Chadron, Nebraska Press Release October 2013

October 08, 2013 » Chadron, Nebraska Press Release


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 7, 2013) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Chadron, NE.  The new store opened at 1250 West 6th Street in Chadron on Saturday, October 5 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 Chadron community.  We are very excited to serve 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 Chadron can go online to today and sign up for the program to start earning points with their very first purchases,” said Rosenthal.


Nebraska has been a target of the company’s expansion for several years now.  With the addition of the Chadron location, the company has eight stores open in Nebraska. Of those stores, Grand Island was the first to open in 2003. The new Chadron location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in northwest Nebraska, including a store in Scottsbluff.


In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 850 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.