As of 2014, Foot Locker Retail, Inc. is a company comprised of over 3,400 stores, many of which are independently owned under the Foot Locker imprint. The progenitor company was the F.W. Woolworth Company, which changed the brand name and replaced Woolworth stores with athletic retail shops.
Foot Locker, Inc. has a worldwide presence with stores in 23 countries. The corporation owns the brands Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Kids Foot Locker, Runners Point, SIX:02, Sidestep, Footaction and the direct-to-customer, Internet-based business Eastbay. Europe, Canada and Asia Pacific are the primary international clients of Foot Locker. The company has over 44,000 employees.