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Hot 100 Retailers: Sustained Sizzle

Being a hot retailer doesn’t come easily, yet a handful of companies have managed to stay on the Hot 100 Retailers list every year since its inception a dozen years ago. Dick’s has managed to prevail despite adverse trends over the last few years that have claimed competitors and earlier this year caused Wall Street to lose some confidence in the once high-flying retailer. The company has also pared down store openings for the next two years. “Wall Street won’t necessarily like it, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to like negative comps either, and overbuilding stores is a sure way to get them,” says Mark Ryski, CEO of HeadCount Corporation.  Read the article