DICK’S Sporting Goods to bring 210 jobs with the opening of four new stores in February

The retailer will celebrate with four grand opening celebrations

PITTSBURGH, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening four new DICK’S Sporting Goods stores in February.

DICK’S will now have 721 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide in 47 states. The new DICK’S locations will bring approximately 210 collective jobs to four communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these stores.

“Great sports and outdoor traditions are at the heart of what we do, and we look forward to sharing them with these communities,” said Scott Hudler, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “Where these sports and outdoor traditions run strong, our stores serve as the heartbeats of the community, bringing people together in a meaningful way that no other retailer can replicate.”

Communities where these new stores are opening can expect to find top-of-the line in-store services and exclusive offerings in apparel, footwear and equipment from the Company’s own private brands, such as CALIA by Carrie Underwood, Field & Stream and Ethos, as well as key, national vendors like Nike, Under Armour and adidas.

Grand Opening events for these newest locations will be held in the following cities:

DICK’S Sporting Goods
City/State Store Location Grand Opening Celebration Dates
Evansville, IN East Lloyd Commons

6200 East Lloyd Expressway

Evansville, IN 47715

February 10 and 11
Baxter, MN Central Lake Crossing

13499 Elmwood Drive

Baxter, MN 56425

February 23 through 25
Santa Maria, CA Enos Ranch

775 E. Betteravia Road

Santa Maria, CA 93454

February 23 through 25
Warwick, RI Rhode Island Mall

650 Bald Hill Road

Warwick, RI 02886

February 24 and 25

 

For each grand opening weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet several special guests, such as Kyle Rudolph** in Baxter, Minn. and Don Sutton** in Santa Maria, Calif.

Visit dicks.com/Evansville, dicks.com/Baxter, dicks.com/SantaMaria and dicks.com/Warwick for full details on the Grand Opening celebrations, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.

**WRISTBAND REQUIRED! Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one wristband per person. Must be present to receive wristband. Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operated more than 715 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and fan wear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

CONTACTS: 

DICK’S Sporting Goods
724-273-5552
press@dcsg.com

Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

DICK’S Sporting Goods supports number of winter athletes on their quest to be part of Team USA

PITTSBURGH, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the official sporting goods retail sponsor of Team USA, announced today (September 19, 2017) its roster of winter U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Contenders that are being supported by the Company through flexible employment or sponsorship agreements.

Headlining the roster of 41 U.S. Winter Olympic and Paralympic Contenders are Team USA hopefuls figure skater Ashley Wagner and women’s hockey goalie Alex Rigsby. In addition to serving as an ambassador for the Contenders program, Rigsby is employed as a DICK’S Store Associate as she trains for Team USA in the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Rigsby credits the Contender program as the first job that has provided the flexibility to accommodate her intense training schedule, and hopes the program can generate awareness of the financial need of many U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

“This program provides an amazing opportunity to athletes like me who need assistance to fund our dreams of playing for Team USA,” said Rigsby. “I’ve really enjoyed working at DICK’S Sporting Goods and helping customers select the gear they need to enjoy the sports they love. It’s been a really rewarding experience.”

The Contenders are offered flexible work schedules and competitive compensation, allowing them to devote the necessary time for training to be part of Team USA at future Olympic or Paralympic Games. For the winter 2017-2018 season, 41 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls from ten different sports are participating in the program, currently working in 24 stores across 17 states.

“As a longtime supporter of athletes at all levels, DICK’S is extremely proud to support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in a way that makes a truly meaningful difference in their ability to pursue their Team USA dreams,” said Scott Hudler, Senior Vice President and CMO, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We know that flexibility in work schedule that gives our Contenders the time and funding to train and compete is critical to their ability to represent our country at the highest level, and we are incredibly happy to be able to provide that.”

DICK’S announced the Contenders program in February 2015, and to-date has employed or sponsored over 300 Contenders training to make Team USA. In 2016, more than 15 percent of athletes enrolled in the Company’s program went on to represent Team USA at the Olympic or Paralympic Games in Rio. Those 42 athletes brought home a total of 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals (11 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze).

