Hibbet Team Sales is part of Hibbett Sports, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., and an operator of sporting goods stores located in small and medium-sized markets, predominantly in the Southeast, Mid Atlantic States and the Midwest. Established in 1945, it has more than 500 stores in over 20 states. The company s primary retail format is a 5,000-square-foot store, located in enclosed malls or in strip centers which are generally the center of commerce within the area, and are usually anchored by a Wal-Mart store. It is one of the few sporting goods chains committed to serving small markets and adopts localized marketing strategies. Hibbett Sports stocks major sports brands, such as Nike, Reebok, New Balance, Easton, Under Armour, adidas and K-Swiss.