Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013 - (Page 72)

Real Estate Hibbett Sports strives to serve the needs of active and casual athletes in a full range of sports. HIBBETT SPORTS The Neighborhood Place Hibbett Sports brings a variety of sports gear and a knack for customer service into towns across the United States, ensuring its offering reflects the needs of the local clientele. N Jeff Gray, vice president of real estate Birmingham, Ala. 72 o matter how large sports gear retailer Hibbett Sports has expanded its footprint throughout the United States, the company has maintained its status as the neighborhood sporting goods store wherever it lands. According to Jeff Gray, vice president of real estate for Hibbett Sports, focusing on smaller communities where its locations are known as the go-to store for all things sporting goods is the reason for the company’s success. “We primarily locate in smaller towns, so we are July/August 2013 a big deal in most towns we’re in,” Gray says. “We take the concept of local sporting goods store to the next level with our products and brands, and it has always been that way. We want to go where it is a big deal and we’re the only place to get what we sell.” Hibbett Sports has taken that model to 885 locations in 29 states. The company continues to start at the local store level by choosing a selection of goods designed to meet the needs of the cities and towns where it has locations.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013

Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013
Digital Messaging
How to Bring New Life to the Center Store
Fall Toy Preview 2013
WWWDMAGIC 2013 Fashion Preview
Hispanic Footwear
Firm Fashion Fixture
Macy’s Magic
Generating Buzz
Looking Sharp
On the Trend
Shoe Sensation
Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Hiller’s Market
Patrick James Inc.
Art Van Furniture
Fairway Market
Architec Housewares
Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep Systems
Burnstad’s Market
Shoe Carnival Inc.
Destination XL
Hibbett Sports
R.H. Ledbetter Properties
Goodwill of Central Arizona
Beyond the Rack LLC
Cymax Canada
Diamond Nexus
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - July/August 2013