Remembering the Marketplace of the Midsouth

Foot Locker

The F. W. Woolworth Company (often referred to as "Woolworth's") was a retail company that was one of the original American five-and-dime stores. The first Woolworth's store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth. Despite growing to be one of the largest retail chains in the world through most of the 20th century, competition led to a decline beginning in the 1980s. In 1997, F. W. Woolworth Company converted itself into a sporting retailer, closing its remaining retail stores operating under the "Woolworth's" brand name and renaming itself Venator Group. By 2001, the firm focused exclusively into the sporting goods market, changing its name to the present Foot Locker Inc (NYSE: FL).

You can view a TV commercial for Foot Locker (from the 1980's) here:

Footlocker 4490 Mall of Memphis Memphis, TN (Tennessee) 38118-8407 Phone: (901) 794-3651 Business Types: Sporting Goods 1 Of 1


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