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Hibbett Sports Opens in Grove, OK October 2011

October 31, 2011 » Hibbett Sports Opens in Grove, OK

HIBBETT SPORTING GOODS, INC. OPENS IN GROVE, OK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 28, 2011) – National sporting goods retailer HibbettSporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Grove,Oklahoma. The new store opened at 2072 South Main Street in South Pointe Centre 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 Grovecommunity. 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 our customers 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.

”Oklahoma has been a target of the companies’ expansion for several years now. With theaddition of the Grove location, the company has 40 stores open in Oklahoma. Of thosestores, Muskogee was the first to open in 1997. The Grove location joins a growingnumber of Hibbett Sports stores in northeast Oklahoma, including stores in Miami,Bartlesville and Claremore.

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.-###-