Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

071 0196

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

In October of 2008, the Commission issued a consent order to settle concerns that Golf Galaxy, a subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., entered into an illegal agreement with Golf Canada to allocate the market for golf merchandise in the United States and Canada. The agreement barred Golf Canada from opening stores in the United States in exchange for privileged business information from Golf Galaxy, including blueprints, merchandising plans, and sales reports. The Commission’s consent order prevents Golf Galaxy from further dividing or allocating the market, and rendered its 2004 non-compete agreement with Golf Canada unenforceable.