When an 18 – year old Dick Stack was called a dumb kid for suggesting a list of things, which he thought one needed to get into a fishing tackle business, he got upset. Later, with his grandmother’s life’s savings of $300, Dick founded his own bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton, New York. In a decade’s time, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find today at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Store is currently managed by Dick’s son Ed Stack, who grew the chain to over 675 stores. The Company also owns and manages some other stores – like Golf Galaxy, True Runner, Field & Stream, and Chelsea Collective specialty stores.
A leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer, Dick’s Sporting Goods offers its patrons, a huge collection of authentic and high-quality sports equipment, footwear and accessories, apparel, outdoor and travel equipment and various sports footwear. They also deal in outdoor athletic tools for baseball, basketball, cycling and hiking, boxing and MMA and exercise and fitness.