“DICK’S Sporting Goods’ commitment to Team USA through their sponsorship of the USOC and the Contenders program is making a real impact for those striving to achieve their Olympic and Paralympic dreams,” said Lisa Baird, USOC Chief Marketing Officer. “We are thrilled that this program continues to grow and we are proud that DICK’S is a part of the USOC family of partners.”

A current roster of the Team USA Contenders working at DICK’S Sporting Goods stores across the nation includes the following winter-sport athletes:

First Name Last Name Sport Hometown Store Location
Hakeem Abdul-Saboor Bobsled Powhatan, VA Burlington, VT
Adrian Adams Bobsled Reidsville, NC Burlington, VT
Sarah Anderson Curling Broomall, PA Roseville, MN
Taylor Anderson Curling Broomall, PA Roseville, MN
Cory Morgan Christensen Curling Duluth, MN Duluth, MN
Franchon Crews Bobsled Baltimore, MD Glen Burnie, MD
Caleb Clawson Curling Clarksville, MD Columbia, MD
Hunter Clawson Curling Clarksville, MD Columbia, MD
Brittani Coury Para Snowboard Durango, CO Farmington, NM
Kelly Curtis Skeleton Princeton, NJ Metaire, LA
Christopher Douglas Sled Hockey St. Cloud, FL Orlando, FL
Korey E Dropkin Curling Duluth, MN Duluth, MN
Quinn Evenson Curling Fairbanks, AK Duluth, MN
John Fennell Luge Denver, CO Plattsburgh, NY
Cherrelle Garrett Bobsled Hayward, CA Hayward, CA
Nathan Gisleider Bobsled Claremore, OK Woodland Hills, OK
Savannah Jane Graybill Skeleton Denver, PA Plattsburgh, NY
Kimani Griffin Speedskating Winston-Salem, NC Midvale, UT
Jenna Haag Curling Milton, WI Wauwatosa, WI
Rebecca Lynn Hamilton Curling McFarland, WI East Madison, WI
Thomas Howell Curling Brick, NJ Wauwatosa, WI
Kristen Hurley Skeleton Columbia, CT Johnson City, TN
Jessika Jenson Snowboard Idaho Falls, ID Pocatello, ID
Kehri Jones Bobsled Kileen, TX Harker Heights, TX
Trent Nolan Kraychir Skeleton Desert Hot Springs, CA Palm Desert, CA
Stephen Lawler Para Alpine Skiing Burlington, VT Chapel Hills, CO
Daniel McCoy Sled Hockey Cheswick, PA Pittsburgh Mills, PA
Mike Minor Para Snowboard Waymart, PA Scranton, PA
Casey Mullarkey Speedskating Cleveland, OH Midvale, UT
Brett Andrew Perry Speedskating Midland, MI Midvale, UT
Alex Rigsby Ice Hockey Delafield, WI West Madison, WI
Chase Reichmann Speedskating West Allis, WI Wauwatosa, WI
Brittany Reinbolt Bobsled Searcy, AR Conway, AR
Kristen Santos Speedskating Fairfield, CT Midvale, UT
Carlijn Laetitia Schoutens Speedskating Heemstede, Netherlands Midvale, UT
John T Shuster Curling Chisholm, MN Duluth, MN
Jerica Lan Tandiman Speedskating Kearns, UT Midvale, UT
Aaron V Tran Speedskating Seattle, WA Midvale, UT
Monica Walker Curling Brighton, MA Woodbury, MN
Soo Yoo Speedskating Seoul, South Korea Midvale, UT
Jerebelle Tan Yutangco Speedskating Barrington, RI Midvale, UT

For more on the DICK’S Sporting Goods Contenders program, visit dicks.com/thecontenders.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 700 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

Contact:
DICK’S Sporting Goods
press@dcsg.com
724-273-5552

Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods welcomes Scott Hudler as Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Hudler to Lead DICK’S Marketing, Consumer Engagement Efforts

PITTSBURGH, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today (July 11, 2017) announced Scott Hudler has been named Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Hudler will be responsible for the Company’s overall marketing and consumer engagement strategy and implementation, and will report to Lauren Hobart, President, DICK’S Sporting Goods.

