What is the nature of FGL Sports business?
The FGL Sports Ltd. is Canada's largest and only national full-line sporting goods retailer, offering brand name and private-label merchandise.
When was Company founded?
The Company was founded in 1974 by John Forzani and three Calgary Stampeder teammates who opened a 1,200 square foot retail location in Calgary known as "Forzani's Locker Room." In 2011, The Forzani Group was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation.
How many stores does FGL Sports operate and what is the total square footage?
FGL Sports operates hundreds of corporate stores under the banners Sport Chek, Sport Mart, Atmosphere and National Sports. It is also franchisor of hundreds of stores under the banners Sports Experts, Intersport, Atmosphere, Hockey Experts, The Tech Shop, Nevada Bob's and S3. This represents millions of square feet of retail selling space from coast to coast.
Who owns FGL Sports?
FGL Sports is a member of Canadian Tire Corporation’s (CTC) family of businesses, operating as one of five business units under CTC’s umbrella.
When did Canadian Tire acquire FGL Sports?
Canadian Tire announced its proposal to acquire the Company (then known as The Forzani Group Ltd.) on May 9, 2011, and the acquisition was closed on August 19, 2011.
Is FGL Sports an equal opportunity employer?
Yes. The Company's equal opportunity statement can be viewed in the Careers section.