The Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer is a Discount Store which provides customers with American Sporting Goods.
In the past years, Academy has successfully provided its buyers with an extensive line of branded equipment, clothing and shoes for several categories including:
In addition, its outdoor recreation category caters for a wide range of categories which include products for a minimum the following activities:
Further more its corporate head office is located at the Katy Distribution Center, near Katy, west of Houston .
More specific in unincorporated western Harris County, Texas, United States.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer – History in a nutshell!
This company was previously owned by the Coachman family for a whooping 74 years, from 1937-2011, as a Private held Company.
Since May 2011, the company was able to secure a long time investment from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts which has seen the company grow in stature and power.
The “Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer” needed a year of building a distribution center in Tennessee and while opening some new stores.
The Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer then spent an extra year to build more infrastructures, thereby enlarging its Katy headquarters.
As a result the merchant were able to add 18 stores in the year 2014, a growth which helped increase its annual earnings to $4 billion, up from $3.9 billion in 2013.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer – Latest realizations!
Currently, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Retailer operates on over 290 stores throughout the following states (15):
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The “Academy Sports + Outdoors” had further plans to open more stores as of June 2016 which will bring the company employment on +22.500 people with some over 5.500 only in the Houston area.
It is a continuous learning curve, but what payoff is when you go in these markets and you are able to make a good result.
In addition, Academy spend the past year using a three year investment program in management applications which may aid with merchandising and store merchandise positioning, all that to help and stimulate the growth process.
The store as experienced increased fame over time and its departments which were growing in popularity has since expanded, with demands for categories like:
- Youth and Women’s active wear.
- Shelf space Sports Nutritional supplements.
While Academy continued to enlarge its business, doubling those sales volume for the 3rd year in a row.
For that reason after the firm invested in mobile programs and more.
Locally, Academy started working last year on a 200, 000 sq foot growth of its corporate headquarters in Katy, which should be operational this March and provide a workplace for 800 additional employees.
In conclusion the company has enjoyed unprecedented growth with each passing year.
As a result reaching several milestones as the year passed through from its inception.
No wonder it is currently one of the leading providers of sports and recreational gears.