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Hibbett Sports opens 1,000th store, in Texas


New York -- Hibbett Sports’ expansion plan hit an important milestone in Sealey, Texas this month, with the opening of its 1,000th store location.

“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. “We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from an athletic retail store. 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 customers’ active lifestyles.”

Texas, the target of the company’s expansion for several years, is now home to 100 Hibbett Sports locations.

In business since 1945, Hibbett Sports Inc. and its subsidiaries operate 1,000 athletic retail stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. The company’s primary retail format is a 5,000-sq.-ft. store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.

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