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Hibbett names new merchandising VP


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Hibbett Sports announced that Rebecca Jones will join the company as VP merchandising in August.

Jones is currently VP/GMM crafts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Prior to joining Jo-Ann Fabric in 2003, she served as VP/divisional merchandise manager at Wal-Mart Stores from 1999 to 2003. She began her retail career at Fred Meyer Stores in 1982, serving in various operations, planning, buying and merchandising positions, including VP/DMM from 1997 to 1999.

Commenting on the announcement, Mickey Newsome, chairman and CEO, said, “Hibbett has one of the most experienced and talented management teams in the sporting goods industry. Becky Jones complements this team well with a wealth of successful merchandising experience for large, growing retail organizations operating in markets similar to ours. We look forward to her contributions to our continued success.”

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