Hibbett Sports was founded in 1945 by Rufus Hibbett, a high school coach. Originally named Dixie Supply company, Hibbett changed the name to Hibbett and Son’s when his children joined the business in 1952.
Today, Hibbett Sports has 1,025 stores in 32 states. The company offers a wide range of sporting goods, safety equipment, footwear, and apparel at competitive prices. Approximately 90% of all Hibbett Sports stores are located in large shopping malls or strip malls.
The company owns a subsidiary, Hibbett Team Sales, offers customized athletic apparel, equipment, and footwear. Team Sales has their own independent warehouse.
The Anderson family of Florence, Alabama, purchased Hibbett Sports in 1980. They continued to expand the company over the next decade. Hibbett Sports was sold in 1995 to Saunders Karp & Company.
The company went public in 1996. Hibbett Sports is publicly traded on the NASDQ, under the ticker symbol: HIBB. In 2018, Hibbett Sports had annual sales of $1.08 billion.