Is Sports Chalet a fit? They are sure entrenched in the CA market. Wonder at what price management would come to the alter??
"Stack predicts further consolidation in the sporting goods space, where the top five companies control only 16% of the market. He plans to grow by taking market share, which includes tackling Sports Authority, purchased by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners for $1.3 billion, on its Florida turf. His next move will be into Texas and California; then to make Dick's more of a national brand through sports event sponsorships and a multiyear deal with ESPN."
Out here in California I am noticing some national advertising for Dicks. Without a West Coast presence, there is waste to such advertising. Once Sport Chalet snaps into place, Dicks can proceed with a national campaign with true economies of scale. Not to do so risks falling behind to Sports Authority. The marriage of Dicks and Sport Chalet is inevitable and will be profitable for all involved. The sooner the better.