Sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sports has announced that Rebecca Jones will join the company as vice president of merchandising in August 2009.

Jones is currently vice president/general merchandise manager of crafts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Prior to joining Jo-Ann in 2003, she served as vice president/divisional merchandise manager at Wal-Mart Stores from 1999 to 2003.

Mickey Newsome, chairman and CEO of the company, said: "Hibbett has one of the most experienced and talented management teams in the sporting goods industry.

"Becky Jones complements this team well with a wealth of successful merchandising experience for large, growing retail organisations operating in markets similar to ours. We look forward to her contributions to our continued success."