Foot Locker headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and operating in 28 countries worldwide.
Although established in 1974, and founded as a separate company in 1988, Foot Locker is a successor corporation to the F. W. Woolworth Company, as many of its freestanding stores were former Woolworth’s locations. The company operates the eponymous “Foot Locker” chain of athletic footwear retail outlets, and other athletic-based divisions including Champs Sports, Footaction USA, House of Hoops, and Eastbay/Footlocker.com, which owns the rights to Final Score. The company is also famous for its employees’ uniforms at its flagship Foot Locker chain, resembling those of referees.
According to the company’s filings with the SEC, as of January 28, 2017, Foot Locker had 3,363 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Nearly 70% of its product is from Nike.
The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, Sidestep, and SIX:02. As of November 17, 2017, this segment operated 3,349 stores in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and team licensed merchandise for high school and other athletes through Internet and mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlocker.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. In addition, the company had 62 franchised Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and South Korea, as well as 15 franchised Runners Point stores in Germany.