“Scott will play a pivotal role in driving our continued digital transformation across all consumer touch points and optimizing all of our marketing channels,” said Hobart. “His experience will make an immediate impact on our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the DICK’S family.”

Hudler joins DICK’S from an 11-year career with Dunkin’ Brands, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the brand’s digital strategy and product roadmap, including mobile, loyalty and all consumer-facing technology. Previously, he was Vice President, Global Consumer Engagement, and was responsible for advertising, media, promotions and eCommerce functions for the 12,000 Dunkin’ restaurants globally.

“I have always admired the DICK’S Sporting Goods brand as both a marketer and as a consumer. I am incredibly excited to align my personal and professional passions and lead the digital transformation for such a strong consumer brand,” said Hudler.

Earlier in his career, Hudler worked for Mars Inc., holding a variety of marketing roles in brand, sponsorship and marketing communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Valdosta State University.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of April 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 690 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.

Contact:

press@dcsg.com
724-273-5552

Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc.

Waze no time and Order Ahead your Dunkin’ Donuts

Waze no time and Order Ahead your Dunkin’ Donuts

 

  • Guests can connect to Dunkin’s On-the-Go Mobile Ordering feature through the Waze app
  • before hitting the road, then speed past the line inside the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant

CANTON, MA, 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loyal Dunkin’ Donuts customers can now use Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers, to save time both on the roads and at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. Dunkin’ Donuts has become the first partner for Waze’s new feature, “Order Ahead,” which lets Wazers save time in line by submitting orders in the Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App. With today’s launch, members of the DD Perks® Rewards Program can order their favorite Dunkin’ coffee, beverage, donut or breakfast sandwich directly by connecting to Dunkin’ Donuts’ On-the-Go Mobile Ordering feature through the Waze app before hitting the road, then speed past the line to pick it up inside a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant.

With the Order Ahead feature, Dunkin’ Donuts and Waze are making the route to Dunkin’ faster and easier than ever for DD Perks members, creating a seamless experience allowing users, before beginning their trip, to use Waze to pinpoint the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant and tap a single button to launch On-the-Go Ordering within the Dunkin’ Mobile® App. To utilize Waze’s new Order Ahead feature, Dunkin’ Donuts guests must update their Dunkin’ Mobile App for their for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones.

“We are proud to be the first brand to integrate with Waze to enhance the mobile experience and offer our DD Perks members with faster, more convenient ways for ordering ahead,” said Scott Hudler, ‎Chief Digital Officer at Dunkin’ Brands. “Loyalty is the main focus for all that we do at Dunkin’ Donuts. Leveraging the best technologies and partnering with leading brands like Waze helps our brand continue to stand apart for valuing our loyal guests and providing them with exciting and innovative new ways to purchase Dunkin’ Donuts food and beverages as quickly and seamlessly as possible.”

“Our new Order Ahead feature expands Waze’s mission of saving time on the road by enabling consumers to now also save time in-store, while giving brands a new opportunity to engage with their customers,” said Jordan Grossman, Head of Business Partnerships North America at Waze. “We’re excited to launch this feature with Dunkin’ Donuts, a long-standing partner of ours, and look forward to rolling it out with more brand advertisers in the near future to further personalize the driving experience for Wazers saving them time and money.”

Dunkin’ Donuts has been a long-standing partner with Waze since first mapping all of its restaurant locations through the app in 2012. In 2016, Dunkin’ Donuts became the first company to utilize the Favorite Brand Campaign that invites Wazers to “favorite” the brand through native-style ad units with the tap of a button.

The DD Perks Rewards Program rewards guests nationwide with points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. With DD Perks, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled DD Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Waze

Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps. Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace. Real-time GPS data collected from its community of drivers gives brands deep insight into consumers’ intent and routines, allowing for powerful engagement that increases location and brand awareness. For more information, visit waze.com/brands and https://thecompass.waze.com/.

Contact:

Michelle King
Dunkin’ Brands
781-737-5200
Michelle.King@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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