Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. operates as an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer. The company offers an assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. It also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer (Golf Galaxy). As of February 1, 2014, the company operated 558 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 46 states and 79 Golf Galaxy stores in 29 states and eCommerce websites for Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. The company also operated two Field & Stream stores in two states and three True Runner stores in three states as of February 1, 2014. The company also offers a variety of private brands and products through licenses, such as adidas baseball, DBX, Field & Stream, Fitness Gear, Maxfli, Nickent, Nishiki, Primed, Quest, Reebok (performance apparel), Slazenger (golf and racquets), Top-Flite, Umbro (performance equipment, footwear and apparel) and Walter Hagen. Business Strategy The main elements of the company’s business strategy are as follows: enhancing customers' performance and enjoyment of athletic pursuits; developing omni-channels; and seeking to leverage partnerships to offer authenticity and credibility to customers. Merchandising The company offers a range of sporting goods and active apparel at each price point in order to appeal to the beginner, intermediate and enthusiast sports consumer. The merchandise carried includes one or more of the manufacturers in each category and includes brands, such as adidas, Asics, Callaway Golf, Columbia, Nike, Remington, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, The North Face and Under Armour. Its merchandise also includes private brands. Proprietary Rights Various versions of each of ‘Acuity’, ‘DBX’, ‘Dick's’, ‘Dick's Sporting Goods’, ‘Field & Stream’, ‘Fitness Gear’, ‘Golf Galaxy’, ‘Maxfli’, ‘Nickent’, ‘Nishiki’, ‘Primed’, ‘Quest’, ‘ScoreCard’, ‘ScoreCard Rewards’, ‘Top-Flite’ and ‘Walter Hagen’ are registered as a service mark or trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and ‘DicksSportingGoods.com’, ‘Dicks.com’ and ‘GolfGalaxy.com’ are registered as its domain names. The company has entered into licensing agreements for names that it do not own, which provide for exclusive rights to use names such as ‘adidas’ (baseball only), ‘Slazenger’ (golf and racquets), ‘Louisville Slugger’ (hosiery only), ‘Reebok’ (performance apparel) and ‘Umbro’ (performance soccer equipment, footwear and apparel) for specified product categories and, in some cases, specified channels. Suppliers The company’s major suppliers include Nike and Under Armour. Governmental Regulations The company must comply with various federal, state and local regulations, including regulations relating to consumer products and consumer protection, advertising and marketing, labor and employment, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, the environment and tax. In addition, in connection with the sale of firearms in its stores, the company must comply with federal and state laws and regulations related to the sale of firearms, including the federal Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Significant Events In May 2014, DICK'S Sporting Goods Inc., has announced the opening a new store in Arden, North Carolina. History The company was founded in 1948. It was incorporated in 1948 in New York under the name Dick's Clothing and Sporting Goods, Inc. The company was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1997. In 1999, the company changed its name to Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
dick's sporting goods inc
345 Court Street
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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