A subsidiary of Indianapolis-based The Finish Line Inc. (Nasdaq: FINL) has expanded its national footprint. The Colorado-based Running Specialty Group has acquired Garry Gribble's Running Sports, a chain of stores in Kansas and Missouri. November 19, 2014
DENVER, Col. – The Running Specialty Group (RSG) is pleased to announce industry leader and Kansas City-based Garry Gribble’s Running Sports has joined its team. This addition includes five elite locations and expands RSG’s national footprint to include Kansas and Missouri.
“Garry is a true legend in this business and I have an immense amount of respect for him both as an ambassador and trailblazer of the specialty running industry,” said Bill Kirkendall, Running Specialty Group president. “Garry's business acumen of more than 30 years through his iconic banner is marked with much success. I look forward to the mutual impact this partnership can bring as we work to expand our network of running enthusiasts in communities throughout the country.”
“We are so excited to bring this infusion of energy and resources to the GGRS family through RSG,” said Garry Gribble, founder and owner of his namesake running specialty retail shops. “Combined with our team of experts, this partnership will enable us to achieve a new level of operational excellence to enrich our customer service and overall experience in the communities we serve.”
Garry Gribble's Running Sports began as a single store in Kansas City in 1984 helping local athletes from beginners to experienced levels find the insight and advice needed to achieve their personal best. Visit GarryGribbles.com to learn more about store events, running clubs and upcoming clinics. Information is also available through the chain's Twitter and Facebook social platforms.
About Running Specialty Group
The Running Specialty Group (RSG) is an operating segment of The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL). This includes 64 specialty running stores in 15 states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital RunWalk and Garry Gribble’s Running Sports banners. More information is available at www.run.com or www.boulderrunningcompany.com. Follow RSG on Twitter at twitter.com/Run_Dot_Com and “like” RSG on Facebook at facebook.com/Run.com.
Source: Running Specialty Group