Sporting goods retailer, Dick’s, announced weak results in the company’s second fiscal quarter, a decline in sales of 4 percent compared to the same period a year ago – and their gun policy is partly to blame download old firefox version.
So what is going wrong for Dick’s?
Two things were cited by CEO Edward Stack in a press release avi player for free german.
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Reuters reported that the company experienced “a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly same-store sales on Wednesday and forecast further declines this year, hit by tighter gun controls and a drop in Under Armour sales.”
Dick’s went public in announcing that they’d stop selling “assault-style rifles” in their stores shortly after the Stoneman Douglas Valentine’s Day massacre – an unwise emotional reaction to a tragic event harry potter pc game download.
They also announced that they’d be raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm from one of their stores to 21, and would stop selling high capacity magazines teamspeak 3 zum downloaden.
It’s not working out so well.
Stack tried to phrase the sales dip as best he could without directly saying the company’s ban on so-called “assault rifles” hurt their bottom line children's music for free legal.
“We delivered double digit growth in ecommerce, private brands, and athletic apparel excluding Under Armour,” the CEO stated.
“However, as expected, sales were impacted by the strategic decisions we made regarding the slow growth, low margin [hunting] and electronics businesses, which accounted for nearly half of our comp decline.”
‘Half of our comp decline.’
Seems pretty significant and perhaps not the best business move the company could have made windows 10 usb stick.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 29, 2018
Stack would doubled down on his company policy by writing an op-ed in the Washington Post in March that said the Second Amendment is not unlimited and America has a gun problem.
He cited an opinion written in the Heller case by the late Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Scalia, landmark decision which held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm.
Scala clarified that, ‘Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.’
Stack added that it’s “clear we have a problem with the gun laws in this country.”
Stack’s move was widely panned as caving into the political pressure of the day, pandering to anti-gun nuts, and wholly disingenuous.
Now it can be panned as being a really bad business decision too.
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