BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (December 16, 2013) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Gilmer, TX. The new store opened at 1071 US Hwy 271 North in Brookshire Shopping Center on Saturday, December 14 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 Gilmer 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 Gilmer 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.
Texas has been a target of the company’s expansion for several years now. With the addition of the Gilmer location, the company has 87 stores open in Texas. Of those stores, Longview was the first to open in 1998. The new Gilmer location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in northeast Texas, including stores in Mt. Pleasant, Kilgore and Marshall.
In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 900 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.