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Hibbett Sports opens in new spot in Hays

1/20/2014

Special to The Hays Daily News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Hays. The new store opened at 120 W. 43rd on Wednesday and employs approximately eight full- and part-time team members.

"This convenient new location is a win-win for our company and the Hays community," said Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods. "We are very excited to continue serving the customers in this area."

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic 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," Rosenthal said. "And we extensively train our employees to make sure they can provide superior service to our customers.

"We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from a sporting goods 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 customer's active lifestyles."

Hibbett Sports also offers customers a valuable customer loyalty program, the Hibbett Sports MVP Rewards program.

"Our customers in Hays can go online to www.hibbett.com today and sign up for the program to start earning points with their very first purchases," Rosenthal said.

Kansas has been a target of the company's expansion for several years. With the addition of the Hays location, the company has 25 stores open in Kansas. Of those stores, Coffeyville was the first to open in 1998. The new Hays location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in northern Kansas, including stores in Great Bend, Salina and Junction City.