hibbett sports reaches milestone by opening 1,000th store

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (May 1, 2015) - Hibbett Sports, Inc. announced the opening of the 1,000th store in its premium athletic retail chain. The new store in Sealy, Texas, which is located 50 miles west of Houston, and will employ approximately eight full- and part-time team members.

"We are very pleased to reach this important milestone in the company's growth and we are delighted that our 1,000th store is located here in Texas - one of our largest states in terms of store count," said Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Hibbett Sports. "Today, as we begin to call Sealy home, this convenient new location is a win-win for the community and our company. We are very excited about the prospects of developing deeper roots in Sealy and to be able to serve the customers  in this area." 

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment. The company trains employees extensively to ensure they can provide superior service to customers. 

"We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from an athletic retail store," Rosenthal said. "We constantly update merchandise assortment to offer the latest in product technology, performance and fashion so that we can meet the diverse needs of our customers' active lifestyles." 

Texas has been a target of the company's expansion for several years and is now home to 100 Hibbett Sports locations. Longview was the first to open in 1998 and the Sealy location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in south Texas.