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February 22, 2017

Dick’s Sporting Goods to open five stores in three US states

US-based retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is set to open five new stores in Iowa, New York, and Georgia.

US-based retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is set to open five new stores in Iowa, New York, and Georgia.

Featuring approximately 180,000ft² of retail space, the new stores are scheduled for the second week of March.

Dick's Sporting Goods executive vice-president and chief marketing officer Lauren Hobart said: "Having a presence in these cities will allow us to better-serve the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who live there.

"These will be our first stores in Davenport and Queens, so we hope the community joins us for the celebrations that we have planned."

The store at the Glendale area of Queens will be the 41st outlet for the retailer in the New York state and second location in Manhattan, while the Hinesville store will be the 20th in Georgia.

The Davenport outlet in Iowa will be the third store in the country that will have Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy in one outlet. It will also be the 29th Field & Stream in the country and first in Iowa, as well as the 92nd Golf Galaxy outlet in the country and second store in the state.

"Having a presence in these cities will allow us to better-serve the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who live there."

According to the company, the new openings will create more than 370 full-time, part-time and temporary jobs.

Founded in 1948, Dick's Sporting Goods provides a selection of sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories.

As of 28 January,  the retailer had more than 675 Dick's locations, in addition to owning and operating Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores.


Image: A Dick's Sporting Goods store. Photo: courtesy of Kai Brinker via Wikipedia.