November 22, 2013 |
Mike Tyson really seems to be taking his quest for redemption seriously. In his latest effort to make amends for the mistakes of his past, the former heavyweight champion has returned the portion of Evander Holyfield's ear he bit off during their 1997 bout. "I kept that in formaldehyde," Tyson tells Holyfield upon handing him a small box containing what is supposed to be the body part he spit onto the mat in front of a stunned world watching it all take place on TV more than 16 years ago. Of course, it's all a spoof, part of Foot Locker's very funny new commercial for its so-called Week of Greatness.
January 9, 2010 |
In a move to cut costs, Foot Locker Inc. is closing 117 underperforming stores and trimming about 120 jobs this quarter, the retailer said Friday. Spokesman Peter Brown declined to provide details on which locations would be affected but said a large percentage were Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker stores in the United States. Some have already been closed; the rest are expected to shut by the end of the month, when the company's fiscal year ends. The closures will help the specialty athletic retailer, which operates about 3,600 stores in 21 countries, become more efficient, said Tom Shaw, a lifestyle analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. "The whole company in one mall could have a Foot Locker, a Lady Foot Locker, a Kids Foot Locker, a Footaction and a Champs," Shaw said.
August 3, 2008 |
Whether they're Olympic contenders or weekend warriors, athletes are a lot alike: They're keenly aware of their bodies, eager for gear that might improve their performance and big users of sunscreen, moisturizers and balms. Now there's a line of skin-care products designed specifically for them.
July 31, 2007 |
Foot Locker Inc., the largest U.S. athletic-shoe retailer, put itself up for sale Monday and forecast its first loss in six years after increasing discounts. The shares fell to their lowest price in 3 1/2 years. The company said that it received inquiries from buyout firms and hired Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. for advice on strategy. Foot Locker spokesman Peter Brown declined to comment further. Foot Locker said its second-quarter net loss would be 17 to 20 cents a share.
May 23, 2007 |
Nike Inc. and Foot Locker Inc. said they would open as many as 50 House of Hoops stores in the U.S. in the next three years as they seek to boost flagging sales of basketball shoes. Most of the stores will be converted Foot Locker locations, the companies said. Stores are planned in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston and New York. New York-based Foot Locker and Beaverton, Ore.
August 19, 2006 |
Foot Locker Inc., the largest U.S. athletic-shoe retailer, has hired Evercore Partners Inc. as an advisor, Chief Executive Matthew Serra told analysts and investors. Serra didn't specify whether Evercore will study a possible sale of the company. He also declined to comment on what he called rumors about private equity firms' interest in buying the company.