Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. Adds New Territory March 2012
March 01, 2012 » Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. Adds New Territory
BIRMINGHAM SPORTING GOODS CHAIN CONTINUES TO EXPAND AREA OF OPERATION
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 1, 2012) – Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Hibbett”), the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., opened 15 new Hibbett Sports stores in the month of January. The new store markets include 15 grand openings in Jasper, AL; Page, AZ; Belle Glade, FL; Carroll, IA; Independence, KS; Leavenworth, KS; Carthage, MS; McComb, MS; Pascagoula, MS; Eden, NC; Scottsbluff, NE; Portales, NM; Dillon, SC; Hermitage, TN and Portage, WI.
“We're excited about adding stores to our area of operation, and we know these states have been great markets for us in the past,” said Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Hibbett. Rosenthal also noted that there are now over 800 Hibbett Sports stores open across the U.S.
Hibbett Sports stores offer a large selection of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, with a focus on knowledgeable, friendly customer service and providing customers with information they can't always get at other stores selling sporting goods. “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.”
In business since 1945, Hibbett operates over 800 full-line 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.