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Big 5 Sporting Goods started to operate in 1955, in California. At first, there were 5 stores so it was called ‘Big 5’. It focused on selling supplies for armies. It had also been manufacturing tents and air mattresses until the 1960s.
In 1963, as people became more interested in sports and the demand for sporting goods increased, Big 5 changed its name to Big 5 Sporting Goods. It started to sell items for any kind of sport and outdoor activities. There are lots of choices so customers can buy the best suitable clothes, footwear and equipment based on the activity they will do. There is also a variety of brand available.
At the present time, it has more than 440 stores and operates in western states. It also has online shopping so customers who do not have time can also enjoy shopping from Big 5 Sporting Goods. It also offers to ship to all over the US. If a customer’s order exceeds a certain amount it is free. There are also gift cards that customers can buy for their friends and families. They can choose the amount that they are willing to pay for gift cards as well.
Big 5 Sporting Goods also carries out sports events such as runs, basketball tournaments, charity walks.