galyan’s that was a sporting chain, whereas they bought Chick’s and Golf Galaxy in 2007. They also acquired the intellectual property of the defunct company Sports Authority in July 2016.
The latest acquisition of DicksSporting Goods is Affinity Sports that they bought in August 2016. All these acquisitions helped the company for expanding almost to 45 states across the United States.