|Traded as||NASDAQ: HAST|
|Founded||Amarillo, Texas (1968)|
|Headquarters||Amarillo, Texas, USA|
|Key people||Sam Marmaduke (founder)
John Marmaduke (CEO and President)
|Products||Books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, software, video games, boutique, accessories, coffee|
|Revenue||$531,346,000 USD (2009)|
|Net income||$6,933,000 USD (2009)|
The CEO and President of Hastings Entertainment is John Marmaduke, son of founder Sam Marmaduke.
The company was founded in 1968 as a retailing division of Western Merchandisers, Inc., a books and music wholesaler. There are currently 149 stores in 21 states, predominantly based in smaller communities. Hastings Entertainment is headquartered in Amarillo, Texas.
Hastings's sister company, Western Merchandisers, became a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 1990. In 1994, Wal-Mart sold Western Merchandisers to Anderson Media Corporation and now operates as Anderson Merchandisers.
In 2010, Hastings opened up a sports equipment retailer called Sun Adventure Sport in Amarillo.
- Hastings' Official Website
- Hastings Company History
- Hastings Entertainment Announces $10 Million Stock Repurchase
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