Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc., an Alabama-based sporting goods company, will be opening a new store in Highland.
“We’re thrilled to be opening a new store in Highland. People in Highland take their sports seriously, and we plan to give them the sporting goods products and know-how they’ve been looking for,” said Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO.
The company has more than 950 full-line “Hibbett Sports” stores in small- to mid-sized markets, most of them located in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The company’s primary format is a 5,000-square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls.
The Highland store will be located at 12547 Illinois Route 143, in the strip mall near Walmart. It is scheduled to open mid-April and will employ approximately eight full- and part-time team members.
The company, which began in 1945, markets itself as is “the only sporting goods chain committed to serving small markets.”
“No matter how many stores we open, we don’t lose sight of the fact that every town we serve is a hometown,” said Rosenthal. “No matter how many stores we open, we don’t lose sight of the fact that every town we serve is a hometown.”
Hibbett Sports stores offer a large selection of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, with a focus on knowledgeable, friendly customer service, offering customers information they can’t always get at other stores selling sports products. Stores in each market also specialize in localized apparel and accessories so that customers can find the gear they need to support their favorite local teams.
The company features an expansive selection of brand name merchandise, with an eye toward meeting the needs of the team and individual sports participants. Hibbett Sports has a long history of focusing on the needs of local teams and leagues, providing a variety of services to meet the needs of coaches and players alike.
For more information, Hibbett Sports can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@HibbettSports) and online at www.hibbett.com.