Sporting goods are discretionary purchases but Dick’s has been able to sustain demand because, “our business is pretty diverse," says Dick’s CEO Ed Stack on Fast Money. “
”Our athletic footwear has been good as well as athletic apparel. And the cycling business has been terrific,” he says. “With the high price of gas it seems to me that more people are using bicycles. Also everything in kids sports is doing well right now.”
In fact young athletes are the core of Dicks’ business with high school sports making the company somewhat recession resistant. “There will still be Friday night football and basketball season after that," says Stack. The sports that the kids are playing have not been affected by the economy.”
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