Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ: BGFV) was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California, with 2,700 full-time employees. It is a sporting goods retailer operating in the western United States.
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV):
The name Big 5 is derived from the 5 Army-Navy stores it started operating in Southern California in 1955. In 1988, it acquired Sportswest and Sportsland from Pay’n Save.
Big 5 provides sports shoes, sports clothing and accessories, as well as a series of outdoor and sports equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer entertainment, and roller skating.
Big 5 sporting goods company also provides private label items such as shoes, clothing, camping equipment, fishing supplies and snow sports equipment.
In addition, Big 5 sells its own brand products under its own trademarks, including Golden Bear, Harsh, Pacifica and Rugged Exposure; and licensed/licensed trademarks, including Beach Feet, Bearpaw, Body Glove, Morrow and The Realm.
As of October 30, 2018, the company operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming under the name Big 5 Sporting Goods There are 436 physical retail stores and an e-commerce platform.
As of April 30, 2019, the company operated 433 stores and e-commerce platforms under the name Big 5 Sporting Goods.