Indy Attire Provider Buys Webster’s Sporting Items


(Photo courtesy of Distinct Images)

Indianapolis-based Webster’s Sporting Goods was acquired by Distinct Images, also an Indy-based supplier of printed apparel and promotional items. Founder Dick Webster says the deal comes at an opportune time as the company’s focus has shifted from retailing sporting goods to embroidery, lettered jackets and uniforms.

Distinct Images specializes in screen printing, embroidery and promotional items. Dick Webster’s daughter, Barb, will join Distinct Images and continue to offer varsity jackets through the Webster’s brand.

Webster’s offers athletic gear and custom uniforms. Dick Webster opened the retailer in 1972 as a golf and tennis store.

“Our acquisition of a veteran company like Webster’s will enhance the capacity and capabilities of both companies while ensuring we deliver the exceptional service that customers have come to expect,” said Jim Pike, founder of Distinct Images. “We are excited about the addition of seasoned experience and sales skills that will help Distinct Images continue our track record of revenue growth and satisfied customers.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.