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Hibbett Sports Opens in Grundy, VA October 2011

October 31, 2011 » Hibbett Sports Opens in Grundy, VA

HIBBETT SPORTING GOODS, INC. OPENS IN GRUNDY, VA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 28, 2011) – National sporting goods retailer HibbettSporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Grundy,Virginia. The new store opened at 1147 Riverview Street in Grundy Town Center on Friday, October 28 and 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 Grundycommunity. We are very excited to be 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.”Virginia has been a target of the companies’ expansion for several years now. With theaddition of the Grundy location, the company has 17 stores open in Virginia. Of thosestores, Martinsville was the first to open in 1996. The Grundy location joins a growingnumber of Hibbett Sports stores in western Virginia, including stores in Norton, CedarBluff and Bristol.

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.-###-