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Dicks’s to open about 25 stores in 2010

| Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:00 a.m

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. plans to open about 25 stores this year and the same number next year, but the company could increase the number of openings if developers start building shopping centers again, CEO Ed Stack said Wednesday.

Speaking after Dick’s annual shareholders meeting, Stack said he’s comfortable with the company’s growth plans, which are slower than pre-recession. He also said he’s happy with the way the Findlay-based company is being operated, in a less-than-perfect economy.

Stack reiterated Dick’s long-term plans to open about 800 stores in the continental U.S. The nation’s largest sporting goods retailer operates 424 Dick’s locations in 41 states, and 91 Golf Galaxy stores in 31 states.

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