The company operates 1,025 retail stores in 32 states and is an American public trading company for Hibbett Sporting Goods, a full-line sporting goods retailer headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. In the southeast, southwest, and lower Midwest of the United States, Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets. Georgia, Texas, and Alabama have the most stores (97), followed by Georgia (97). This company has a wide range of athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel for sale in its stores. The company’s primary store format is the Hibbett Sports store, which is about 5,000 square feet in size and located primarily in strip malls that Wal-Mart stores influence.
Hibbett Sports Opens Stores In Colonial Heights And Vallejo:
Colonial Heights in Virginia and Vallejo in Northern California are the first locations for Hibbett Sports in Colonial Heights. The 5,300-square-foot Colonial Heights store is located in the Southgate Square Shopping Center at 70 Southgate Square. The Vallejo store is 4,900 square feet and is located at 125 Plaza Drive, Suite 405 in the Gateway Plaza shopping center. It is the second Hibbett Sports store in the region, after Antioch. In 35 states, Hibbett Sports and City Gear operates nearly 1,100 specialty stores.
Hibbett Sports announces 95 store closings:
Hibbett Sports’ President and CEO, Jeff Rosenthal, is retiring after more than 21 years in the role. To meet “changing shopping patterns,” Rosenthal said his company would close 95 Hibbett stores in fiscal 2019 and open 10 to 15 Hibbett and City Gear stores. Hibbett reported a successful Q4 2018 despite closing net stores, with comparable sales up 3.8% and e-Commerce up 60%, accounting for 10.6% of its overall sales. Hibbett’s online growth was attributed to increased web traffic and use of its buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) service. Hibbett was the latecomer to e-Commerce, launching its online sales in July 2017. ADVERTISEMENT Hibbett’s acquisition of City Gear in November 2018, valued at $113 million, will benefit the retailer in the future. With the addition of 136 City Gear stores to the company’s portfolio, the retailer now has 1,163 stores, along with two City Gear and 10 Hibbett openings.
A little bit about Hibbett Sports:
Hibbett is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and operates more than 1069 specialty stores across 35 states. As a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer, Hibbett has been serving customers for over 75 years with convenient locations, personalized service, and coveted footwear, apparel, and equipment from top brands such as Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Browse styles, find new releases, and browse new arrivals.
As Hibbett CEO Jeff Rosenthal stated in a statement, the company remains committed to improving its business for the long run. As a result of our focus on launching an e-commerce site since our inception, we have invested in our omnichannel infrastructure in order to ensure its success. As a company, we strive to provide our customers with a seamless shopping experience, and with a platform that enables us to significantly expand our assortment over the years.”