US retailer Hibbett Sports has promoted Jared Briskin to the position of senior vice president and chief merchant.

The sporting goods company said Briskin will replace Rebecca Jones, who left the company yesterday (29 September).

With more than 16 years of experience with the group, Briskin joined Hibbett as a buyer and progressed to vice president divisional merchandise manager of footwear and equipment.

Last month Hibbett cut its full-year outlook after weaker than expected traffic led to lower sales during the the second quarter.