Dick’s Ed Stack Keeps Virtue Signaling While Competitors Take His Market Share

Dick’s CEO Ed Stack, who took over his father’s company, has embraced virtue-signaling as a marketing strategy. Ed’s leadership hasn’t gone well for him, his company or shareholders. Indeed, as Stack has pursued gun control as a corporate policy to promote his company since the Parkland shooting, competitors have happily taken Dick’s gun, ammo and […]

Battle Born Munitions Sues Dick’s Sporting Goods for Market Manipulation

Battle Born Munitions (BBM), an international supplier of ammunition as well as duty products for governments, is demanding $5 million in damages from Dick’s Sporting Goods, accusing Dick’s of breach of contract, fraudulent promises, and “manipulat[ing] retail markets for its benefit and to the disadvantage of vendors and consumers.” In the filing, BBM asserts that Dick’s failed […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Business Acumen, ‘Progress’ in Chicago and Women in the Lead

School shooting video game removed online after backlash Someone not only thought this was a good idea, but bankrolled its development and marketing . . . A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash. The Active Shooter video game was pulled days before it was to be released […]

Gun Shops: We’re not all Dick’s

As the media onslaught pushing ever more severe restrictions on gun ownership and sales continues, the gun culture is fighting back. When Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped the sale of modern sport and utility rifles, especially AR-15s, a Houston area gun store and range took the opportunity to proclaim its independence and support for Second Amendment […]

Hi Point, Inland Manufacturing Latest Brands to Say No To Dick’s Sporting Goods

It’s officially becoming a trend. First Springfield Armory announced that they wouldn’t do business with the assiduously anti-gun rights Dick’s Sporting Goods or their Field & Stream subsidiary. Now, MKS Supply has also decided that they won’t sell their Hi-Point, or Inland Manufacturing branded firearms to the two retailers either. Any bets as to who […]