With a name derived from its start in 1955 as five Army-Navy surplus stores in Southern California, Big 5 Sporting Goods is now among the top in the nation for name-brand sporting goods and accessories. Its store format averages 11,000 square feet, and its product mix ranges from athletic shoes to camping, hunting, snowboarding, and in-line skating gear.

 

 

 

 

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  • Headquarters: El Segundo, Calif.
  • Founding year: 1955
  • Number of locations as of January 2011: 398 throughout 12 Western states
  • Q4 2010 net sales: $226.7 million

With a name derived from its start in 1955 as five Army-Navy surplus stores in Southern California, Big 5 Sporting Goods is now among the top in the nation for name-brand sporting goods and accessories. Its store format averages 11,000 square feet, and its product mix ranges from athletic shoes to camping, hunting, snowboarding, and in-line skating gear.

“Although continued uncertainty in the economy and a lack of visibility as to the timing and degree of a recovery has made it difficult to predict consumer demand, we continue to believe that our proven business strategy will positively impact sales, earnings and cash flow, and over the long-term will deliver a solid performance for our shareholders," said Steven Miller, chairman, president, and CEO.

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