Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. The company was established by Richard "Dick" Stack in , and has approximately stores and 30, employees, as of Dick's is the nation's largest sporting goods retailer, and is listed on the Fortune Dick's is the largest sporting goods retail company in the United States,  with approximately stores, as of Edward W. Stack serves as chairman and chief executive officer. Richard "Dick" Stack started the company as a fishing tackle store in Binghamton, New York , in Stack and his siblings purchased Dick's from their father in the early s,  when the company had two locations in Upstate New York. Dick's operated primarily throughout the Eastern United States, up to , and has since expanded to the Pacific Northwest and West Coast.
The chain has struggled, but it continues to grow.
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In reality, the reasons Sports Authority failed plague Dick's too. The chain, however, has steadily worked to fix its issues and has had some success. Those are the chain's best quarterly comparable-store sales since That success -- and the long-term plans the company has put into place -- have shown that physical locations remain important for growth. Dick's is growing and that allows it to move into new shopping plazas. Image source: Getty Images. While Dick's has been closing some locations, it has also added stores. In Q3 it opened six new signature locations and one new Galaxy Golf. It has followed that with selective openings each month, with four new stores coming online in March, including two Dick's locations and two Galaxy Golf stores. The numbers are small but the fact that the chain is adding locations is important.