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Hibbett Sports Relocates Murfreesboro, TN store November 2011

November 22, 2011 » Hibbett Sports Relocates Murfreesboro, TN store

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 22, 2011) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has relocated one of the Murfreesboro, Tenn. locations. The new store moved to 2878 South Rutherford Blvd. and opened on Friday, November 18. 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 Murfreesboro community. We are very excited to continue serving the customers in this area."

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment. "With the buying power of a national company, we offer our customers the convenience of buying the best in sports, right in their own neighborhoods," said Rosenthal, "and we extensively train our employees to make sure they can provide superior service to our customers."

"We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from a sporting goods store," added Rosenthal. "We constantly update our merchandise assortment to offer the latest in product technology, performance and fashion so that we can meet the diverse needs of our customer’s active lifestyles."

Hibbett Sports also offers customers a valuable customer loyalty program, the Hibbett Sports MVP Rewards program. "Our customers in Murfreesboro can go online to www.hibbett.com today and sign up for the program to start earning points with their very first purchases," said Rosenthal.

Tennessee has been a target of the company's expansion for several years now. With the relocation of the Murfreesboro store, the company has 55 stores open in Tennessee. Of those stores, Jackson was the first to open in 1981. The Murfreesboro relocation joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in central Tennessee, including stores in Lebanon, Smyrna and an additional store in Murfreesboro located at 1989 Old Fort Parkway.

In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 800 sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Sunbelt, Mid-Atlantic and the Lower Midwest. The company’s primary store format is a 5,000 square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150 miles of another store location.