Big 5 Sporting Goods - Sporting and fitness equipment

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Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods is a sporting equipment and apparel retailer. It sells a wide variety of equipment for various sports, including tennis rackets, skateboards and basketballs. There are items available for team sports, including soccer, football, basketball and lacrosse. Equipment bags and gym bags are sold for customers who go to a gym or play a club sport. There are golf clubs and accessories as well as fishing and hunting gear. Select toys and games are also sold, including billiards, remote control cars, dart boards and frisbees. Seasonal sporting equipment is also available, including skiing and snowboarding apparel and supplies, water sports equipment and winter gear. The company also sells fitness equipment and apparel, including treadmills, free weights, yoga mats and boxing gloves. Any equipment, accessories or apparel you might need for sports will be found in the many departments at Big 5 Sporting Goods.

Big 5 Sporting Goods - California sports since 1955

Big 5 Sporting Goods was founded in 1955 by Maurie and Harry Liff and Robert Miller. The company got its start with five stores in San Jose, Burbank, Los Angeles, Glendale and Inglewood California under the name "Big 5 Stores." The original items sold included surplus items from the U.S. Army, as well as camping supplies and tools manufactured by the retailer. In 2002 the company went public and, as of 2013, operates 414 locations in 12 western U.S. states. The current CEO is Steven Miller, son of founder Robert Miller. The company grossed over $890 million dollars in 2011 and employs approximately 9,500 people nationwide.

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