A Lifetime of Memories

Bhonslay, Marianne
December 2007
SGB;Dec2007, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p22
Trade Publication
The article takes a look at the childhood of Jim Chick, owner of Chick's Sporting Goods. Chick's father founded the store and Chick would visit every Saturday and play with the fishing rods. By the time he was 12 he was an avid outdoorsman who would hunt, fish, and do archery. In 1968, at age 21, Chick bought the business. Chick states that the advent of vendor-owned retail stores is the most significant industry challenge for retailers since 1968.


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