Newest Hibbett Sports Store Opens in Milton, Georgia
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 13, 2009) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc has opened its newest store in Milton, Georgia. The new Hibbett Sports store opened at 13093 Highway 9 North in Milton on Friday, March 13 and will employ approximately 8 full and part-time team members.
Announcing the opening, Mickey Newsome, Chief Executive Officer of Hibbett Sports, noted, "Milton is another great market for Hibbett Sports. We think Hibbett Sports will be a great addition to Milton. We believe this convenient new location is a win-win for Hibbett Sports and the Milton community."
Georgia has been a target for Hibbett Sports’ expansion for several years now. With the addition of the Milton location, the company has 86 stores open in Georgia. Of those stores, Dalton was the first to open in 1992.
“We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from a sporting goods store," added Newsome. "We constantly update our merchandise assortment to offer the latest in product technology and fashion so that we can meet the diverse needs of our customer’s active lifestyles."
Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic shoes as well as other sports equipment and apparel, including a wide variety of baseball and softball 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 Newsome. "And we extensively train our employees to make sure they can provide superior service to our customers."
The Milton location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in northern Georgia, including stores in Canton, Roswell and Duluth.
In business since 1945, Hibbett Sports operates over 700 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 Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150 miles of another Hibbett Sports location.