Academy Sports & Outdoors - Sporting and camping equipment

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Academy Sports & Outdoors

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Academy Sports & Outdoors is a retail chain of sporting goods and equipment. It carries hunting equipment, including game calls, knives, firearms and tactical gear. Taxidermy and wildlife feeders are also sold. Fishing equipment like reels, bait and tackle storage is available. There is a boating and marine section with kayaks, canoes, life jackets and boat accessories and equipment. A camping and outdoors section features all necessary supplies for RV or tent camping, including rain gear, tools and backpacks. Outdoor furniture for patios and grilling equipment is also sold. There is a variety of apparel and equipment sold for various team and solo sports, including tennis, soccer, football and basketball. Fitness equipment like yoga mats, running shoes and free weights are also available. A fan shop carries all the branded team merchandise for NFL, NHL, NBA and other apparel and accessories.

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Academy Sports & Outdoors is a sporting goods retailer founded in 1938 in San Antonio, Texas by Max Gochman, whose family retained leadership of the company until August 2011. The company began by selling military surplus products, gradually evolving into a sports and camping specialty retailer. The retailer owns and operates over 150 stores in 12 southern U.S. states. Headquartered in Harris County, Texas, there are over 17,000 employees nationwide and the company grossed over $2 billion in 2011. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. assumed ownership and leadership of the company in 2011, appointing Rodney Faldyn as CEO and President.

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