Dick’s Sporting Goods to Close all but 3 Moosejaw Stores

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Dick’s Sporting Goods, which acquired Moosejaw from Walmart in February 2023 for an undisclosed amount, plans to close all but three of the 14 stores in the outdoor retailer chain, according to multiple media reports. In recent months Dick’s has been putting more energy into formats such as its House of Sport and Public Lands banners.

WWD, quoting a statement from Dick’s, wrote: “After careful review of our outdoor specialty business, we have decided to form one team that will support the operations of Public Lands and Moosejaw,” noting that the team will be based at Public Lands’ Pittsburgh headquarters. “This move supports our business optimization efforts and will allow us to operate more efficiently, quickly leverage best practices across our outdoor business and drive our long-term success.”

The three Moosejaw stores that will remain open are located in Birmingham, Mich., Salt Lake City and Bentonville, Ark. Media reports indicate that seven stores in Michigan will be closed, along with one apiece in Olathe, Kan.; Chicago; Boulder, Colo.; and Kansas City, Mo.