DICK’S Sporting Goods shares were up almost 1% Thursday after the sporting goods retailer said it will open four new stores in Florida and one new store in California. With these new stores, the company said it will have 702 locations in the US. The company added it will hire 350 workers for the five new stores.
Separately, the company said it and its DICK’s Team Sports HQ youth sports platform entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with US Youth Soccer. DICK’S said it will serve as US Youth Soccer’s official sporting goods retailer while its Team Sports HQ will serve as the official soccer management technology partner.