Press release: Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. announces new store to open in Portales

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (11/30/11) – Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Hibbett”), the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in Portales, NM.

Hibbett Sports plans to open the new location at the end of January in the Portales Plaza shopping center. The store anticipates employing eight full and part-time team members. Currently Hibbett has 10 locations in the state of New Mexico.

Hibbett is a fast-growing operator of over 815 full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Hibbett Sports stores offer a large selection of quality branded athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, with a focus on knowledgeable, friendly customer service and providing customers with information they can’t always get at other stores selling sporting goods. Hibbett Sports has a long history of focusing on the needs of local teams and leagues, with a variety of services to meet the needs of coaches and players alike.

Hibbett is the only sporting goods chain committed to serving small and mid size markets.