Hibbett Sports Relocates Wauchula, FL store October 2011
October 26, 2011 » Hibbett Sports Relocates Wauchula, FL store
HIBBETT SPORTING GOODS, INC. RELOCATES IN WAUCHULA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 26, 2011) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., operating as Hibbett Sports, has relocated its Wauchula, FLlocation. The new store moved to 1430 US Highway 17 North and opened on Tuesday,October 25. The new location will employ approximately eight full and part-time team members.
Announcing the opening, Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods,Inc. said, “This convenient new location is a win-win for our company and the Wauchulacommunity. We are very excited to continue serving the customers in this area.”Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and teamathletic equipment. “With the buying power of a national company, we offer ourcustomers the convenience of buying the best in sports, right in their ownneighborhoods,” said Rosenthal, “and we extensively train our employees to make surethey can provide superior service to our customers.”
“We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from asporting goods store,” added Rosenthal. “We constantly update our merchandiseassortment to offer the latest in product technology, performance and fashion so that wecan meet the diverse needs of our customer’s active lifestyles.”
Florida has been a target of the companies’ expansion for several years now. With therelocation of the new Wauchula store, the company has 38 stores open in Florida. Ofthose stores, Santa Rosa was the first to open in 1982. The Wauchula relocation joins agrowing number of Hibbett Sports stores in central Florida, including stores in Arcadia,Sebring, Lake Wales and Bartow.
In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 800 sporting goodsstores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Sunbelt, Mid-Atlantic and theLower Midwest. The company’s primary store format is a 5,000 square-foot storelocated in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150miles of another store location.-###-